Colombo, sri lanka
A coastal belt about 30 m high surrounds the interior. Most of it consists of sandy beaches dotted with coastal lagoons. On the Jaffna peninsula, limestone exposed to the waves forms low cliffs in places. In the northeast and southwest where the coast cuts across the stratification of crystalline rocks, cliffs, bays and islands are found. These conditions have given rise to the beautiful harbors of Trincomalee on the northeast coast and Galle on the southwest coast.
The highest dam, 122 m, gives rise to the Victoria Reservoir, 209 km from the mouth of the Mahaweli Ganga River; the dam is 122 m high and 520 m long, impounds 700 million m³, forms a 23 km² lake and produces 210 MW. An ambitious project is underway to rehabilitate old dams and build new ones in the dry zone to irrigate 365,000 ha under the name of the Mahaweli Development Programme The project covers 39% of the island and 55% of the Dry Zone. It includes a dozen dams that would also generate a total of 671 MW.
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There are thousands of details during the trip that made the difference but to give you an example to show you the kind of person he is, the last day, our plane left at 2.30 AM and so we didn’t spend hours and hours at the airport we went to his house and met his wife and his two children. They prepared us a typical Sri Lankan dinner and we watched together the final of the Cricket World Cup, a unique experience!
We told him the idea we had, the places we wanted to visit and he organized the trip and, on the fly, if any of the activities could not be done, because of the weather, he changed it for something else and we tried again the next day.
My two daughters and I have just returned from Sri Lanka. Thanks to the good comments and opinions of travelers, I contacted him. I planned the trip via WhatsApp, receiving advice and keeping in constant communication.
Sisira went to wait for us with the biggest smile at the airport. He is a very good professional guide, humble, kind, friendly, nice, helpful, cordial and very funny. He is very knowledgeable about his country, its customs, nature and history. He explained a lot about Buddhism, traditions and attractive places. Always joking. He became one of our family, he took care of us like no one else. In short, a truly wonderful professional and human being. Always ready to help you in everything. Whatever we asked him, he took it as a challenge!
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The Indian subcontinent is the name for a portion of Asia that includes the countries south of the Himalayas. It mainly consists of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, which are the countries of origin of many Raval citizens. It also includes Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
In order to learn more about these countries and get closer to their culture, the center of interest of the Indian subcontinent was created, a collection of books and audiovisuals within the library’s collection. In the guide Fons de literatura de Pakistan, Índia i Bangladesh we have selected the most outstanding narrative and poetry written by authors from these countries. We recommend, for a first approach, the most outstanding authors from India: Anita Nair, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, V. S. Naipaul and Vikram Seth. From Pakistan we highlight Hamid Mohsin, Nadeem Aslam and Mohammed Hanif. And from Bengali culture, Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali and the great poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Knowledge books on the Indian subcontinent of many subjects: history, geography, travel guides, language books, folklore or society. Specifically about India, you will find books on Hinduism and Ayurvedic medicine.
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This teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean lies off the coast of the Indian subcontinent. Its bustling capital, Colombo, is the gateway to the country, filled with fragrant markets, skyscrapers and picturesque relics of its colonial past.
Sri Lanka is also a popular honeymoon destination for its wonderful beaches that range from quiet stretches of white sand to surfing havens that attract travelers from all over the world.
The importance of Buddhism grew and developed through successive kingdoms over the centuries, and on a tour of Sri Lanka today, you can visit the famous Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi tree, a sample taken from the tree under which the Buddha himself became enlightened and was brought by Buddhist monks to Sri Lanka in 288 B.C. This sacred fig tree, now fully grown, is an important pilgrimage site.
British settlers began to settle in Sri Lanka in the early 19th century, developing coffee and then tea plantations after a devastating plant disease destroyed the entire coffee industry.