Sri Lanka is located in the southern tip of India and has a rich documented
history and cultural heritage that spans over three thousand years. It is a
tiny tear shaped island which is truly a "Gem" and known as the "Pearl of
the Indian Ocean". Centuries ago traders from the Middle East & the West
braved the seas to come to our resplendent land which was once known as
"Spice Island" and "Land of Gems".
Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic
importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road. The country was known by
many names such as "Serendib", "Taprobane", "Saylan", "Tambapanni" etc. and
great explorers such as Marco Polo refers to Sri Lanka as the "Jade Pendant
in the Indian Ocean" and "The finest island of its size in the entire
world". He also wrote about the wonderful gems of Ceylon. King Solomon was
said to have procured a great ruby for the Queen of Sheba from Ceylon.
Ibn Battutah, a great traveller once wrote about our Home: "The whole of its
coasts are covered with branches of cinnamon trees brought down by torrents
& heaped up like mounds on the shore. They are taken without payment by the
people of Ma'bar & Mulaibar, but in return for this they give presents of
woven cloth & similar articles..."
Similarly, we have so much to offer our guests...
Lonely Plant - Sri Lanka is one of the best to travel in 2013 among
global tourism destinations.
The National Geographic Channel - Sri Lanka has been rated as the
2nd best island tourist destination on earth.
British Airways - Sri Lanka has topped the 13 destinations
categorized as popular favorite places to visit in 2013.
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