Plan your dream trip with Sri Lanka Holidays Packages India by 100+ experts Sri Lanka Tours Operators India. we design wide range of Sri Lanka Holiday Packages that suit your taste and needs. Right from standard to luxury facilities, you can grab it all at highly affordable rates. Backed by its diverse wildlife, rich heritage, exquisite landscapes and alluring beaches, this place attracts a number of tourists from all across the globe. If you have never visited this place before, you may be certainly mesmerized by the pearl shape of this island country. The white sandy shores, wetlands, heritage sites, lagoons and other attractions will make it a perfect peaceful vacation for you and your loved ones.
Basic Facts About Sri Lanka:
♦ Rank: Ranked 35 in travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index Ranking
♦ Famous for/as: Beaches, Temples, Heritage, Adventurous, Spa, Food and Shopping
♦ Country: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo
♦ Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
♦ Calling Code: +94
♦ Official Language: Sinhala, Tamil, English
♦ Weather info: Summer 29 to 32 degree Celsius and Winters 24 to 27 degree Celsius
♦ Best Time To Visit : December to March
Sri Lanka is a place of two largest ethnic groups, Sinhalese and Tamils. The Tamils, as a second largest, were migrated somewhere between 3Rd century BC and 1200 A.D from Tamil regions of India. The land was dominated by several rulers from colonial power to Portuguese and Dutch. Later in 1796, The Britishers took over and Cylon (Srilanka was known as Cylon) and became an English Colony in 1802. Their dominance led to development of coffee, tea and rubber plantation. The Country became independent on Feb 4 1948 and Self governing Dominion.
The Sri Lanka’s culture is strongly influenced by the heritage of Theravada Buddhism; which was passed on from India and covers Southern and central region. In the northernmost region, the culture is different and has strong presence of South Indians. The place is famous for its romantic landscape and has wide array of architectural forms and styles. One could clearly see the mark of Buddhism in various architectures. Coming to art and crafts, one could see paintings and sculpture depicting religious and culture of this beautiful country. Coming to cuisine, though Sri-Lanka is place of several cuisines such as continental, seafood’s but mostly you’ll see South Indian cuisine. The Tea culture is really famous; Sri-Lanka is a place where world largest best tea is produced. On average native people consume 3 Cups of tea every day.
Here are some major highlights to go through –
♦ What to Expect: Sightseeing, river rafting, wildlife safari, nightlife
♦ How to Travel to Sri Lanka: Regular International flights are available to Bandaranaike International Airport, also known as Colombo International Airport; it is the only airport in Sri Lanka.
♦ Minimum duration of Holiday: 4 to 6 days
♦ Time to Visit: December, January, February and March
♦ Most Preferred By: Couples, singles, friends and family
■ Temples : Sigiriya, Temple of the Too, Dambulla cave temple, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Gangaramaya Temple, Ruwanwelisaya, Koneswaram temple, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Jetavanaramaya, Kataragama temple
■ Wildlife Safari : Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park, Adam’s Peak, Minneriya National Park, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Horton Plains National Park, Bundala National Park, Wasgamuwa National Park, Dunhinda Falls
■ Amusement and Fun Places : Leisure World Water Park, Excel World Entertainment Park, Guruge Nature Park, Saniro Dream Paradise, Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka Karting Circuit, Sunshine Water Sports Centre, Marina Casino, Jims Poker Room Marina Colombo,
■ Beaches : Unawatuna, Bentota, Mirissa, Dickwella, Weligama, Galle, Induruwa, Hikkaduwa, Koggala, Negombo
■ Shopping : Gruesome masks used in ritual dances, The art of Batiks, Sri Lanka Lace, Attractive metalwork statuettes, Lacquer ware for decorative purpose, Gems and Precious stones.
Why Indians Love Sri Lanka
There are several reasons to why Sri Lanka is considered as a popular destination among Indians. The place is famous for amazing beaches, rising waves, mighty elephant, foggy mountains, majestic wildlife’s, Lovely tea and definitely a warm smile of locals.
■ Sri Lanka is declared as 6th archaeological world heritage location by UNIESCO. The place also has a strong influence of Indian culture and that’s why it is most favored by Indians.
■ One cannot neglect the craze of Cricket. This country hosted several cricket tournaments that bring two or more nations together.
■ It is a place of Ayurveda and Spa; center of Spiritual and Physical healing. Sri lanka can give you one of the finest and relaxing vacation of all time.
■ Tea and Hiking; the place is famous for its world finest tea and thrilling activities such as surfing, biking, hiking, camping, rafting and much more.
■ Amazing Wildlife; One can get a safari of 14 national parks where you get to see leopard, sloth bear, spotted deer, hog, wild boar, ant-eater, civet cat, giant squirrel, monkeys and other species also.
♦ Advance booking of Hotel is recommended before coming here for easy accommodation.
♦ Sri Lanka is hotter even in winters; be careful in sun and do carry mosquito repellent cream to prevent Dengue fever.
♦ Beware of the schemers; they will approach you and lure you with items and other schemes.
♦ There are plenty of western union money transfers; one can change currency from there.
♦ There are several modes to travel inside Sri-Lanka. From local buses to private taxis from Uber are easily available.
It’s kicking time; with incredible friendly locals Sri-Lanka is truly a wonderful places where beaches is stunning, food is appetizing, one could do surfing or simply can lighten up and enjoy time. If you were ever looking for affordable yet exciting travelling destination then look no further because Sri Lanka is the one; that can offer you your dream holiday destination.