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Sri Lanka is voted as one of best country to visit in 2011! Is this true?

Sri Lanka is voted as one of best country to visit in 2011!
13 years ago, March 5th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #105792  
I read a news about this somewhere. Is this true?

If so i would like to make a trip there this coming May.

Any tips and guidance?

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13 years ago, March 10th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #106204  
Hi Martec,
yes, it's true check this http://www.srilankatourism.org/
I'd like to know where r u from? and waht's u name? if u need more information abt sri lanka send me pvt messege Reply to this

13 years ago, March 11th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #106259  
Yes! Sri Lanka is a unique and it may be the best country to visit in 2011

Sri Lanka is blessed with golden sands, plodding elephants and emerald green forests. A gem in the Indian Ocean knows for its culture vultures, nature lovers. It’s the ideal location for a honeymoon and relaxing break.
Sri Lanka wildlife includes leopard, langur and elephant. Bird with over 26 endemic species
Sri Lanka is pure heaven for a natural lover tourist
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13 years ago, March 15th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #106472  

I think Sri Lanka is a unique and good country in future, sri lanka market is very good and it is very cheap for travel.

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13 years ago, March 16th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #106549  
Its a beautiful place by all accounts, friends were there just in the weeks and are planning a more extensive visit..... Reply to this

13 years ago, March 17th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #106680  
Yes true, NY Times I think rated it so in January.

Sri Lanka is cheap too...but you get what you pay for. Big hotels are great, but try the boutique hotels - Google "Boutique hotels in Sri Lanka". Book hotels in advance, the good ones could be fully occupied if not. Tickets for train and bus can be had at any time. Day time train ride from Colombo to Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is an adventure. You may want to visit Kandy, Anuradhapura (central region). Hikkaduwa, Galle (southern region). Spa treatments at hotels are supposed to be great.

When you get to the airport book your taxi inside, outside taxi drivers could be shady. Most locals know some English.

Tourists are safe, was so even during the war. However use common sense, talk to folks at the hotel, avoid touts. Clothes are cheap, however if you are a plus size then may be a bit problematic finding right sizes. Take mossey spray. Hope you have a good time. Reply to this

13 years ago, June 9th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #112793  
Yes.. the war is finally over.. No more things exploding... I think that’s a great thing for a tiny country to have achieved... Now we Sri Lankans look ahead to developing our industries and our tourism sector. Sri Lanka was a great destination before the war and the travel bans during the war hit our tourism industry really bad.. On top of that came the Tsunami that wiped out or seriously damaged hotel beach property. BUT Sri Lankans are resilient people and have managed to stay afloat through the worst of times.. I dunno what it is but somehow we seem to take the hits and keep walking forward. The Hotels have started gearing up once again for the winter season where many will want to come down from cold Europe. We are expecting twice the amount of visitors this time around and the prices of hotels are going up.

Please reserve your hotel booking NOW because come December, you will not be able to get any rooms in hotels which will be fully booked. That goes for Airline bookings and transport. Think and plan ahead.. and secure your holiday soon. Wish you happy holidays!!
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13 years ago, June 9th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #112825  
Hi martec039
Yes, I think this is the right news you have got. Because Sri Lanka is a travelling place forever. It's natural beauty and sea beach attract more and more visitors. If you want to know more then visit http://www.srilanka.travel/ .

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12 years ago, April 1st 2011 No: 9 Msg: #132617  

It was also rated a place to go in 2010, hence we went there in November last year. My favourite place so far- has absolutely everything to offer. Beautiful beaches, wildlife, plenty of culure, amazing food - we loved to pieces;-)

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11 years ago, January 26th 2012 No: 10 Msg: #151032  
N Posts: 4
I went there 20 years ago and again last month, obviously there are more tourists now but I still found it amazing - very helpful people, diverse, beautiful, good value. Wildlife, beach, culture...Possibly the perfect holiday. The only down side is that travel is slow so you need time to see everything.
I have written a couple of blogs with photos that will give you a bit of an insight.
www.quirkyaccom.com/blog Reply to this

11 years ago, January 29th 2012 No: 11 Msg: #151132  
A place I have not considered before. Might have to do some research. Reply to this

11 years ago, April 30th 2012 No: 12 Msg: #155486  

I have been in Hikkadua recently and slept in a really nice place.

It is a house of a former 5 star hotel cook.

His name is Nimal, we did some Srilankan cooking lessons, side seeing, beach time, etc...

Nimal was so great that I decided to help him and did a website introducing his place on internet.


Sri Lanka is an amazing place, I will never forget it !!

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9 years ago, April 25th 2014 No: 13 Msg: #180966  
Yes Sri Lanka is one of the best countries to visit for a holiday, it has one of the best beaches and lots to see with the heritage of the country. We vested sri lanka few months ago and it superb holiday during the stay of two weeks we spend some time in the beach resort enjoying the beach in bentota and the rest of the time traveling around Sri Lanka.
In the tour we visited sigiriya, dambulla, kandy, nuwara eliya, bandarawela, katharagama, yala, galle
We travel in a privet vehicle arranged by my vacation travels and also the hotel reservation was done by them, we were offed a tour package from them and I think it was very good with what they had offered for the price, also we got a free satay of two days to cover Colombo city and do some shopping.
You can contact my vacation travels on shashika@ myvacationtravels.com and visit their web site at http://myvacationtravels.com
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8 years ago, June 18th 2015 No: 14 Msg: #191483  
N Posts: 2
Marco Polo apparently said that Sri Lanka is the most beautiful island in the world. It certainly rates up with the best anyway! Reply to this

8 years ago, June 18th 2015 No: 15 Msg: #191484  
N Posts: 2
Marco Polo apparently said that Sri Lanka is the most beautiful island in the world. It certainly rates up with the best anyway! Reply to this

8 years ago, July 8th 2015 No: 16 Msg: #191848  
C Posts: 16
I agree with you, OO2. Sri Lanka (with eight UNESCO heritage sites) can be described as the jewel of the Indian Ocean still being discovered.

It has incredible temples, safari tours, national parks, tea plantations and world renowned beaches, Sri Lanka really does have everything. Spend some time in the hustle of the capital Colombo, investigate the old fort city of Galle which has been rejuvenated following the tragedy of the tsunami, climb into the heart of the Island in Kandy and immerse into a different world in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. A country you will want to come back to over and over! Reply to this

8 years ago, July 27th 2015 No: 17 Msg: #192235  
I'm planning a 7 days visit to the island nation during the Christmas.I want to stay in budget hotels/home stays.My budget is $10 per night for accommodation.Could anyone suggest me some good places to stay in Matara,Sigiriya,Kandy,Galle ,Bentota & Colombo.I would be travelling by train/car.can I make to all these places in seven days. Reply to this

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