Heading to the country that brought the world the delicious taste of cinnamon? You are in for a treat! Whether you enjoy close encounters with nature or relaxing beaches you are sure to be impressed. Discover some key facts and information before you go.
  • This island nation is located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal. It is separated from mainland India by the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait.
  • The nation has the nickname ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’ as it is one of the most biodiverse parts of Asia. Elephants can be seen in most of the national parks.
  • Sinhala, Tamil and English are the main spoken languages. Around 25% of the population speaks fluent English.
  • Sri Lanka is the fourth largest exporter of tea in the world and a visit to the tea plantations in the ‘hill country’ is highly recommended as part of your itinerary.
  • Bandaranaike International Airport is the main international airport; however, it’s frequently called Colombo Airport or Katunayake Airport. It is named after the country’s former Prime Minister.
Discover more about the delights that lie in store for you as a tourist below, and also about Sri Lanka’s ETA electronic visa on our main page.