To the ancient Greeks it was the Taprobane, to the Arabs the Serendib, to the Europeans, Ceilao, Zeylan or Ceylon and to its natives Sri Lanka. This teardrop shaped Island just off the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent is a modern day utopia and is an attractive holiday destination.
Bounded by the Indian ocean, this country is blessed with a vibrant culture and a vivid ethnicity and boasts of a history and tradition of over 5000 years. From its sun kissed sandy beaches and natural harbors, it’s explicit biodiversity extending from the mangrove swamps, the rainforests scenic mountains to many rivers and waterfalls, it’s extraordinary wildlife, rich gemstone deposits, to the magnificent temples and archeological sites. This country simply offers you an experience of a lifetime.￼
Sri Lanka has a tropical climate with little seasonal variations in temperature. It’s just 435km long and 225km wide makes it easy to experience all its delights in s short time.
You may explore the heritage sites of Anuradhapura, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, the temple of the tooth relic in Kandy and the Asela Perahera which evidences the artistic, cultural and architectural know how of its people. Experience the Eastern coastal lines in Trincomalee, Hindu Temples and cultural sites in Jaffna. Relax and indulge in the Island’s most popular resort areas with international standard resort hotels in Negambo, Beruwala, or Galle. Mirissa is famous for whale watching and Bentota for rafting and water sports. The country is ringed by a wide coral reef and provides for a superb diving location. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, visit Yala, Udawalawe or Wilpatthu national parks see the majestic wild elephants, leopards and other rare species of wild animals in their natural habitat.
Enjoy the cool climate in Little England Nuwaraeliya, experience the misty mountains and the country side with visits to tea estates and tea factories, waterfalls, rivers and local farms. The botanical gardens in Haggala and Peradeniya home to a magical variety of fauna is also a popular tourist destination.
Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka has some of the finest shopping malls, spices, tea and souvenir shops in the country. You may also indulge in the country’s culinary delights at its many restaurants enriched and influenced by the many races who live in Country.
Welcome to Sri Lanka, a land like no other!