If you’re done with palaces and maharajas, this should be your next logical destination on the Indian subcontinent, for sri lanka offers so much in so little. And...if risk assessment is a pre-requisite to choosing an incentive destination, then, today, sri lanka will pass the muster without a problem. As long as you avoid sporting buddha tattoos!
Lonely planet’s description of this island nation says it all - “Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, killer surf, fun trains, famous tea, flavourful food" – need we go on?
From the royal rock temple caves, at Dambulla to the rock in Sigiriya, past Kandy, the rugby capital of Sri Lanka, to the capital Colombo replete with colonial history and a modern trendy city, we finally go to the historic town of Galle, which is where the colonial quest for control began.
And the country has its fair share of colonial edifices, some which were built as hotels and others that have since been converted.
High tea in the verandah of the Galle face hotel, Colombo. Crabs and cocktails at the ministry of crab at the dutch hospital, complex, Colombo. Or a sit down dinner at Lunuganga (near Bentota) the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. A meal of curry and rice at the erstwhile ‘New Oriental Hotel’ that is now Amangalla Galle. These are some unique dining experiences that Incent can organise for you on this island nation.
And some more of what we can do.
Set up an ephemeral super deluxe camp on a secluded beach or in the mountains. Organise a game of rugby in Kandy. Charter a squadron of MI 17 helicopters to fly you anywhere on the island. Help you discover an archeological site near Sigiriya, Indiana Jones style. Go river rafting on the Kelani river, location of the cult film ‘Bridge on the river Kwai’. Privatise the maritime museum for an exclusive dinner at the Galle fort. Arrange a private visit of a buddhist temple in Colombo and of course a night out on the town to savour the throbbing nightlife.
And finally, if you want to throw the dice, there are selected gaming options, including Colombo’s own Bellagio!
Seeing is believing. Make Sri Lanka your next incentive destination.