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Sri Lanka an island heaven located South-East of India. This island country is rich in history with a Buddhist population of about seventy percent. The island paradise has a history dating back some 3,000years and pre-historical years going back between 125,000 and 500,000 years.




The Culture


Sports an ancient history, as well as a culture that has engrained itself into this island, dating back some two-thousand six hundred years. Sri Lankas religion is mainly Hindu or Buddhist but no doubt can be counted as a multi-religious country.




Festivals Not to Miss


As in Thailand and many other SE Asian nations the Buddhist New Year is in April, and coincides with Thailand’s Songkran Festival. Esala Perahera a Hindu/ Buddhist Festival held in Kandy is held in July and August, elaborately painted elephants and cultural dance takes place at this time of year. Cultural Kandyan dances with fire and whips are a site to see. As most countries do in this part of the world you can also experience Western New Year celebrations as well as Chinese New Year. So, from December 24th through to the end of April expect a lively surprise on the above-mentioned dates.




Sri Lankas Tropical Beaches


  • West Coast Beach: The most touristy and developed beach in Sri Lanka, if you are looking to be a tourist this is a must do beach. With a multitude of Resorts Hotels and Guesthouses located between Hikkaduwa and Negomba, tourism is in fact Sri Lankas economic engine.

  • South Coast Beach: Stunning beaches mixed with colonial history, temples and shrines. South Coast Beach offers some the most attractive accommodations on the island. Showcasing the tropical beauty with a touch of cultural influence makes South Coast addictive to most travelers.

  • East Coast Beach: This beach was destroyed in the 2004 Tsunami, with much help and effort this beach is showing great signs of recovery. The towns to see are Batticaloa, and Trincomalee both full of life prosperity, not to mention tourism is abound again. Some of the newest and best hotels in Sri Lanka can be found in this area.

  • Arugum Bay: This beach is most popular with surfers citing waves that are incredibly strong and a natures awe inspiring force. A very subdued feeling swashes over you here. Located in the east this beach is a must see.

  • Unawatuna Beach: a cove shaped beach with some really cool villages supporting the tourists in their holiday endeavors. You may visit the town of Galle while here and see old colonial history left behind.

  • Marissa Beach: Situated between Colombo and Galle. Marissa Beach boasts some of the nicest hotels in Sri Lanka naturally decorated with palm and coconut trees.

  • Uppuveli Beach: A very quiet and under developed beach for those looking to catch up on some downtime, and read a book or two while sun-bathing.




  • The Munneswaram temple

  • Manavari Sivan Kovil near Chilaw

  • Thiruketheeswaram temple at Mannar

  • Ancient temple An ancient temple

  • Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Ramboda Hills

  • Sita Amman temple

  • Divurumpola Temple, Nuwara Eliya

  • Ravana temple and caves






To Sum Up Sri Lanka


As you can see boundless pristine white sand beaches, culture abound as well as some really wonderful historical sites and temples. Do expect to dress moderately in Sri Lanka as you would in most SE Asian countries. It is advised to get an ETA or electronic visa before arriving to avoid lengthy airport immigration applications. Your E tourist visa will be good for 90 days.


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Shauna Pugh

Shauna Pugh, living and working in SE Asia for 18 years, growing up in the travel industry the passion grew. the knowledge of a well seasoned traveler and travel industry Expert.


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