Just off the coast of the Indian sub-continent is the picturesque South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka. Lying close to the Maldives, Sri Lanka has beautiful beaches, lush green tea plantations and stunning scenery to enjoy. Sri Lanka has always been a strategically important area, right in the path of major trade routes even before the time of the spice trade, leaving it with a wealth of different influences from the surrounding areas and a rich cultural heritage.
Sri Lanka's proximity to the Maldives and India makes it the ideal destination to combine a holiday or group tour of India or take some time to relax and enjoy the Maldives' picturesque beaches. Why not try both? Sri Lanka also has several festivals that are a must for anyone with an interest in Sri Lankan culture and history. Try lively Kandy Festival - one of the most important Buddhist festivals in the Sri Lankan calendar. Explore Sri Lanka with On the Go Tours.