6N Sri Lanka
SIGIRIYA – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – BENTOTA – COLOMBO [06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS]
Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte , Colombo
Largest City: Colombo
Major Tourist Destinations: Sigiriya, Pinnawala, Kandy, NuwaraEliya, Kithulgala, Bentota, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Colombo, Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Kataragama, Yala and so on.
Area: 65,610 km2 (25,330 sq mi)
Population: Approx. 20.48 million (World Bank, 2013)
Religion: Buddhism 70%, Hindu 13%, Muslim 10%, Christian 7%, Others 0.04%
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
Drives on: Left
Calling Code: +94
Literacy Rate: 92.5%
Official Language: Sinhala, Tamil, English
Flight: Sri Lankan Airlines & Maldivian
Time Difference: It is 5.30 hours ahead of GMT. So if it is 12:00 noon at London then it is 5.30pm at Bhutan.
National Tree: Ceylon Ironwood
National Flower: Blue Water Lily
National Bird: Sri Lankan Junglefowl
National Butterfly: Sri Lankan Birdwing
National Gemstone: Blue sapphire
National Sports: Volleyball
National Animal: Sri Lankan Elephant & Lion
National Dish: Rice & Curry
VISA: On arrival visa for Bangladeshis. To learn more detail please click here: http://www.slhcdhaka.org/consular_visa.php
Entry Point: Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo
Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
Kandy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. This sacred Buddhist site was the last capital of the Sinhala kings. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. This site was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Colombo is the largest city and the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. It is situated on the west coast of the country. Its natural harbour at the mouth of the Kelani River was very attractive for successive traders and conquerors – initially the Arab merchants, then Portuguese, Dutch and British.
Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means “city on the plain” or “city of light”. This city is often referred as ‘Little England’ for its ancient British look. This is a city of tea plantation, parks, gardens, lakes and temples.
Galle is a bustling provincial capital and administrative centre for the South. Once a port, Galle was Sri Lanka’s first international commerce and trade centre, and these days the streets are still awash with a cosmopolitan range of goods available to buy in exotic markets and quirky art galleries. The Dutch presence is still visible in Galle.
Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle