Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, sits on the west coast of the country, and is surrounded by diverse landscapes including jungles, sandy beaches, lush tea plantations and World Heritage cities. Sri Lanka is another world to explore, and Brightsun Travel has cheap tickets to Colombo from UK, from where you can access a range of experiences.
World Heritage Sites
From Colombo you can visit Sri Lanka’s ancient cities like the UNESCO World Heritage city of Kandy, where you can view the Temple of the Tooth temple, housing a sacred Buddhist shrine. Or, a short drive or train ride from Colombo is the most visited historic site in all of Sri Lanka, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site of ancient ruins, lying on dramatic rocky slopes.
Scenic Train Journeys
From Colombo you can take a romantic train journey along the coast to Galle in the south of Sri Lanka, a Dutch Fort boasting classic architecture and an exotic oceanfront setting. Or travel through the picturesque landscapes of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka’s hill country, and enjoy views of Sri Lanka’s hills and tea plantations.
Surrounding Colombo are popular beachside resort areas like Hikkaduwa, Bentota beach and Negombo. Head east and you will access the incredible Arugam Bay, arguably the best surfing beach in all of Sri Lanka, and Nilaveli, with golden sands, small islands and incredible diving and snorkelling. Or, head south to Mirissa, a stunning beach with a party atmosphere and whale-watching spots.
From Colombo you can take some of the most scenic rail journeys in South Asia, through Sri Lanka’s stunning interior, and past some of the finest tea plantations in the world. Stop off and visit the Dambatenne Tea Factory, built in 1890 by Sir Thomas Lipton, and learn about the tea making process in fantastic factory tours, and buy a box to take home.
Yala National Park, a 45 minute flight from Colombo, is the most visited park in the country, and famously provides sanctuary to the highest leopard concentration in the world, with forests, grasslands and wetlands to explore. Or, Uda Walawe National Park is one of the best places in Asia to spot wild elephants, and Bundala National Park offers prime bird spotting opportunities.
Contact Brightsun Travel about Colombo cheap flights offers, plus a wide range of Sri Lankan tours so that you can enjoy all that this incredible country has to offer next holiday.