Sri Lanka is embraced by more than one thousand kilometers of sandy beaches. Punctuated with palm trees and casuarinas, the beaches become more fascinating with underwater coral reefs and centuries-old submerged shipwrecks. The western coast beaches present you with more indigenous experience like fishing villages, 17th century Hamilton Canal, water bird colonies etc.
Kalutara,Bentota,Beruwela,Induruwa and Hinkaduwa
ADVENTURE & SPORTS
Thanks to its diverse topography and rich biodiversity, Sri Lanka offers unlimited entertainment options. For the adventure buff, there await thrilling opportunities like aqua sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, white water rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing and biking, paragliding etc. The island also has a number of golf courses with stunning views, including one at a height of 2000m.
Colombo, Sinharaya, Uda Walawe, Buttala, Horton Plains, Kitulgala.
CULTURE & HERITAGE
Various regimes and religions have enriched the culture of Sri Lanka, which has a history that spans over 2500 years. This small island has seven World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. Huge Buddha statues and temples. Colonial remnants like Dutch forts, canals and churches. British residences, clubs and courthouses. Caves turned shrines. A 500-ft high rock mass with a mile round the base. Mirror wall. Lion stairway. Water gardens... Sri Lanka never fails to leave you spellbound.
Anuradhapura,Polonnaruwa,Sigiriya, Dambulla, Galle etc.
Nightlife is exciting in Sri Lanka with a wide range of nightclubs, discos, casinos, bowling alleys, fun parks and pubs with full of activities.
Sri Lanka boasts of an exotic wildlife. This tiny piece of land is home to 92 species of mammals. 427 species of birds.242 species of butterflies. 60 species of fishes. 53 species of amphibians. 90 species of snakes of snakes.
The country also has the world’s first wildlife sanctuary, established by King Devanampiyatissa in 3rd century BC.
Important National Parks:
Yala,Udawalawe,Wilpattu,Wasagamuwa,Kaudulla and Bundala.
Galadari, Plaza Hotel, Hilton, Taj Samudra, Caesar’s Palace, Club Atlantic, Palm Beach Club, Club Ballagio, The Colombo Club, Star Dust Club.
Sri Lanka is a shopper’s paradise. The island provides delightful shopping experiences with dazzling collections of fashion dresses, handicrafts, gemstones, jewelry, silk, spices and tea and all international brands are available at reasonable prices. Sri Lanka is a shopper’s paradise. The island provides delightful shopping experiences with dazzling collections of fashion dresses, handicrafts, gemstones, jewelry, silk, spices and tea and all international brands are available at reasonable prices.
Important Shopping Places:
Odel House, Laksala, Pettah Bazar, Galle Road and Legend.
Sri Lankan cuisine has been influenced by various traditions like the Portuguese, Dutch, Malays, Arabs and South Indian. Coastal cities dish out various fish preparations. Sri Lanka is also known the world over for its irresistible tea.