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Lanka Holidays And Its British Appeal by Pankaj Mohan
Lanka could be described as one of the most beautiful islands around the
world. It is situated just off the southern Indian fringe at about 600
miles north of the equator in the Indian Ocean.
|There is strong evidence
that human civilization has existed in this tiny island nation for over
2000 years now. The island's teeming natural beauties, a great legacy of
its historic events, and a well-admired ability to host the outside world
have always been applauded by travelers. Those who love examining ancient
worlds, the serenity of nature and going through the excitement of life
will always want to be part of Sri Lanka holidays. Travel companies selling
hot deals, including those to Sri Lanka in the name of last minute holidays,
could be found trading from all major countries across the globe.
Until gaining its independence
in 1948, Sri Lanka had remained part of the British Empire for roughly
about 150 years. The island’s control was gained by the British East India
Company during the late 18th century and it was fully commissioned as a
British colony in the year 1802. It never got integrated with the neighboring
British India however, and was finally declared independent soon after
the end of Second World War.
|Native Sri Lankans had already
been exposed to the influences of modern education and western living style
before being granted complete independence.
One could still witness imprints
of that British era, while traveling across Sri Lanka’s terrain in the
modern days. It makes the Sri Lanka Holidays even more attractive therefore,
especially for those hailing from the UK.
The British hierarchy in
Sri Lanka had begun growing tea, coffee, sugar, rubber and cinnamon from
the very beginning of their stay and brought many Tamil workers from India
to help speed up the whole exercise.
They did not only construct
modern schools, colleges and roads, but were also the chief architect of
a unified Sri Lanka. There were three separate kingdoms existent across
this island before the British finally arrived.
|The highlight of an ancient
Sri Lanka apart from its British heritage includes the 5th century rock
fortress at Sigiriya, the fascinating ruins of the ancient capitals of
Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the royal legacy of Kandy, the cave temples
at Dambulla and many more similar tourism destinations.
It takes only about nine
and half hours to fly down to Colombo from London. Several types of Sri
Lanka holidays are there to choose from, if one desired spending their
last minute holidays in this fascinating land. The region carries one of
the best sea beaches and resorts found anywhere in the world, and its hospitality
is well admired by travelers from across the globe. There is a rich variety
of flora and fauna, water falls and adventure activities available for
those who might desire to have some exciting moments.
Of course, buying up last
minute holidays to Sri Lanka is the best way for getting unwound from one's
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|About the Author: Pankaj
Mohan is a freelance writer who often writes on behalf of Mercury-Direct.co.uk.
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