In the twelfth century, the explorer Marco Polo wrote that Sri Lanka was the finest island in the whole world. For centuries it had been a tourism destination, particularly for European travelers. Recently, the Sri Lankan Civil War that spanned over 25 years and ended in 2009 has had a negative impact on tourism and the growth of the industry stagnated, however following this era a resurgence in Sri Lanka as a tourist destination has been evident. In 2012, post office worldwide holiday costs barometer named Sri Lanka as the best valued destination for holidays.
A diverse and multicultural country, Sri Lanka is home to many religions, ethnic groups, and languages. In addition to the majority Sinhalese, it is home to large groups of Sri Lankan and Indian Tamils, Moors, Burghers, Malays, Kaffirs , etc... Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage also.
Hanging like a teardrop off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka is located in the Indian Ocean and is one of the countries that makes up the South Asian subcontinent. A tropical climate makes it warm and sunny throughout the year aside from the time of the two monsoonal periods which affect opposite sides of the island.
Famous religious sites in Sri Lanka that attract a large number of tourists, (1)Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy (2)Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu, Mannar (3)Nainativu Nagapooshani Amman Temple,J affna (4)Gangarama Temple, Colombo (5)Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Colombo
Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park - Famous for Elephant watching, Kumana National Park - Famous for Bird watching, Wasgamuwa National Park, Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park, Horton Plains National Park, Mullaitivu National Park, Nilgala Herbal Garden, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Udawalawe Elephant Transit Centre
Enjoy Sri Lankan ecotourism which is a growing niche sector. It gives you the opportunity of enjoying multifaceted attractions such as the highest mountains, the longest sea beaches, the world’s greatest religions (Buddhism & Hinduism), magnificent civilization, glorious traditions, artistic monuments, incredible diversity of landscapes, climates, flora and fauna, unparalleled bio-diversity, topographical variations etc.
Southern Odyssey provides all our guests with tailor made vacation packages by which to experience Sri Lanka. We cover the areas are...
Southern Odyssey is a Kerala-based tour operator specialising in offering customised tours of the southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra (including Telangana) and Puducherry.
Our 24/7 service leave you worry free and hassle free, hence helping you out to spend your time in the best way you wish for.
With a belief in quality and services, Southern Odyssey is a reliable and efficient travel organiser in southern India for foreign and domestic tourists, business travellers, special interest visitors and events.
We have 20 years of experience in this field and With a belief in quality and services.