As the Rothschild team looks Beyond Africa, we have all been captivated by Sri Lanka. This small island country, located south of India, is known for elephants, tea and warm smiles. But there is so much more to discover in Sri Lanka. The best Sri Lanka tour packages combine wildlife, culture and history. Don’t miss these must-do experiences when planning a trip to Sri Lanka.
Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka: King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are two main areas of growth of Indian tea: Darjeeling and Assam. Important cultivation areas are, apart from Darjeeling and Assam: Dooars - west of Assam, mainly production of CTC teas. Nilgiri - South Indian tea district, fresh teas, similar to those of Sri Lanka Sikkim - north east of Darjeeling, high-quality teas Terrai - south of Darjeeling, similar to Darjeeling, somewhat more herb in taste.