Sri Lanka, often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, is an island paradise ideal for vacationers looking for tropical getaway. Visitors will touch down at Bandaranaike International Airport which is a mere forty five minutes outside the capital, Colombo. Getting about the city is convenient, public transport is easily accessible and many tourists enjoy the experience of riding in ‘tuk tuks’. Accommodation can also be found easily right across Sri Lanka hotels of all types are listed on online booking sites along with traveller reviews. In recent years many private guest houses, home stays and other options have become available to tourists but a reputed chain like Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, with its fourteen purposefully located properties, will guarantee you are well taken care of wherever in the island you choose to travel.

The country formerly known as Ceylon is famous for its palm tree adorned, unspoiled beaches. Theaquamarine waters that surround the country are perfect for swimming and water sports; while the reefs that are home to many species of tropical fish attract both local and foreign divers. A few hours’ drive inland and the landscape changes completely. Lush green mountains rise into the clouds as the winding roads take you into the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country. The colder weather is a stark contrast from the coastal region. Sri Lanka also has much to offer historians: the stone ruins in Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, the lion rock in Sigiriya, temple of the tooth relic in Kandy are just a few of the attractions that paint a picture of an ancient civilization. Colombo in contrast offers all the amenities of a modern city: shopping malls selling designer brands, restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines, nightclubs and bars that will cater to the needs of an urban traveller.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+