Luxury comfort in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has more than 2,550 years of continuous written history by means of the Mahawansha, and was also mentioned in several ancient Indian texts. One of the most famous is the Ramayana, in which the island, which was referred to as Lanka, was the island fortress of king Ravana. And over many centuries Sri Lanka has had many names.
The Aryans arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century BC, probably from northern India and mixed with locals to make a Sinhalese ethnic group. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-3rd century BC, and a great civilization developed at such cities as Anuradhapura (kingdom from c. 200 BC to c. 1000 AD) and Polonnaruwa (c. 1070 to 1200). Other notable but relatively more recent kingdoms are Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, Gampola, Kandy and Jaffna Kingdoms.
Partially occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century, the coastal parts island was ceded to the British in 1796 and became a British colony in 1802. The entire island was ceded to the British in 1815. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; the name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972. In May 2009 government military forces defeated the Tamil Tigers’ separatist movement and ended a brutal 26 year-long war that began in 1983, thus opening up a new chapter in its history. Since Sri Lanka is a tropical country, you can expect rain any time of the year in different parts of the country. However, the two major rainy seasons are the South-West monsoon (May to July) which predominantly affects the west & south coasts of Sri Lanka and the North-East monsoon (October to January) predominantly affects the east coast. The climate of Sri Lanka changes dramatically from the central highlands to the coastal belt. For example, Nuwara Eliya, in the hills of central Sri Lanka, has a temperature around 5-20°C throughout the year, whereas Hambantota, located in the dry zone, has a temperature consistently around 30-35°C.
Day 01 | Airport to Kandy
Day 02 | Kandy
Day 03 | Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 04 | Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 05 | YALA
Day 06 | Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 07 | Yala-Airport
- “AST was the first DMC to receive the SLTDA Safe and Secure certification and our services to your customers include the following”
- Airport rep services at the arrival and departure terminal.
- Our chauffeurs will be attired in PPE inclusive of face shields, mask and gloves.
- Your clients will be given mask, sanitizers, gloves, temperature check and will sanitize the footwear also.
- Standby vehicles are kept at few points at the expressway to ensure we adhere to the travel bio bubble.
- Documentation will be sent to the three authorities to record the movement as per the guidelines
- Hotels /sightseeing /public transport and community-based activities are subject to change as per government Health and Safety Protocols.