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Tourism in srilanka

about srilanka and must places to visit in srilanka.know why its called a pearl of indian ocean.

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Tourism in srilanka

  1. 1. DONE BY : RIZWAN ANSARI M.A.TOURISM ADMINISTRATION
  2. 2. CONTENT • INTRODUCTION • RICH HERITAGE • WORLD HERITAGE SITES • BEACHES • WILDLIFE • SPORTS AND ADVENTURE • COLOMBO • KANDY • SIGIRIYA • ANURADHAPURA • ARUGAM BAY • GALLE • NUWARAELIYA • POLONNARUWA • DUMBULLA • HORTON PLAIN NATIONAL PARK • OTHER ATTRACTIONS
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION • FOR CENTURIES, SRI LANKA HAS BEEN A GREAT TOURISM DESTINATION ESPECIALLY FOR EUROPEAN TRAVELLERS • SRI LANKA IS AN ISLAND SURROUNDED BY SEA - A PERFECT DESTINATION FOR A BEACH HOLIDAY • WHEN THE SEAS ARE ROUGH ON ONE SIDE OF THE ISLAND, WATER IS CALM ON THE OTHER SIDE • SRI LANKA - A YEAR ROUND BEACH DESTINATION
  4. 4. • SRI LANKA - THE FINEST ISLAND IN THE WHOLE WORLD • FOR CENTURIES SRI LANKA HAD BEEN A GREAT TOURISM DESTINATION PARTICULARLY FOR EUROPEAN TRAVELLERS • IN 2010, TOURISM AUTHORITIES POSITIONED SRI LANKAAROUND 8 DIFFERENT AREAS: SCENIC BEAUTY, BEACHES, HERITAGE, WILDLIFE, MIND AND BODY WELLNESS, FESTIVALS, SPORTS AND ADVENTURE AND ESSENCE (WHAT IS UNIQUE TO THE COUNTRY – PEOPLE, ART AND CULTURE, TEA, SPICES, GEMS)
  5. 5. RICH HERITAGE • A RECORDED HISTORY OF MORE THAN 2500 YEARS - SRI LANKA HAS A RICH CULTURAL AND HISTORIC HERITAGE • THERE ARE 8 WORLD HERITAGE SITES WITHIN THE COUNTRY. • THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF HERITAGE SITES IN THE ISLAND WHICH ARE FREQUENTED BY TOURISTS
  6. 6. WORLD HERITAGE SITES • SACRED CITY OF KANDY (1988) • ANCIENT CITY OF SIGIRIYA (1982) • POLONNARUWA (1982) • GOLDEN TEMPLE OF DAMBULLA (1991) • GALLE AND ITS FORTIFICATIONS (1988) • SACRED CITY OF ANURADHAPURA (1982) • SINHARAJA FOREST RESERVE (1988) • CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF SRI LANKA (2010)
  7. 7. BEACHES • SRI LANKA - AN ISLAND - SURROUNDED BY SEAAND A PERFECT DESTINATION FOR A BEACH HOLIDAY • WHEN THE SEAS ARE ROUGH ON ONE SIDE OF THE ISLAND - CALM WATERS ON THE OTHER SIDE • SRI LANKA - YEAR ROUND BEACH DESTINATION
  8. 8. WILDLIFE • FOR A SMALL ISLAND THE BIODIVERSITY OF THE COUNTRY IS MOST IMPRESSIVE • SRI LANKA IS HOME FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF MAMMALS, BIRDS, FISH, BUTTERFLIES AND SNAKES • ELEPHANT, LEOPARD, SLOTH BEAR, BLUE WHALE AND SPERM WHALE CAN ALSO BE SEEN IN SRI LANKA
  9. 9. SPORTS AND ADVENTURE • DUE TO VARYING CLIMATIC CONDITIONS AND GEOGRAPHY, SRI LANKA IS AN IDEAL DESTINATION FOR SPORTS TOURISM • SOME OF THE POPULAR SPORTS INCLUDE GOLF, WIND SURFING, DIVING AND SNORKELLING, HOT AIR BALLOONING, RAFTING AND CANOEING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, SCUBA DIVING, FISHING, CYCLING, HIKING, TREKKING AND ROCK CLIMBING
  10. 10. COLOMBO • THE CAPITAL OF SRI LANKA-IS THE LARGEST CITY AND MAIN PORT OF SRI LANKA. • IT IS ALSO THE COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL CENTER OF SRI LANKA. • ENTIRE TOWN IS DOTTED WITH SEVERAL PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST, SOME OF THE MUST VISIT ONES BEING DEHIWALA ZOO, DUTCH PERIOD MUSEUM, FORT CLOCK TOWER, GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE, INDEPENDENCE HALL AND MT LAVINIA BEACH.
  11. 11. KANDY • ONE OF THE MOST SCENIC CITIES IN SRI LANKA • CULTURALAND RELIGIOUS CITY • CAPITAL OF THE CENTRAL PROVINCE. • ENCOMPASSES KANDY, MATALE AND NUWARA ELIYA DISTRICTS • HOME OF THE TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC (SRI DALADA MALIGAWA) - ONE OF THE MOST VENERABLE PLACES FOR SRI LANKANS AND FOREIGNERS • DECLARED AS A WORLD HERITAGE SITE BY THE UNESCO IN 1988
