Sri Lanka is a highly acclaimed tourist destination of south Asia renowned for its ancient monuments, sun-kissed beaches, museums and art galleries. The singular charm exhibited by the tourist attractions in Sri Lanka will surely engulf you with ecstasy. The most beguiling among the highlights of Sri Lanka are its monuments that reveal a rich past and a colonial charm that has been well preserved in the country. While on your tour to Sri Lanka, you will come across a number of attractions and some of them are:
Colombo: Colombo, the capital, is the financial and the commercial hub and at the same time, a major tourist destination as well. Entire town is dotted with several places of tourist interest, some of the must visit ones being Dehiwala Zoo, Dutch Period Museum, Fort Clock Tower, Gangaramaya Temple, Independence Hall and Mt Lavinia Beach.
Ancient cities of Sri Lanka: The historical landmarks are among the best known tourist attractions in Sri Lanka and some of the notable ones are - Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Sigiriya, Dambula and Aluvihara. Anuradhapura is the first capital of Sri Lanka and remained a strong symbol of Sinhalese supremacy and features a number of monuments and historic buildings that continue to enthrall tourists from all over the world.
Beaches of Sri Lanka: The beaches occupy a leading place among the various places to visit in Sri Lanka. You will encounter a number of fascinating palm-fringed beaches.. The combination of sun and sand with the pristine ambiance lets you spend some memorable moments away from cacophony of your life in the cities. Some of the well-known beaches of Sri Lanka are Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Kalutara, Beruwela, Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle and Arugam Bay.
Nature Spots in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is also home to a large number of nature spots that are among its prime highlights. The splendid waterfalls of Sri Lanka are among the most sought-after attractions found in the dense woods on the mountain slopes and valleys. They fall from amazing heights and are feast to the eyes. Bambarakande Falls, Diyaluma Falls, Kirindi Oya Falls, St. Claire Falls, Bopath Falls, Laxapana Falls, Devon Falls, Rawana Falls, Elgin Falls and Nawarathna Falls are some of the many waterfalls of Sri Lanka.
NUWARA ELIYA: Set in the heart of the tea-country, this beautiful town is where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church and the famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated at 1890 metres above sea level, the air here is cool and fresh - a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Close to Nuwara Eliya are Horton Plains, Sri Lanka's highest and most isolated plateau.
RATNAPURA: Sri Lanka's `City of Gems' and the centre of its gemming industry. The gems found include sapphire, ruby, cat's eye, alexandrite, topaz, amethyst, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet and zircon. Visits to gem mines may be arranged through travel agents. Gem collections can be seen at the National Museum, Ratnapura and a number of private museums, rubber and tea estates and scenic landscape are found in plenty.
The tiny Kingdom of Nepal, nestled in the Himalaya between India and China, is one of the most diverse and fascinating countries of the world. Nowhere else on earth can visitors trek among snowy mountain peaks, raft on rushing rives and ride elephants through teeming jungles – all available within a few hours travel by coach from Kathmandu. Nepal is not only famous for its adventure, it is also renowned for the friendliness of its people. Throughout the country, the Nepalese are smiling and helpful. Our guests soon discover that people everywhere take great pleasure in helping guests enjoy their country by explaining customs, giving directions and telling them about their village or neighborhood.
Nepal spans 885 kms east to west and 193 kms (widest) north to south. Great altitudinal variations exist – from the flat an fertile land of the Terai in the south, barely 150 m above sea level, the land rises abruptly in several chains of hills and valleys to the towering Himalayan mountains to the north within a distance of less than 200 km.
Kathmandu The valley, the political and commercial hub of Nepal, is famous for it’s natural beauty and history. It is situated at an altitude of 1336m above the sea level and covers an area of 218 sq. miles. The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is synthesized in the Kathmandu valley, the home of the ancient and sophisticated Newari culture. The Newars are the indigenous inhabitants of the valley and the pioneers of the splendid civilization of its three cities.
- Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
- Kumari temple (House of Living Goddess)
- Swayambhunath/Monkey temple (World Heritage Site)
- Bouddhanath (World Heritage Site)
- Pashupatinath (World Heritage Site)
Kailash Manas Sarovar It gives us divine pleasure in facilitating the pilgrimage of the all-faithful “Shiv-Bhakts” to the Mother of all “Tirtha Sthaan” - Kailash Manas Sarovar. Mount Kailash is one of the world’s most sacred spots. To experience its spiritual energy you must go there but with the right intention in mind. This is a pilgrimage and the intent should be to visit it for peace, both within each person and then the world. Tibetans leave an article of clothing or a drop of blood, hair or a stone to symbolize leaving their prejudices behind them. One should leave their ego, anxiety and meanness here.