A beautiful island country located in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination for people from all over the world. Blessed with many famous natural spots, untouched, unspoiled and stunning, there are many sights to behold in this unexplored country. From the temples, beaches, flora, fauna and the pulsating city life, Sri Lanka offers many surprises. Most of what you will experience here will be at ‘easy on the pocket’ prices.
A tropical and warm climate
prevails all the year around in Sri Lanka, with changes brought in effect with the incoming ocean breeze.
Home to dense rainforests, barren deserts, powdered beaches and an extremely rich cultural heritage, Sri Lanka is no doubt a slice of paradise for travelers. Though there are several languages that are spoken in this country, many influenced by the ones spoken in Maldives, Malaysia and India. The two main official languages have been designated as Tamil and Sinhala. The Malay, Portuguese and Middle Eastern influence is very notable in the food. Rice is part of the staple diet, jackfruit and curry dishes are also part of the Sri Lankan cuisine
. The island consists of mountain ranges, plains and a large, enveloping coastal area.
There are more than 3000 years of Sri Lankan history that has been documented, but the pre-historic origins of the region date back to a lakh years and more. The region assumed strategic importance during the Second World War and also many years earlier with the ancient path of the Silk Road. Buddhism goes back a long way in this country with the earliest writings on the religion dating back to 29 BC. Followers of Christianity, Hinduism and Islam together make up 28% of the total population, 70% of the population are Buddhists.