Sri Lanka Tourism – Travel Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a nation full of cultural treasures, natural beauty, exotic beaches and wonderful people. During the recent past this country has remain mostly untouched from tourists. A long ending civil war was the main reason affecting the tourism industry in Sri Lanka. But slowly and slowly Sri Lanka is rising on world map as a tourist destination. Last year it was rated at the number one tourist destination by New York Times.
You can also realize the beauty of the Sri Lanka by the fact that when one of the leading bollywood super stars Salman Khan participated in an award function, held in Sri Lanka, he was so fascinated by the beauty of Sri Lankan beaches and other tourists destinations that he asked one of his producer to change the shooting location of his upcoming movie to Sri Lanka. I am not sure if the shooting of that movie has begun but definitely Sri Lanka will make its debut in bollywood soon and this will further increase the tourism in the country.
What you can enjoy as a tourists in Sri Lanka:
1. Opportunity to experience wild life
2. Sri Lanka food
3. See some of the great architectures
4. Sri Lankan beaches
5. National Museum
6. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
7. Royal Rock Temple at Dambulla
8. Tea Gardens
When to visit: Sri Lanka weather is mostly tropical and the country see a very distinct 2 monsoon (rainy) seasons. Frist monsoon season called Yala monsoon is from May to August and second monsoon called the Maha monsoon season is from October to January. The Yala monsoon brings rains to the southwestern half of the country while the Maha monsoon is responsible for rain in North and East par of the island.
Normally December to March is the peak tourist season in Sri Lanka when majority of the tourists visit the West coast of the country, however one can visit the country from April to September as well to visit the south coast and hill country. For Buddhist followers July August is the best time as they can attend the 10 day long festival at temple of Sacred Tooth Relic.
However since this is a beach climate country you can enjoy the Sri Lankan beaches in the off season as well and enjoy the less crowd, cheaper air fares and hotel accommodation etc.
I’ve also posted some wallpapers and pictures of Sri Lanka, I am confident this will prompt you all to visit this place.