Sri Lanka Holidays

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Gateway to the far east

Search for holidays to Sri Lanka and book online with confidence with The Co-operative Travel. Sri Lanka is an island located off the southern most tip of India, in the glorious warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lanka truly is the jewel of the Indian Ocean, blessed with pale golden sands, turquoise-blue waters and emerald green forests. It¿s the ideal location for a luxury holiday, honeymoon or relaxing break. It offers an abundance of all-inclusive, spa, luxury and low cost hotels, with something to suit every taste and budget.

During your time in Sri Lanka, you could take an escorted tour to some of the island's ancient cities, some of which date back to five centuries BC. Anuradhapura, the former capital, is the most extensive of the ancient cities. Whilst Dambulla is an archaelolgical treasure and is steeped in history and culture. Or you may wish to visit one of the island's temples. The town of Kataragama in the south east, is one of the holiest sites and a Mecca for Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims.

One of the biggest attractions for holidaymakers in Sri Lanka has to be its National Parks which are home to many wild animals. Take a hot-air balloon ride over Yala National Park where you'll spot elephants, leopards, buffaloes, monkeys and crocodiles to name but a few. The elephant orphanage at Pinnawela is not to be missed and is one of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka. It is a breeding place for elephants and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world.

Whether you want to lie on a tropical beach, go jungle trekking or tour a National Park, this tropical paradise has more that you could ever wish for in a holiday. Search now for great holiday bargains to Sri Lanka with The Co-operative Travel.

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