Welcome to the Paradise Island
Sri Lanka is home to many special wonders in Asia, giving it the name “Wonder of Asia” and “Paradise Island”. Sri Lanka was named the Number One Destination for 2019 by Lonely Planet. As Lonely Planet aptly describes “Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavorful food make Sri Lanka irresistible”.
About Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka gave the word “serendipity” to English, it is the “island of serendipity”, a name given by Persians. Sri Lanka is also named “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” as well as “Teardrop of India” because of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean. There are many interesting facts about Sri Lanka.
More than 1000km of Coastline
Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by 1340km of a coastline, of which more than 1000km is sandy beaches with tropical sun shining down.
26 National Parks
Sri Lanka is one of the best safari destinations outside Africa with 8,000km2 of national parks and nature reserves area with around 400 species.
Home for Tea and Cinnamon
Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest tea producer and third largest exporter, and third largest Cinnamon producer and exporter.
These are some of the places you can visit once you come to Sri Lanka.
Surf through the waves or enjoy your drink under the sun in the southern beaches from Colombo to Matara and beyond.
Tranquil waters to dive into or challenging surf for the adrenalin rush in the changing seas from Pasikudah to Trincomalee.
Find the little England among the hills in the middle of the island, with seas of tea plantations and rain forests.
26 national parks, and flora and fauna ranging from dry zone savanna jungles to wet zone cloud forests and corals and mangroves.
Ride the tide on a surf board or ride the rapids on a boat; the choice is yours, the activities are waiting for you around the country.
Diving among the corals, watching whales and dolphins, walking on the ramparts; many things to do in down south.
The only place to experience the authentic tastes of spices, cinnamon and Ceylon tea is among the Sri Lankan crowds.
Cultural and traditional, Sri Lankan festivals including “Peraheras” and religious celebrations give the colors of the country.
Night light shopping for the best souvenirs among the hustle and bustle of the commercial capital of the country.
Islands of Sea, Sun and Sand
Consisting of 1192 coral islands grouped in 26 atolls arranged from north to south, Maldives is a paradise of islands for both the romantic and adventure lover. It’s gift of nature’s clearest waters and finest beaches under tropical equator sun, where activities range from unlimited water sports to the art of doing nothing.
Legend says Maldives was populated by a Kalinga prince who was exiled from India. Today, they have their own culture and language with influences of Indians, Sri Lankans, North Africans, Arabs and Europeans. A destination for the sea ocean life seekers and romantic getaway lookers, Maldives is a paradise in the Indian Ocean.
South Asia’s Smallest Country
Maldives atolls are composed of sand bars and live coral leave and 90% ocean, and make it the smallest country in South Asia.
Coralline Sand Mine
The sandy beaches in Maldives are not made of quartz, but of coralline, which is present only in less than 5% of world’s beaches.
The Maldives are ranked the world’s third most endangered nation due to flooding from climate change and global warming.
Maldives is all about numerous activities you can do in and around the islands.
Paradise Island Resort