Sri Lanka is an island country in south china, located in the Indian ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian sea. Historically and culturally the island is closely related to Indian subcontinent but geographically separated from Indian subcontinental by the gulf of Mannar and the palk strait. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the capital city and Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka.
The history of Sri Lanka dates back to 3,000 years and has a rich cultural heritage dating back to over 2500 years, which is majorly influenced by Buddhism and Hinduism. Due to its geographic location and deep harbours, Sri Lanka has great importance from the time of the ancient silk road through the modern Maritime silk road. The country granted political independence in 1948 after a political movement started in early 20th century. Sri Lanka became republic and adopted its current name in 1972.
Sri Lanka is a diverse country with many cultures, languages and ethnicities. Sri Lanka was the first Asian country to have a female ruler. The island consists of flat to rolling coastal plains, mountains and around 103 rivers, Mahaweli river is the longest river in Sri Lanka extending 335 kilometres. There are around 51 natural waterfalls in Sri Lanka and the highest is Bambarakanda falls, with a height of 263 meters. The island experiences a tropical and warm climate due to moderating effects of ocean winds.
The highest point in Sri Lanka is Pidurutalagala, reaching 2,524 metres (8,281 ft) above sea level.
Sri Lanka is the 57th most populated nation in the world.
National Sport of Sri Lanka is Volleyball and the most popular sport is cricket.
According to a poll in 2008, Sri Lanka was the third most religious country in the world.
The preferred option to reach Sri Lanka from India is by flight. You can book a direct flight from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai are available to Colombo.
Air India, Jet airways, and Sri Lankan Airlines provide direct flight to Colombo.
You can also book a connecting flight from India to Sri Lanka.
Sri lankan visa for indians?
Getting Sri Lankan visa is very easy and hassle free. Sri Lanka provide online visa facilities to Indians. There are three simple steps to get the visa.
1) Apply online and pay
2) Send your documents
3) Get your Visa.
Best time to visit sri lanka?
Sri Lanka experiences tropical and warm climate throughout the year and doesn’t experience extreme cold or hot. The best time to visit Sr Lanka depends upon the region you are willing to travel-ideally December to March is the best time to visit almost of the parts of the country but if you are willing to visit eastern coast then May to September is the ideal time.
Local transportation in sri lanka?
Sri Lanka has an extensive road network and has one of the highest road densities in the world.
The permitted speed is up to 100km/hour.
Buses, Tuk-Tuk (three-wheeler/Tri-shaw), Local Train, Taxis, Uber is also available in Sri Lanka..
Type of adapters to carry sri lanka?
Sri Lanka operates on a 230v supply voltage and 50Hz. There are two associated plug types used in the country.
Plug type D - has three round pins in a triangular pattern
Plug type G - has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern.