Sri Lanka offers the traveler a range of experiences, from culture, beaches, wildlife, adventure, or simply relaxation. The country is home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 26 national parks, and 350 named waterfalls surrounded by approximately 1,330 kilometers of pristine coastline. With a history dating back to over 2,500 years, the island was ruled by kings and colonists before gaining independence in 1948. Explore royal kingdoms and sophisticated capital cities within the Cultural Triangle. Find fragments of the past from the Portuguese, Dutch and British eras in strategic locates around Sri Lanka, from guarded forts and historic churches to colonial-styled buildings. Discover this tranquil island with Maliya Tours.
Best time to travel:
May – November
South West Coast
December – April
An island surrounded by its golden beaches, endless lush green tea plantations, romantic landscapes, stirring mountains, and wildlife embrace the serenity of Sri Lanka. Admiring the famed cascading waterfalls and enjoying a warm cup of freshly brewed Ceylon tea along the Lipton’s Seat is an ideal place for a stroll to breathe the fresh mountain air and the warm sunlight which makes this an ideal location for remarkable views for ultimate relaxation. The never-ending tropical rainforests with melodies of chirping monkeys, herds of cozy elephants, black leopards in the wild, and sunbathing or surfing on lonely beaches can be fulfilled through Maliya Tours.
Sri Lankan culture developed significantly over the next few hundred years: The majestic dagobas of Anuradhapura withstanding the ancient Bo tree and the ruins of ancient Buddhist monasteries, such as Ritigala and Kaludiya Pokuna, The 2000-year-old marvels of Dambulla Cave Temple, and climb a to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress is an astonishing feat of architecture constructed in 5th century AD. You can also discover the medieval history of Sri Lanka – explore the well-preserved remains of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa, or lesser-visited sites such as Yapahuwa, and visit the famous Temple of the Tooth in Kandy which houses a sacred relic believed to be the tooth of Lord Buddha, a relic which has been kept safely in Sri Lanka for over 1,500 years.
Tastier, tastier, tastiest
The pearl of the South Pacific not only shines with its cultural and scenic richness but also with its exotic aromas. Sri Lankans have been growing one of the oldest spices in the world for generations. Ceylon cinnamon turns every dish into a bewitching experience. There is also another special detail hidden in Sri Lankan cuisine is the small red chili pepper flakes which gives it’s dished an aromatic flavor. Maliya Tours recommends trying the food in inns and villages to get the feel of the aromatic flavor.
Of course, the islands also have a lot to offer for small and big adventurers. Discover leopards, water buffalos and lip bears on a safari through the Udawalawe or Yala National Park. Jump on the surfboard, watch whales up close, or roam through the chaotic traffic of the capital Colombo. Share your travel provisions with the locals in one of the local train compartments against an unforgettable panorama. Whether trekking, yoga, or diving – our travel experts will guide you through your dream vacation.
India – The Land with Ethnics & Culture India is a country that occupies a greater part of South East Asia. It’s highly diverse population consists of 1.3 billion people making it the second-largest country in the world. India is a country full of diverse cultures, religions, and languages that never ceases to amaze. From its impressive architecture to its fragrant spices, exploring India is an experience that engages all your senses.
There are plenty of opportunities to dive deeper into Indian culture while you are traveling. By exploring a tour through India you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient architecture love symbol of the Mughal Empire at Rajasthan. The best time to travel to Rajasthan is between the months of mid-October to April. The months of December to February are particularly suitable for southern India.
Rajasthan – the land of Royal Kings Rajasthan is the state of palaces and forts located in North India. The state is characterized by its impressive sights, magnificent forts, rich history, and cultural diversity. The legacy of the Maharajas can still be felt at Jaipur also called the pink city, which is characterized by its unique architecture. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city, where many buildings are painted in blue which gives the city a unique cityscape. Agra is famous for many amazing architectural masterpieces, in which the Taj Mahal is known as one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. The famous mausoleum of white marble was built by the great Mughal Shah Jahan in remembrance for his beloved wife – which stood as one of the most popular bonded sights in the world.
The Maldives – bright white beaches
Maldives – A tropical Paradise A string of beautiful islands the Maldives is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. The Maldives consists of 26 atolls – and are located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka, and India. One of the most popular atolls are the Rasdhoo Atoll, Ari Atoll, and the North Male Atoll with its capital Male. The best time to visit the Maldives is from December to April.
The Crystal white sandy beaches Welcome to the Maldives Islands, also known as the sunny side of life. The Maldives is blessed with magical and breathtaking displays of sunsets and sunrise and are well-known as a world-class diving destination with crystal blue waters teeming with a diverse array of ocean life. The azure crystal waters, turquoise lagoons, and dense palm trees are an ideal place to relax. It’s spectacularly famous for its coral reefs, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Whether you’re seeking ultimate relaxation or tropical adventure, the Maldives beaches are sure to amaze.
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