Fact About Sri Lanka
Where is Sri Lanka situated ?
It’s in the South-east region of Asia. Just below India a tear drop shaped island is Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka lies between the northern latitudes 5° 55. and 9° 55. and the eastern longitudes 79° 42. and 81° 52., 650km north of the equator.
Is Sri Lanka and Ceylon the same country ?
It is the same country, The name Ceylon was given by the british and was used until 1972 after which Sri Lanka was and still is used.
Will visiting Sri Lanka be worth my time ?
Absolutely, it is one of the best places to visit, Sri Lanka is now considered as one of the best places to have a vacation at.
The best time to visit Sri Lanka ?
Sri Lanka is a tropical country with almost the same season all year long except for monsoon seasons kicking off at different times during the year, despite showers a warm sunny climate is always guaranteed.
What will be the benefits of visiting Sri Lanka ?
There are lots of benefits in visiting Sri Lanka. First, it is a great place to regroup during the vacation after a very hectic lifestyle. It also provides the best way to be connected with nature with all the eco-tourism going on. Touring Sri Lanka, you can get the first-hand taste in the culture which is very vibrant and most of all awe-striking. These are just a few of the many benefits that I can list.
What kind of clothes should be worn ?
It actually depends in where you are , religious places have a strict protocol when it comes to clothes where people should cover themselves up. However, other than that you can wear almost anything that goes with the warm climate , sundresses, shorts , t-shirts and sandals are some of the clothes that you can wear to fight of the heat.
What sites can I visit ?
Well, the options are endless. There are loads of archeological sites, ancient ruins, nature reserves, beaches and plenty more. UNESCO has named many places in Sri Lanka as World Heritage Sites such as Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. You can also go shopping in the great city of Colombo, where malls and stores are endless.
What about accomadation? Where can I stay when I visit Sri Lanka ?
The options are again endless here , five-star hotels, motels, resorts, bungalows and villas ( which are rented out according to your needs ), guest houses and many more places can be used for accomadation usually you can voice your opinions and requests to your tour agents and they will undertake the arrangements.
Ayuruvedic Medicine, can I get any access to it ?
Sri Lanka boasts a very ancient medicinal system that can be used by almost anyone, lots of spas offer treatments as well as Ayuruvedic hospitals, speacial Ayuruvedic packages, getaways are offered by hotels.
What is the Size of the island?
At 65,525 square kilometres (25,299 Sq. miles). Its length from northernmost point at Point Pedro to Southernmost point at Dondra Head is 435km (271 miles) while the greatest width is 240km (149 miles)
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What is the voltage type in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka’s electricity runs at 230-240V, 50 cycles AC. Round, three-pin sockets are normally used although you may occasionally find square three-pin sockets as well.
How many languages are spoken in Sri Lanka?
English is widely spoken. Sinhala (Indo-Aryan language) (language of 74% of the population). Though Tamil (Dravidian language) is language of only 18.1% of the population, Tamil too is an official language in Sri Lanka.
What currency is used in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) Approximate exchange rate USD 1 = LKR 128