Where adventure meets serenity
Idyllically nestled on the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean, lies Sri Lanka; the famed Pearl of the Indian Ocean. A tropical island blessed with golden sandy beaches and lush verdant rainforests, gives curious travellers, thrill seekers and romantics a variety of things to do and places to see. Whether you’re looking for sun, sand and surf, wildlife safaris or historical & UNESCO marvels, Sri Lanka has it all!
Sigiriya, an ancient kingdom is famous for its iconic towering rock known as the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. All explorers are invited to ascend its 1,200 historic steps, past immaculate water gardens, and frescoes of apsaras painted on walls, before being treated to a breath-taking, panoramic view at the summit. Though you can visit anytime between 7am to 7pm, get an early start to avoid the crowds and the sweltering island heat – stay at a hotel in close proximity like EKHO Sigiriya for convenient access.
Shake off the humidity of the tropics and partake in a range of exciting water sports at Bentota. This southern coastal town, complete with star class hotels like EKHO Bentota, offers travellers a chance to seek shelter while enjoying the thrills of adrenaline-pumping sports. Enjoy easy access to the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Whizz through the emerald waters of the lake on a Jet Ski or a banana boat or enjoy a slow, scenic cruise between lush mangroves thriving with exotic birds and lurking crocodiles!
Adventurists and wildlife enthusiasts, embark on a thrilling safari to Yala National Park located 20 minutes away from EKHO Safari in the nearest town of Tissamaharama. Grab your binoculars and at the crack of dawn, stay alert to spot the elusive leopard or the shy sloth bear before they seek shelter in the thick jungle away from prying eyes and sunlight. Yala National Park is also home to elephants, deer, crocodiles and a range of other species.
Immerse yourself in the historic ruins of a former capital city of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa. Declared a World Heritage Site, the kingdom of Polonnaruwa offers history lovers a chance to enjoy a stroll back in time to a time where kings ruled the island. Ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy the rich archaeological treasures in the form of buildings, shrines and cities by staying at a nearby property like EKHO Lake House Hotel.