On the scale of a world map. Sri Lanka previously known as Ceylon appears to hang like a tiny teardrop over the Indian Ocean. In reality though, this tropical isle is certainly no drop in the ocean. From north to south it’s land area is 65,600 sq. km (25,300 sq. miles).
Generally, the best time to visit Sri Lanka is from December to March for the west and south coasts and the Hill Country; and from April to September for the ancient cities region and the east coast. Peak tourist season is from December to March, when many visitors head to Sri Lanka to escape the European winter.
The smiling island | Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a tropical island in the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The coconut palms makes the country endowed with over a thousand miles of beautiful golden beaches the ideal beach destination. A large percentage of luxurious resorts and villas as well as budget hotels are located along the coastal areas. This is to offer tourists some of the best beach hotels in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is ranked amongst the world’s twenty five biodiversity hot spots. As a country with high rate of endemism it has many faunal groups including birds, mammals. reptiles and amphibians. This fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It is world renowned as one of the best places to watch elephants and leopards for nature enthusiastic and photographers.
Sri Lanka is a happy island. A land of smiling people. Every where there is a color and fragrance of tropical vegetation. Whether you are bargain hunting,in the Pettah (bezaar) of Colombo, marvelling at the ancient cities, sipping tea in the hill country, soaking up the sun on some near deserted beach or strolling in the countryside, you will find that people are always friendly and outgoing.
Wherever you go, you will find the traditional welcome- “Ayubowan”- which means may you live long.
NOTE: Ayubowan | (Sri Lanka) Salutation wishing the recipient a long life, typically as a greeting or a goodbye.
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