Sri Lanka is the finest island of its size in the entire world. The coastal
stretch south of Colombo – the Capital city- offers palm-lined sandy
expanses as far as the eye can see. Try the Kandyan dances, a procession of
elephants or the masked devil dances. Find enough ancient and inspiring
architecture in the cities of Sigiriya,Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa to
satisfy that inner archaeologist. The natural wealth for which Sri Lanka is
rightly renowned. Head for the hill country to escape the heat of the
plains, where the coast fades away to reveal gorgeous rolling hills often
carpeted with tea plantations. The entire island is teeming with bird life
and exotics like elephants and leopards are not uncommon. To top it all off,
the people are friendly, the food is delicious and costs are low. There's
good swimming at any number of beaches along the south-western coast.
Excellent scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing are found at Hikkaduwa,
Unawatuna, Bentota,Mirissa,Weligama and Tangalle. There's pleasant
snorkelling at Unawatuna, and sailing, windsurfing and water skiing on the
Bentota River. For trekking, try climbing Adam's Peak or walking across the
strange silent plateau of Horton Plains near Nuwara Eliya to see the 700m
(2296ft) drop at World's End. Take Tea Trails in the Hills. Goto the Rain
Forest Sinharaja or Knuckels Range.
Located in South Asia, Sri
Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean positioned about 18 miles off the
southeast coast of India with a total area of 25,000 square miles. Most of
its area is low, flat and rolling except for the south- central region which
has a mountainous area. Sri Lanka has a tropical climate and a coastline of
Sri Lanka's position between 5 and 10 north latitude endows the country with
a warm climate, moderated by ocean winds and ...........
Sri Lankan Culture is very unique like it's beautiful places, ancient ruins,
weather conditions, etc. Though the Culture of Sri Lanka society is more
than 2500 years old, it is really Buddhism that was the most influential
civilizing force of the country. People got delimit ideas about what,..........
The actual origins of the Sinhalese are shrouded
in myth. Most believe they came to Sri Lanka from northern India during the
6th century BC. Buddhism arrived from the subcontinent 300 years later and
spread rapidly. Buddhism and a sophisticated system of irrigation became the
pillars of classical Sinhalese civilization.........