The Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka is an area that comprises Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla in the centre of the island, just north of Kandy, and the central highlands. It’s a wonderful destination for lovers of history, as this is the heart of culture in Sri Lanka. Here, you’ll find a bounty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the ancient ruins of royal dwellings and historic cities, Buddhist temples from the first century BC and stunning vistas, especially from the impressive granite rock ruins of Sigiriya.

For something a little different, visit the amazing National Parks, including Wasgamuwa, where you can see Asian elephants in their natural habitats as well as the chance to spot monkeys, rare birds and the elusive sloth bear and Sri Lankan leopard.

The hotels and resorts in this area are luxurious 5-star properties, many of which have an eco-friendly stance whilst focusing on wellbeing and relaxation. Our Travel Specialists will be more than happy to help create a tailor-made experience that allows you to unwind whilst visiting the incredible sites within the Sri Lankan Cultural Triangle. Speak to them today to start planning your luxury itinerary. 


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  • Time zone: +5.5 GMT
  • Flight time: 10-13 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Emirates, Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Etihad Airlines
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Tipping guideline: Discretionary
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is no risk of yellow fever in Sri Lanka, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
  • Population: 21,930,455
  • National languages: Sinhalese, Tamil, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type D, M, G, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for Sri Lanka if you have a British passport - apply online

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