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Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, with palm-fringed beaches, colourful Buddhist temples, fascinating cities and ancient ruins. See abundant wildlife, tea plantations and lush countryside. And don’t forget the delicious cuisine! We offer a range of private tours to Sri Lanka, taking in all the highlights of this beautiful island.

Exploring the sacred city of Kandy

The sacred city of Kandy is the second largest in Sri Lanka, behind the capital Colombo. From an ancient indigenous kingdom to a British colonial outpost Kandy has a long and rich history. The UNESCO World Heritage city has had … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – A Journey through Sri Lanka

Miles Walker has worked for On The Go Tours for just under 5 years and does a mix of independent travel and tours when he travels. Some of his favourite countries are Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Syria, Guatemala, Egypt, Russia, Nepal … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 2

We’re back in Sri Lanka today for part 2 of our series on the little island’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 5. The Sacred City of Anuradhapura Established around a sacred tree which is believed to have been planted here … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 1

For such a small island, Sri Lanka certainly has more than its fair share of World Heritage sites to enjoy. Read more about these extraordinary sites here! 1. Ancient City of Polonnaruwa After the destruction of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa became the … Continue reading

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12 top travel destinations to see in 2013 – Part 1

As 2012 winds to a close we take a look at our pick of places to visit in 2013. Where do you think 2013 will take you? 1. Southern Africa An enormous region with a diversity that’s hard to match, … Continue reading

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Driving into the hills of Nuwara Eliya

Matt recently returned from Sri Lanka, and here he writes about the journey into the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya. It’s early when we start our drive north from Beruwala. We pass rubber plantations, palm trees, mangroves and rice paddies … Continue reading

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Our Top 5 wonders of Sri Lanka

The ‘Teardrop Isle’ of Sri Lanka has a great deal to offer travellers – from stunning coastline and beaches to the lush green highlands of the interior, ancient cultures and delicious cuisine. Having been directly in the path of the … Continue reading

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Amar Grover pays homage to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth….

Following on from our video earlier in the week featuring images from the fascinating Kandy Festival of Sri Lanka, here is a first-hand account from travel expert Amar Grover. Each summer, one of South Asia’s greatest spectacles unfolds on the … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Kandy Perahera Festival of Sri Lanka

The annual Kandy Festival in Sri Lanka is one of the most important Buddhist festivals around leading up to the full moon in August. Take a look at this amazing video, comprised of still images from the various parades and … Continue reading

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Top 5 Hidden Gems of India

Everyone’s heard of India’s star attractions, but there are some delightful spots beyond the shadow of the Taj Mahal that deserve just as much attention. Here’s a list of 5 must-see sites to see when you’re visiting the sub-continent and … Continue reading

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