Sri Lanka – The wonder of Asia


“Sri Lanka is the best island of its size in the world” Those are the words of well known Italian explore r, Marco polo. Others knew Sri Lanka as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Ceylon or Thambapanni. Leonard wolf, H.G Wells, Author C Clerk and many more well known writers has written about this little island.

Old Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Hotels Guide
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Dr Arthur C Clerk and Rodney Jonklaas had decided to spend their life in this gorgeous island. Even though the country is still recovering from its civil war lasted for decades, has been regain trust in the safety of country, tourists are coming in big numbers throughout past years.

Sri Lanka Tourist Map, Sri Lanka Hotels Guide
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The island has a tropical climate. Its landscape diverse from Rainforests to arid planes and Highlands to sandy beaches. It is famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins. That includes 8 th wonder of the world which is 5 th century rock castle “Sigiriya” with magnificent wall paintings. It is cheap to spend a holiday comparing to Europe or other famous destination. Needless to say, people are very friendly, majority speaks English. You can plan your visit according to your budget or your
interests.

There are lots of places to visit, lot of things to do. You may meditate at Samadhi statue, Anuradhapuraya, go hiking at knuckles, camping at Horton planes, white water rafting at Kitulgala, feed milk to an baby elephant Pinnawala, birds watching at Kumana or Safari at Yala. Or may be a train trip to Badulla, through mountains, canyons, tunnels and unforgettable magnificent scenery of hill country. Or you can do the same to Matara in coastal line where you will find most of the colonial era monuments. Galle fortress if the most preserved one of its kind. buildings, Light houses, churches and many more.

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka Hotels Guide
Sigiriya or Sinhagiri Eighth Wonder of the World

Sri Lankan cuisine has some similarities to South Indian food, but there are many differences as well. Koththu Roti is famous among both local and foreign dinners for its unique flavor and style, As well as, Hoppers, Milk rice and Pittu. Sour fish curry (Ambulthiyal) the tastiest fish curry from down south area.

Country has so many curries that sometimes vary from place to another. Taste as well as method of preparing as well. People love tropical fruits grew in the country. Mango, Rambutan, Mangosteen, Jack fruit, Pineapple, Banana and many local berries and fruits available every season of the year.

Sri Lanka is a country that has a rich cultural heritage with documented history of 3,000 years and pre historic settlements dated back over 125,000 years. Geographic location and natural harbors made country strategically important from the time of the ancient Silk Road throughout modern day. Local government is improving its infrastructure by building highways, new tourist destinations, hotels, air ports and transport hub soon to be opened. This is a chance for getting a unforgettable once in a life time experience.

Sri Lanka’s Most Beautiful Towns And Cities

  • Aluthgama
  • Anuradhapuraya
  • Badulla
  • Bandarawela
  • Baticaloa
  • BenthotaBeruwala
  • Chilaw
  • Colombo
  • Colombo Fort
  • Dambulla
  • Dikkwella
  • Galle
  • Gampola
  • Jaffna
  • Kalaniya
  • Kaluthara
  • Kandy
  • Katharagama
  • Mannar
  • Mathara
  • Mathara

Sri Lanka’s Best Tour Places

  • Sigiriya
  • Pidurutalagala
  • Adam’s Peak
  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Temple of the Tooth
  • Gal Vihara
  • Ruwanwelisaya
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Mihintale
  • Koneswaram temple
  • Isurumuniya
  • Avukana Buddha statue
  • Nallur Kovil – Jaffna
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya
  • Udawalawe National Park
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden
  • Udawattakele Forest Reserve
  • Wasgamuwa National Park
  • Galway’s Land National Park
  • Yala National Park
  • Bundala National Park
  • Kumana National Park

 

  • Kandy Lake
  • National Museum of Colombo
  • Colombo Dutch Museum
  • National Museum of Kandy
  • Adam’s Bridge
  • Galle Fort
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
  • Galle Face Green
  • St. Clairs Falls
  • Devon Falls
  • Ravana Falls
  • Baker’s Falls
  • Ramboda Falls
  • Aberdeen Waterfall
  • Bopath Ella Waterfall
  • Laxapana Falls
  • Bambarakanda Falls
  • Diyaluma Falls
  • Dunhinda Falls
  • Bomburuella Waterfall
  • Pahanthudawa Waterfall
  • Arugam Bay
  • Bentota Beach
  • Beruwala Beach
  • Kalpitiya Beach
  • Hikkaduwa Beach
  • Galle Beach
  • Unawatuna Beach
  • Mirissa Beach
  • Weligama Beach
  • Mathara Polhena Beach
  • Tangalle Beach
  • Kalkudah Beach and Passikudah Bay
  • Kalutara Beach
  • Jaffna Beach
  • Trincomalle Beach
  • Mannar Island
  • Mount Lavinia Beach
  • Negombo Beach
  • Nilaveli Beach
  • Wadduwa Beach
  • Casuarina Beach (Jaffna)

Attractions Activities for Tourists Sri Lanka

  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Whale Watching & Dolphins Watching
  • Scuba Diving
  • Cycling
  • Elephant Back Riding
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Water Skiing