Newest Holiday Destination in South Asia

Sylvia By Sylvia , 15th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Travel>Asia>Sri Lanka>Colombo & Around

After thirty years of bloody internal strife in the North of Sri Lanka, this little island nation is rapidly progressing in economic recovery and development of infrastructure is speeding along. Strategically placed in the Indian Ocean, it is hoped to be soon developed into the hub of business activity. A second new air port was added in the South of the Island along with another new harbour to ease congestion in shipping in Colombo.

Experience a holiday getaway like no other

Sri Lanka an independent island country shaped like a pearl, hangs at the tip of the Indian subcontinent. This shape has also led to it being known as “The pearl of the Indian Ocean,” though for a little while it was the teardrop of the Indian Ocean. Situated in the tropics, Sri Lanka is famous for its lush vegetation, fauna and flora, beautiful beaches, spices and of course, tea.

A holiday in Sri Lanka should be on everyone’s bucket list. Coming into land, one flies over what looks like a carpet of green and the tops of swaying coconut trees. This tranquil setting alone should put you in the mood of lazing around and enjoying the beauty of a holiday in the South Asian Island, Sri Lanka.

If it is a beach holiday that you have in mind, welcome to the pristine beaches of Sri Lanka. There are beach resorts on nearly all the coasts around Sri Lanka. After the conclusion of the 30 year old conflict one could now venture far north into the historical city of Jaffna. The tropical weather of Sri Lanka ensures sun, surf and sand all year round. The beaches of Sri Lanka are magnetic for both locals and tourists alike.

Sri Lanka was ruled by Kings for many centuries and their seats of power were in many parts of the island. The ruins of ancient cities of Sri Lanka are found in the North Central of Sri Lanka. History revolved around the cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya and these are frequently on any tour itinerary due to their close proximity to each other, with the lure and awe the presence of century’s old ruins can bring. The last seat of power was Kandy, famed for its Temple of the Tooth and the colourful and lively pageantry of the Kandy Esala Perahera in August.

Visits to Temple sites are also on the to-do lists well known for their rare and beautiful architecture. Kandy boasts of many of these. Travelling further down south, the Kataragama Devale is another attraction for many devotees where religious rituals can be observed. There is also the Saman Devale towards Ratnapura … a beautiful temple with some areas carrying the influence of the Portuguese. Adam's Peak is another historical site accessible from here.

The salubrious hill country of Sri Lanka is lush in vegetation and soothing waterfalls can be seen along which ever route you may want to travel. The well groomed tea plantations are beautiful. Their luscious green appearance gives the impression of hills covered with an enormous green carpet. Nuwara Eliya was nostalgically called “Little England” by the early British tea planters owing to its cool climate. This is another must-see destination especially during the season from March to May. All the gardens are groomed to look its best and vie for best place in gardens, horse racing, local grand prix and many other attractions.

Trekking, whale and dolphin watching, bird watching, wildlife safaris, sailing, extreme motor sports, cricket and other sports are some of the popular activities conducted in Sri Lanka.

Make Sri Lanka your next holiday destination. Her holiday destinations are a treat not to be missed.

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