Sri Lanka

Discover Sri Lanka's iconic destinations

The tear drop shaped island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean just off the southern tip of India. With its golden sandy beaches, azure blue waters and warm tropical climate, Sri Lanka is a year-round destination for holidaymakers seeking sun, sand and sea.

The island has a rich cultural heritage that dates back to over 2,000 years which is linked to the origins of Buddhism in the country with magnificently constructed stupas and the ruin remains of ancient kingdoms.

Controlled from the 16th century onwards by the Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British prior to gaining full independence in 1948, the influences of colonial powers remain visible in architecture and a number of forts across the country.

Tailormade tours to inspire you

We’ve highlighted a few of our favourite Sri Lanka tours below. Chat to a Travel Specialist to help create a personalised journey for you.

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Our favourite experiences in Sri Lanka

A selection of our must-do experiences to add to your journey

Our favourite places to stay in Sri Lanka

Rest easy with our hand-picked, exclusive accommodation options

Stories to inspire

Our selection of Sri Lanka stories from the Bateleur Blog

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