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Travel Guide To Sri Lanka

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  • Official Name:  Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Government Type:  Republic
  • Dimensions:  430km North to South, 225km East to West
  • Coastline:  1,340km
  • Currency (code):  Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
  • Independence:  4 February 1948
  • Administrative Capital:  Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Commercial Capital:  Colombo
  • Population:  21,128,773
  • National Parks and Nature Reserves Area:  8,000sq.km
  • Sri Lanka was one place I always wanted to visit. I was very nervous before hand about travelling around the country without any help but with a driver in Sri Lanka tour operator you can see all of this amazing country knowing your safe and can visit all the sites. I was able to ride an elephant at the Pinnawela elephant orphanage, visit the Kandy tooth temple, watch a cultural dance (also in Kandy), visit the Dambulla cave temple, go to the Sigiriya rock and best of all get up close to many animals in Yala national park... Anyone out there who is contemplating going- you have to.                                            source : www.tripadvisor.com

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    Bron-yr-Aur83(London, United Kingdom)
  • A beautiful green island with stunning palm fringed golden beaches, amazing wildlife, fascinating culture, lovely people and lots of sunshine and warmth; A leader who was passionate about his country, entertaining, energetic and eager to please his clients; A great variety of hotels from characterful to smart and some amazing locations; Each and everyday full of incredible experiences. A wonderful holiday.  source : www.tripadvisor.com

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    Laishram (Guwahati, India)
  • A wonderful country. Friendly people, varied landscapes,local culture, amazing wildlife: all this and such good value. I suppose you have to like curry! If you do, you will love the flavours and unusual ingredients.                         source : www.tripadvisor.com

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    Katravel (Harrogate)

General Information About Sri Lanka

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time.  It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.

Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.  Within a mere area of  65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.

This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. Discover refreshingly Sri Lanka!

source : www.srilanka.travel
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About Cricket Game

Cricket holds a special place in the hearts of Sri Lankans. A match is played at every street corner with improvised bats, balls and wickets while an international match played by Sri Lanka virtually brings the country to standstill. The Sri Lankan cricket team is known for their true sportsmanship and team spirit while players like Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan portrays what is best in Sri Lankan cricket.
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Sri Lankan Culture and History

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Culture

Sri Lanka’s cultural depth is recognized by UNESCO, which has declared six archaeological World Heritage Sites in the country:

  • The sacred city of Anuradhapura
  • The ancient city of Polonnaruwa
  • The golden temple of Dambulla
  • The ancient city of Sigiriya
  • The sacred city of Kandy
  • The old town of Galle and its fortifications (The seventh World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka is an ecological example, The Sinharaja Forest Reserve.)
From enormous dagobas (dome-shaped structures) and remains of ancient buildings in the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, to the awesome stairway to the temple at Dambulla and the sensual frescoes of heavenly maidens at the palace at the rock of Sigiriya, visitors can experience these World Heritage Sites within a compact area called the Cultural Triangle.

History

Sri Lanka, the natures treasure chest is the home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Sri Lanka’s written history exceeds 2550 years. Its pre-history consist of planned cities, magnificent palaces, and expansive man made reservoirs, stunning temples and monasteries, green gardens, hard to believe monuments and works of art are characteristic of the rich and jubilant lives the celebrated monarchy of Sri Lanka lived. Sri Lanka is one of the most delightful destinations in the world to visit.

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Landscape

Sri Lanka is filled with romantic landscapes, governed by rising mountains, lush forests, ocean like tanks and gushing waterfalls, that it was considered the lost paradise by many a globe trotters, who fell upon the country. The golden beaches of the country had been praised for their picture postcard views since eternity. The dusk and dawn and many human activities connected to these times of the day creates a vibrant picture along the coasts of Sri Lanka.


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Colombo Nightlife

From chic relaxing cocktail lounges, and modern international restaurants – to lively pubs, tapas bars and sports bars boasting snooker tables and large-screen TV’s, there’s something for everyone.With ever-popular karaoke bars, nightclubs showcasing new musical talent, and pulsating discos - the choice is endless.

