Sri Lanka is a diverse destination with an amazing range of experiences for such a small island. The recorded history of the Island dates back 2500 years when an exiled prince from north India drifted into the shores of Sri Lanka to establish the first known civilisation here.
For a small island, Sri Lanka can boast of a diverse landscape of golden beaches, rolling hills, forests and lush tea plantations.
WHY GO TO SRI LANKA?
“Sri Lanka has absolutely everything” cited as the 2nd best place to visit in the world by National Geographic channel, Sri Lanka is the best place to have your dream holiday, whatever your requirement is Sri Lanka has it all. Whether you prefer the west coast or the east coast, you’ll find extensive lush coconut palm-fringed tropical beaches for sun basking, tea or coconut plantations to canoe rides on a dugout canoe in a inland lake or a little cove, drive or trek through cool plains in the hills, lush tropical evergreen forests, ancient monuments, temples and fortresses, colourful festivals and mingle with the ever smiling friendly people of Sri Lanka welcoming you to their island paradise.
Sri Lanka, although a very well established tourist destination, remains largely unspoilt by outside influences and has retained its appeal. Due to its small size, a visit to Sri Lanka enables you to have many experiences in a limited time, go now and beat the crowds.
What NOT to miss in Sri Lanka
For tourists and tour operators alike there are certain facets of Sri Lanka that should not be missed when compiling an itinerary or panning a holiday. 2 or more of the following will combine to create a memorable holiday in Sri Lanka.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
There are 7 world Heritage sites in Sri Lanka. The 3 ancient and magnificent cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list is 1982 followed by Galle, Kandy and the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in 1988. Finally the Golden Temple of Dambulla was added to the World Heritage list in 1991.
By Train : The easiest way to reach Sri Lanka is by taking a flight from India and reaching there probably on the same day of your departure. Flights from Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad are aplenty with major airlines plying day in and day out.
By Air : Being a separate island country away from India, Sri Lanka is completely inaccessible by train and road. If you are traveling on a short budget, you can come down to any of the Indian cities that have flights to Sri Lanka by road or by train and board Sri Lankan flights from there. This will help you save on your expenses and do more when you are in the new land.
By Road : Being a separate island country away from India, Sri Lanka is completely inaccessible by train and road. If you are traveling on a short budget, you can come down to any of the Indian cities that have flights to Sri Lanka by road or by train and board Sri Lankan flights from there. This will help you save on your expenses and do more when you are in the new land.