Sri Lanka Tourism
Sri Lanka tourism is a growing industry and it has continued to appeal to foreign tourists and investors since gaining independence from the British rule in 1947. This island country boasts of high-scale biodiversity, diverse landscapes and lengths of tropical forests.
Formerly, Sri Lanka was known as ‘Ceylon' until 1972 when the name was changed to ‘Free, Sovereign and Independent Republic of Sri Lanka'. The island shares maritime borders with Maldives to the southwest and India to the northwest.
History lovers will find it intriguing to know that Sri Lanka had pre-historic settlements at least 125,000 years ago, although, records suggest a documented history that dates back to 3000 years. From the ancient Silk Road times, the island has been witness to inflating business, thanks to its deep harbours and great geographic location.
Today, Sri Lanka is a unitary and republic state administered by a presidential system. The country has several Tourist Establishments that offers tourists a galore of natural brilliance, surf and sand. Over the years, many spas, resorts and hotels have opened giving a boost to tourism in Sri Lanka.
Colombo is the largest city on the island and is a significant producer of gemstones, coconuts, tea, coffee, rubber, and the native cinnamon. Only a few places in the world hold such a fabulous combination of pristine beaches, cultural heritage and picturesque landscape packed within a compact location.
As per the records, Sri Lanka hosts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites over an area of 65,610 kilometres, including 1,330 kilometres of coastline. There are almost 15 National Parks, 350 waterfalls, 500,000 acres of green plantations and 250 acres of botanical gardens. The spirit of Buddhism is still flourishing on the island that can traced in its unique culture dating back to over 2,500 years.
Come, rewind and get refreshed in the serenity and seclusion of Sri Lanka's natural abundance!