The wonders of the past – if they beckon you, Sri Lanka will take you back 2000 years and more into the heart of a rich and diverse heritage. A land where lost cities, ruined temples, sacred caves and ancient rock fortresses defy the tests of time, and history lives on in age old traditions. Ours is an island full of past glories to uncover, whether you stay within the Cultural Triangle and the World Heritage Sites, or stray to explore lesser known ones.
Discover the marvels of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa where the once grand palaces, colossal temples, and giant statues still stand – in stately ruin, or lovingly restored. Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya – famed for its exquisite frescos; and the Dambulla rock temple and cave complex. Explore the ancient ruins of Ritigala, Yapahuwa and Dambadeniya on your way to Kandy – the last kingdom of Lanka, home to the Temple of the Tooth and the legendary ‘Kandy Perehera’.
You may be going back in time, but 21st century comforts are yours to stay in along the way. Take your pick from luxury hotels and boutiques, eco villas, or private hideaways with all modern conveniences to enjoy.
With ancient wonders and traditions that have survived thousands of years, Sri Lanka is a living tapestry that unfolds treasures at every turn. Our Culture & Heritage experience, takes you on a truly memorable journey into the past.