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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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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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Saman Villas Bentota Sri Lanka

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Your cares slip away as you enter through a tropical canopy of giant oaks and fruit trees, lulled by a meandering stream off a water garden. On the promontory where Saman Villas rests, the view from one of Sri Lanka’s most desirable properties reveals itself.

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Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

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Welcome to an awakening experience and a whale of a time! Trinco Blu by Cinnamon was transformed to a retro-chic design with bleached wooden decks, cut cement floors and denim trimmings with a splash of orange to contrast the blue and white hues.

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Golden Star Beach Hotel Negombo Sri Lanka

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Set on a beautiful stretch of sandy coast with magnificent sea views is Golden Star Beach Hotel. Conveniently located in Negombo, it is a 15 minute drive from the airport by vehicle and a 10 minute walk to Negombo Town where you can find an assortment of shopping arcades.

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The River House Galle Sri Lanka

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Tucked away in its sequestered nook, The River House epitomises sheer seclusion. Set amidst nature on the banks of the Madhu Ganga, this boutique hotel in Sri Lanka is an artistic escape. The story of the islands many traditions are told as they find their modern day place in a blend of history and fine art. With luxury suites, this resort is ideal for a romantic stay.

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Stardust Beach Hotel Arugam Bay Sri Lanka

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The Stardust lies on Arugam Bay on the South East coast of Sri Lanka, idyllically situated by the water.

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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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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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Cinnamon Wild Yala Yala Sri Lanka

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Cinnamon Wild Yala is more than a resort; it is comfort redefined, located on the borders of the Yala National Park, playing host to both guests and wildlife simultaneously. The rustic elegance of the well-appointed rooms are bound transcend your expectations and many a lucky visitor has seen a leopard on the rocks that border the hotel.

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Suriya Resort Negombo Sri Lanka

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Suriya Resort is nestled on 11 acres of breathtaking natural beauty featuring friendly world-class service. A unique feature of the resort is the combination of the turquoise blue Indian Ocean and the serene tranquility of the Ging Oya River that surrounds the premises. The resort also features a lush tropical landscape inundated with coconut trees, palms, and mangroves.

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Lady Hill Galle Sri Lanka

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Nestled atop the highest point of the ancient port city of Galle sits the Lady Hill Hotel, where you will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking and panoramic “Bird’s Eye View” of the lush green countryside stretching from the tea covered slopes of the Southern foothills all the way down to merge with the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

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A haven for the time traveller, nature lover, escapist, and explorer, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a 5-star resort nestled in nature’s serenity right in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. A place that soothes the soul, rejuvenates the senses, and awakens the mind with heavy doses of nature’s tranquillity and centuries-old hospitality.

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Kandy City – One Day 2018-01-01 - 2018-07-31

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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
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Colombo City – One Day 2018-01-01 - 2018-07-31

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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.