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Sri Lanka is an island of no great size, yet it has an extraordinary number of facets. As Sir Arthur C Clarke remarked: "The Island of Sri Lanka is a small universe; it contains as many variations of ...

Sri Lanka is an island of no great size, yet it has an extraordinary number of facets. As Sir Arthur C Clarke remarked: "The Island of Sri Lanka is a small universe; it contains as many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen times its size . . . I find it hard to believe that there is any country which scores so highly in all departments - which has so many advantages and so few disadvantages." Lovely beaches, beautiful landscapes, impressive ruins, a vibrant culture and charming people.
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    • You may give various reasons why you chose a certain country as your holiday destination. Not many places can fulfill all your desires, but there is one country which can boast to offer you many. It is a tear shaped small island, yet a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean called A world of colorful experience waiting to be unwailed SRI LANKA Press mouse button to continue………
    • A LAND LIKE NO OTHER
    • A Tourist’s Paradise: Scenery, Adventure, Wild life, Sun and Fun, Historical interests, World Class Hotels, Best Cuisine, Folk dance, Art & Craft and a different culture yet smiling people: A land which can cater to all your needs .
    • Wood dwellings build over tranquil lake in the secluded woodlands. Away from the hustle bustle of the cities, surroundings at its’ calmest behavior, nature reserves provide the craved desire for relaxation and peace.
    • A nation with a 2500 years well chronicled history, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Seegiriya provide ample evidence of a proud past, and the marvels of ancient engineering.
    • Most visitors would like to see Elephants in their wild habitat. But may not forget the sights of Peacocks, leopards, boars, monkeys, dear, crocodiles and a variety of beautiful birds.
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    • Some called it the Granary Isle. Ancient kings built hundreds of lakes as water reservoirs contemplating self-sufficiency in Agriculture. Take a walk on the bank of a lake in an evening, it will be a different and colorful experience altogether
    • Or relax on a bench nearby or sit down under a shade of tree and feel that cool winds which refresh you body and the serenity that enlivens your spirit.
    • If you visit during May-August, don’t forget the Rose Garden at Haggala Botanical garden where the rarest Roses are grown. From there, It’s only a 20 minute drive to Nuwara Eliya Gardens, the most alluring where flowers blooms in thousands. If your desire to see very old trees in one place or various plants planted by world renown dignitaries, then Peradeniya garden, the biggest in Sri Lanka, is the place.
    • Go out of the way, enter into the mystic world of forest, little fauna, huge flora, flowing crystal clear water and beams of lights, the mind will fill with nothing but admiration. Reverence for nature would be a novel idea that would slowly springs up in your mind. Evergreen land with rain forests
    • Breath taking views, misty mountains, cloudy skies and the height will call the desire for transcendent experience. Through the slowly disappearing mist, you would find a panoramic view that would simply hypnotize you. A land of luxuriant vegetation
    • Garnered with unique surroundings, the silky white flowing beauties, will provide magnificent views . Hear the musical flow of water - Concentrate on the sight and sound, the natural healing process will begin. Paradise isle with numerous Water Falls
    • Hiking about the hills Bio diversity: It’s the land where cool, cold and warm temperatures can be reached within few hours. Unlike Europe which may be limited to a hundred of trees and plants, here you may find thousands of varieties, of which specific plants being adapted to specific climatic conditions. Visit Botanical gardens at Peradeniya/Haggala/Nuwara Eliya & Gampaha or get into the Sinharaja Rainforest.
    • Naturally painted landscapes Numerous Fountains welling up from the mountains and streams that wet the low lands providing energy to the lush growth of flora, it is all evident from the heights.
    • Related to a proud History Ruins of Palaces, temples, bathing ponds built in stones, structures and sculptures are true reminiscence of past glory.
    • A land of magnificent Sunsets Arthur C. Clarke describes Sri Lanka as the best place from which to view the universe. Lonely Planet calls the island a universe in itself.
    • A continental Transit Painted Strokes and Egrets – Minneriya National Park. The land is is not only a habitat to a hundreds of local species, but a favorite rest for the birds on continental flights.
    • Landscapes with unsurpassed beauty
    • Knuckles Forest Reserve.
