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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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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 Lakeside Colombo Sri Lanka

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Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo sits in the heart of Colombo, nestled between a lake and the bustling city, creating the perfect, urban getaway. Like a beacon for the weary traveler and a call to the busy bee, Cinnamon Lakeside is the perfect way to escape within the city and find the luxuries of resort life.

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Mandara Resort Galle Sri Lanka

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Step into a realm of luxury and comfort, where serene surroundings and modern conveniences blend to create an unforgettable holiday experience.

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The Kandyan Manor Kandy Sri Lanka

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The Kandyan Manor is a traditional Walauwa with a cozy atmosphere, assuring you of comfort, convenience and hospitality, now managed by the 4th generation. It is situated just 5km from Kandy city center on the Kurunegala Road - less than 1km from Katugastota Bridge.

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The Elephant Corridor Sigiriya Sri Lanka

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Elephant Corridor Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. With 21 suites scattered throughout the property, find ultimate privacy and seclusion.

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Hotel OZO Colombo Colombo Sri Lanka

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Cozy rooms complete with Sri Lankan charm. Stunning Indian Ocean views from some, Marine Drive Colombo 04 from others. Outfitted with the modern technology you’ll need when on the road.

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Cinnamon Red Colombo Sri Lanka

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Cinnamon Red is a pioneering new breed of city hotel in Colombo combining economy with elegance and intelligence with style. Nowhere else in Colombo will you find the design, elegance and comfort of a 5-star hotel for mid-range budgets than with us at Cinnamon Red!

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Laya Safari Yala Yala Sri Lanka

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It is the second largest national park and is known for its high density of wild animals and birds. Yala Sri Lanka is further very popular as one of the best hotspots in the world for spotting the elusive leopard and further is a safe haven for wild elephants and other such mammals.

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Royal Castle Hotel Negombo Sri Lanka

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At The Royal Castle Hotel, we’ve taken the vibrant spirit of Negombo and made it yours. This pulsating small luxury hotel in Negombo is located most conveniently in the heart of tourism resort, The Royal Castle Hotel is a fifteen~minute drive from the Katunayake international airport of Sir Lanka, and a stone’s throw away from the all main Negombo tourism attractions, railway station and other local transport facilities.

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Club Hotel Dolphin Negombo Sri Lanka

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Spend your vacation by a stretch of sun kissed beach along the West coast of Sri Lanka. An ideal beach holiday destination, Club Hotel Dolphin is a desirable family hotel, where memorable experiences await you just 30 minutes from the international airport.

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Mahaweli Reach Hotel Kandy Sri Lanka

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Ancient kingdom of Kandy, Sri Lanka's longest river & the wondrous mountain ranges, stands the palatial Mahaweli Reach Hotel. Mysteriously hidden behind the lush green tropical gardens on the plush banks of the Mahaweli river.

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Heritage Hotel Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

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Heritage hotel which opened its doors in 2009, is an (50 rooms) enchanting hotel situated in the heart of Anuradhapura in front of the Tissa weva lake. Because of the hotel’s proximity to many historic sites, heritage hotel is the ideal launching pad to explore the great kingdom which lasted over 1400 years.

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Kandy City – One Day 2018-08-31 - 2019-09-30

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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
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Colombo City – One Day 2018-08-31 - 2019-09-30

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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.