Sri Lanka, located off the coast of southern India, is an island full of mystery that begs to be discovered. In addition to its diverse culture, peaceful beaches, lush landscapes and passionate locals, Sir Lanka boasts innumerable UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is home to the world’s largest population of leopards, which are found in Yala National Park.
A visit to Sri Lanka calls for a few days of exploring the city of Kandy and visiting some of its temples and historical sites. One of the most popular is Sigiriya, which is quite literally a massive column of rock stretching nearly 660 feet upwards in the middle of the surrounding hill country. It’s home to a World Heritage-listed ancient city where you may climb to the top for unbelievable views!
Kandy is a vibrant city and the Stone House Lodge is the ideal address to spend a couple of nights. Its unique location set on a plateau lets you escape the hustle and bustle below while you relax and disconnect.
Another must-see location is Hatton, home to Ceylon Tea Trails. This Relais & Chateaux resort is comprised of four luxurious colonial bungalows that are connected via walking trails through the stunning Ceylon tea gardens.