Facts of Srilanka at a Glance

  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
  • Geographical Location: South Asia
  • Area: 65,610 km2
  • Language: Sinhala, Tamil
  • Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism
  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
  • Population: 20.87 million (2011)

Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo was the world's quickest developing traveler city in 2015.

The development of tourist activities in Srilanka started around 1937 when the Ceylon Tourist Bureau was established. However, it was closed down in September 1939 because of World War II. Later Ceylon Tourist Bureau was resumed after long time and it started working on Srilanka tourism developments.

In 2007 Ceylon Tourist Bureau’s name changed to Srilanka Tourist Development Authority.

As of now Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority has divided Sri Lanka into a few regional tourist resort for tourism development.

The development of tourist activities in Srilanka started around 1937 when the Ceylon Tourist Bureau was established. However, it was closed down in September 1939 because of World War II. Later Ceylon Tourist Bureau was resumed after long time and it started working on Srilanka tourism developments.

In 2007 Ceylon Tourist Bureau’s name changed to Srilanka Tourist Development Authority.

 

  • Colombo and Greater Colombo Resort Region:
  • The Colombo and Greater Colombo Resort Region spreads along the Mount Lavinia in the south to Negombo in the north.
  • South Coast Resort Region:
  • The south drift zone stretches out from Wadduwa to Tissamaharama.
  • East Coast Resort Region :
  • The East Coast Resort Region reaches out from Kuchchaveli in the north to Pottuvil in the south. The primary tourism zones in this area are Arugam Bay, Pasikudah, Trincomalee and Nilaveli.

  • West Coast Resort Region:
  • The West Coast Resort Region reaches out along Kalpitiya, Marawila and Waikkala regions.

  • High Country Resort Region:
  • Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela and Maskeliya are incorporated for the High Country Resort Region.

  • Old Cities Resort Region:
  • This district has five world legacy locales, to be specific Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. Different areas incorporate Habarana, Giritale, Matale and Victoria.

  • Other Resort Regions:
  • This incorporates Yala, Udawalawa, Wasgamuwa, Pinnawala, and Ratnapura territory.

  • Tourist Attractions in Srilanka:
  • Tourist destinations are classifiable as regular or anthropogenic. Common attractions incorporate nature spots, verdure, and spots with a charming atmosphere.

  • Wild life Parks in Srilanka :
  • Yala National Park has the world's most elevated centralization of panthers per square kilometer. The world's biggest Elephant sanctuary in Srilanka is wild Asian elephants at Minneriya well known as The Gathering.

  • National parks in Srilanka :
  • Adam's Bridge • Angammedilla • Bundala • Chundikkulam • Delft • Flood Plains • Gal Oya • Galway's Land • Hikkaduwa • Horagolla • Horton Plains • Kaudulla • Kumana • Lahugala Kitulana • Lunugamvehera • Madhu Road • Maduru Oya • Minneriya • Pigeon Island • Somawathiya • Udawalawe • Ussangoda • Wasgamuwa • Wilpattu • Yala

  • Beach Destinations in Srilanka:
  • The Unawatuna Beach at southern bank of the island was named as the World's Best Beach in 2004 by Discovery Channel. In 2013 it was positioned in among the world's 100 best shorelines list by CNN. Beaches at Tangalle, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota, Unawatuna Arugam Bay, Pasikudah, Hikkaduwa, Uppuveli and Negombo are considered as renowned traveler shorelines in the nation.

  • World Heritage Sites :
  • Anuradhapura • Central Highlands of Sri Lanka • Dambulla surrender sanctuary • Galle • Polonnaruwa • Sigiriya • Sinharaja Forest Reserve • Temple of the Tooth

  • Archeological Protected Monuments :
  • Nuwara Eliya District • Matale District • Kandy District • Ampara District • Trincomalee District • Batticaloa District • Anuradhapura District • Polonnaruwa District • Kurunegala District • Puttalam District • Kilinochchi District • Mannar District • Mullaitivu District • Jaffna District • Vavuniya District • Kegalle District • Ratnapura District • Galle District • Matara District • Hambantota District • Badulla District • Monaragala District • Colombo District • Kalutara District • Gampaha District Beside all above Srilanka is also well know for Natural beauty, Pilgrimage sites in Srilanka, Culture and Tradition which all you can experience on one of our Srilanka Tour package.

    Sri Lanka Tourism
    With long history and rich tradition, Sri Lanka has plenty of things to visit and see. Geographically, it has largely low, flat to rolling plain and south central interior has mountains.

    • Fascinating cities and towns of Sri Lanka
    • Anuradhapura: It is ruined ancient city
    • Colombo: It is the largest city and former capital of Sri Lanka
    • Galle: Home of a Dutch Fort, it is one of the most fascinating destinations
    • Jaffna: It is northern capital
    • Ratnapura: It is popular as 'City Of Gems'
    • Kandy: This is spiritual centre of Sri Lanka
    • Polonnaruwa: Popular for ancient sites
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    • Other Fascinating sites
    • Beruwela: It is beautiful beach resort
    • Haputale: A small hill town popular for natural landscapes
    • Batticaloa: Popular for beaches and also known as singing fish
    • Robolgoda: Popular beach resort located on the south coast
    • Sinharaja Rainforest: It is popular world Heritage
    • Arugam Bay: Popular for water surfing sports
    • Mirissa: It is a beautiful beach village
    • Trincomalee: Popular beach spots in the north east
    • Kitulgala: Popular for water rafting
    • Adam's Peak
    • Yala National Park
    • Horton's Plains and World's End
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    How to Reach??

    To visit Sri Lanka, you need to get visa that you can take from the Sri Lankan embassy located in your country. Srilankan Tourist visa is also available on arrival for 30 days

    Colombo international airport is linked by many airlines with many countries of the world.

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