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elcome to Sri Lanka. Land of abundance of mystic tranquillity. We are about to take you on a magical tour of information on what Sri Lanka has on offer to you. Before you take off from here we suggest you to bookmark this site just in case you get charmed and lost. The Pearl of the Indian Ocean has almost every thing on this planet to offer to tourists seeking relaxing holidays. Beaches, cool climates, jungle safaris, water and adventure sports, spiritual and self healing, ancient ruins and romance all within just a few miles apart.
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There is simply nothing a tourist could not do in Sri Lanka except for snow sports of course. However the guided activities will give you what is worth the money. Tracking, bird watching, jungle safaris, diving, white water rafting and much
Stay with a local family and enjoy their hospitality. Home stay is the most enchanting cultural experience you could enjoy in Sri Lanka. Rates start around USD 4.00 per day. Enjoy the hospitality of the people of this beautiful island and experience their temperaments and fine cuisines. All venues are registered at the Sri Lanka Tourist Board
City taxies start from USD 0.32 per kilometer while tuk tuks are located at all major towns are much cheaper. For busy travelers hoping to cover the whole island in a couple of days car rentals starts form around USD 20.00 per day or chauffeured for slightly
Galle Literary Festival
Nawam Perahera Pageant
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Kandy the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. ( 115kM from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level). Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island.
Kandy Perahera, the pageant of the temple of tooth where Buddha's tooth is kept is held either in July or August each year to parade the golden caskets is a must see itenary if one is visiting Sri Lanka during these months.
Dambulla Temple is a unique complex of 5 cave image houses containing over 150 Buddha and other statues along with beautifully painted walls and ceilings. The temple, constructed by a king in appreciation for providing shelter for him when escaping an enemy attack in the 1 century BC is now declared as a world heritage site.
Built in the 5 century AC this magnificent complex of geometrically laid gardens, pools, fountains (still working today) as well as oldest surviving murals of maidens has been a palace of the King Kasyapa. Built on top of a 200m high rock, the entrance to the climb once has been through a lions head. Only the huge paws remain today.
The capital of the southern province is a city with a colourful history. UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings not invaded by the skyscrapers. The beautiful beach of Unawatuna is just 6km south east of the city
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