"From a Native Guy's Point of View" srupesh's Profile
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Sri Lanka is situated in the Indian Ocean and South of the Indian sub continent. The Sri Lanka is a really a paradise for the travelers it is formally known as Ceylon . Its tropical a island, and in some season you get plenty of rain due to monsoon rain apart from those season there is plenty of sun shine.
The Sri Lanka has a history of more than 2500 years and way back. From the ancient time it has been known for its species, gems and ivory. Now it is popular for the tourism and unfortunately the ethnic crisis going on the North and some parts of East. Don?t hesitate there is a peace process going in the country and there is no problem for travelers at all. Some tourists do take the challenge to go to the troubled areas too.
The people in Sri Lanka are really friendly and they'll be always ready to help u in any moments. The English Literacy is around 3% but still the people can communicate in English, and if you are traveler don't worry about communicating; the people can still understand you and fulfill your needs.
The tourism industry is the 3rd largest industry in for the country and brings a good income. There around 150 000 men and women directly or indirectly associated with the tourism industry. There are pretty good classic hotels built in the 18th centaury and newly built hotels as been reconditioned and refurbished to provide the ultimate luxury for those who stay.
The travelers normally would prefer go to South and West cost of the country for the beaches and sun, most of the travelers avoid going to North and East. But the situation has changed in the East plenty of people do travel over there. You will find the most exotic beaches in these areas because they are not used for more than a decade due to war. The average temperature is 30' C in the costal area. The ruins of ancient buildings and tanks built by our ancestors are situated in the Northern Central of the country.
But Trincomale in Northeast is really felt ok to travels by the travelers for its beaches and tiny islands. But if you're coming from tropical country the perfect gateway is the hill country (up country). The temperature is lower (less than 15' C) and the hills covered in green either by tea leaves or small rain forest. In the hill county the Temple of Tooth and its Perahara in Kandy , are the symbol of up country.
The Sri Lanka was ruled by Portuguese, Dutch and English from 15th centaury to 1948. There are still few good structures and ruins scattered around the country remembering their stay in the country. But unfortunately you can go only to Galle Fort and the Light House, where both of them had been built by Dutch in Galle . And also you can see the colonial style houses and building are scattered around island. Some of them are preserved by the state and mostly owned and used by the individuals; they are really beautiful for their magnificent architecture.
Every one likes to travel to Sri Lanka because everybody finds it's a really cheap place to go for holidays. The food and transportation are really cheap when u compare with the other countries. But the major reason is people are friendly and it is safe for travelers (even for a single woman traveling alone). These are the reason why Sri Lanka became the dream destination.
I think the information I gave about Sri Lanka is more than enough. So, next time if your planning to travel why don't u choose Sri Lanka as your destination.
On Behave of every Sri Lankan:
"You are always welcome to the paradise island for Sun, Culture, Heritage, Tea and for the lovely Beaches."
I am a Sri Lankan and I reside in Colombo the metropolitan capital of Sri Lanka.
I joined to VT.com because to provide much information to the people who are willing to travel to Sri Lanka the paradise island. I think every one always like to get some info from a native guy for a successful journey or holiday.
Although I am quite busy with my work. I'll try to help the people who need info about Sri Lanka, when ever I can and in the best possible way.
I think this is one way of paying back something to my country which has done a lot to me. And to the fellow citizen who are directly and indirectly involved in the tourist industry.
I am not a person who travels often but I like to do so. And there are various things which do make impact to my wishes.
If u need any information about Sri Lanka, mail me or post a message and I will do my best to answer it.
Thank you for vising my web page and do come again to see the latest updates. Bye!
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