where to go
Where to Go
what to Do
What To Do
- where to stay & dine
how to travel
How To Travel
Thank you for choosing Sri Lanka as your dream destination. You are warmly welcome to Sri Lanka – the destination for all – where you could have a wonderful vacation without doubt. The stunning natural beauty of this paradise in the tropics will undoubtedly make you amazed and mesmerized.
Lying off the southern tip of India, the tropical island of Sri Lanka has attracted visitors for centuries with its natural beauty. Sri Lanka was the ideal stopover of ancient seafarers sailing across the Indian Ocean to the Orient. Marco Polo, a great seafarer, who arrived in Sri Lanka in 1265, said "Sri Lanka is the finest island of its size in all the world". Pliny (45 AD), one of the greatest Roman historians wrote: "It had been of long time thought by men in ancient days that Taprobane (Sri Lanka) was a second world".
A glorious history, a rich culture, age-old ruins, the world's most hospitable people, a rich biodiversity, endless tropical beaches, breathtaking coral reefs, verdant valleys of tea plantations, lush virgin rainforests, ranges of mist-clad mountains, splashing waterfalls, oodles of proboscideans in the wild, pods of giants in the blue, priceless gemstones beneath, mouthwatering spicy foods, delicious tropical fruits and what more to call Sri Lanka "A Land Like No Other". Home to eight world heritage sites, Sri Lanka though a small island, has much more to offer. In terms of diversity, Sri Lanka is incomparable and unbeatable. The tropical paradise is blessed with varied landscapes - flat to hilly, climates - hot to mild and cool, cultures - Buddhist to Hindu, fauna - vertebrates to invertebrates, flora - algae to blackwood and so on.
Lying between 5o and 10o north latitudes resulting in an average temperature hovering around 27°C, Sri Lanka is quite a year-round tropical destination; when it's rainy in the East, it is sunny in the West and vice versa. The climate is normally bright, sunny and warm and the country receives monsoonal rains; the southwestern monsoons from May to July to the West and the northeastern monsoons from December to January to the East.
Explore serendipitous Sri Lanka at its finest and enjoy your holiday at its best. Have a wonderful holiday!