If you are feeling morose with your routine life and are looking for a pleasant change, then hop on to a flight to Sri Lanka, the ultimate island destination which can fulfill all your dreams. One of the great things about Sri Lanka, a small country lying in the southern part of Asia, is that it packs in an unlimited number of exciting things at very affordable prices. So, if you are looking for a thrilling rollercoaster type of a holiday but in a limited budget, then Sri Lanka is the one tailor-made for you. Even the top-class hotels at the Colombo City Center or the Kandy City Centre are priced very reasonably. So, you can sail on to this holiday even at a shoestring budget!
Colombo and Kandy are two of the most popular cities in the country. Both of them must definitely be included in your itinerary. If Kandy delights you with its panoramic beauty and historical grandeur, then Colombo (the capital city) makes for an amalgamation of everything. Sri Lanka is also an incredible place for someone who loves the sea or relishes adventure. Sports like cricket, golf, swimming, hiking, river rafting, canoeing and hot air balloon rides are rampant in this nook of the planet and savored by tourists from all age groups. Click here to know more about the facilities available at Colombo and Kandy City center.
Colombo City Center is a sophisticated urbane area with delightful restaurants and elite hotels. The city of Colombo is also a top-class destination for sightseers. The city holds a number of gems in the form of cathedrals, museums, temples and wildlife reserves & zoos. The Dutch Period Museum has gone through transitions a number of times over the years and is a nostalgic reminder of the Dutch colonies. It is, hence, a place where one can see the union of two cultures. The Wolvendaal Church is another footprint left behind by the Dutch. It is a medieval-era church and some portion of it was built using tiles imported from the Dutch nation.
If you are interested in the teachings of Buddha, then do visit the famous Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara. It is a very serene temple and an extremely soulful site. The National Museum and the National Art Gallery are also interesting places which will surely delight an average tourist. Then there is the Dehiwala Zoo which can amuse young and old alike.
Kandy is another breathtakingly beautiful town with its mystic culture and tear-jerking history. The city is located near the hills and its salubrious climate makes it one of the top honeymoon destinations of the country. Kandy City Center hotels & restaurants are easy on pocket and bliss on the heart!
Kandy also has a number of sightseeing attractions. The Temple of Tooth is a charming heritage site and a spiritual destination. Nature lovers must walk over to the Peradeniya Botanical Garden and also the famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (where you can greet, meet and feed small baby elephants). Other major attractions of Kandy are Lankatilaka Temple, Udawattakelle Sanctuary and Embekke Temple.