Member, sign in | Sign up now 
Asia > Sri Lanka >

Large map

 Been there 0 |   Great place 0 |   Want to go there 0 |   Write a Review 0 |  

Sri Lanka, which until 1972 was known as Ceylon, is an island east of the southern tip of India. The island is shaped like a cone with forested mountains in the middle and a coastline that alternates between inviting sandy beaches, lagoons and swamps. The climate is tropical rainy climate with the two periods of monsoon rain, which fortunately falls in their own areas and provide essential nutrients to rubber, coconut and spice plantations. The temperature remains almost constant throughout the year with about 30 degrees in the lowlands and 18 to 20 degrees higher up in the mountains. The diverse wildlife is like so many other places on the planet in decline, but there are still bears, leopards, jackals, buffaloes and monkeys. When Sri Lanka was still a monarchy, elephants were considered royal property and was able to fuse the peaceful surrounding plains and mountain slopes. After the ban on killing elephants were repealed, it is now just an insignificant fraction of its original population.

Travelling to Sri Lanka will almost inevitably contain dagdriverliv on the beach and hiking in the beautiful mountains in the middle of the island. But the many Buddha statues, monasteries and temples would also be a shame to neglect of a Sri Lankan trip. Moreover, it is fine examples of the special Sinhala edition of domed Buddhist stupas, dagobaen, everywhere. Especially dagobaen Ruvanveli in the ancient capital of Anuradhapura is certainly worth a visit. From a distance it looks as if the monument is supported by hundreds of elephants carved in stone. The UNESCO-recognized Anuradhapura is also home to a sacred fig tree said to originate from the tree Buddha attained its perfect enlightenment under.

Sponsored links from Abby, The Traveler
Book with - Hard Rock Hotels
www.hardrockhotels.com

Everything You Want in a Destination Vacation


Special offers from - Corinthia Hotels
www.corinthia.com

The Corinthia Hotels are a collection of individually-designed luxury five star hotels


Europcar - Rent a Car & Van Worldwide
europcar.com

Rent with Europcar and save money by booking online. Click to find out more.


Jet Airways - Best way to fly to India
jetairways.com

Fly from over 200 cities across North America and from over 100 cities across Europe


Emirates.com - Emirates Airline
emirates.com

Book your flight at Emirates.com. Check-in & select your seat online.


Lonely Planet - Travel Guide books
lonelyplanet.com

Lonely Planet is a leading global travel information company


Looking4 US - The Travel Comparison Site
looking4.com/us

Select your country in order to find cheap parking and transfers at ports, airports


Pacific Holidays - Worldwide Tour Operator
pacificholidaysinc.com

Pacific Holidays offers a broad and innovative selection of itineraries to Asia, the South Pacific and Latin America, including a variety of web-only specials.


Qatar Airways - Fly with Qatar Airways
qatarairways.com

Should you travel and focus on comfort, good food, the latest audio and video entertainment and great prices on your trip is the Qatar Airways company you have to choose.


Tours & Tickets - Tours & Tickets
tours-tickets.com

Tours & Tickets is a flexible tour operator where you can find cheap tickets


Abby The Traveler
Provides information and tips about places around the world...
About Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Become a member | Owners  

Copyright  2012 - 2018