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Sri Lanka The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka is truly a beautiful tropical island paradise. It is situated at the southern tip of India.

Sri Lanka has a variety of resources and takes pride in exporting gem stones, tea, coconut products, mining minerals and spices to many other countries.

Sri Lankans maintain a precious heritage of unique arts and talent.

The Island is packed with tourist attractions and activities. This includes the breathtaking panoramas of cultivated rice terraces and lush tea estates, pristine beaches, scores of temples, cultural attractions, wildlife and nature sites along with historical and archaeological attractions.

WHAT MAKES SRI LANKA SO SPECIAL?

  • Sri Lanka is renowned for its distinct location. It is an important naval route linking the West and the East.
  • It encompasses friendly people, diverse cultures and religions, many natural attractions, a history of about 125,000 years, and a great variety of activities for all types of tourists.
  • Sri Lanka is a small island with many different types of attractions to visit, all within travelling distance of a few hours.
  • Offers the tropical climate with pristine sandy beaches along the coast and the cold scenic breeze of the hill country all within few hours of driving.
  • Growing to be an important business and leisure hub in the region with the booming development after the end of the civil war.

GEOGRAPHY

  • The Island of Sri Lanka has an area of only 65,610 square kilometers.
  • The coastline stretches to a total of 1,340 km’s.
  • Sri Lanka is known as the Island of Serendipity. The average length of Sri Lanka is 445 km and its breadth is 225 km. The total land area of Sri Lanka is estimated to be 65,610 sq km. The Island is famous for its beautiful landscape, tropical weather and dazzling beaches.  There are lush tropical forests, beautiful lakes, fast flowing rivers, wildlife reserves, rice terraces, fertile vegetable and spice gardens. The beaches in the South consist of rough brown sand whereas the beaches in the East consist of soft white sand.

CLIMATE AND WEATHER PATTERN

  • It has warm tropical weather with mostly sunshine and intermittent rain.

  • Sri Lanka’s climate includes tropical monsoons: the northeast monsoon (December to March), and the southwest monsoon (June to October).

  • Humidity is typically higher in the southwest and mountainous areas and depends on the seasonal patterns of rainfall.

  • Daily temperature ranges between 27 to 34 degrees Celsius based on location.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • Sri Lanka currently applies the following visa fee structure -:
  • Visa Fees Link:

           http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/fees.jsp

  • Online Visa Link:

          http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/