1 Galle

Sri Lanka’s most perfectly preserved colonial town, its time-warped streets lined with historic Dutch villas hidden behind formidable ramparts.

2 Unawatuna

Crash out on Sri Lanka’s most popular beach at the personable little village of Unawatuna.

3 Whale-watching, Mirissa

Mirissa’s picturesque harbour is the jumping-off point for exhilarating boat trips to see Sri Lanka’s newest attraction: blue whales.

4 Mulkirigala

Absorbing sequence of richly decorated cave temples carved into the flanks of a spectacular rock outcrop.

5 Bundala National Park

A wide range of bird-life – including great flocks of flamingoes – and other fauna inhabit this scenic string of coastal lagoons.

6 Yala National Park

Sri Lanka’s foremost national park, with marvellous scenery and abundant wildlife, from peacocks to leopards.

7 Kataragama

Join the crowds for the evening puja at Kataragama, one of Sri Lanka’s most colourful religious spectacles, at a shrine held sacred by Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims alike.

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