Popular Bars in Colombo

 
ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge
No. 36-38, Clifford Place, Colombo 00400 Tel. : +94 11 2 555570
 
In on the Green
2 Galle Rd | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo Tel. : +94 11 2 541010
 
Kama Colombo
31 Horton Place, Colombo 7 Tel. : +94 71 785 8235
 
Silk
41 1/2, Maitland Crescent, Colombo 00700 Tel. : +94 11 2 682122

Famous Clubs in Colombo

 
The Cricket Club
34 Queens Rd., Colombo, Sri Lanka  
 
Angsana City Club & Spa
75B CGHW Hwy Tel. : +94 11 2 424245
 
Capri Club
62, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo Tel. : +94 71 482 4398
 

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Aliya Resort and Spa Sigiriya Sri Lanka

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Nestled among the lush greenery of rolling fields, decades old indigenous trees and chena growth of the dry zone of the Central Province, Aliya Resort & Spa invites you to relax and unwind, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Amaya Lake Dambulla Sri Lanka

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A tropical haven complete with sweeping views of Kandalama Lake, Amaya Lake surrounds you with natural beauty. Choose your oasis from one of our 120 guest rooms and suites, designed in harmony with the unspoilt environs of the resort.

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Anantara Kalutara Resort Kalutara Sri Lanka

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In a secluded beachfront setting along Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, yet only an hour away from the excitement of the capital, Anantara Kalutara Resort a heavenly getaway among Kalutara hotels offers the best of both worlds – luxurious accommodation and inspirational experiences of the island’s wild nature and rich culture.

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Hidden on a rocky outcrop along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka’s southernmost coastline, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort boasts the most unique location of any hotel in this beautiful corner of the island. Set amidst a coconut plantation and golden crescent shores with glorious Indian Ocean views, the resort offers a naturally exclusive hideaway for exotic beach life in a tranquil world of your own, as well as living out dreams of adventure with easy access to iconic cultural sites, spectacular national parks and whale watching destinations.

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Araliya Green Hills Hotel Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

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Araliya Green Hills is a charmer of hearts... if you are willing to spend your vacations amidst the most personalised service, best of comforts then remember the name Araliya Green Hills Hotel... where route No 10, Glenfall Road, Nuwaraeliya will definitely be a frequently used pathway in your life.

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Bentota Beach by Cinnamon Bentota Sri Lanka

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Situated on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, Bentota Beach by Cinnamon is the perfect get away from the buzzing city life. The resort specializes in water sports and other adventures, with a variety of activities including wind surfing, jet skiing, banana boat riding and scuba diving.

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Best Western Elyon Colombo Sri Lanka

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We are proud to be the only BEST WESTERN in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Conveniently located within close proximity to downtown Colombo attractions, our beautifully appointed rooms offer guests the conveniences of home.

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Boulder Range Resort Dambulla Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankan and foreign guests enjoy fresh fruit juices and varieties of food served in our buffet breakfast, Lunch and dinner. we also arrange B.B.Q. dinner for special occasions. Every one likes to have Luxury, but for the guests, who love to live close with nature, we have a camping site with double camping tents with equipment B.B.Q. grill and we do the

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Calamander Unawatuna Beach Galle Sri Lanka

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Calamander Unawatuna Beach is an 'affordable luxury',family friendly resort that celebrates its superb location.The resort is all about being outdoors:sun bathing on one of the world's best beaches,joining a game of beach volleyball or a yoga class,lounging by one of Sri lanka's three best swimming pools, kayaking on the Indian Ocean in one of our free kayaks, or dining al-fresco at one of our four beachside restaurants and bars.

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Camellia Resort and Spa Ahungalla Sri Lanka

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Situated at Audangawa, Kibissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka “these premises being located in a paddy field scenario” The concept is environmental friendly stylish Resort & Spa. Our logo symbolizes the Resort.

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Casa Colombo Hotel Colombo Sri Lanka

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Casa Colombo Collection,Colombo is a 12 suite Retro-chic boutique hotel in Colombo that blends a contemporary designer style with the charms of a magnificent 200 year old Moorish mansion.

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Cinnamon Bey Beruwala Beruwala Sri Lanka

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Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is one of the largest resorts along the southern coastline of Sri Lanka; but this is not merely a statement about our size– we are big on everything we have to offer.

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Colombo City – One Day 2016-11-01 - 2018-01-31

per personUSD30.00
Tour will begin from the area of Colombo which has been named for because of it being a fort during the times of Portuguese and Dutch. Later we will take you to Colombo National Museum to see some of the great specimens of arts crafts and archaeology of Colombo.
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Kandy City – One Day 2016-10-22 - 2018-01-31

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Above Price Includes Transport exclusively by air-conditioned car with English Speaking chauffeur. Arrival & Departure arrangements at the airport Entrance fees for the sites. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic The above are nett and include all government taxes. Above Price does not include Air port taxes Accomodation Meals Any other cost not mentioned above