Are you planning to visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka and are looking for the perfect Sri Lanka tour packages from Madurai (India)? Affectionately dubbed as the Paradise Isle, Sri Lanka is steeped in history, culture, religion and stunning landscapes. There’s always something for everyone, no matter what the preference or their age is; which makes it the best destination for a holiday. Escape the stress of your everyday life and journey to this enchanted island.
If you’re looking for a sun, sand and surf vacation, the beaches of Sri Lanka are blessed with golden shores and azure waters that are perfect for relaxing and lazying the day away with a king coconut in your hand.
The town of Bentota, located on the south coast is ideal for water sports and adrenaline junkies. Choose from a variety of activities that include jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides and mangrove boat rides.
Head further down south and you’ll find that Mirissa is best known for whale watching and dolphin watching excursions, between the months of November to April. Hop aboard a boat and set sail at dawn to witness these majestic creatures as they glide along the stunning azure waters.
Those who are interested in learning a new skill, take on the art of surfing in Weligama or Ahangama. With numerous surf schools to choose from, an hour-long lesson with an experience surfer will have you surfing the famous beginner waves in no time! Head over to the east coast for some equally stunning beaches.
Trincomalee is best known for whale watching, especially from the months of May to October. Arugam Bay on the east coast is ideal for professional surfers who are on the hunt for the best waves on the island. This eastern city is famous for hosting local and international surfing tournaments, attracting enthusiasts from around the globe to ride the waves off the island’s coast.
Escape the heat and the sunny beaches and head over to the colder mountainous regions of Sri Lanka. A few hours’ drive from the coastal regions, and you’ll find yourself shivering with a warm cup of Ceylon tea clutched in your grasp. The most popular mountain towns are Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. There are a number of things to do whether you’re staying in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya; from chasing waterfalls to visiting national parks or embarking on a tea tour of a local tea factory and sampling some of the finest teas in the area.
Kandy is famed for its stunning Sri Dalada Maligawa, a sacred temple known to hold a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha. Attracting worshippers and tourists from around the world, the city of Kandy is revered as the holiest city on the island because of this. It was also the last ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka before the colonial invasion of the British. Stroll along this ancient city, visit the temple and the palace grounds, ensure you’re modestly dressed before entering the temple premises. Located over the palace, you’ll find a secret forest used by the royal family as a leisure gardens away from the city, known as Udawatte Kele Forest Sanctuary. Once inside, the noise of the city below gets drowned out and covered by the thick canopy of towering trees and chattering monkeys.
Travellers can even journey to Peradeniya Gardens; a royal botanical garden located about 30 minutes from the city of Kandy.
The mountainous town of Nuwara Eliya was referred to as Little England during the British occupation of the island as the cold so this is must include location in your Sri Lanka tour package from Madurai, wet weather reminded the colonists of their hometown. As you stroll through the town, you’ll find a number of colonial-styled buildings including the red and white bricked post-office. In the city, you can admire the beautiful Victoria Gardens or drive approximately 30-40 minutes to visit the Horton Plains National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a cloud forest and a protected park; home to dozens of flora and fauna species; including the beautiful Sambar Deer. As you explore the park, you’ll come across Mini World’s End, Bakers’ Falls and World’s End. Embark on a tea tasting tour of a local tea factory while in Nuwara Eliya. You can even visit a tea estate and watch how tea is plucked, processed and packed. The art of Ceylon tea is a delicate, interesting process!
From rugged jungles to protected rainforests, Sri Lanka’s wildlife population thrives and is as exotic as the island itself. Embark on an exciting safari through some of the island’s most famous national parks from Yala National Park, Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park and more and keep your eyes open for the most exotic inhabitants. From elusive leopards to shy sloth bears, majestic elephants and scaly crocodiles, there are a plethora of insects, reptiles, mammals and birds to feast your eyes on!