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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon, Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.

Sri Lanka has a documented history that spans over 3000 years. Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road[9] through to World War II. Sri Lanka is a diverse country home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. It is the land of the Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils, Moors, Indian Tamils, Burghers, Malays, Kaffirs and the aboriginal Vedda.The country's recent history has been marred by a thirty-year civil war which decisively but controversially ended in a military victory in 2009.

Sri Lanka is a republic and a unitary state governed by a presidential system. The capital, Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte, is a suburb of the largest city, Colombo. An important producer of tea, coffee, gemstones, coconuts, rubber and the native cinnamon,[16] Sri Lanka has been called the tear drop of India because of its shape and location and is known as "the Pearl of the Indian Ocean" because of its natural beauty. It is also known as "the nation of smiling people". The island contains tropical forests and diverse landscapes with high biodiversity.

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Shaped like a teardrop at the base of the Indian sub- continent, Srilanka is one of the most beautiful Islands of the world. Srilanka's history goes back to nearly 25 centuries, it is well know as the land of the Ravana, the ten- headed king who abducted Sita. Srilanka is as much famous for its colourful history as it is for its amazing scenic beauty.

It is rocky on its southern part and has plains on its northern part. The highest mountain is the 2524m Mt Pidurutalagala near Nuwara Eliya and the longest river is the Mahaweli. It has many other names like: Ceylon, Serendib, Replendent Isle, Pearl of the Orient and Island of Dharma.

Srilanka has an amazing wild-life, elephants, deer, monkeys, sloth bears, wild boar, cobras, crocodiles, dugong, turtles and leopards make Sri lanka a very attractive tourist destination; large number of bird life is also found here. Beaches, hills, ancient cities and elephant orphanage are part of Srilanka's indelible charm. You can go scuba- diving, snorkeling, surfing or skiing or you could go trekking, each activity has its own experience and Srilanka offers you fun aplenty. Every corner of Srilanka smells of natural beauty, you will see greenery wherever you go. This amiable ambience becomes all the more attractive because of the Srilankans, they are friendly and hospitable people.

No matter where you go in Srilanka, each sound and smell will leave an ineradicable impression on your mind. Then whether it is an early morning train journey from Colombo to Hikkaduwa or a visit to the waterfalls in the rolling hill country, you will cherish the memories of your visit to Srilanka.

Srilanka has two monsoons. The Yala season- May to August and the Maha season October to January. A tropical country Srilanka is both dry and wet. Rainfall is heaviest in the south, south west and central highlands; the northern and north-central regions are very dry. The best time to visit the west, south coast and hill country is between December and March and east coast between May to September! Srilanka is very hot from March to June and cooler from November to January.

Regions

Sri Lanka Mainland

Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island.

Accommodation

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana 5*

Habarana is the centre of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle that is made up of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy; therefore the perfect epicentre to explore the glorious past of Sri Lanka. Sprawled over 27 acres of lush forested land, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, is an exclusive hideaway for [...]

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Cinnamon Bey Beruwala 5*

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is a luxurious state of the art getaway, placing the grandeur of a city hotel one hour away from Colombo on the beach. Visitors will be welcomed by a sprawling tropical Asian paradise fronted by a broad golden beach and surprised by the calming [...]

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CHAAYA VILLAGE HABARANA

Like a well-disguised tree with thirsty widespread roots reaching far and wide to drink from the closest brook, Chaaya Village Habarana lies sprawled across 27 acres of luxuriant land bordering a stunning lake. Habarana is situated 176 km from Colombo in the heart of Sri Lanka's [...]

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Jetwing Lighthouse 5* Galle

On the famed south western coast of Sri Lanka, in the ancient Dutch outpost of Galle, hotels line the shore and are many and varied. But amongst them all, one stands out – distinctive as a beacon of light in the dark; and named likewise. Known and loved the world over, [...]

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Places to see

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Important Sites to visit
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Itinerary Ideas: Sri lanka

FLYWAY EXPERIENCE

A Land likes No Other - Sri Lanka. Day 01. On arrival met by a representative of Jetwing Travels & transfer to Higurakgoda by Air Taxi. Pick up from Higurakgoda & proceed to Giritale. Overnight stay at the Deer Park Hotel, Polonnaruwa. Day 02. After breakfast visit & climb the [...]

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WILD LIFE NATURE TOUR

5 Nights / 6 Days. DAY 01. On arrival met by a representative of Jetwing Travels and proceed to Airport Garden Hotel (10 minutes drive from the Airport). Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at AIRPORT GARDEN HOTEL, Katunayake. DAY 02. After breakfast proceed to [...]

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Hill Country Experience

4 Nights / 5 Days. DAY 01. On arrival met by a representative of Jetwing Travels and proceed to Elkaduwa. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at HUNAS FALLS HOTEL, Elkaduwa. DAY 02. Breakfast and full day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of [...]

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ULTIMATE LUXURY NATURE, CULTURE & HISTORY

8 nights / 9 days. Day 01. On arrival greeted with garlands at the Airport, by a representative of Jetwing and transfer to Sigiriya. Overnight stay at ELEPHANT CORRIDOR & Newest Luxury Hotel in Sigirya. Day 02. After breakfast visit and climb the Sigirya Rock Fortress. Overnight stay [...]

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FIRST TIMERS TO SRI LANKA

6 Nights / 7 Days. Day 01. Arrive by (flt no) at (time) and you will be transferred to the arrival terminal. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your luggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. Our [...]

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