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Srilanka – A Fascinating Country to Tour

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Srilanka is a place where abundance of unspoiled beauty of nature, rich historical memorabilia, exotic flora and fauna, pristine beaches and diverse culture makes the travel experience a truly fascinating and remarkable one.

Travel to Srilanka where in a compact area one could find eight UNESCO world heritage sites, a prolonged coast line with virgin beaches, fifteen national parks, a large area of botanical gardens, three hundred and fifty waterfalls and two thousand and five hundred water bodies, will be a enriching and remarkable one.

Srilanka is an island country situated in Indian Ocean. Srilanka is a multi-ethnic, multi- religious and multi- cultural nation. The people of Srilanka possess a warm and friendly nature. People of Srilanka are renowned for their hospitality. Even strangers are invited for reception in their houses.

Srilanka is a country of unmatched bio diversity. The spirit of environmental protection is present ingrained in the history of Srilanka, when the first Buddhist Monarch started the practice of declaring forest life as wildlife sanctuaries even before Christ. There are twenty four declared wildlife reserves in Srilanka. Out of which, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is designated as UNESCO world heritage site.

Srilanka has about one thousand and three hundred meters long coastline of which much is pristine beaches. The important beaches of Srilanka are Alankuda beach, Negombo, Beruwala, Bentota, Kosgoda, Unawatuna, Weligama, Tangalle Bay, Arugam Bay, Pasikuda, Kalkuda, Trincomalee and Pigeon Island.

With a long coastline to boot, Srilanka is apt for wind-surfing, water skiing, surfing, sailing, scuba- diving, snorkeling and speed boating. More renowned of water sports sites are Negombo, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Beruwela, Bentota, Hikkaduwa and Galle.

Holiday in Srilanka will be memorable with opportunities to engage in many activities like Whale and Dolphin watching, Deep sea fishing, Diving, white water rafting, ballooning, golfing, swimming, surfing, rock climbing and also hiking and trekking.

Many types of rice, spices, vegetables and fruits are cultivated in Srilanka. This fact in confluence with foreign influences result in a unique and delicious cuisine. Srilanka has a delectable array of snacks also.

Srilanka specializes in providing Ayurveda treatment to tourists. The system originally emanated in India and inculcated wholeheartedly by Srilanka includes various modes of herbal treatments, baths and massages. The spas which are widely seen in Srilanka, apart from Ayurveda, offer many eastern and western therapies.

There are eight sites in Srilanka which are declared world heritage sites by UNESCO. They are Central Highlands, Dutch fort in Galle, Sacred temple of tooth in Kandy, Anuradhapura, Sinharaja forest reseve, Golden temple of Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and Sigirya rock fort and city.

Central highlands is considered a super bio diversity spot and is home to many exotic flora and fauna species. Galle Dutch fort has the distinction of being best preserved sea fort in South Asia. The fort is a superb blend of architecture. The sacred temple of tooth in Kandy holds one of the sacred relics of Buddhism and is a pilgrim centre for all those who follow Buddhist faith. Golden Temple of Dambulla is a pilgrim site for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Sigirya Rock Fort is an astonishing piece of engineering and construction.

There are a numerous waterfalls in Srilanka which are remarkable and fascinating to behold. Some of the prominent of them are Bambarakanda, Duhinda, Diyaluma and Ravana.

Vimlesh Kumar is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored may books on tour guide Srilanka Trip and Srilanka Tourism. Find more Information to visit at

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