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Last Minute Holidays to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka holidays take you to the jewel of the Indian Ocean – the island of Sri Lanka drops like a tear from the Indian sub continent and has become a top winter holiday destination. This stunning island with palm fringed beaches, lush mountain greenery, captivating jungles, forgotten cities and traditional cuisine and nightlife, makes Sri Lanka a vibrant and exciting country to visit.The tropical climate keeps temperatures high along the coast, peaking at 32°, although soft breezes keep the weather bearable, with monsoon season being May to July, December and January, although these rains are never usually enough to spoil your sunbathing for long. Holidays in Sri Lanka can be very affordable with stylish guest houses mingling amongst sophisticated hotels.

The national drink of Sri Lanka is tea, and local dishes usually involve curries and other spicy dishes. A trip to a tea plantation is a fascinating insight as to how you get your morning cuppa. Local handicrafts include linen, cotton, silk, leather and jewellery, with colourful markets selling their wares. Water sports are a favourite pastime that people like to enjoy on their Sri Lanka holidays – the warm breezes make surfing, windsurfing and yachting very popular, whilst the island offers some fabulous snorkelling and dive sites, especially Bentota and Hikkaduwa, where you can dive to stunning coral reefs and discover age old shipwrecks.

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee

Language: Sinhala, Tamil

Time Difference: GMT +5.5

Religion: Buddhism

Sri Lanka has seven UNESCO world heritage sites...

Hike through the rainforests wondering at the natural inhabitants and even try white water rafting down one of the many rivers on Sri Lanka. The best beaches are to the southwest of Sri Lanka at Bentota, Beruwela and Negombo, and although you may never want to leave the powdery white beaches, there are some stunning sights to see on this island, in particular bird watching sanctuaries and national parks where you can try to spot leopards, wild boars and elephants, in particular the Yala West National Park or visit the elephant sanctuary at Pinnawela. Sri Lanka has seven UNESCO world heritage sites, one of which is at Dambulla where you can visit the temple carved out of rock with an enormous image of Buddha watching over you.

Buddhist and Hindu temples are fascinating to see and if you’re lucky your visit will coincide with one of their religious celebrations, where dancing can go on for days. The festivals of Kandy and the capital Columbo are also something to behold. The historical colonial port of Galle will give you an insight into the history of this fascinating island. Sri Lanka, a country that will awaken your senses, with sights, sounds and smells that will stay etched in your mind forever. Book holidays to Sri Lanka online here at Late Deals.