A blazing sun sets fire to the horizon, the gold tipped surf rolls gently to your feet and ebb away as you watch one of nature’s grandest shows from your deck chair on the beach.
One of the 25 biodiversity hot spots in the world
Only island of this size in the world where you can see the 2 largets mamals in the world.
Situated within the International Whaling Commission's protected zone in the Indian Ocean - The ideal location to see the blue whale, the largest animal ever lived on this planet
Recorded highest leopard density in the world ( Yala Park )
Best rain forest in Asia ( Sinharaja / UNESCO world heritage site)
14 National Parks / 4 Nature reserves / 3 strict nature reserves / 57 Sanctuaries
3rd highest waterfall density in the world with more than 380 recorded water falls
More than 3800 animal species & Close to 7400 plant species A recorded history over 2’600 years
08 UNESCO world heritage sites
The oldest historically documented tree in the world Sri Maha Bodhi- is over 2,200 years old.
The largest man-made reservoir – the Parakrama Samudra, - (dating from 11 century / Covers an area of more than 15 Km2...)
The 2nd largest monument in the world – Jetawanaramaya was built in the 3rd Century AD.
The largest natural rock cave in Asia, which is known to be the most ancient pre-historic human settlement in Asia - Pahiyangala.
Golden beaches all around the island over 1,340 km long
Hill country rising to an elevation of 2,524 m