Sri Lanka Holiday Destinations, The Island’s proud history of over 2500 years and the breathtaking diversity of scenery will capture your heart and soul like no other destination. May the time you spend in our Island be filled with exciting experiences – memories of which you will carry long after you leave our shores.
The palms clasped together and a gentle blow of the head accompanies, “Ayubowan”(may you be blessed with long life), Sri Lanka’s gentle gesture of welcome and respect. What may strike you the most about Sri Lanka is its amazing diversity of scenery. It is possible to pass brilliant green paddy fields, sun-bronzed beaches, ancient cities, lively villages, deserted regions, sanctuaries of wildlife in tropical jungles, and hill country tea plantations literally within hours of each other.
Official Name – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Administrative Capital – Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte
Commercial Capital – Colombo
Time Zone – GMT +5.30 hours
International Dialing – +94
Languages spoken – Sinhala / Tamil / English
Currency – Sri Lanka Rupee (Rs.)
Area (km2) – 65,610 km²
Sri Lanka Holiday Destinations
Historical places in Sri Lanka represent the remnants of the country’s ancient civilization, culture, and traditions. Some of the main historical places include, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Mihintale, Dambulla, Kandy.
Sri Lanka is an island surrounded with beautiful beaches. List of beaches in Sri Lanka include, Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Pasikudah & Kalkudah, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Weligama, Polhena, Dikwella, Hikkaduwa, Koggala, Tangalle, Trincomalee, Nilaveli, Batticaloa, Arugam Bay, Casuarina Beach, Kilaaly Beach, Vankalai.
The Hill Country is exceptionally beautiful, waterfalls and tea plantations. The temperature in this region stays cool all year.The landscape is elevated with layers of plains and waterfalls with dense mountain forests clinging to the upper slopes. Some of the towns in hill country are, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela and Badulla.
Wildlife of Sri Lanka includes its flora and fauna and their natural habitats. Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of biological endemism. You will find birds, leapords, primates, butterflies, reptiles, various amphibians in Sri Lankan rainforests.