Timeless ruins, welcoming people and elephants
Sri lanka has everything a tourist can ever imagine from wonderful pristine beaches, to lush-green hills, majestic waterfalls, corals, wild life, heritage sites, pilgrimage sites, exotic cuisine. Marco Polo described it as "the finest island of its size in the world". One thing tourists have to keep in mind that Sri lankan food is much Spicer than most South Indian cuisine, so it is advised that tourists request the food is cooked with lower chilli content for the milder Western palette.
Known as 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean', Sri Lanka offers travelers palm-studded beaches, rolling plantations and sacred sights soaked in spirituality, indeed a blissful sojourn. The beaches of Sri Lanka are spic and span, fun-filled and some of the most stunning in Asia. Travelers may also relish the undiluted beauty of manicured tea gardens and witness the pilgrimage sights including ancient Buddhist ruins. Seeing an Asian elephant, which has been an important part of Sri Lanka’s culture and ecology for eons, will be a thrilling experience. With charming people around, mysterious relics and some of the best cuisines in the world, Sri Lanka’s hypnotic essence will enrapture you and leave memories for a lifetime.
With remarkably well-preserved Buddhist and Hindu temples dating back thousands of years and breathtaking examples of early city planning, Sri Lanka is a true jewel for those who like history and culture with their travel experience. Combine this with a beachfront paradise plus national parks featuring elephants & leopards and you get the perfect holiday mix.
|Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
|65,610 km2 (25,330 sq mi)
|Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka