Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where natures beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.
Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Within a mere area of 65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.
This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. Discover refreshingly Sri Lanka!
Places of Interest Temple of Tooth Relic
This 17th century built temple of tooth relic is the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. In this two storey building the upper flower in which the sacred tooth relic is enshrined in a gem-studded golden casket. Millions of devotees have venerated this sacred relic.
The Elephant Orphanage Pinnawela
Established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is a sanctuary for rescued and injured from wild. Tourist from all around the world visit this palace to see these magnificent animals. Around 30 elephants were born since 1984.
Situated 34 km from the International Air Port Colombo is a fascinating city. It is still the commercial center of Sri Lanka which is filled with shopping centers and all modern facilities. The city has developed through several phases in to a modern city.
The Hill Country of Sri Lanka
The hill country of Sri Lanka is exceptionally beautiful. The mountains of the hill country have a gorgeous rolling tea plantations and breathtaking waterfalls. Climate of this region stays cool and calm through out the year.
Play Golf in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has 4 beautiful Golf courses although it is not very popular sport. Two Golf clubs are located Colombo one Kandy and the fourth one in Nuwera Eliya and all these Golf clubs are built with 18 holes Playing Golf is the best way to spend the time leisurely. If you are not an Expert do not worry, the Golf Clubs serves for both learners and for Experts and also you can get the equipment from the Club house as well.
Sinharaja Rain Forest learn about virgin rain forest
Walk through the green canopy while experiencing the magnificent wild life, breathtakingly beautiful streams, rivers, flora and fauna. A visit to Sri Lanka?s last undisturbed virgin rain forest will give you a lifetime experience. Located in South-west of Sri Lanka it covers an area of 23000 archers. This wet evergreen forest is home to thousand of endemic plants and animal species. It is found that the 75% of the plants are endemic in Sinharaja.
The Land of Gems Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is ranked as the top five gem-bearing nations in the world for its greatest concentration of gems most parts of the island. All types of gems such as Blue & Yellow Sapphire, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Pathmaraga, Star Ruby & Star Sapphire are found here specially the city Ratnapura literary the meaning is gem city.