Sri Lanka, the Pearl of Indian Ocean is the best destination for your dream holidays. You can get exciting travel experience in this small island with TEC Vacations.
Sri Lanka is internationally reputed for its exotic food, beaches, climate and hospitable people, Sri Lanka can also boast of a unique possession of fauna & flora from rare medicinal plants to pre-historic ferns. Also, Sri Lanka has a rich heritage and has a recorded history of over 2500 years. It has an unbelievable irrigation system and manmade tanks to distribute water for farming. Gems are mined in Ratnapura.
There are 480 different types of birds and unknown, umpteen reptiles, numbers of marine and fresh water fish, amphibian and snakes. Animals in the wild range from huge Asian pachyderms (elephants) to tiny evasive Musk Deer and it is a paradise of butterflies.
The sceneries of range of mountains, waterfalls, tanks, will make you relaxed. You can breathe the smell of tea estates, rain forests and early mornings you can listen to birds.
Sri Lanka has a rich cultural heritage over 2,500 years. The culture of Sri Lanka has been influenced by other countries from time to time and especially by India with Buddhism which has affected all the heritage & traditions of Sri Lanka.
Also, the craftsmanship and the technical knowhow in irrigation are unbelievable skills of inhabitants of Sri Lanka. The rchitectural abilities to build palace on a rock like Sigiriya which was considered for heritage wonders of the world were unbelievable. The technical knowhow of forefathers of Sri Lanka is evident by the very famous canal called 'Yodha Ela" (the huge canal) which has a slop of just 1 inch for 1 mile length. The craftsmanship and artistic mind of inhabitants are evident by the Samadhi Pilimaya (meditation position of Buddha statue), Awkana (Buddha statue), Sigiriya Frescoes and many more artistic ruins.
The most sacred place for Buddhist to visit is Temple of Tooth Relic, which is now located in Kandy.
Sri Lanka has its own three main classical dancing styles,
• The Kandyan dancers of the Hill Country
• The low country dancers of the southern plains
• Sabaragamuwa dancers which is spread in Sabaragamuwa province
Kandyan dance takes its name from Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka, and there are five distinct types; the ves, naiyandi, uddekki, pantheru, and vannams.
The main distinguishing feature between Kandyan and Sabaragamu dancing, and Ruhunu dancing, is that Ruhunu dancers wear masks.
Being an agricultural based country the main cultivation was paddy. In the regime of King Parakramabahu the Sri Lanka was called "the grain store of Asia", which evidence the fertility of Sri Lanka. The current agricultural exports are expanded to tea, rubber, coconut being main exports and spices, flora & fauna etc. Even the precious & semi-precious gemstones of Sri Lanka have a big demand worldwide.
Sri Lanka has different climates within few miles. Being a tropical country there are no four main seasons but has cold climate, dry zone, zones in between dry & cold. These are good factors for a comfortable living round the year.
The natural beauty is all over the island with pleasant smiles of people of the country who are very generous, courteous, hospitable, skilled & knowledgeable in their fields.
The waterfalls, manmade tanks, natural tanks, canals, rivers, brooks, beaches, virgin forests, floral gardens, botanical garden and many more sceneries to get relaxed while enjoying a cup of tea or a natural drink. Entertainment, nightlife, shopping and many more you can enjoy in Sri Lanka.