Defined by diversity, compactness and authenticity, Sri Lanka is a destination that has got all the necessary holiday ingredients, hence the reason it is often accompanied by the descriptive title of ‘magical magnificence’. Holidays in Sri Lanka are a combination of magic that enthrals you and excitement that overjoys you, leaving a striking first impression on anyone who lands on this paradise island. Once you step onto the golden Sri Lankan soil, you are part of an unforgettable experience that will leave you speechless, and ultimately make you a story teller!
Over the centuries, Sri Lanka has been described as a tropical paradise. This is not surprising as it is a destination that has everything: golden sun, glistering blue oceans, crystal waters, sandy beaches, panoramic mountains, ancient temples, lakes, forests teeming with wildlife, precious stones, magnificent archaeological sites and above all, friendly people with smiles as warm and bright as the morning sunshine. Sri Lanka offers a diverse combination of allure that fascinates anyone who embraces its beauty. Due to the diversity and compactness that Sri Lanka offers, within just a couple of days, you can witness the largest land mammal in the world (Asian Elephant) and the largest marine mammal in the world (Blue Whale), who is also the currently existing largest animal in the world along with many other magnificent phenomena such as The Elephant Gathering, The Bird Wave, The Elephant Crossing in Gal Oya and the scenic train ride to Ella, which is recognised as one of the most scenic train rides in the world. The beach fringed coastline gives way to a wet and rugged mountainous interior, which is home to many adventurous, yet exciting experiences such as surfing, snorkelling, parasailing and many other water sports. Snorkelling in the morning can be followed by hill-walking by nightfall in this compact island. It enjoys fine golden sandy beaches almost all around the island, while the strip from the West coast to the South coast with its sandy bays and delightful coves is developed heavily for beach-based tourism
Sri Lanka is home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Galle Fort, Sinharaja Rainforest, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura beam with ancient grandeur, historical value with rich cultural and heritage treasures, whereas Sinharaja Rainforest, being a biodiversity hot spot, offers a myriad of nature experiences such as the “Sinharaja Bird Wave”. Galle Fort is renowned as one of the greatest exploratory experiences filled with arts and walks and music to suit the ambience. Central highlands of Sri Lanka are undoubtedly one of the most mesmerising areas of Sri Lanka, offering panoramic views of misty mountains, tea plantation tours and tea tasting experiences with Sri Lanka’s best tea variants and breath-taking views.
In a nutshell, Sri Lanka is a paradise island which offers many authentic experiences to awe-inspire discerning travellers and definitely an unforgettable memory to anyone who has at least once visited
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