Flights to Sri Lanka
An island country just off the south coast of India in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka was once a jewel of the Indian Ocean. Originally known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is drenched in culture and natural beauty. This teardrop shaped island has it all from exotic palm-fringed beaches, deliciously spiced seafood and delectable international food, tea gardens, Buddhist temples and a great deal more. Sri Lanka's got the charms to spare. Board a train to the lush tea plantations of Ella, track down elusive spotted leopards, ponder Sigiriya's mysterious ancient ruins, frolic with butterflies or soak up the sun on a secluded beach. Many book flights to Colombo to experience this hot spot and enjoy year round hot weather.
Sri Lanka is a verdant paradise that is the cradle of the Buddhist faith. Apart from hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful palm-fringed beaches, Sri Lanka boasts no fewer than eight World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO, that take one on a journey through the ancient archaeological sites to cave temples with walks through forest reserve & natural highlands as additional compliments, ranging from sacred cities, palaces and cliff-top citadels to colonial strongholds, spanning nearly 3,000 years of history. To complete the picture of perfection, Sri Lanka is situated just three degrees north of the Equator, meaning the weather is constantly hot, humid and tropical.
It is a country which appeals to all kinds of travelers, offers crystal clear beaches with amazing aquatic life and coral reefs. One can go diving in the oceans or do whale/dolphin watching. For geo travelers, it is a gold mine of caves which one can explore while enjoying the surrounding natural beauty. If you are a traveller who loves to sink into the history of the place you visit, then Sri Lanka is the place for you. You can visit the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla and Panduwasnuwara that tell the great civilization ancient tales of this country through their ruins. The forts and architecture of the cities talk about their Portugal, Dutch and British Heritage. The cities of Colombo and Kandy show the influence of the foreign colonial powers that fought for control over the strategic, lush island in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Dutch-inspired buildings stand cheek to jowl with Victorian British mansions and Portuguese fortifications. Major airlines operate cheap flights to Sri Lanka from most UK airports, so take advantage and book your flight to Sri Lanka now.