An island off the Southern coast of India, just above the equator, Sri Lanka is known by many epithets. Fondly called the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and even Paradise by some of its visitors, the island is well known for its tea export as well as cinnamon production. An island with diverse landscapes from pristine beaches to highlands enveloped by vast tea estates, Sri Lanka is replete with panoramic views and splendid experiences. This combined with the charm and accommodating personality of its inhabitants, Sri Lanka is easily one of the most welcoming nations to visit.

Given its small size, the island can be explored with ease provided one opts for an intelligent mode of travel. Due to the state of the roads, and the time it takes to travel by train, travelling by air is one of the best ways to see the country. Air travel Sri Lanka is a relatively new phenomenon and its forerunner is undoubtedly the John Keells Group that manages Cinnamon Air which operates from the Bandaranaike International Airport as well as Waters Edge in Sri Jayawardenapura.

Founded in 2012, Cinnamon Air came into operation in 2013 and is an excellent means to travel in Sri Lanka. Those who wish to visit Batticoloa, on the eastern seaboard, can do so via domestic air travel, while the airline makes regular flights to Trincomalee as well. Now, tourists and locals alike can reduce the time and energy expended in driving to Sigiriya to climb the World Heritage Site of the Sigiriya Rock, and instead board a Cinnamon Air flight that can get you to the destination at a fraction of the time. Cinnamon Air also provides customers with the choice of chartering a private flight as well as a scenic flight to almost any destination in the island, ensuring that air travel is definitely the most convenient way to explore Sri Lanka.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.