Sri Lanka the romantic honeymoon destination
20th Sep 2016
The magical island of Sri Lanka, often referred to as “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, with its idyllic beaches, spectacular waterfalls and majestic mountains, is amongst the most popular romantic honeymoon destinations in the world.
Sri Lanka provides lucky honeymooners with a rich array of experiences; from relaxing downtime on the beautiful palm fringed beaches, exploring the enchanting Dambulla Cave Temple – the world’s largest painted cave temple dating back to the first century and visits to the famous tea plantations which span over thousands of acres in the mountains of Sri Lanka.
If you’re looking for that once in a lifetime honeymoon destination, a honeymoon tour of Sri Lanka provides a truly unforgettable experience.
Honeymoon in Sri Lanka must-sees
Sitting in the clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is well known for its beautiful relaxing beaches. No trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without taking a day off to unwind on one of the quiet, gorgeous beaches this fine country has to offer.
Visit the truly fascinating Dambulla Cave Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the heart of Sri Lanka which contain over 200 Buddha statues and is the largest painted cave temple in the world.
Take the time to explore the historic second capital city of Sri Lanka – Polonnaruwa, which contains many of the county’s most famous monuments, dating back to the 10th century AD.
For more cultural delights, take a trip to the famous Rock Fortress at Sigiriya (UNESCO World Heritage Site) – the old capital dating back to the 5th century and offers splendid views from the palace sitting at the top of the 650ft rock!
The people of Sri Lanka are just as amazing as the scenery. The Cultural Show is an enchanting performance of Kandyan dance, costume and fire walking!
Famous for its produce, the tea plantations in the misty Sri Lankan mountains cover thousands of acres and are a must see. The Spice Garden in Kandy is also an interesting visit to see how Sri Lankan herbs and spices are used.
No honeymoon to Sri Lanka would be complete without experiencing the beautiful wildlife. Join a game drive into the Minneriya National Park to see the gathering elephants, birds and other wildlife. The “gathering” of the elephants is an incredible spectacle to witness, where up to 300 elephants gather together in large numbers. The largest gathering usually takes place between June and September but there are still a large number of elephants to be seen at other times of the year.
Make your trip unique with Unique Travel
At The Unique Travel Company we specialise in unforgettable, unique tours in Sri Lanka.
Our team, based in the UK and Sri Lanka, know the country intimately. Roshan Fernando, the head of our Sri Lankan team, is one of the country’s leading National Tourist Guide Lecturers and has been in the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry for over 20 years.
Knowing what Sri Lanka has to offer, we have put together a Honeymoon Tour of Sri Lanka which includes all the must-sees listed in this guide. If you’re looking at having your honeymoon in Sri Lanka please do get in touch. We listen carefully to what you require and can make suggestions and provide a holiday that is personal and totally unique.