Land of pres­tige, pros­per­ity known for warm hos­pi­tal­ity

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Sri Lanka is a par­adise is­land lo­cated in the In­dian Ocean, nick­named as the ‘Pearl of the In­dian Ocean’, ‘The Teardrop of Asia’ ‘Land of Smiles’ and sev­eral other ti­tles. Golden sun-kissed beaches, pic­turesque lo­ca­tions, lush green­ery, an is­land com­pact with all the gifts of na­ture and an an­cient cul­ture and her­itage go­ing back to 2500 years, amaz­ing and an ex­otic wildlife to ex­pe­ri­ence your ad­ven­tur­ous side, spicy cui­sine to liven up your taste buds, that’s what Sri Lanka is all about. One can have all these ex­pe­ri­ences within one day, mak­ing it a 365-day des­ti­na­tion, pro­vid­ing the best of ex­pe­ri­ences all year round.

Sri Lanka is known for its hos­pi­tal­ity and friendly peo­ple who will do their best to please their guest and make you feel quite at home. The au­then­tic, tra­di­tional cui­sine will liven up your taste buds, as you feel the spicy taste go­ing up your throat which takes you to a dif­fer­ent world al­to­gether.

Sri Lanka is known for its beaches, and is blessed with a golden coast­line which is spread all the way from north­ern, south­ern coast­lines to the far east.

There are a lot of op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­joy your beach hol­i­day, while re­lax­ing in the palm­fringed beaches while sip­ping a king co­conut, and do some surf­ing at Arugam Bay. Up in the hill coun­try one can en­joy the soft, cool, breeze drift­ing through your ho­tel room win­dow in

Nuwara Eliya, whilst you‘re en­joy­ing a hot cup of freshly brewed, world-renowned Cey­lon tea. There are lot of wa­ter­falls in this pic­turesque hill cap­i­tal which is also re­ferred to as ‘Lit­tle Eng­land’.

As an ad­ven­ture tourism des­ti­na­tion, Sri Lanka has gained its pop­u­lar­ity via of­fer­ing tourists an ex­pe­ri­ence worth cher­ish­ing by hik­ing, trekking and other ad­ven­ture ac­tiv­i­ties in ar­eas like Hor­ton Plains and River­ston, wa­ter raft­ing in Ki­t­ul­gala, and dol­phin watch­ing in Mirissa and Kal­pi­tiya. Home to eight Unesco World Her­itage Sites, Sri Lanka is an in­cred­i­ble des­ti­na­tion to ex­plore, which has an ex­clu­sive tourism po­ten­tial as a com­pact des­ti­na­tion which so many op­por­tu­ni­ties to of­fer.

One of the big­gest en­dorse­ments Sri Lanka had re­ceived to date, came in 2019 when Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka as the best coun­try in the world to visit. Apart from the Lonely Planet ac­co­lade, Sri Lanka has been se­lected as one of CNN Travel’s 20 places to visit in 2020 and as Asia’s best des­ti­na­tion for Wildlife Tourism at Top Asia Cor­po­rate Ball 2019.

Sri Lanka is a land of won­ders, since the coun­try of­fers a lot to see and ex­plore. It is blessed with an amaz­ing his­tory, cul­ture and her­itage, which is a treat to any cu­ri­ous trav­eler who is en­thu­si­as­tic about ex­plor­ing new cul­tures. Sri Lanka is a coun­try which takes pride in its unique­ness and own iden­tity, as a nation which em­braces ev­ery re­li­gion, eth­nic­ity and cul­ture, to stand as one.

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