Reclining Buddha Statue, Cave Temple, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Photo Gallery: Sri Lanka - Journey to Sri Lanka

The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka (formely known as Ceylon under British Rule) sits almost at the southern tip of the indian sub-continent. It is also known as Ratna-Dweepa (Gem Island) and many people call it the jewel of the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka has a lot to offer. Marvellous white-sand beaches, lush rainforests teeming with rare birds endemic to the island, wild elephant-filled national parks, magnificient temples, eight UNESCO heritage listed sites, and the famous tea plantations in the mountains. Sri Lanka offers something for everyone.

Then there is famous Kandy, the city of the Kings, with its famous 'Temple of the Tooth' which is the worlds holiest Buddhist site and the impressive Royal Botanical Gardens, which once were only accessible to Kandyan royalty. A myriad of other well preserved temples are worth vsiting featuring ancient wall paintings and Buddha statues.

If you visit the medieval capital of Anuradhapura you will get to see the huge reclining Buddha at Polonnaruwa where but not before climbing some 1200 steps before you reach the top of Sigiriya’s ancient rock-top fortress. From there you'll enjoy stunning views.

A must see is Galle, the UNESCO heritage-listed town complete with its striking Dutch fort, colonial buildings, and some of Sri Lanka’s best beaches. Then of course Yala National Park offers wildlife tours and Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the paradise for bird-watching, while at at Minneriya National Park you have the opportunity to spot wild Asian elephants. Our photo gallery is a snapshot of a past trip and idea of what you can expect with our tours. Enjoy your virtual tour and check our current tours on offer.

Buddha Statue, Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Buddha's Feet Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Spectacular views over the misty mountains, Sri Lanka

Sunset in Sri Lanka

Kandy Perahera Elephant Festival, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Street Performance at the Kandy Perahera Elephant Festival, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Typical Sri Lankan dance performances, Sri Lanka

Black hooded oriole (Oriolus xanthornus), Sri Lanka

Wild Asian elephant, water monitor lizard (varanus salvator), Sri Lanka

Beautiful flower offerings, Sri Lanka

Giant rock claws at the entrance to the Sigiriya rock fortress, Sri Lanka

A statue of the goddess Shiva, Sri Lanka

Colonial architecture and temple, Sri Lanka

Beautiful artwork, Sri Lanka
 
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