The Pearl of Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka

Pristine beaches, aromatic Ceylon teas, year-round sunshine, incredible mountain views, as well as distinctive food, not to mention elephants munching on the roads casually, what more do we expect from traveling?

Even though the island has an abundance of breathtaking attractions and exciting things to do, Sri Lanka is very less traveled and underrated. This island nation hooks the traveler’s attention with its unequivocal charm and compels them to revisit it. Even though a small island in size, Sri Lanka has eight UNESCO World natural as well as cultural and historical heritage sites. Whether you want to enjoy your coffee amidst a beautiful tea plantation, trek a mountain, or else, relax on a beach, Sri Lanka has something to off her sleeves to enchant you.

This magical island is a perfect tourist destination, with lovely beaches, year-round sunshine, spicy cuisine, extravagant nature, the influence of Buddhism, and also vibrant culture and exciting history.

Sri Lanka is even more of an experience than a mere travel destination.

Diyaluma waterfall Sri Lanka
Elephants in Pristine Sri Lanka
BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT

Sri Lanka is one of 34 biodiversity hotspots of the world. The land is a paradise for a nature lover – be it the marine wonders or endemic wildlife. The main attraction of Sri Lankan wildlife is the elephants. These majestic animals are found at several national parks in Sri Lanka. Sightings of the leopards, sloth bears, lizards, blue whales, dolphins are also quite common in the reservations.

Ravana Cave Temple | Sri Lanka Travel - Pristine Sri Lanka
SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION

In 2008, Sri Lanka was listed as the third most religious country in the world, according to a Gallup poll. 99% of Sri Lankans saying religion is an integral part of their daily life. Sri Lankans practice a variety of faiths, including Theravada Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims (mainly Sunni), Christians (mostly Roman Catholic and other Christians).

SCENIC TRAIN JOURNEY

Travelers who visit Sri Lanka can make their journey more memorable by trying the train journeys across the island. These routes pass through pine forests, tea estates, misty mountains, and much more to give you breathless and enchanting views of the country. The lush forests and the green tea gardens of the hill country give you great photos to capture.

Devon Falls Sri Lanka
ELEGANT WATERFALLS

Most central highland mountains in Sri Lanka are styled with great and elegant waterfalls. Hence, Sri Lanka amalgamates all these waterfalls into beauty and purity. Hence, one can enjoy the waterfall from the way it pretends to be. There are over hundred of enchanting waterfalls in Sri Lanka.

COOL CLIMATE AND THE GREEN MOUNTAINS

Sri Lanka is blessed to have the world’s finest setting of nature and love. most importantly, the overwhelming climate with the cool breeze as well as fresh air enjoying a holiday with friends in the midst of Green Mountains is more than a blessing. That is to say, Sri Lanka is one of the best place to eradicate negativity under the cold climate and ascetic mountains.

Temple of the Tooth Relic
BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE

Sri Lanka has the longest continuous history of Buddhism of any Buddhist nation. The island has been a centre of Buddhist scholarship and learning since the introduction of Buddhism in the third century BCE. Throughout most of its history, Sri Lankan kings have played a major role in the maintenance and revival of the Buddhist institutions. There are around 6,000 Buddhist monasteries on Sri Lanka.

Origin of The Name

During ancient times, travelers referred to present-day Sri Lanka by a variety of names.

  • According to the Mahavamsa, the legendary Prince Vijaya named the land Tambapanni (“copper-red hands” or “copper-red earth”), because his followers’ hands were reddened by the red soil of the area.
  • In Hindu mythology, such as the Ramayana, the island was referred to as Lankā.
  • The Tamil term Eelam was used to designate the whole peninsula in Sangam literature.
  • Ancient Greek geographers called it Taprobanā or Taprobanē from the word Tambapanni.
  • The Persians and Arabs knew the island as Sarandīb.
  • Portuguese called it Ceilão upon their arrival in 1505, was transliterated into English as Ceylon.
  • As a British crown colony, the island was known as Ceylon; it achieved independence as the Dominion of Ceylon in 1948.
  • Today, we know this pristine island as Śrī Lankā. In 1972, however, its formal name was “Free, Sovereign and Independent Republic of Sri Lanka.”
  • But, later in 1978, the name changed to the “Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.” 

Source: Wikipedia

Featured Destinations

Rathnapura
Rathnapura
The Pahiyangala Caves is one of the caves in Sri Lanka which provided with valid evidence of the ancient humans. The cave contains valuable historical facts about life in the ...
Ella
Ella
Diyaluma waterfall is the third-highest of waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is the perfect spot for a full-day adventure. Basically, the Diyaluma, aka Bridal falls, collects its ...
Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya
Lake Gregory is a reservoir in heart of the Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. It was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory.