Sri Lanka Travel Guide: What is the best thing about an island nation? Yes, a few hours in any direction and you get to behold an ocean. Sri Lanka, the island nation sheltered by Indian Ocean, is a magnificent example of how beautiful and bountiful an island can be.
Whether your travels are inspired by nature, history or culture, Sri Lanka has something to present before you. The landscape is a mixture of golden beaches, lush greenery and spectacular mountains. While the romantic setting and adorable tea gardens of Nuwara Eliya tempt you to lose yourself, the charming beaches keep you pinned to the shores. Beaches and little hamlets nearby, where time has come to a standstill, where life is about enjoying the charm around! It will be a once-in-lifetime experience for you.
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Basics: Sri Lanka Travel Guide
Capital of Sri Lanka: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
Largest city: Colombo
National language(s): Sinhala, English, Tamil.
Major destinations of Sri Lanka: Colombo, Kandy, Sigiriya, Galle, Dambulla, Negombo, Anuradhapura, Bentota, Pinnawala, Yala National Park, and others.
Best time to visit Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan south and west coasts, and hill stations are best visited from December to March. However, it is best to visit between April to September to enjoy teh east coast of Sri Lanka.
Buddhism being the predominant religion of Sri Lanka, there are quite a few Buddhist temples, old and new, to attract followers. Temple of Tooth Relic, which has remains of tooth of Buddha, is the one that finds lots of footfall. History and architecture peeps from every corner of Sri Lanka. The ancient city, Sigiriya, built on high plateau, is one of the most awe-inspiring attractions of the old world. You will be wonderstruck at the mastery with which the rock fortress was built, in the days when man had only his bare hands to assist.
When the romantic in you is looking for an escape to a land of fantasy, try out Sri Lanka. You won’t be disappointed. If you liked Jaunt Monkey’s Sri Lanka Travel Guide, you can also checkout our travel guides on the other countries that we had a visit to.