Sri Lanka is a beautiful tropical wonderland situated just south of India. It is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean for its beauty, scenery, wildlife, culture, history and many more things. This is the country where the world’s best tea, the Ceylon tea is made, (Ceylon being the old name of the country). And this is a country you have to visit at least once in a lifetime. Below you find a very brief description that is meant to be an introduction about holidays in Sri Lanka.
As an it is surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. All around the island you find many different kinds of attractions to enjoy and experience near the beach while wearing your favorite summer cloths and enjoying the tropical heat. Undoubtedly this is one of the best places on earth to go to forget about the outside world and take a break from the troubles back home. You can also stay in luxury star class hotels that serve native spicy foods to western delicacies or swim all day and enjoy a good local meal in a small beach front restaurant.
Sri Lanka is also very rich in wildlife. More than 12% of the country is reserved as wildlife and natural reserves so you can experience and see wildlife in their natural surroundings in any part of 2500 square kilometers large island. Some of the wildlife found here like the Sri Lankan spotted deer and the “Pala Pologa” which is a huge python snake are found only here. When you travel around the country, in places like deserted jungle road stretches in between towns and villages you can encounter wild Asian elephants, hundreds of Buffalo’s and herds of deer and other smaller animals crossing the road or eyeing you from inside the jungle like a watchdog.
The history of this country dates back to more than 2500 years of advanced agricultural civilization. As a result if you travel around the country you can see hundreds of ancient ruins, large agro-water storage reservoirs built by ancient kings and Buddhist temples that date back to before Jesus times.