Revel in the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka’s largest city, a bustling port and melting pot of cultures – try visiting one of the many markets, eating tasty local dishes such as kottu, and riding on a tuktuk as well as playing a round of golf and taking high tea at a colonial-style hotel.
4h47m to Nuwara Eliya
Drink a cup of local tea in the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country. The surrounding countryside is almost entirely given over to the cultivation of tea and you’ll be able to try your hand as a tea picker in hotels such as the Heritance Tea Factory.
3h31m to Kataragama
Awaken your spiritual side when you pilgrimage to this sacred town, tucked away surrounded by jungle in the far south of Sri Lanka. It’s an important spiritual destination for Hindus, Buddhists and the Vedda people who are indigenous to the area.
1h48m to Tangalle
Climb the 533 steps to the top of the rock on which the Mulkirigala Buddhist temple is located and absorb the far-reaching views of the Tangalle area. It was built in the 3rd Century and still dominates its surroundings. Don’t miss the chance to laze on the area’s pretty beaches.