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What Makes Sri Lanka a Popular Tourist Destination

By Glenn Farrier Subscribe to RSS | August 10th 2012 | Views:
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Sri Lanka, a tropical island known for its lush green landscape, coastal regions, wildlife, outdoor activities, luxurious accommodation and delicious cuisines attracts a large number of people throughout the year. According to SLTDA statistics around 855,975 tourists have visited Sri Lanka in 2011. This tourist statistics is increasing at a rapid rate due to the availability of affordable Sri Lanka holiday packages. A large number of people travel to Sri Lanka to restore and rejuvenate their tired bodies using Ayurveda treatments. West coast region of Sri Lanka has several spas which not just offer Ayurveda but other eastern and western therapies too.

What adds spice to Sri Lanka travel?

Favorable climatic conditions:

Sri Lanka known for its ancient civilization has a favorable climatic condition throughout the year with average temperature 270C. Usually, January is considered to the coldest month and May s the hottest month.

Variety of accommodation:

You can find a variety of accommodation ranging from budget accommodation, beach hotels, Ayurveda retreats, eco-friendly lodges, private villas to stylish boutique and luxurious hotels. You can pick the best accommodation according to your expectation and budget. If you are planning to visit Sri Lanka during peak seasons it is better to book the hotel rooms earlier to avoid unnecessary delays in booking hotels.

Plenty of outdoor activities:

There are tons of outdoor activities to indulge in this tropical island. Some popular outdoor activities are skiing, diving, deep sea fishing, trekking, kite surfing, wind surfing, wildlife safaris, bird watching, cycling and wakeboarding.

Delicious local cuisines:

Sri Lankan dishes have some striking resemblance to Kerala cuisine due to its similar agricultural and geographical features. In Sri Lankan cuisines spices such as cardamom, pepper, cumin, coriander and other spices have an important role to play. Some popular cuisines of this tropical paradise are hoppers, lamprais, koola'ya, pittu, and roti.

Lots of historical and popular places to visit:

Sigirya, Grandeur of Anuradhapura, majesty of Kandy, beaches and elephant orphanage are some important places that you must never miss during your Sri Lanka tours.

These are some spicy features of Sri Lanka that make this tropical island a paradise for tourist. If you finding it difficult to plan your accommodation in Sri Lanka, you need to pick a Sri Lanka travel agent and tour operator to ease your vacation planning. Nowadays, you can find a wide range Sri Lanka tailor made holiday packages, so plan your requirements and budget before picking the Sri Lanka tour packages.

Glenn Farrier - About Author:
Plan your requirement and budget before picking the Sri Lanka holiday packages to avoid regrets later, the author is an expert in the Sri Lanka tourism arena and has written many articles regarding corporate travel Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Scuba Diving Tours in the past.

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