Attractions of Nature Holiday in Sri Lanka
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Attractions of Nature Holiday in Sri Lanka:

•    Guide to National Parks in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, blessed with an abundance of flora and fauna, has a long tradition of conservation dating back to the 3rd century BC.The world’s first wildlife sanctuary was set up by royal edict in the 3rd century BC in Mihintale and today Sri Lanka’s natural and protected areas account for 14% of the total land area. Within this land area there are more than 70 sanctuaries, National Parks and a number of wetlands and mountain ranges. Here is a guide to the most well-known of these Parks. Read more

•    Holidaying in National Parks

Travelling into the jungles with camps deep within the National Parks is an undiscovered treasure in Sri Lanka on the world wildlife map. Unlike many of the parks in India and Africa, Sri Lanka’s are not commercial; the character of yesteryear remains intact thanks to the deferred start into the tourism arena. Sri Lanka has an amazing variety of fauna and flora, with some of the world’s highest densities of leopards and elephants. A visit to the Sri Lankan jungles is to enter a whole new world where nature has hardly stood still. Read more

•    Eco-tourism in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, blessed with an abundance of flora and fauna, has a lot to offer the holidaymaker in terms of nature tourism and is taking steps to develop this niche of holiday. Conservation in Sri Lanka goes back to its ancient Buddhist tradition, which teaches respect and compassion to all living things. The world’s first wildlife sanctuary was set up by Royal edict in the 3rd century BC in Mihintale (where Buddhist doctrine was first preached) and is still a sanctuary today. Understanding the importance of conservation ecological integrity, large wilderness tracts were set aside by successive rulers, as reserves for rain catchment and pest control purposes. Today. The sanctuaries, national parks, and reserves, where law protects flora and fauna comprise 14% of the island’s total land area 65,610sq km. Read more

•    Eco-adventure activities in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is not only a land of richly varied and abundant vegetation, the extreme variation of landscapes it provides are ideally suited to eco-adventure. Sri Lanka’s variety of ‘mini’ climates deriving from a diversity of relief features gives it, in spite of its diminutive size an astonishing wealth of flora and fauna. Not only blessed with a richly varied and abundant vegetation, the landscape it covers take in lowlands which contrast with rugged terrain, high peaks, deep chasms, narrow mountain passes ideal for eco-adventure; high and lovely waterfalls and snaking rivers; some placid and some made for white water river rafting. Read more