Ever since the very early days of
travel, Sri Lanka has been known as one of the worlds most beautiful
and diverse exotic holiday destinations.
This is reflected in the many nicknames Sri Lanka has acquired
over the centuries: Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent
Isle, Island of Dharma, Pearl of the Indian Ocean; just to name
Sri Lanka is a green, fertile tropical island with palm-fringed beaches, misty mountains and significant archaeology. Explore rain forests, marvel at ancient cities, discover the
many national parks or get dazzled by the famous gems.
In Sri Lanka, every sight, sound and smell will engulf you with new experiences. Take an early morning train ride from Colombo to Hikkaduwa and watch in awe as you travel past some of the most incredible scenery. Smiling children will wave at you from shanty towns lining the outskirts of Colombo, but these soon give way to views across paddy fields where buffalo and cows can be seen grazing. As your journey continues the train tracks begin to run parallel to the beach and you will be left mesmerized by the incredible sights in this friendly country.
However, Sri Lanka has more to offer than only holidays on white palm-fringed
sandy beaches and perfect sunsets.
Sri Lanka is famous for its fragrant spice gardens of cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, nutmeg, clove, curry leaf trees. This spices are used medicinally as well as in the delicious Sri Lankan cuisine.
The highlands of Sri Lanka are rich of natural and historical treasures. Tea estates, where famous Ceylon Tea is grown, spice gardens, cloud forests and the cultural triangle are just some of the many attractions.
Information provided by the Sri Lanka Tourist Board