The pearl of the Indian Ocean or someone calling teardrop of India, anyway it is one of the great travel destinations of any traveller, backpacker or nature lover in the world. One of the Italian explorer Marco Polo said that Sri Lanka to be the “best island of its size in the world”. and also in 410’s AD/CE, Chinese traveller Fa-Hien visited Sri Lanka. It’s mean there are people came to Sri Lanka for a long time.
in 1966, there were 18,969 foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka.after that in 1982 it showed remarkable growth of the number of foreign visitors its was 407,230. however, after starting the civil war Sri Lankan tourism industry faced massive challenges. between 1983 to 2009 statics mentioned around 300,000 – 500,000 foreigners have arrived annually.
After the end of the war in 2009 after 25-year Sri Lanka became one of the best travel destinations in the world. According to reliable statistics India, China, Uk, Germany, Australia, France are top countries that people came to Sri Lanka for various purposes.
There are several reasons are affected by Sri Lanka to become the world No 01 Travel destination.
According to ancient books, Sri Lanka has more than 2500 years of history. mainly Sri Lankan heritage built based on Buddism.there are so many heritage places are easily found in Sri Lanka.UNESCO has declared six archaeological and two ecological World Heritage Sites which is Anuradhapura, Central Hill Land, Dambulla cave temple, Polonnaruwa, Galle Fort, Sinharaja Forest, Sigiriya & temple of tooth kandy.
Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa is Ancient cities that previous kings and queens are live and control the island. there are some evidence of Hindu culture affected to Buildings and statues.
Temple of tooth is the heart of Sri Lankan Buddhist people and also world one of famous heritage destination.
when considering the wildlife Sri Lanka suddenly comes to mind giant elephants or bears or tigers Sri Lankan kotiya. this is one of the rare and amazing experiences that can take from wildlife Sri Lanka.
There are 22 National Parks declared in Sri Lanka. Vilpaththuwa is the biggest and the most important forest in Sri Lanka and also Sinharaja rain forest is the heart of the ecosystem of Sri Lanka and it is one of the world heritage site.
Udawalawa, Minneriya, Wasgamuwa are the ideal places to see Elephants and the Yala, Wasgamuwa, Vilpaththuwa is the best for Bears and tigers. tourists can see dears, rabbits, fox, and many varieties of birds in Kumana.
Sri Lankan Beaches are really famous among the tourist because of the nice sunshine and the relaxing environment around the beaches and wonderful waves from the Indian ocean.
the coconut palms are making it an ideal destination for who seeking best sea bath experience in the marvellous blue water Indian ocean. There are more percentages of luxurious and deluxe resorts and villas as well as budget hotels are located along with the coastal areas especially down south like Galle, Benthota, Mirissa, Unawatuna, to offer tourists some of the best beach holidays in Sri Lanka.
Typical Weather: Warm & Sunny
Distance from Colombo: 107 km
Typical Weather: Warm & Sunny
Distance from Colombo: 320 km
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4.Natural scenic beauty
most of the people especially tourists, nature lover like to travel most beautiful scenic places like Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya and Kandy is an ideal spot for nature lovers. because of its weather and the greenery scenes and many beautiful waterfalls influence them to travel.
Due to its highland location, Nuwara Eliya has a very cold climate. it’s like 16 °C temperature annually. there are soo many locations to visit in Nuwareliya such as Gregory Lake, Victoria Flower garden, Haggala botanical garden, Lover’slip waterfall and Sanda thanna and famous Horton plans.
Kandy is a world heritage place because of the temple of tooth, and also there are several places to visit like Nuwara Eliya. Udawaththa forest on of the jungle that very near to Kandy town. Peradeniya botanical garden is one of the beautiful gardens in Sri Lanka.
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