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Srilanka the Most Sought After Tourist Destination in Asia

By Vimlesh Kumar Subscribe to RSS | November 26th 2011 | Views:

Nicknamed the pearl of the Orient, Sri Lanka is a dazzling gem in the cobalt blue indigo sea. Known to the outer world for its beautiful beaches, ancient heritage sites, prevailing Buddhism, Botanical gardens, captivating lagoons, pure Coral Reefs and much more, Sri Lanka is total bliss. It’s history and origin dates back to the times of the epic Mahabharata. It used to be called Ceylon but now is known to world as Sri Lanka, recognized for its beaches, architectural heritage and Buddhist influences.

Tourism in Sri Lanka has emerged as one its leading industries. Beaches have played an integral role in pulling in crowds seeking undiscovered tropical destinations. There are numerous tourist attractions in Sri Lanka that are popular with the people. Beaches in Sri Lanka are sprawled out on the western, southern coast mostly. Amongst the famous ones are Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Kalutara, Bentola, Ambalagoda, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Weligama, Arugam Bay, Trincomalee etc. The beautiful beaches are not only a paradise for relaxing, diving, sun-bathing, walking on the long strips of sand but also for snorkeling, diving and other water sports.

Srilanka Travel Packages Industry has found itself a spot on the global charts. In the Negombo city, relax in the sun, walk on the beach, live your fantastical vacation. Visit the city of ruins of ancient capitals Anuradhapura in the north central province of Sri Lanka. See the incredible ruins of Bodhi Tree Temple, Ruwanwelisaya, Archaeology Museum, Folk Museum, Jetavana, Citadel, Moonstone, Lovamahapaya, and Western Monasteries. Capture the old world marvels on rolls and take the memories home with you, buy souvenirs from Mihintale and Anuradhapura. Splurge in shopping in the Anuradhapura New town.

Several Srilanka Tour Operator organize Sri Lanka trips that include visit around the beaches and an introductory homage to the archaeological sites. After Anuradhapura, hop on the bus for next destination which is Pollonnaruwa, check out the Royal Palace, Gal Vihara(where the enormous images of Buddha are carved), Alahana Pirivena Complex, Lankatilaka Gedige, Siva Devale, Demala Maha Seya and many more temples. Give yourself a break from the ancient sites and venture out in the beach resorts and hill towns of Beru wela and Haputale. Unwind at the beaches of Trincomalee, Arugam bay, kitugala. At arugam Bay, adventure sports enthusiasts can go for surfing and kitugala offers naturalists pristine panoramic views of the landscape and adventurers white water rafting.

For more wild experiences, take a wildlife safari in the yala National Park. Wander in the streets of Colombo and Ella and see the Museums and get astounded by well preserved sites. Visit the National Museum of Colombo, natural history museum and the Dutch Period museum etc. Get tranced in the sleepy, country town of Ella, witness the langurs on the either sides of roads. See the gorgeous Rawana Ella Falls, 5 km form Ella. Visit the Kalutara Temple, Seenigama temple in Galle. Walk around in the town and see the Dutch fort’s walls. Say a prayer at the Peace pagoda and see the railboat rallies arriving in Galle. Shop for gems and antiques at the Fort.

Sri Lanka is where Buddhism still superfluities, a true paradise for archaeology lovers and for the ones looking for calm and serene beaches. So, book your Sri Lanka holiday today to have the experience.

Vimlesh Kumar - About Author:
Vimlesh Kumar is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored may books on tour guide Srilanka Trip and Clombo Tours Packages. Find more Information to visit at

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