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27 best things to do in Sri Lanka

It’s Sri Lanka time! Our paradise island is filled with excitement, beauty and much to do and see all year round. Ride the waves, hike the mountains or leap on...

Best in Asia

Best in Asia

For this third annual Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s in-house Asia experts have named “eclectic” and “vibrant” Busan, South Korea, as the number one...

January High Five 2019

January High Five 2019

As the New Year dawns, Sri Lanka is brimming with excitement and fresh beginnings, and the opportunity to discover its beautiful destinations. The annual...

The season in the south begins

The season in the south begins

From popular beaches, to hidden coves to waves ideal for surfing, the beachside is buzzing with life. Away from the laidback ambience of the beaches, culture,...

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Explore art and culture

Art and Music

Art and Music

When in Colombo, do not miss visiting the art galleries – featuring some of the best exhibitions of paintings, jewellery and photographs – and the wide array...

Recommended art galleries in Colombo

Recommended art galleries in Colombo

Colombo’s galleries aren’t just a platform for art in the traditional sense – you’ll find musical theatre productions, private dinners, fashion concept stores...

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Where to stay?

Cinnamon Red

Cinnamon Red

The newest upmarket hotel in Colombo, Cinnamon Red has been built on a small land area and reflects what is called ‘lean luxury’. With 243 rooms with either a...

Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama

A tranquil retreat perched on hills, Heritance Kandalama offers panoramic views of the Sigiriya Rocks. Boasting a spectacular architecture, this unique design...

Dream Garden

Dream Garden

Dream Garden offers accommodation at a minute's walk from the beach. The resort has an outdoor pool and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the...

Bungalow 1926

Bungalow 1926

Located on Cross Street in the city of Nuwara Eliya, Bungalow 1926 blends in seamlessly with the colonial aura that envelops the landscape. The charming...

Sri Lanka shopping guide

Shop till you drop for Christmas!

Shop till you drop for Christmas!

It is high time that you indulge in seasonal shopping, be it to find that perfect gift for a loved one, or that fancy décor you were looking for to light up...

GMT

GMT

GMT by Royal Lanka Agencies is an exclusive branded wristwatch store located on the first floor at Majestic City, Bambalapitiya. A name that resonates...

House of Fashions

House of Fashions

One of the foremost shopping destinations in Sri Lanka, House of Fashions once again opened their former store located on Duplication Road, Colombo 4,...

Tea Tang

Tea Tang

Pure Ceylon tea outlet offering a variety of tea blends and gift packs. Find out more.