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Sri Lanka Travel and Tourism

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Sri Lanka , officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka , is an island country in South Asia, located about 31 kilometres off the southern coast of India. It is home to around twenty million people. Because of its location in the path of major sea routes, Sri Lanka is a strategic naval link between West Asia and South East Asia. It has been a center of Buddhist religion and culture from ancient times. The Sinhalese community forms the majority of the population; Tamils, who are concentrated in the north and east of the island, form the largest ethnic minority. Other communities include Moors, Burghers, Kaffirs and the Malays. Famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, coconuts and rubber, Sri Lanka boasts a progressive and modern industrial economy and the highest per capita income in South Asia. The natural beauty of Sri Lanka's tropical forests, beaches and landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage, make it a world famous tourist destination. After over two thousand years of rule by local kingdoms, parts of Sri Lanka were colonized by Portugal and the Netherlands beginning in the 16th century, before control of the entire country was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. During World War II, Sri Lanka served as an important base for Allied forces in the fight against the Japanese Empire. A nationalist political movement arose in the country in the early 20th century with the aim of obtaining political independence, which was eventually granted by the British after peaceful negotiations in 1948.

   
 
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Cycling in Sri Lanka - Galle
Cycling in Sri Lanka Cycling is one of the best ways to explore Sri Lanka’s varied landscapes, cultural heritage and experience rural village life. Cycle through rice fields and rural villages; through tea covered hill country or along beautiful palm fringed beaches; explore the ruins of ancient kingdoms dating back to the 3rd century B.C. or jungle tracks in the north central province. A truly rewarding experience for you if you can cycling a lot to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka.With it's huge network of roads, routes and tracks, it makes it especially appealing for for cycling holidays in Sri Lanka. Cycling through Galle Dutch fort and My Ceylon Adventures Cycling Guide explains about Galle Fort and Dutch architecture and Heritage ...

Trekking in Sri Lanka - Belihul Oya
Trekking in Sri Lanka There is a abundant of opportunities awaiting in Sri Lanka's diverse and luscious hill country for the keen hikers and trekkers. The beautiful area of Belihul oya, located in the hill country of Sri Lanka, provides a superb base from which to try out a wide variety of hiking and trekking tours through jungle, across paddy fields and up mountains. The river and numerous waterfalls in Sri Lanka are another key attraction that allows hikers and trekkers to enjoy a refreshing dip en-route! In the same area the mysterious. Horton Plains National Park offers some excellent hikes in an unusual environment, characterised by forest patches, grasslands and some high-altitude vegetation. The river and numerous waterfalls in S...

River Rafting in Sri Lanka - Kitulgala
River Rafting in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka affords the opportunity for the recreational activists and water sport enthusiast to enjoy White Water Rafting. The small town of Kitulgala in the hill country is the most famous White Water Rafting location in Sri Lanka.Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitul gala covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KM. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.Tours can be...

Culture of Sri Lanka - Colombo
Culture of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka lies practically in the center of the Indian Ocean and thus has climatic and cultural links with three continents. Monsoon winds, driving against Sri Lanka's peaks, support lush vegetation on the southern half of the island, but the northern half is a dry zone. The winds affect human culture as well, having brought wave after wave of immigrants and merchants following the southerly trade routes. Outsiders found a wide range of ecological niches on the coast, on the plains, or in the mountains, and they built a remarkably variegated civilization. Merchants long have sought Sri Lanka as the source of pearls, jewels, spices, and tea. Visitors for centuries have marvelled at the beauty and great variety of the i...

Sri Lanka Food Good food is found in abundance in Sri Lanka - Colombo
Sri Lanka Food Good food is found in abundance in Sri Lanka Good food is found in abundance in Sri Lanka, with a wide choice of cuisine to choose from. The Portuguese, Dutch and British invaders as well as the Indian, Arab, Malay and Moor traders have all contributed to the variety of Sri Lankan cuisine. However, rice is the staple meal, and this is generally consumed with a range of vegetable curries, fish, beef, chicken or egg and a mallum (finely shredded leaves which are slightly stir fried). Vegetarian curries are made from practically every available fruit or vegetable such as brinjals, beans, beetroot, carrot, banana flower, ash plantains, pumpkin etc. Curries in Sri Lanka are much hotter than those in India. More chilli and spices are added to flavour the dish. How...