Sri Lanka boasts of ancient monuments dating back a few centuries B.C. Those interested should not miss these sites.
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Sri Lanka is a little island in the Southern most tip of the Indian Sub Continent. It had been known by many names in the past. Ceylon, Serendib, Isle of Paradise, Pearl of the Indian ocean, Tear Drop of India, Taprobane are some of the names that Sri Lanka has been known in the past.
This little Island has a recorded history dating back to over 2500 years and a rich heritage. The archaeological and religious ruins, which can be seen in most parts of the Island, depicts the splendour and the glory of the past. Man made Tanks and canals built for irrigation purposes during the era of the kings who ruled this country are still being made use of by the farmers of today. No wonder, that this little Island was also known as “ The Granary of the East" From about 1500 A. D. till 1948 this Island was under the rule of the Portuguese, The Dutch and the British. They too have left remnants of their traditions culture and Architectural monuments.
Sri Lanka is hailed as the ‘Paradise Island’ of the East and quite rightly so, with a wonderful mix of climatic conditions ranging from tropical to temperate in different regions of the country.
World’s best and safest beaches, white water afting,
This little Island had been the Hub of trade in the East, famous for its natural resources like Rubies, Sapphires, Plumbago and in later years Ilmanite, Rutile and Zircon. It was during the British rule that Tea and Coffee was introduced and some of the worlds best teas are still being produced and exported to various countries of the world.
Sri Lanka also boasts of a wide range of climatic conditions, the most beautiful sceneries, Water Falls, Game sanctuaries, Bird sanctuaries and the world’s best and safest beaches, white water rafting, mountaineering etc.
Many thanks for your help in taking us round for those days. We thoroughlyenjoyed it especially the Yala trip. We should have 2 nights there as it was so good. Anyway next time. .............................More