    • Knuckles Forest Reserve Lush green vegetations, pristine waters and varieties of stream water habitats will enliven the hearts and souls who watch them. Never ending, communication between birds which come in various colors and sizes would make you want to be among them.
    • Pearl of the Indian Ocean Golden sands, ever blue sea, east or west the isle provides ample rest. Negombo, Hikkaduwa (Coral Gardens), Bentota and Unawatuna are the most famous tourist beach resorts. If you need the experience in isolation find hundred of remote places along the coastline with tourist facilities.
    • Trincomalee is one of the biggest natural harbors in the world. Located in the North East, destined to be a tourist hotspot after long years of isolation. Sun and Fun unlimited
    • Eco friendly hotels – Concept realized here A magical experience, tailor made to fulfill your desires and a world of memories: Sri Lanka, the Pearl of Indian Ocean awaiting you.
    • BEST WILDLIFE SPOTS Uda Walawe – Grass Land, thorn scrub, elephant, deer, buffalo, boar Wilpattu – Jungle, Scrub, Saltgrass, elephant, leopard, bear, deer, crocodiles Bundala – Lagoon, birds, elephant, flamingo Gal Oya _ Grassland, evergreen forest, deer, elephant, bear, leopard, buffalo Kumana – Bird sanctuary Sinharaja – Rainforest, langur, bird Minneriya – Reservoir, grassland, evergreen forest, elephant Kaudulla – Tank, forest, elephant, bird Horton Plains – Grassland, forest , bear, monkey, sambar, horned lizards Yala – Grassland, jungle, lagoon, mangrove, swamp, elephant, bear, leopard, buffalo, eagle, flamingo, corocodile
      • ANCIENT KINGDOMS
      • DO NOT MISS
      • Ruins of palaces, temples and pleasure gardens of Anuradhapura
      • Rock temples, caves and painted murals at Dambulla
      • Tantric carvings, Palaces at Polonnaruwa and Nalanda
      • Mysterious ruins at Ritigala
      • The Frescoes, mirror walls and lion paws at Sigiriya rock fortress
      Historical References to the land: Ramayana, Arabian Nights and some would argue in the book of Genesis are given references to Sri Lanka
    • If you want to see wild life: 100 plus National Parks including; Yala, Wilpatthu, Minneriya, Udawalawe, Gal Oya and Elephant Orphanage at Kegalla the best. If you are looking for Sun and Fun: Negombo, Galle, Aluthgama, Bentota, Hikkaduwa are specialties. Marine life: Coral Gardens at Hikkaduwa Waterfalls, Rivers, Flowers and Scenary: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bandarawela Historical Interests: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Seegirya Old Rock paintings and Arts: Seegiriya, Dambulla, Varana Bird Sanctuary: Kumana, Bundala, Kumana If your specialty is sight scenery: All the country is open to you. Rainforest: Sinharaja Colonial ambience: Negombo, Galle, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya Surfing, Scuba diving & Deep Sea fishing: Galle, Mirissa Ayruvedic Treatment: Negombo Golf: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya Mountain Forest Sanctuary: Knuckles Mountain range Sailing: Weligama, Kalutara
      • OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST
      • Turtle Hatchery – Bentota, Kosgoda
      • Water Rafting – Kitulgala
      • Tea Gardens – Nuwara Eliya
      • Boat Riding – Balapitiya
      • Elephant Orphanage – Kegalle
      • Spice Garden – Kegalle
      • Gem Pits – Rathnapura
      • Adams Peak – Hatton
      • Temple of the Tooth – Kandy
      • Lake views – Anuradhapura
      • TOP ATTRACTIONS NEAR BEACHES
      • The Caribbean vibe of Hikkaduwa’s cafes, bars, surf and crazy parities
      • Unawatuna’s secluded bay, still waters and magical sunsets
      • Negombo’s churches, golden sands and seafood restaurants
      • Kosgoda: Marine conservation sites
      • Dutch Fort at Galle
      • Ambalangoda’s craft shops
      • The white sands and untouched tranquility of Mirissa, Tangalle and Weligama
      • The East, a whole coast line yet to open again.
      Prepared by: K.M.A. Perera Saudi Arabian Glass Co, Ltd. Jeddah Saudi Arabia Welcome to the Land like no other