The tropical island nation of Sri Lanka (known until 1972 as Ceylon) sits in the Indian Ocean in South Asia. This tropical island nation is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and pristine. Its been named “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” because of its natural beauty.
voyage # 21336 Sails Oct. 27, 2013 from Mumbai to Singapore; with Colombo, Sri Lanka.
voyage # 21412 Sails April 11, 2014 from Singapore to Mumbai; with Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The relatively small country of Sri Lanka has (8) UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a coastline of pristine beaches, (15) national parks, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls and 24 wildlife reserves, which are home to a wide range of native species such as Asian elephants, leopards and sloth bears.SeaDream will be spending a full day in Colombo, Sri Lanka. There is much to see & do. Here are a few suggestions:
Visit the Gangarama Vihara Temple
The Gangarama Vihara is one of the most venerable temples in the country, decorated with wonderful brass work, stone carvings and other Buddhist art.
Sample Local Cuisine
Try Kothu Rotti: the quintessential Sri Lankan snack. It consists of sliced-up bits of rotti, expertly blended with your choice of chicken, beef, egg, onions, tomatoes and green chillies.
Play Golf at The Royal Colombo Golf Club
The immaculately manicured greens of the Royal Colombo Golf Club have attracted golfers for 129 years, a slice of golfing history.
Go For a Ride in a “Trishaw”
These motorised three-wheeled chariots are the backbone of Sri Lankan transport. (Hold on tight)
Take in Local Art
The Colombo National Museum has some terrific examples of ancient paintings, sculptures and sketches dating back to the 4th century BC.
Watch a Cricket Game
By far the most popular sport in the country, in fact the Sri Lanka national cricket team won the 1996 Cricket World Cup and were runners up in 2007 & 2011.