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Duration : 5 Night / 6 Days

Destination : Kandy 1, Nuwara Eliya 1, Bentota 2, Colombo 1

Sri Lanka is situated on the south eastern part of Asia. If you look at the map of Sri Lanka, you will see that this island country is situated just in the center of the Indian Ocean. In fact, Sri Lanka is also known as surrounded on all its side by the Indian Ocean. This island has the Bay of Bengal to its south west and the Arabian Sea on the south west. Sri Lanka is situated in great geographical proximity to India. It is separated from India by the narrow Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait. The total land area of Sri Lanka is estimated to be 65,610 sq km.

Sri Lanka began in the 6th century B.C.E when the Sinhalese migrated to the island from India. Around 300 years later, Buddhism spread to Sri Lanka which led to highly organized Sinhalese settlements in the northern portion of the island from 200 B.C.E to 1200 C.E. Following this period were invasions from southern India which caused the Sinhalese to migrate south. In addition to early settlement by the Sinhalese, Sri Lanka was inhabited between the 3rd century B.C.E and 1200 C.E. by the Tamils who are the second-largest ethnic group on the island. The Tamils, who are predominantly Hindu, migrated to Sri Lanka from the Tamil region of India. During the early settlement of the island, Sinhalese and Tamil rulers frequently fought for dominance over the island. This led to the Tamils claiming the northern part of the island and the Sinhalese controlling the south to which they migrated.