Endless rainforest, timeless ruins, smiley locals, and wildlife galore - there are so many reasons to visit Sri Lanka. Formerly known as Ceylon, the relatively small island is endowed with a diverse collection of landscapes and sights. Get set for unmissable experiences such as the 300-strong elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park or trekking to monasteries nestled within the highlands. Explore the lush, green tea plantations and taste the perfect blend of world-famous Ceylon tea. Wander through bustling cities and marvelous UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you learn stories of war, history, tradition and culture from expert local guides. Head off the beaten track for a truly authentic taste of Sri Lanka. Travel Talk Sri Lanka tours cover 5 & 4-star accommodation, private and comfortable transportation, and included visits to destinations.
Colombo is a cosmopolitan gateway to the wonders of Sri Lanka, boasting a rich colonial heritage, it is a melting pot of races, religions, and cultures. A city of contrasts, it is both an eclectic mix of shiny hotels and swanky office blocks, neighbouring beautiful red-tiled buildings.
Wilpattu National Park has earned its name 'Land of Lakes' due to the serene natural bodies of water that cover the vast park. The park is home to a healthy population of Sri Lankan Leopards, elephants, sloth bears, spotted deer, mongoose, and water buffalo.
Anuradhapura is the capital city of North Central Province and the capital of Anuradhapura District. This ancient city is home to one of the greatest and oldest civilizations in the world and is famous for its well-preserved ruins.
The Samadhi Buddha is a famous statue situated at Mahamevnāwa Park in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The Buddha is depicted in the position of the Dhyana Mudra, the posture of meditation associated with his first Enlightenment.
Nestled within the dense and lush forest of northern Sri Lanka's highest mountain - Mt Ritigala - lays the ruins and rock inscriptions of a monastery dating back to 1st century BCE. It is located 43 km (27 mi) away from the ancient monastic city of Anuradhapura.
Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high.
Poḷonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.
The Gal Vihara, also known as Gal Viharaya and originally as the Uttararama, is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. It was fashioned in the 12th century by Parakramabahu I.
This national park is one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants, which are often present in huge numbers. Dominated by the ancient Minneriya Wewa, the park has plenty of scrub, forest and wetlands in its 88.9 sq km to also provide shelter for toque macaques, sambar deer, buffalo, crocodiles and leopards
The name Dambulla derives from Damba – Rock and Ulla – fountain. One sees the incessant drip of water from the fountain within the main image house.
Nestled upon a rocky summit 160 metres above the central city of Dambulla, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features sanctified caves with centuries of tales that have shaped the five immaculate Buddhist shrine rooms open for visitors today.
Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites.