Sri Lanka – the Unexplored Enchanting Island

When it comes to travel, a Sri Lanka tour is at the top of that list.  Sri Lanka -a tropical island paradise that lies in the Indian Ocean in South Asia. It has a history that dates to the birth of time, where natures’ un-spoilt and plentiful. There are few places in the world that offer fabulous untouched beaches, gorgeous landscapes, ancient ruins, delectable food, alluring culture and one of a kind experience, Sri Lanka is one of them.

History:

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There are several legends associated with Sri Lanka’s history where some believe Buddha left a footprint on Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) while others believe it was Adam’s footprint. However, anthropologists suggest that inhabitants in Sri Lanka are descendants of people who migrated from India and Southeast Asia, who lived on the island as far back as 32,000 B.C. Quite possibly the bridge between India and Sri Lanka (Yes, it could be the Ram Sethu Bund from the epic Ramayana) submerged because of rising waters around 5000 B.C. It’s place on old trade routes and nearness to India, meant an influx of visitors, immigrants, missionaries, traders, travelers and invaders from India, East Asia, and the Middle East.

Plenty in Very little:

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An enchanting island, also called Ceylon, Serendib, Taprobane, and the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is home to Eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 km of coastline, 15 national parks that are home plenty of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, 250 acres of botanical gardens with a cultural heritage that is 2,500 years old. This abundance is what makes a Sri Lanka tour a must once in your lifetime.

Places to visit in Sri Lanka

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Explore the ancient sites that are home to some of the most beautiful and fabled temples that are reminiscent of Sri Lanka’s 2500-year-old culture. Visit the Sigiriya, a 5th-century rock fortress that lies in the Central Province near Dambulla. Better yet visit the fabulous Dambulla Cave Temple, -a temple built into five caves under the hanging rocks. The temple has several paintings, wall murals, and statues. Another place you can visit is the Temple of the Tooth -a Buddhist temple located in the city of Kandy. It houses Buddha’s ancient tooth relic.

The reminiscent colonial citadels, from Galle to Trincomalee are worth a visit too. You may also catch a glimpse of an elephant walking over to its favourite waterhole. A Sri Lanka tour is incomplete without a safari tour through its national parks to encounter wildlife at its best.

Things to do in Sri Lanka

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Everything you want to see is just a short distance away. From the revered home of the world’s oldest living planted a tree in Anuradhapura to the Minneriya -where hundreds of elephants gather in the afternoon. Discover a preferred beach, contemplate in a 2000-year-old temple, take a stroll through a village, see dense rain forests and lush tea plantations, meet the friendly locals, marvel at the flora and avian species, and of course gorge on their exquisite cuisine. If you like surfing, then beaches in Sri Lanka offer the best surf. Sri Lanka is spectacular, within your means and uncrowded. Book your Sri lanka tour with Kesari Tours

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