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Luxury Sri Lanka holidays by Cox & Kings

For a relatively small island, Sri Lanka has remarkable cultural and geographical diversity.

Cox & Kings holidays to Sri Lanka encompass its ancient cities and archaeological Unesco world heritage sites in the cultural heartland. These provide a fascinating glimpse into the island’s history, which dates back to the fourth century BC.

Inland, the lush hills of Kandy, the last Sinhalese city to fall to the British in the 19th century, showcases local traditions and is home to the sacred Temple of the Tooth and one of Asia’s most beautiful botanical gardens. Kandy is also the natural gateway to Sri Lanka’s tea country. Set against a dramatic landscape, the quaint towns and villages that dot the highlands retain much of their colonial character.

Visitors can also search for leopards in the wildlife reserves or simply relax on the beautiful coast and deserted beaches.

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Key facts

  • Capital Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  • Currency Sri Lankan rupee
  • Flying time from London 11 hours
  • Official language(s) Sinhala, Tamil and English
  • Time difference + 5hrs 30m GMT
  • Visa requirements Not required for UK passport holders

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