Welcome to Sri Lanka !
Sri Lanka is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world because of It is advantageously situated between West Asia and South East Asia has been a significant stop on the silk route and also it has national and anthropogenic attractions. Natural attractions are of fascinating scene beauty breathtaking landscapes, rare wild life in national parks, golden beaches for relaxing and water sports. Anthropogenic attractions are archeological rich cultural and historical sites which are very popular ever among the locals. To express the richness, beauty and the intensity of affection: the visitors addressed the country as Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma, and Pearl of the Orient.
Sri Lanka is one of the most sorts for tourist destinations in the world. It is advantageously situated between West Asia and South East Asia has been a significant stop on the silk route. To express the richness, beauty and the intensity of affection: the visitors addressed the country as Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma, and Pearl of the Orient.(Lanka Facts, 2012).
Here is a summary of the popular destination sites from our company Sri Lanka Tourism Hub.
South West Coast, Sri Lanka.
- Ambalangoda – Home of devil dancing mask making.
- Hikkaduwa – Coral gardens and under water sports.
- Galle – Natural harbour once a Dutch fort.
- Mirissa – For whale watching (November – April )
- Unawatuna – Picturesque semicircular bay beach.
Eastern Coast, Sri Lanka.
- Arugam Bay – Popular for Surfing.
- Pasikuda – Safest Beach for Sea bathing.
- Trincomalee – Famous for bathing and swimming, owing to the relative shallowness of the sea
- Nilaveli – For Scuba diving.
Popular National Wild life Parks
- Yala ( Ruhuna ) National Park.
- Wilpaththu National Park.
- Leopards , elephants, Deer , Other wild life mammals, reptiles birds roam this area.
Coolest Cities in Sri Lanka
- Nuwara Eliya – A Place of scenic beauty in the hill country also called ( Little England )
- Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya – Renowned for various plants and a collection of orchids attracting about 2 million people for a year.
- Ella – Blessed with beautiful views. Trekking expeditions will give a view of Ella falls.
- Ravana Ella Falls – one of the wildest falls with full of beauty.
COLOMBO AND SUBURBS
The District of Colombo is located in the Western Province situated on the western coast of Sri Lanka. It has an important status as the country`s commercial capital and boasts the highest population density in the island.
It is by far the most vibrant and modern city in Sri Lanka , with luxurious hotels ranging from five-star chains to more affordable three – star hotels, shopping malls, and a rich night life with bars, casinos, and nightclubs. However it has not lost its old charm which still remains in its colonial buildings and architecture as well as its collage of different cultures.
The history of Colombo is as vibrant as the city. It contains a natural harbor which has been invaded many times, Including by the Dutch, Portuguese and finally the British. The remnants of these three nations can be found in Colombo today in some of its colonial buildings, customs, and food, and walk through Pettah or Fort or even afternoon tea at Galle Face Hotel will take you right back in time.
The political capital is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, which houses the Parliament. Another main city is Mount Lavinia also features many restaurants and pubs along the coast line. Another city of interest is Moratuwa, which is home to the famous Bolgoda Lake, where one can find many water sporting activities and the historic Yacht Club.
Although Colombo does not have any metro or subway systems, travelling, is very easy. A must-try experience is travelling by tuk-tuk. Public transport such as buses and trains are also available, in addition to cabs.
Any visitor will find Colombo tourist-friendly, with plenty of choices for a accommodation, banking services, restaurants, money exchangers, medical facilities, nightlife, and transport facilities. Most people in Colombo speak and understand English, so communicating is easier in Colombo than in other districts.
There are many places of interest in Colombo, accommodation is easy to find, the city features every possible cuisine, and there is plenty to do, both during the day and night.
COLOMBO FACT LIFE
STATUS The commercial and financial capital of Sri Lanka and the largest city in the island, Colombo is also home to the main port, and the centre for islandwide train and bus services.
LOCATION Situated on the island’s west coast – 32km south of the BIA, Katunayake.
AREA 37 Square kilometers
POPULATION (2001 CENSUS) 647, 100 permanent residents and estimated 500,000 floating population
ORIGINS Small seaport used by Arab, Chinese, Moor and Persian Vessels
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE High 31C low 22C
MAIN TRAIN STATIONS Colombo Fort and Maradana
MAIN BUS STATIONS Colombo Fort and Pettah
DOMESTIC AIRPORT Rathmalana (South of the city)