Sri Lanka is a country of many cultures, languages and religions. Ruins of ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas are spread around the island. Bone-deep cultural traditions arising from the framework of Hinduism, the oldest religion still in practice, show up in colorful celebrations. Colonial architecture and the very European names of old streets hint at invasions by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British.
Old Sinhalese and Indian family lines that mix and blend. Ancient Buddhist and Hindu chronicles. Temples with histories dating back to several millennia. Monuments from kings long past. Legends of miraculous flying machines. Mysterious landscapes with miraculous properties straight from the Ramayana. Traditional rituals and festivals. Ayurvedic (the Book of Life) healing practices passed down through generations. Eurasians with skin tones that show off their racial roots. A jumble of so many interesting and amazing things to see and experience. This is Sri Lanka’s culture.
Watch the colorful and exciting parades and rituals from a Buddhist Perahera in Kandy or Colombo. Enjoy the tranquil calm of an old Hindu temple in Jaffna or Trincomalee. Explore the ruins of civilizations long past in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Indulge shopping and dining in the urban forests of the capital city of Colombo. Tour the remains of colonial era invasions in the port city of Galle and the hill city of Nuwara Eliya. Learn the intricacies of spices and the history of Sri Lanka’s spice trade in one of the spice gardens in the country. And much more.
Our Sri Lankan Cultural Holidays have so much to offer you. Look below for the exciting options.