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    Best time to Visit SriLanka / Sri Lanka: Jan,Feb,dec

    Category : Leisure: Leisure,Beaches,Family Holiday

    Duration(days) : 8 Days

    Address : Sri Lanka

    Description

    The beautiful island country, Sri Lanka has a variety of things to offer like beautiful beaches, breathtaking hills and monuments, adventure activities, and rich history and culture.

    Srilanka is simply called as Ceylon. It is an island which is located in the Indian Ocean. one can visit and experience rainforest, valleys, islands, monasteries and beaches.

     

    The major tourist destinations of Sri Lanka are:
    •    Colombo
    •    Kandy
    •    Bentota
    •    Nuwara Eliya
    •    Hikkaduwa
    •    Ella
    •    Polonnaruwa

    Sri Lanka is one of the highest producers of tea in the world and the tea estate here, allows a tour for the tourists to see how tea is made with machines.

     

    Sri Lanka has emerged as one of the world’s major whale watching destinations. Mirissa and Trinco are the popular spots.

     

    Currency

    Sri Lankan Rupee is denoted as LKR
    1 LKR = 0.0065 USD
    1 LKR = 0.0048 BP
    1 LKR = 0.46 INR

     

    Languages:
    Sinhalese and Tamil are widely spoken language in Sri Lanka.


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    Colombo

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    Colombo- the capital of Sri Lanka-is the largest city and main port of Sri Lanka. It is also the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka. A bustling metropolis, the city is an attractive blend of old and new. It has the lazy charm of the bygone era combined with the verve and vivaciousness of a modern city. Colombo is a year-round destination and can be visited any time of the year.
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      Kandy

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      Kandy is a large city, close to Sri Lanka's captical Colombo. Kandy set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. Kandy is refered as Sri Lanka's Spiritual Capital, and is home to the famous Buddhist site - the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine and also houses many meditation centers. This laid-back city is a perfect destination for people seeking peace.
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        Bentota

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        Bentota is the perfect place to leisurely stroll along on the long golden Beaches, enthralled in the magical atmosphere. These beaches has many choices of spending your time in water Sports like jet skiing, wake boarding, wind surfing, mono skiing, banana boat rides, canyoning, snorkeling and much more.
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          Nuwara Eliya

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          Nuwara Eliya is calm, peaceful and scenic city of Sri Lanka. It is the perfect place for relaxation because of the fresh climate. Located at a height of 1868 m, the place is known for its tea plantation. Nuwara Eliya will greet you by the fresh wintry atmosphere, the cottage type bungalows and the colonial air. ( Nuwara Eliya is also known as “Little England”).
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            Hikkaduwa

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            Hikkaduwa is a seaside resort town in southwestern Sri Lanka. It’s known for its strong surf and beaches, lined with restaurants and bars and have a vibrant nightlife. Hikkaduwa is popular for its notably large sized turtles. Hikkaduwa attracts lot of tourists from around the world with its beautiful golden sand beach, surf points, lagoons and more.
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              Ella

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              Ella, a small mountain village near Bandarawela. It is at a distance of 55 kms from Nuwara Eliya. This little hill country village is one the best places to relax in Sri Lanka. Located in the middle of the beautiful greens of tea, here you can experience the glow of light house at the night and visit tea plantations and experience the beautiful waterfalls. Ella boasts couple of locations linked to the Ramayana where, local legend dictates, Ravana hid Sita.
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                Negombo

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                Negombo is a characteristic fishing town north of Colombo. Negombo is also facing a lagoon and there is a 100 kilometer canal running through the city. This canal is used today for tourism and offers an unparalleled view of the city and inland country from a unique perspective. Negombo is a popular stopby location when entering Kandy from Colombo. It is at a distance of 38 kms from Colombo, and 102 kms from Kandy. The place also witness lot of tourists as the Bandaranaike International airport is just 8 kms away from Negombo.
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                  Polonnaruwa

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                  The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms. It was the royal capital, of both the Chola and Sinhalese kingdoms, for three centuries. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic cities in the country. It is filmed in many movies and songs. It consists of hundreds of ancient structures – palaces, temples, tombs, statues etc. Polonnaruwa has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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                    Trincomalee

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                    Trincomalee attracts tourist not just for its unspoilt, white, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters; but also for its rich history. Trincomalee is possibly the site of historic Gokana in the Mahavamsa (Great Chronicle), and its Shiva temple the site of Trikuta Hill in the Hindu text Vayu Purana. This city remains of what once was a sprawling temple city equal to the ancient city of Madurai. Koneswaram Temple (also historically known as the Thirukonamamalai Konesar Kovil, the Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Thiru-Konamamalai Maccakeswaram Kovil), is Trincomalee’s most culturally important site.
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                      Dambulla Cave Temple / Golden rock temple / Golden Temple of Dambulla

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                      On the elevation of 1118feet from the sea level which is located in the central part of the country rises a rock which is 600feet high and 2000 feet wide. This place is said to be as golden temple of dambulla where the cave is filled with colourful Buddha images and rock paintings in different shapes constructed around 2nd century BC.
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                        Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla / Citadel of Sigiriya / Sigiriya Lion Rock

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                        It is said to be one of the dramatic sight of Sri Lanka. It is located 17 kms from Dambulla. You will need to climb the staircase to reach on the top of the site. On the way you will find colonial lion’s paws carved into the bedrock. And you will also find number of gardens and cave shrines which are added part of Sigiriya. It is one of Sri Lanka’s most fascinating UNESCO world heritage sites. No matter how often you climb to the summit of this one-time hilltop fortress of the maverick Sinhalese king, Kassapa, the pleasure barely diminishes because of the abandon spectacular views at the summit.
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                          Mirissa

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                          Mirissa is at a distance of 62 kms from Hikkaduwa. The pristine beaches of Mirissa boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises. It is the most popular spot for whale watching.
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                            Yala National Park

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                            Yala National Park is at a distance of 200 kms from Hikkaduwa. This is second largest national park in Sri Lanka. As leopard is the Lord of the Jungle you will be able to see plenty of leopard which you will not be able to find in the entire planet.
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                              Galle Dutch Fort / Old Dutch Fort of Galle

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                              Galle is at a distance of 72 kms from Bentota. It is beautiful, historical island of Sri Lanka. The main attraction is the Galle Fort, which has evident Dutch and English architecture. The fort is situated almost at the ocean.
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                                Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka

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                                Stilt Fishing is one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods of Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on the poles and skillfully fish. Though these fishermen sit just as a tourist props in many touristic area; you can head towards non touristic villages like Matara, to find the real stilt Fishing in action. This fishing activity is unique and beautiful sight for any photographer to capture.
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                                  By Air
                                  Bandaranaike International airport is the only international airport in Sri Lanka and is located in Katunayake, about 30 kms away from Colombo.

                                  Visa

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