No holiday is complete with a bit of relaxation time and a good place in which to kick-back is the south of the country. There are plenty of idyllic beaches and wonderful inland lakes with a plethora of boutique hotels to unwind in.
Wildlife enthusiasts, you’re in for a treat – there are 22 expansive national parks – Yala having the highest concentration of leopards in the world. There are opportunities for seeing elephants, sloth bears, deer, buffalo and of course leopards on a safari and it’s always an incredible moment spotting one of these creatures in their natural habitat.
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For second-time visitors, or those wanting something a bit different, you could venture north to discover Jaffna and Trincomalee with its colourful Hindu temples and distinctive culture. There are also some amazing beaches on the east of the island – particularly suiting those wanting to avoid the south west monsoon.