"In the 21st Century our world has gotten smaller. But it is the smaller places on earth that still make the world wondrous"
A lush tropical island off the southern tip of India, Discover a small island with wondrous surprises. Dubbed by the Grecians as Taprobane, Serendib by the Arabs and known as Ceylon to the Europeans, Sri Lanka is a verdant haven that has marveled many civilisations that, throughout its history, have either visited or occupied the island. The “Pearl of The Indian Ocean” adage is only best realized after one has visited Sri Lanka - a hint of mystery and mysticism; history steeped in folklore and myth; of vibrant colors and unsurpassed beauty filled with a diverse and richly charming hospitality. Combine Sri Lanka’s exquisite cuisine and magnificent panoramas, and this becomes one destination that will indelibly leave you breathless.
"Welcome to Paradise Island"
Within a compact area of 65,610 kilometres lie eight of UNESCO’s acclaimed World Heritage Sites. Of 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beaches, rest 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls and 25,000 water bodies, only a few places in the world can organically offer stunning landscapes and a heritage that extends back to over 2,500 years.
Colonized by the Dutch, Portuguese, and the British empires, Sri Lanka has developed and acclimatized its own unique history and culture. We invite you to come explore this wonder of Asia. Welcome to Paradise Island.
Sri Lanka by the Numbers
|GNI per Capital
430km North to South
Lat 5° 55. to 9° 50.
NE Monsoon ( Dec - Mar )
Serendib, Taprobane, Ceylon
national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife
acres of lush tea estates
acres of botanical gardens
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
|Life Expectancy at Birth
Culture that extends back to over 2,500 years
World Heritage Sites
- Ancient City of Polonnaruwa (1982)
- Ancient City of Sigiriya (1982)
- Golden Temple of Dambulla (1991)
- Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (1988)
- Sacred City of Anuradhapura (1982)
- Sacred City of Kandy (1988)
Doing it Sri Lankan Way….
- When it comes to food, rice is the front runner. Lankans eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with curry.
- In Sri Lanka, when someone shakes their head from side to side with a slight wiggle, it actually means “yes.”
- Sri Lanka is crazy about cricket, however the national sport of the country is, in fact, volleyball.
- Sri Lankans eat with hand.
- The coconuts here are king sized, give it a try!
- Full moon day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka. And almost every month there is at least one mercantile holiday, YAY.
- The most famous alcohol is Arrack which is made by fermenting either fruits, coconut, rice or sugarcane. You should totally try it!!
- Sri Lankan’s name in Sinhalese is “Shri Lanka Prajatantrika Samajavadi Janarajaya/Ilankai Jananayaka Choshalichak Kutiyarachu”. Try to say it.
- This isn’t a particularly solid fact, but the pineapples in Sri Lanka are absolutely delicious.
- Grab them from a roadside stall, get the vendor to cut it up, and give it a nibble whenever you need some sweet, sweet deliciousness.
- The most famous beer brand is Lion Lager, worth every penny!!
- The shape of Sri Lanka is like a pearl or the drop of tear. This is the reason Sri Lanka is known as Pearl of Indian Ocean.
- Every meal is accompanied with coconut sambol, a dish made from coconut. It’s called as Pol Sambol