Ceylon Calling - Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka Now

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Ceylon Calling - Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka Now Pristine jungles, emerald beaches, heritage cities, carpets of tea plantations, rich culture - Sri Lanka is beautiful. Find out the other reasons to visit. Sri Lanka, a tiny teardrop island in the Indian ocean, is a destination for everyone. One can only wonder at the sheer variety of places packed into this little jewel. Being a tropical country, Sri Lanka is sun-kissed for most of the year. Sri Lanka is now peaceful and safe as the civil war between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ended in 2009. Here are some of the reasons to head to Sri Lanka this winter. The Climate The best season to visit Sri Lanka is between December and March. This time is known to be…show more content…
Yala National Park is a famous destination for ecotourism and it can bring out the best photographer in you. It's known for its variety of birds, reptiles and has the highest concentration of leopards. Serious bird watchers can rejoice in Sri Lanka. You're never far away from the sea with more than 1,300 kilometers of sandy beaches on the island. Bentota and Beruwala have some of the best beach resorts. They offer a range of water sports too. Unawatuna beach is a picturesque stretch of golden sands, voted as one of the 'Top Ten Beaches of the World' by Discovery Channel. Pasikuda and Kalkuda are untouched beaches with calm waters. There are many other beaches: Kosgoda to watch the turtles, Welligama to Tangalle Bay for the rugged rocks and coconut groves, Pigeon Island for the coral reefs and pigeons, Alankuda beach for dolphin and whale watching, and Arugam Bay for surfing. The very essence of Sri Lanka is formed from Buddhism and Hinduism; the culture is influenced by the colonial rules of the British, the Portuguese and the Dutch. Sri Lanka's culture can be experienced from the warm people, music, traditional arts, architecture, cuisine, and cricket. The essential hill county vacation calls for a visit to the velvety tea plantations of Nuwura Eliya. There are ballooning, rafting, diving, and rock climbing to get your adrenalin going. For those in pursuit of relaxation,

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