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Travel Guide To Sri Lanka

  • 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,
  • 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 :

    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 :

    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 :

    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!

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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.

Sri Lankan Culture and History



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.


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.



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.


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
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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Hotel Sudu Araliya Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

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Hotel Sudu Araliya is one of the most well known hotels in the Polonnaruwa Region. Located within easy access to some of Polonnaruwa's most renowned attractions, the hotel is truly an excellent provider of accommodation that truly lives up to all of your expectations. In fact, one can truly say that the hotel is indeed a blend of the traditional values of Sri Lanka and the modern essentials to comfort.

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Tamarind Hill Galle Sri Lanka

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The shores of Sri Lanka drew traders from around the world for hundreds of years in search of gems, spices and other treasured items. Through these periodsthe island accumulated some of its finest architecture and style in living.

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Taprobana Wadduwa Wadduwa Sri Lanka

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A luxury Sri Lanka beach resort like no other, Taprobana Wadduwa by Asia Leisure is situated on a soft slice of golden sand and is conveniently located only 45 minutes away from Colombo. With ultra-spacious rooms and suites, a bevy of dining options and a poolside and spa for ultimate bliss, Taprobana Wadduwa is the perfect getaway for friends and family.

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Colombo City – One Day 2021-09-30 - 2022-09-30

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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.
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Kandy City – One Day 2021-09-30 - 2022-09-30

per personUSD80.00
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