Sri Lankan’s are renowned for their immediate warmth and expect to be touched by their incredibly warm welcome and genuine hospitality. Sri Lanka is quickly gaining serious food credentials and has become a haven for food lovers. Its diverse curries and divine classics are simply outstanding. Indulge in the Sri Lankan crab curry and the little pots of buffalo curd with natural treacle from the Kithul tree.
The country is one of few countries in the world where you will find a Buddhist temple, alongside a Christian church, a Hindu temple and a Muslim Mosque.
The Sri Lankans are deeply respectful of their neighbour’s religions and it is heart-warming to see the different religions living peacefully alongside each other.
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Rice and curry is one of the greatest culinary traditions and pervades every part of life on this paradise island.
Rice and curry is eaten by all ages, at all meals and on all occasions. The myriad of colourful dishes will appeal to the most discerning meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Traditionally served in clay pots intended to preserve flavours, expect an array of dishes that are based on Ayurvedic principles that will not only delight your taste-buds but promote health and a sharp mind.
Sri Lanka’s ancient civilisations bestows the island with a legacy of wonderfully colourful festivals.
Hardly a month goes by without a unique celebration rooted in the island’s long traditions. With 25 holidays, Sri Lanka enjoys the second highest amount of public holidays in the world, a fact attributed to its multi-ethnic population and diverse collection of recognised religions.
Many of the holidays are celebrated over more than one day, with hugely colourful celebrations, drummers, dancers and feasts and mesmerising traditions. It is wonderful opportunity to soak up Sri Lanka’s deep cultural traditions along with colourful costumes and decorations, wonderful cuisine and captivating processions.
Take a culinary journey across the island to taste the rich ethnic specialities.
Sri Lanka’s cuisine is blessed with a diverse array of influences and very much reflects the geographical and rich ethnic differences of the island. Expect to find crab curries on the central west coast, pittu and dosai in the Tamil north, fried rice and sambols in the ancient kingdoms, egg hoppers in the hill country and clay pot fish curries in the south.Sri Lanka Bespoke designs culinary experiences that can form part of your holiday or just simply be your holiday. The cooking adventures will take you across the regions and give you an incredible insight into the daily parade of curries and aromatic chutneys and tangy sambals.