Sri Lanka tours introduce you to an enchanting history and kaleidoscopic culture!
For centuries, thousands have visited the country as its location in the Indian Ocean made it an important stopover on trade routes.
Anthropologists suggest that it was occupied as early as 32,000 BC and historians speak of a large scale migration of Indo-Aryans in the 5th century BC, followed by some Tamilian people from neighboring India a few centuries later.
The arrival of Buddhism in the 3rd century BC greatly influenced the Sri Lankan people and strengthened their sense of nationhood, although it was only in the 12th century AD that King Parakrama Bahu united the entire nation. You can still see some of the beautiful architecture they left behind on private Sri Lanka tours.
The Portuguese and Dutchmen colonialists were overthrown by the British who controlled the country till 1947.
Trouble started between the Tamil and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka after it gained independence and civil war broke out in the 1980s.
The war ended decades later when the Tamil Tigers, a militant faction, were finally defeated.
A major producer of rice, tea, coconut and rubber, the country is far from backward today. Sri Lankan tourism has also prospered and is a major source of income.
Top Sri Lanka Travel Tip – History:
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dambulla caves on our private Sri Lanka tours, which date back to the 1st century BC, and were transformed into living quarters for monks and are an important record of Buddhist history.