Bhutan it's known by many names: "The Land of Peaceful Thunder Dragon", "The Forbidden Kingdom", "Southern Valley of Medicinal Herbs". Bhutan is known hidden in the eastern folds of the Himalayas. The total area of Bhutan is 18,000 sq miles, (47,000 sq.km). Bhutan is bordered by Tibet in the north, Sikkim in the west and indian in the east.
 
   
Srilanka Travel Information
» Introduction

Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean and located south of the Indian subcontinent, is also known as the Island of Serendipity. It is an island of Sunny beaches, a palm fringed coastline, an abundance of rivers, streams and cascading waterfalls, a heartlands of cool misty mountains, forests containing a variety of exotic flora, and fauna, from leopards, to herd of majestic elephants, birds from the tiny 'tailor bird' to the gorgeously coloured peacock, reptiles from crocodiles to pythons, conjure visions of a jungle paradise. Sri Lanka has an enormous range of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim festivals.

Sri Lanka's is fampous for precious gemstones - sapphires, rubies, beryls, zircon, quartz and more. In contrast the island's capital, Colombo, is a thriving and modern city with plenty entertainments and good nightlife. Sri Lanka is an island where colour abounds everywhere, in the bright festival decorations, in the scenery, and even in the food. Sri Lanka's distinctly Buddhist culture also shows elements of contact with the British, Dutch and Portuguese colonial forces.

 

Facts and Figures

Location It is located in Southern Asia.
Area

65,525 sq. km.

Capital

Colombo

Climate

Summers:- 28°C.
Winters:- 25°C.

Languages

Sinhala, Tamil and English.

Best Time To Visit

April to November.

 
» Destinations
 
Colombo:- Colombo, the island's largest city. This is the place where the political and commercial heart beats and where you can see some of the tallest buildings in Asia. Colombo has its own history and its own beautiful places to visit that can easily attract yoy.
 
Attractions:-

The Fort National Museum Galle Road
Cinnamon Gardens Viharamahadevu Park Dehiwala Zoo

 

Galle:- The south coasts major town is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch fort, in which the central city is contained. It is famous for its Dutch fort, lace making, ebony carving and gem polishing.
 
Attractions:-

Dutch Fort Dutch Reformed Church Dutch Museum
Ahangama / Midigama Groote Kerk Church  

 

Kandy:- Kandy is Sri Lanka's second-largest city and is slightly cooler because of its altitude. It is Srilanka's cultural center.
 
Attractions:-

Kandy Lake Kandy Museum Peradeniya Gardens
Hanthana Mountion Knukles Dalada Maligawa
Lankatilake Temple Gadaladeniya Temple Monatastires

 

Anuradhapura:-The city of Anuradhapura is situated one hundred and twenty eight miles (205 km) north of Colombo in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka on the banks of the Malwatu Oya. It is the largest and oldest of all Sri Lanka's ancient cities.
 
Attractions:-

Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo-Tree) Abhayagiri Dagoba Ruwanweli Seya Dagoba
Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum

Thuparama Vatadage

Royal Palace
Jetavanarama Dagoba and Museum Ratna Prasada

Loha Prasada (Brazen Palace)

 

Hikkaduwa:- Hikkaduwa is a very popular beach destination just a few hours from Colombo on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. There's excellent snorkeling just offshore and a number of dive sites for more serious scuba divers further out to sea, while good surf to the south of town attracts surfers.
 
Attractions:-

Coral Gardens Telwatta Bird Sanctuary  
     

 

Nuwara Eliya:- Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), also known as 'Little' England'. It is blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery.
 
Attractions:-

Gregory's Lake Oliphant Estate Adam's Peak & Peak Wilderness Sanctuary
The Ceylon Breweries Lover's Leap Horton Plains National Park

 

Negombo:- The major beach resort in the West Coast is Negombo which is a characteristic fishing town in Gampaha district, 37 km north of Colombo. The wide sandy beaches and its safe sea attract thousands of visitors to Negombo.
 
Attractions:-

Muthurajawela Marsh The Buddhist temple  
     

 

Ratnapura:- Ratnapura is Sri Lanka's 'City of Gems' famous for centuries for the priceless sapphires, rubies, cat's - eyes, alexandrite and a host of other precious sones mined there. It's waterfalls, forest land and tea plantations offer a scenic view.
 
Attractions:-

Pothgul Vihare Rajasitagama National Museum
Rajasitagama Saman Devalaya Uda Walawe National Park
Uda Walawe National Park Sinharaja Forest Ehelepola Museum

 

Mannar :- Mannar Island, about 130 sq km in area. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge and causeway some 3 km in length. Mannar also features some exotic flora and fauna.
 
Attractions:-
Portuguese fort Ahangama and Midigama Dondra or Devinuwara
Kustarajaga Weligama  
» Travel Information
By Air:- The only way to enter Sri Lanka is by air. Colombo is the international gateway for direct flights from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. There are several flights available between Colombo and Chennai, Trichy, Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai.
  
 
 
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