Welcome to The South

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The traditional appeal of Sri Lanka is at its charming best in the south. Full of sleepy villages, life in the south is still largely about fishing, coconut farming and rice cultivation. Deeply steeped in Sinhalese culture, the coastline here is dotted with temples and gigantic statues of the Buddha. Colourful festivals and religious ceremonies are celebrated with true passion and spirit.

For a peek into the colonial past of Sri Lanka, head to the Old Dutch quarter or ‘Fort’ area in the port of Galle. While the rest of Galle is like another dynamic Colombo-in-making, the pristine Fort area seems to be mercifully caught in a time warp.

Beyond Galle, lie the enchanting destinations of Weligama, Mirissa and Tangalle. A couple of fabulous places at Weligama are the tiny island of Taprobane; almost completely hidden by dense jungles, and the stunningly gorgeous area around Taprobane.

To enjoy a seaside sojourn, the village of Mirissa is one of the best bets. Pristine white sands and the dense thicket...

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Experiences in The South


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