Sri Lanka is a very salubrious island-nation encircled by seas and housing countless natural sites and forests. The culture, history and cuisines of the country also add to the overall experience. Sri Lanka holidays ensure that you stay in great hotels, eat the best of food (of different cuisines) and spend an interesting time exploring the various charming attractions. It is a shy Asian country that loves its sea and its cricket. Traveling to this part of the world can be a really unique luxury you must not miss out on.
Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and one of the most popular cities. It strikes a perfect balance between an interesting culture, rich history and satisfyingly beautiful landscape. Colombo is also the heartbeat of the country and the centre for politics. It is accessible by air from all major international airports and has top-class hostels where you can find accommodation. A hostel in Colombo can also be booked in advance on the net to avoid any last-minute trouble.
In terms of weather, one must admit that Colombo is pretty sedate and doesn’t have many mood swings. It is therefore one of those cities which can be visited round the year. Nevertheless, it is prudent to avoid the season of rainfall during May-August as heavy rain may play spoilsport to your sightseeing plans.
Sri Lanka holidays are loved by all especially by adventure enthusiasts and sports lovers. The country is obsessed with cricket and even has its own international cricket team and quite a few good stadiums. When you are at Colombo, visiting the Premadasa Cricket Stadium must definitely be on the cards. The tourists can explore the cities of the country and enjoy at children’s parks or aquariums or swimming parks or zoos. There are some excellent amusement parks as well and you can also experience the thrills of a hot balloon ride.
On a good day, have an early breakfast at your hostel in Colombo and head to the Colombo National Zoo where you can sight a good collection of animals & birds from very close range. The city is also an adventure destination. Sports like river rafting and canoeing are popularly enjoyed by the tourists. Sites like the Kalu Ganga, Kelani River and Kelani Ganga are the ideal sites where you can dig into these adventure sports.
The country has many water bodies and some great sunny beaches. Swimming in these warm waters can be an ethereal experience. Outdoor sports lovers may try their hand at local cricket or even swing their arms at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. Other top attractions of Colombo include Dehiwala Zoo, Gem Museum, Chabad House, St. Thomas Chapel, Seema Malaka Temple, Colombo National Museum, Mount Lavinia beach and Wolvendaal Church.