Sri Lanka: A ‘Resplendent Land’
Sir Arthur C. Clarke – a long time resident of Sri Lanka – once said:
“The Island of Sri Lanka is a small universe containing as many variations of culture, scenery and climate as some countries a dozen times her size…”
After the civil war in Sri Lanka ended in May 2010, Sri Lanka’s beautiful secrets are finally open to visitors from all over the world. A new era of tourism has truly begun for this small yet massively abundant island situated in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka, meaning “resplendent land”, stays true to its name – a tiny tropical paradise where you can discover anything from golden sun-kissed beaches, mist-shrouded mountains, awe-inspiring ancient monuments to sprawling wildlife parks and lush rainforests.
With a culture and heritage reaching back over thousands of years, Sri Lanka is full of spellbinding sights. This is a unique and exciting time to visit this island nation, and witness ancient customs and traditions blending with an ever growing modern life. Rated as the top travel destination by the New York Times in 2010, every point on the map can be reached within a few hours, making it an easy task to experience the vast sceneries, landscapes, climate and culture this stunning island affords.
There is no better time to visit Sri Lanka, 2011 has been branded as ‘Visit Sri Lanka year’ as a means to truly take advantage of this opportunity for the tourism industry. In Sri Lanka, a traveler’s dreams can come true as no other country captures as much diversity. There are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites comprising of two natural sites and six cultural sites in Sri Lanka.We take this opportunity to invite you to ‘Visit Lanka’ and travel through our website to plan the perfect holiday experience.
What Is The Best Time To Visit?
Sri Lanka is one of the few tropical countries in the world that can boast of being a true ‘All Year Round’ holiday destination. Depending on the time of year, either the West / South West / Deep South Coast or the East Coast of the island experiences fine weather.
The South West Coast or East Coast?
The Winter Season(November to April)
The North Western ,Western , South West and Deep South of the island experiences fine weather.
Beaches in South West Coast
The Summer Season(May to October)
The amazing East Coast beaches are among the finest in the entire world with shallow seas where you can just wade out for hundreds of feet into the sea!
Beaches in East Coast
What Is The Best Time For Touring
Touring is a delight during the ‘inter monsoon season’ from June to October because the country is lush with foliage after the monsoon rainfall in April and May.
Sri Lanka is also an ideal choice for a Family Summer Holiday during the June-July-August summer break as this is the season of the island’s fascinating ‘perahera’ festivals and the huge Gathering Of Elephants at Minneriya National Park.
It has to be said that weather patterns are noticeably changing in South Asia. These days the monsoons rarely start according to historic norms. Its best not to plan your holiday with too much emphasis on the likely weather at the time of your arrival in Sri Lanka.