Sri Lanka

Why you should select Srilanka for your dream vacation?

Location

The main thing is the variety for tourism. Srianka has different tourist experience, within small land such as,

  • Heritage sites
  • Beach
  • Wild life
  • Hill country
  • Cultural activities
  • Technical visits
  • Hand crafts

Srilanka is a small island located in Indian Ocean very close to the southern part of Indian peninsula. It separate form India by the Poke Sea. Srilanka is an independent state.

How is the climate?

Srilanka is position close to the equator means that temperature remains virtually constant year round, Coastal and lowland areas. You can enjoy high temperature of 27 ‘C – 30 ‘C temperature decrease with altitude , reducing to the temperature average of around 20’C in mid up country and a pleasantly mid 16 ‘C in Nuwaraeliya and the highest part of the island. Night in the hill country can be quite chilly, with temperature sometimes falling close to freezing.

People in Srilanka

Sri Lanka has a population of 19 million. The people of Sri Lanka belong to different cultural groups. The biggest cultural group is the Sinhalese. The Sinhalese make up about 75 percent of the Sri Lankan people and they mostly live in the southwestern part of Sri Lanka. The language they speak is Sinhala, the official language, and most people are Buddhists. A small number are Christians (8%). Tamils, another cultural group, make up about 18 percent of Sri Lankan people. Most of them are Hindu.

Men normally dress in a long cloth wrapped around the waist and a shirt or jacket. The women of Sri Lanka wear brightly colored saris. If you found a Sri Lankan recipe, it would probably include rice, which is normally served with curried meat, fish, and vegetables.

Sri Lanka has many schools. All public schools and most private schools are free from the grades of kindergarten – college. Schools are found in most every village. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 are required to go to school. The languages taught in schools are Sinhalese and Tamil. English is taught in several international schools.

Things not to miss

What follows is a selective taste of the islands highlights.

Outstanding religious, and cultural cites, memorable scenery and wild life, spectacular festivals.

  • Kandy Temple of the Tooth
  • Kandy cultural dancing
  • Peradeniya botanical garden
  • Kandy Dalada perahara (in month of July)
  • Pinnawala elephant orphanage
  • Sigiriya Lion Rock
  • Dambulla Goldern Rock temple
  • Anuradapura , Polonnaruwa cities.
  • National park ( Yala, Udawalawe, Kawdulla, Wilpattuwa)
  • Hill country – Nuwaraeliya, Tea factory visit, Hortern plains and Worlds end.
  • Adams peak
  • Srilankan foods – Rice and curries
  • Srilankan herbal Ayurvada treatments
  • Beach
  • Smiling people

Srilankan Buddhism

Buddhism runs deep in srilankan life. The island was one of the first places to convert to the religion, in 247 BC and has remained unswervingly faithful in the more then 2000 years since. As such srilanka is often claimed to be the world’s oldest Buddhist country, and the religion’s trappings are apparent everywhere, most obviously in the island’s myriad temple and festivals, as well s in its large and highly visible population of monks.

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