Sri Lanka

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 unspoiled.

Few places in the world can offer the traveller 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 65,610km lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330km 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!

General Information
Capital: Colombo (commercial capital), Sri Jayewardenepura (administrative capital)
Language: Sinhala, Tamil
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
GMT: +5.5hrs
Flight Time: 13hrs 40mins
Int Dial Code: +94
Population: 21,128,773

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