Sri Lanka offers over 1,000 kilometers of idyllic
sandy beaches. With its year-round summer and two
different weather systems, whatever the time of
year, there’s always a beach with sunshine
and a choice of calm seas or steady surf depending
on what you feel like. There’s a beach for
all tastes, budgets and seasons in the lovely island
of Sri Lanka.
A Meander through the hills, feast your eyes on
cascading waterfalls, smell the sweet fresh air
as you rise up to the cotton wool dotted skies,
warm your soul with a cup of freshly brewed tea.
Sri Lanka is a small miracle partly due to the compact
physical diversity of this pearl-shaped island,
Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and
Sri Lanka’s cultural depth is recognized by
UNESCO, which has declared six archaeological World
Heritage Sites in the country & the seventh
World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka is an ecological
example, The Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
Sri Lanka has always been a place that refreshes
not just the mind and body, but also the soul and
spirit. And for thousands of years, the most popular
method used to restore and rejuvenate tired bodies
and weary souls has been Ayurveda – the oldest
and most holistic medical system
AND SPECIAL INTEREST SPORTS With over 1,600km of coast, Sri Lanka is
an ideal location for wind-surfing, water-skiing,
surfing, sailing, scuba-diving (including wreck-diving),
snorkelling, speed-boating and banana-boating.
The cultivation of many types of rice, spices, vegetables
and fruit, coupled with past foreign influences,
ensures that Sri Lanka enjoys a varied and select
cuisine. As a staple, rice is consumed with an assortment
of colorful curries (eggplant, potato, green banana,
chicken, fish) that range in potency from delicately-spiced
Sri Lanka’s ancient civilization endows the
island with a legacy of colourful festivals relating
to the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian religions.
Furthermore, these festivals are commemorated with
the flair of a people with a genius for pageantry
In the 3rd c. BC, the country’s first Buddhist
monarch established the world’s first wildlife
sanctuary. Today, this tradition continues with
13% of Sri Lanka conserved as national parks, reserves,
sanctuaries and jungle corridors.
Sri Lanka has an assortment of accommodation options.
Colombo features not only a host of modern five-star
hotels but also iconic colonial-era hotels with
the charm and romance of a bygone era.
Sri Lanka has the widest variety of precious stones
among the world’s gem producing countries
- blue sapphires, star sapphires, rubies, cat’s
eye, garnets, moonstones, aquamarines and topazes
being just a dazzling handful.
It has the bargain-priced latest international fashions,
while enjoying the ambience of a luxurious shopping
centre in Colombo. Visit a handicraft shop and familiarize
yourself with traditional designs that make excellent
souvenirs. In addition, ritual masks, lacquer ware,
batik and handloom textiles, lace, and wood carvings