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STUNNING SRI LANKA


The island formerly known as Ceylon, teardrop shaped and rich in culture, is situated off the southern coast of India in the Indian Ocean. Although it shares many similaries with its neighbour, namely its deliciously spiced curries, love of tea and cricket, Sri Lanka has its own personality and many aracons.


There is so much to see in Sri Lanka, that many people choose to go on an organised tour taking in the capital Colombo, with its hustle and bustle, as well as its historical centre. The tour would then move on to Habarana, taking in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the world’s first elephant orphanage, established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers.


Lanka’s most sacred city and home to the island’s most sacred Buddhist sites.


one of its beauful beach resorts with its golden sands, warm waters and amazing hospitality. From here you could enjoy day trips to any of the island’s amazing aracons. Many people choose to follow a tour with a beach stay.


Another opon would be to visit one of Sri Lanka’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, stunning in its sheer size, with its water gardens and frescos of the Sigiriya maidens.


Then on to Kandy, an amazing city situated right in the middle of the island, the second largest in Sri Lanka and the island’s cultural capital, home to the Temple of the Tooth.


You could then move into tea country, sampling some of the best teas in the world, vising an area called Nuwara Eliya.


This can be followed by a visit to Anuradhapura, the ancient capital, which is Sri


Yala Naonal Park is your next stop, best known for its leopards, but with an abundance of other wildlife (including elephants) and birds for you to see, by way of a 4x4 jeep safari, should you wish.


Another opon of how to enjoy Sri Lanka is to head to


Here at Milford Travel, we can tailor any type of holiday to Sri Lanka to suit you. Please pop into our shop, on the High Street in Milford on Sea, call 01590 644899 or email us and we will put together something perfect.


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Sri Lanka has two monsoon zones, May to July on the East coast and March to October on the West. It has a constant tropical climate of around 27 degrees, making it a year round desnaon.


Flying to Sri Lanka takes around 11½ hours direct from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines. The me change is 8 hours ahead of GMT and a visa is required for travel.


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