Tourism in Sri Lanka

The famous explorer Marco Polo of the 12th Century wrote that Sri Lanka is the finest island in the whole world. For centuries it had been a great tourism destination particularly for European Travelers. However the 30 year long internal conflict and terrorism had a negative impact of Tourism and the growth of the industry got stagnated. However after the end of the conflict in 2009 the country's tourism prospects look promising. In 2010 immediately after the end of the war Sri Lanka had a growth of 46% in Tourism arrivals. From 2009 to 2011 the Tourism arrivals got doubled with the number of arrivals reaching 855,975 as at end 2011.

Sri Lanka Today

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature's beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.

Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Within a mere area of 65, 610 kilometers lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometers of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.

This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. Discover refreshingly Sri Lanka!

Things to do in Sri Lanka

  • Bird Watching

    Sri Lanka has 25 endemic birds and many other migrant birds looking for warmer climate and food. Travel in prime bird watching locations in Sinharaja, Kitugala, Udawatta Kale, Minipe, Minneriya Forests as well as Kumana, Bundala, Willpattu, Bellanwila Bird Santuaries.

  • Elephant and Wild life Safari

    Safari in to Sri Lankan Jungles with well experienced and courtiers Elephant Trackers in Safari Jeeps and Do Camping in Jungles of Sri Lanka.

  • Heal Yourself with Ayurveda

    Experience and witness the power of Sinhala Ayurvedha Healing done from the Flowers, Leaves, Barks, Seeds from the nature. Treat your body with Herbal Oils and treatments to heal many long running sicknesses.

  • Scuba Diving

    Dive along the many destinations in west, south and east coast reefs and wrecks. If you are not yet a diver you can get a training in four days in a Sri Lankan Professional Diving School by the Beach. Spend your day in Diving and at beach. Make videos, photography or write.

  • A Relaxing Beach Holiday

    Spend whole day in a beach sun bathing, swimming, snorkeling, diving with lots of fruits around, spend the evening tasting Sri Lankan Sea Food Specials Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Cuttle Fish, Sear with your own taste of cocktails. Spend you day relaxed on the beach and listen to Bob Marley, 2 Pac, Rock or Classical Rethems.

  • Your Wedding and Honeymoon

    Getting Married in Sri Lanka is great, all dresses, food and accommodation including all legal work with a Honeymoon would be your wedding and holiday. Your honeymoon can take place in Romantic Beaches, Jungle Safari or Relaxing in the Misty Hills.

  • Adventures, Sports and Recreation

    If you like Adventure Travel around the country with Biking, Canoeing, White Water Rafting, Water Sports, Surfing, Horse Riding, Para Gliding, Rock Climbing, Cliff Abseiling that increase your adrenaline flow.

  • Experience Sri Lanka Dance and Music

    Watch Sri Lankan Traditional Dancing from Kandyan, Sabaragamu and Ruhunu Clans. Enjoy music and drums at an evening cultural show full of colors of fire, dresses, dancers, acts and entertainment.

  • Nature Trails

    Sri Lanka has greatest in Nature, Hidden in the mountains and misty hills. Trek through trails used only travelers who love nature.

  • Jungle Camping Safari

    Great Locations are available for Camping in jungle and Wild Life watching adds to an Elephant and Wild Life Safari.

  • Writing and Travel Working

    Sri Lanka has 25 endemic birds and many other migrant birds looking for warmer climate and food. Travel in prime bird watching locations in Sinharaja, Kitugala, Udawatta Kale, Minipe, Minneriya Forests as well as Kumana, Bundala, Willpattu, Bellanwila Bird Santuaries.