If you want to have a great time during your vacations then Sri Lanka is emphatically a beautiful place with sunlight,devastated cities,tropical weather and fantastic beaches. It is indeed a celestial blessed country and tourist can pass time with great joy .Sri-Lanka is an ideal Island country towards the South seashore of India. In ancient times for long long ago, it was better-known as Ceylon but in 1972 its brand-new Republican government denatured the name to Srilanka which means glorious Island. It contains area of 25,332 sq miles (65,610)square km. Tourist business in Sri Lanka is developing swiftly after ceasing 30 years war. And tourist’s quantity is growing day by day.
Colombo: Colombo keeps the quality of being the capital,main port and largest city of Sri Lanka with itself and its importance can not be neglected as commercial and financial halfway of Sri Lanka. it has been delineated as the Clapham ‘Junction of the East’ comprise population of all over 620,000 .It is an neat and clean city with broad roads and has streets with rain trees.
A progressive territorial division with marvelous mixture of ancient and novel. Colombo is a superb place for the tourist to start journey of the SriLanka.
City Travel Guide:
Primitively it was a fort at the time of the Lusitanian and Dutch nations but now it has been established as a leading commercial center of the Srilanka and and there are starring offices, galactic hotels, airline offices, shops,banks, , immigration office, travel agents and restaurants. There are several places of tourist interest nearby the fort and those places have no longer distance (just walking distance).
Pettah: Pettah is next to the fort-this is the main leading bazaar district. There are shops and street stalls and they exhibit the profuse antic discount and the abundant mind-boggling collection of goods differing from printed fabrics, undergarments,clothing, children’s dresses,shoes and handbags to valued jewellery, watches, exceptional previous edition books, cutlery and many more domestic items. Criss-crossed lane of Pettah guides to the main street and these lanes comprise their own features. For example domestic items can be purchased from Keyzer Street. Prince Street is noteworthy for glass, mirrors and electrical equipments purchasing. English, Sinhala and Tamil and other music cassettes can be bought from Malwatte Avenue.
There are some other picnic spots in Colombo which are also famous as Galle Face Green at the distance of one and a half kilometers,is considered as a graceful remembrance of the British period. . now a days it is not only the biggest open location in Colombo but also a bright picnic spot.
Slave Island: it is situated in the south of Fort. It is is a lanky, confined reef which is called Slave Island as the slaves had their quarters over there. Now a day it contains many office buildings, hotels andstores.
Mount Lavinia: this is a beach only 12 km away from Colombo. a legendary beach in the pioneer times. Sir Thomas Maitland built The Governor’s House t in 1805 and now it has become the part of the famousMount Lavinia Hotel.
Kelaniya Raja Maha: Vihara:a great memorable Buddhist temple and this is the place where the Buddha used to delivered sermons 2000 years back.
There are some other attractive places for tourists as Dehiwala Zoo, National Museum, The Viharamahadevi Park,Wolvendaal Church and others.
Kandy: is the dominant tourists station Kandy is really substitutable with arts and crafts of Sri Lanka than anyother place in the country.Its distance from Colombo is 115 km.
It is popular for its great history. Its ancient name was Senkadagala pura as an ascetic classified it Senkada who used to live there. It is also known Mahanuwara which means an Enormous City. Kandy a bastion of the Sinhalese kings, who aggrandized and upgraded it till 1815.
Kandy is an efficacious business city and is known for the Kandy Perahara, a big educational celebration or contest which starts most probably in the month of July or August. This magnificent parade is followed by thousands of dancers, knight of the roads and so many attractions. Elephants march keeps spectators busy with great joy. The venerable tooth antiquity of Lord Buddha is carried by the prevailing pachyderm which attracts the spectators to great extent. This wonderful series proceed side by side there for almost seven connected nights and in August full moon brings it to an end.
This place is also famous for its attracting handicraft productions.
The Temple of Tooth: this is famous as Dalda Maligawa, and also regarded as a holy Buddhist mission station in the entire world. In this place of worship, a tooth of the Lord Buddha who had been died 2500 years ago is expected to exist in this temple which was built in the 17th century. Not long ago, a golden marquee has been brought there. Baptismal are performed three times during a day-at 4.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m., and 6.30 p.m. individually.
Gadaladeniya Temple: this was built in 1344, and is located on an acclivity, 15 km away from the metropolis.
There are many other places which can allure the tourist are as Peradeniya Gardens ,Embekke Temples ,Lankatilaka Temple ,Knuckle Mountains ,Hanthana Mountains ,Udawatte Kele ,Hindu Shrines ,Buddhist Temples.
Old City of Sigiriya:
This is situated in the north-central province of Sri Lanka, which concentrates a 200 meter high rock and is considered as the 8th wonder of the world off the record. Its interesting meaning is the Lion Rock. Sigriya is Sri Lanka’s unforgettable landmark with many interesting places.
Holy City of Anuradhapura:
Anuradhapura is an old city which is 206 km away from Colombo. It is in the northern Sri Lanka .This is the capital of North-Central province. It was actually organized in the 4th century BC. Previously it had been the first capital of Sri Lanka till 8th century AD. Anuradhapura is famous for many remembrance of historical importance. The city is considered very sacred by the Buddhists as it contains many relics of holy Buddha. There are few other places which are astonishing too.