Translating to the ‘Kingdom of the Lion,’ the virgin rainforest of Sinharaja will lead you on a journey which is filled with plenty to see. Encounter flocks of colourful birds and majestic mammals as you wander down lush jungle paths. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sinharaja spans an area of around 21 kms from east to west and is a rich storehouse of endemic plants, birds, butterflies & amphibians.
Nestled along sun-drenched shores, the peaceful fishing village of Bentota is today a true beach lover’s paradise. This coastal locale is also a hotspot for water sports be it jet-skiing, windsurfing, waterskiing or banana boat rides, all of which let you feel the rush of skimming the waves in total freedom. For more outdoor fun take a Bentota River cruise, ideal for bird watching enthusiasts.
A prominent destination within the island, Kandy was its last ancient capital, home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Elephants are a common sight when arriving in Minneriya which has also found fame for hosting the largest gathering of Asian elephants during the dry weather periods. Featuring a good consistency of wetlands, montane forests and scrublands, Minneriya is arguably one of the most visited national parks in Sri Lanka having been declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.