Sri Lanka, The pearl of Indian Ocean
Sri lanka – the best place in the world from which to view the universe – said the legendary writer Sir Arthur C Clarke who lived in this beautiful island nation for 50 years till his death in 2008. Shaped like a tear drop this island in Indian Ocean would mesmerize you with its pristine charm, hidden secrets and the sheer multitude of attractions on offer.
Take an up close view of the man made reservoirs of the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Pollonaruwa, browse through the verdant tea plantations from where the world famous Ceylon tea is procured, honey comb the spotlessly clean beaches or the wilderness of its virgin forests and animal life or make a stop over at the world famous Pinnawala elephant orphanage , which is home to over 60 elephants where they live in natural settings.
Miles of spotlessly clean beaches, exciting water sports and magnificent landscapes dotted with lazy lagoons and fertile wetlands, make Sri Lanka a post card pretty destination. Deep rooted in history and culture, Sri Lanka incorporates the past in its present. The inspiring heritage sites and the vestiges of ancient cities and colonial edifices add up to the diversity of Sri Lanka. The cultural and historical richness well complemented by a hospitable and charming population would make Sri Lanka one of its type in the whole world.
Sri Lanka unveils the unexplored and the unseen for the tourists who are in quest of an authentic tropical holiday in the theme of sun and sand! The Ayurveda spas, duty free shopping centres, the last few abodes of Budhism, wild life and nature are some of the contemporary tourist attractions in Srilanka. One of the popular destinations to get married and enjoy a honeymoon, Sri Lanka would leave you spoilt for choices in the truest sense.
Well poised to be one of the hottest tourist attractions in Asia in the coming years, Srilanka leaves its past of strife and turmoil behind to welcome a promising and prosperous future.