To describe the beauty of Sri Lanka, the Telegraph reports a phrase from a reader who voted the country as the most beautiful place in the world: “Everyone knows how beautiful Sri Lanka is, but few know how wonderful its inhabitants are”
The correspondent Jetwing Italia carries on and for the period from May to October 2019 proposes an extraordinary program of 6 nights “Speedy Sri Lanka” that touches the most suggestive cities of this destination rich in spirituality, with overwhelming nature.
The tour touches the famous fortress of Sigiriya which dates back to the 5th century and which represents the “Fortress in the sky” one of the fantastic wonders of the island. Also known as the fortress of the lion due to the presence of an enormous stone statue, depicting the feline, positioned at the entrance.
A must-see destination, Polonnaruwa, another site declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the past it was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to the 13th century and houses some splendid and spectacular statues. Temples, stupas, statues, sacred icons, bas-reliefs are just some of the things that can be admired in this vast complex.
The rest of the program also includes exciting stops like the Dambulla rock temple, the spice garden, the Temple of the Tooth, a show of traditional dances to continue for Matale.
It does not ignore Kandy, also “World Heritage of Humanity and stronghold of Sinhalese sovereigns during the domination of the Portuguese, Dutch and English, surrendering to the latter in 1815 following an agreement between the parties. Kandy has a special value and is considered the most sacred place of Buddhists because of the “Dalada Maligawa” the temple that houses the sacred relic of the tooth of Buddha. Today Kandy is the center of Buddhism, the arts, crafts, dances, music and culture. Visitors can attend dance and music shows that take place daily in different parts of the city.
Finally, the trip ends with a visit to Nuwara Eliya– the ‘little England’ of Sri Lanka, in a picturesque mountain area between valleys, waterfalls and tea plantations.