Sri Lanka

Located on the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka is a small tropical island that offers natural and historical tourism sites. It has a total land area of approximately 65,610 square kilometers. It is home to one of the best tea in the world – the Ceylon tea!

Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka
Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka | Photo by Escape Manila under creative commons

Key Facts About Sri Lanka

Location Southern Asia, an island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
CapitalColombo
CurrencySri Lankan Rupee
Currency Conversion1SLR = 0.0057USD
ClimateTropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March); southwest monsoon (June to October)
Population21 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Buddhists
LanguageSinhala & Tamil are the Official Languages

Top Tourist Attractions in Sri Lanka

  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Yala National Park
  • Arugam Bay
  • Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa
  • Temple of Tooth
  • Galle Fort
  • Nine Arch Bridge
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Jaffna
  • Mihintale
  • Mirissa Beach
  • Unawatuna
  • Gal Viharaya
  • Udawalawe National Park
  • Adam’s Peak

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