Sri Lanka - is an island of various cultures with
friendly and welcoming people. Experience the golden
sandy beaches of the south , west & east coast
, the dewy tea plantations and the ancient civilisations
of the north whilst passing through the lovingly cared
for elephant orphanage, wild and exciting safaris
and prominent landmarks of religious and cultural
Shaped just like a teardrop Sri Lanka's longest point
from North to South is 360 miles. The mountainous
inland of Sri Lank has a consistently warm climate
and it rarely gets chilly, even at night. The lowland
areas near to the coast have much higher temperatures
and humidity, which can make it clammy and muggy during
the evenings. Rain happens at anytime of the year
but is at its heaviest in the south west regions between
April and June, and October and November.
Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) was under European
control for some 450 years. The arrival of the British
in 1796 resulted in expelling the Dutch out of the
country in 1815. Ceylon won independence from the
United Kingdom in 1948 and changed its name to Sri
Lanka in 1972.
Friendly & hospitable people of Sri Lanka , clam
and gentle by nature. In the resorts and tourist areas
you are made to feel very welcome with services always
at a very high standard. The main language is Sinhalese
followed by Tamil with English spoken throughout Sri
The interior of the island is also worth touring,
with its rainforest, tea plantations and ancient treasures
such as Sigiriya, a sixteenth century ciradel fortress
deep in the jungle. Sri Lanka has over 3000 elephants,
and popular activities are going on elephant safaris
or visiting the elephant orphanage at Pinnewala, where
holiday makers can help to feed and bathe the elephants.
Accommodation in Sri Lanka ranges from luxury resorts
and hotels, to more modestly priced yet comfortable
accommodation. Sri Lanka is accessible to travellers
via Bandaranaike International Airport, and the national
carrier is Sri Lankan Airlines.
The best time to visit Sri Lanka is between October
and March, and the currency is the Sri Lankan rupee.
The languages spoken are Sinhala, Tamil and English.
For further information, you can contact Jet Wing
Holidays, specialists in tailor made packages to Sri
Lanka on 020 8261 4450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org