Holidays in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka or formerly Ceylon is a beautiful fairy tale like island nation surrounded by the deep blue Indian Ocean. This wonderful places offers a colorful history occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century, by the Dutch in the 17th century, and became a British colony in 1802. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948 and the name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972. In recent decades this island has developed into a popular tourist destination that brings people from all over the world. Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, has a splendid mixture of both eastern and western cultures and, along with its many ancient and new metropolis, this destination never fails to surprise travelers. Sri Lanka is one of 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world and World Heritage Sites are found all over. The friendliness and hospitality of the locals along with the country's untouched splendid and impressive influenced diversity make Sri Lanka one of the most amazing island paradise tourism destination.