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Sri Lanka – The Wonder of Asia

Posted on August 13th, 2018 in Blog, News

Sri Lanka, crowned as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is home to some of the finest spectacles of natural beauty known to man. An island considered to be en route to paradise, surrounded by both the Indian Ocean and the mystique of an enduring and diverse history – makes this place one of fascination for both the eye and the soul.

 

The undulating terrain provides spectacular views of the iridescent ocean and the teeming land, affording unique vantage points such as Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in the hill country. Mountains shrouded in mist, cascading waterfalls as luminous as glass and tea gardens to invigorate the senses can all be found within moments. From the planes in Nuwara Eiliya to the mountains of Knukles, the sense of excitement to be felt at the wonder of such a world is unwavering.

 

A tropical climate all year round ensures that a colourfully dense population of flora and fauna inhabit this jewel of a land. Testament to this is the fact that Sri Lanka has the highest biodiversity per 10,000 square km in the whole of Asia, with many species endemic to the land. The Yala National Park is most famous for spotting leopards with the highest population of the cat in Asia. There is an abundance of other national parks, such as Wasgamuwa, Kumana, Wilpattu, Uda Walawe and newly opened Chundilulm bird sanctuary, all providing rare glimpses into the lives and habits of nature’s most beautiful creatures.

 

Sports and adventure is another exhilarating dimension to the country. Surfing, rafting, air-ballooning golf, cricket and other soft sports and adventures like mountain climbing, trekking, cycling, canopying are some of the popular activities available to those that relish a chance to tackle the great outdoors.

 

Perhaps Sri Lanka’s most reputed offering, however, is the hospitality of its people. Travellers are met with sincere smiles whether they go, and to welcome a foreigner seems natural to a people that are themselves a make-up of various backgrounds. Overall, Sri Lankans are keen to ensure that the country’s beautiful scenery, pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, blissful surroundings, festive cultures, thrilling adventures, serene essence and unrivalled heritage remain cemented in your heart forever. Sri Lanka – It is truly the wonder of Asia.