Sri Lanka is called the sparkling jewel of the Indian Ocean. Shimmering with its richness and culture. It oozes traditional charm and beauty; no wonder it has become the most sought after tourist destination. You wish for it and you have it! Name any activity name any pleasure Sri Lanka fulfills every wish. The enchanting journey begins at Colombo which is busy, crowded and also noisy but that is what gives it the liveliness which is pretty infectious. This city offers budget accommodation good food and plenty of stuff for shopping.
There are several historical sites to discover on the way. Anuradhapura is yet another hot spot for temple lovers and history buffs too. It happens to be the proud symbol of Sinhalese culture. Out of all the temples the Jetavanarama Dagoba is the largest as once upon a time it housed some 1000 odd Buddhist monks. Another lovely site for history lovers is the Galle Port which speks loud about its Dutch influence in the houses and the magnificent New Oriental Hotel which was built in 1684, by he Dutch. And yes the description about Lanka can never be complete without inviting you to the mesmerizing beaches of Hikkaduw which is fast developing into a beach resort. Kandy and Sigiriya are two more must see spots in this country. Promise Sri Lanka is an unforgettable destination through and through!!
Area 65,610 km2
Language Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (official and national language) 18%, other 8% note: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population
Time UTC 5:30
Colombo | GalleKandy | Nuwara Elya | Haputale | Anuradhapura | Dambulla | Negombo
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