Sri Lanka - A sought after destination to travel

Sri Lanka an island country situated in the Indian Ocean is located at the south of India. Sri Lanka has a very rich and famous cultural past. Sri Lanka is a tropical country and receives rainfall anytime of the year in most parts of the island. There are two major rainy seasons namely North-East monsoon, which happens between October and January. The other is South-West monsoon, which happens between May and July. As the country is an island, the climate here changes dramatically.

Anuradhapura, one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, is famous for its well preserved ruins depicting the old Lankan civilization. The largest city of Sri Lanka is Colombo. Galle is a home for a Dutch fort and is a gathering point for travelers from nearby beach resort villages. Jaffna is the Northern capital ravaged by the civil war. The major destinations to be visited are the Yala National Park, second largest wildlife safari park; Trincomalee a beautiful beach in the north east; Beruwela a beach resort not too far from Colombo and Haputale a small hill town in the cool highlands.

New visa rules have been imposed with effect from 1st of January 2012 where online visa is to be obtained before entering the country except Singapore and Maldives. The major means of transport in Sri Lanka are plane, taxi, train, ship and cruise ship available throughout the island.

  • Sri Lanka Holidays
    Sri Lanka Holidays is the least promoted world class tourist destination in the planet. In the tropical island of no more than 65,610 sq. km are 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many more attractions: ancient kingdoms of inland-sea like ancient man-made irrigation reservoirs and stupendous stupas of proportions of the great Egyptian pyramids; central highlands of salubrious climate; wildlife parks rich with elephants; palm fringed tropical bay beaches of golden sand. Contact Riolta Lanka Holidays (Pvt.) Ltd located at Kandana, 9km 5 minutes drive south of CMB Colombo Bandaranyake Intíl Airport on A3 Negombo-Colombo main motor road.