  12. 12. SIGIRIYA • THE CITADEL OF SIGIRIYA OR LION ROCK, WHEN CLIMBED TO THE TOP, PROVIDES A STUNNING SIGHT OF THE VERDANT LAND OF SRI LANKA. • A MAGNIFICENT FORTRESS SITUATED AT THE CENTER OF THE CULTURAL TRIANGLE. • USED AS A ROCK-SHELTER MOUNTAIN MONASTERY FROM 5TH CENTURY B.C. • THERE ARE THREE GARDENS AT SIGIRIYA: WATER GARDENS, BOULDER GARDENS AND TERRACED GARDENS.
  13. 13. ANURADHAPURA • SRI LANKA'S FIRST CAPITAL FOUNDED DURING 4TH CENTURY B.C. • RELIGIOUS PLACES INCLUDE RUWANWELISAYA, JETAWANARAMAYA, ABAYAGIRIYA, MIRISAVETIYA AND SRI MAHA BODHIYA (ONE OF THE OLDEST CHRONICLED TREES IN THE WORLD) • FROM THE 4TH CENTURY BC, IT WAS THE CAPITAL OF SRI LANKA UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE 11TH CENTURYA.D. • IT IS THE OLDEST CITY IN THE CULTURAL TRIANGLE.
  14. 14. ARUGAM BAY • Experience The Serenity In The Water And Great Surfing Spots. This Fabulous South-eastern Coastal Town Is Becoming An Extremely Popular Surfer’s Paradise Among Locals And Tourists. Savor Some Of The Best Seafood Delights, Romantic Sunsets And Relaxing Beaches here.
  15. 15. GALLE • MAJOR CITY SITUATED IN THE SOUTHWESTERN TIP OF SRILANKA. • 119 KM FROM COLOMBO. • 4TH LARGEST CITY IN SRILANKA. • PROMINENT LANDMARKS IN GALLE INCLUDE THE CITY’S NATURAL HARBOR, THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL. • GALLE INTERNATIONAL STADIUM – ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE CRICKET GROUNDS IN THE WORLD.
  16. 16. NUWARAELIYA  NUWARA-ELIYA- IT MEANS “CITY ON THE PLAINS” OR “CITY OF LIGHT”  IT OFFERS THE BEST BOTH WORLDS ADVANTAGES, OF TROPICAL ABUNDANCE AND PLEASANT COOL MOUNTAIN CLIMATE.  THE CITY IS ALSO NICKNAMED AS 'LITTLE ENGLAND' FOR ITS SNOWY CLIMATE AND ERAS OLD ARCHITECTURE.  THIS CITY IS OVERLOOKED BY PIDURUTALAGALA, THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN SRILANKA.
  17. 17. POLONNARUWA • CAPITAL FROM 11-13 CENTURIES A.D. • A BLEND OF SOUTH INDIAN HINDI CULTURE WITH SINHALAARTISTRY • GAL VIHARAYA - A ROCK SHRINE • VATADAGE - A CIRCULAR RUIN • PARAKKRAMA SAMUDRAYA - RESEMBLES AN OCEAN • GIGANTIC BUDDHA STATUES AND GRANITE SCULPTURES ARE ALSO GREAT ATTRACTIONS
  18. 18. DAMBULLA • DAMBULLA - SITUATED IN THE MATALE DISTRICT IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCE OF SRI LANKA • MAJOR ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE COMPLEX, RANGIRI DAMBULLA INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM, LARGEST ROSE QUARTZ MOUNTAIN RANGE IN SOUTH ASIA, IRONWOOD FOREST ALSO KNOWN AS NAMAL UYANA • THE AREA IS THOUGHT TO BE INHABITED FROM AS EARLY AS 7TH TO 3RD CENTURY B.C.
  19. 19. HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK • ONE OF THE WORLD BEST NATURE RESERVES AND ECOTOURISM VENUES WAS DESIGNATED A NATIONAL PARK IN 1988. • THE PARK IS HOME TO WIDE VARIETY OF FLORAAND 24 SPECIES OF MAMMALS.
  20. 20. OTHER ATTRACTIONS • MISTY MOUNTAINS TO TROPICAL RAINFORESTS, WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES TO LUSH WATERFALLS FOR THE NATURE LOVERS • SINHARAJA - SRI LANKA'S LAST REMAINING RAINFOREST • PIDURUTALAGALA - SRI LANKA'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, HUNNASGIRIYA, KNUCKLES AND ADAM'S PEAK ARE OTHER IMPORTANT AND FAMOUS MOUNTAINS • DIYALUMA - SRI LANKA’S HIGHEST WATERFALL AND THE (WORLD'S 6TH HIGHEST), BAMBARAKANDE, RAMBODA, ABERDEEN, DEVON, ST. CLAIR, DUNHINDA, RAWANA ELLA ADD DRAMATIC BEAUTY TO THE UP COUNTRY SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST

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