Visiting Sri Lanka for your Holidays is a good idea with your family or alone. Local people are very good and helpful. They will go to any extent to help you. Don’t try to go on topics such as religion or Cricket with them as they are very sensitive on these topics.
There are lot of Apps related to Sri Lanka travel and tourism industry. Some of these Apps are available for a fee and as free. These Apps provides nearly 200 Srilanka destinations along with things to see things to do and more interesting information for the visitor. Information about locations, where to stay, where to dine and where to do shopping also provided through them. There are Apps with Sri Lanka train service schedule and ticket reservation.
These Apps provide lot of information on local water falls, reserved wildlife parks, beaches, and Historical locations, Wildlife watching, Whale watching, Dolphin watching, white water rafting, hot air ballooning and many more activities.
GPS map locations for your easy reference. You can drive safely with the help of the available GPS map guide you to the correct location. There used to be an image gallery related to each and every location.
Visiting Sri Lanka Part 1
Before you visit here (even to fly transit) check whether you have tattooed Buddha images on your body, if so remove it other wise you may be punished here by the Government.for disrespecting the Buddhist religion.
Don’t bring lot of cash, if so declare it to the customs on your arrival.
If you are making any payment through your plastic cards have a good watch on it, till you get it back.
Try to take money in the ATM on the day time when the banks are open.
Use call taxis recommended by your hotel.
It is prohibited to enter in to the temples with your foot wear and cap.
Never try to take photos with Buddha statues as you may violates the local laws that can send you to prison.
Some restricted places don’t allow you to take photographs.
Some places they may charge for your camera or video recorder to take them with you inside the area.
Running water is safe to drink, although you can purchase cold mineral water in plastic disposable bottles.
Don’t spit on the road.
Don’t walk while talking mobile phone specially on the railway track.
Smoking is not allowed in public places including trains and buses, violators will be prosecuted.
Use the pedestrian crossing only to cross the road, if it is marked with.
Cricket is also religion here, so don’t go on arguing of it.
Most of the three wheel (tuk-tuk) drivers are friendly people. Before to board check whether it is having a running tariff meter. When you elite from the Tuk-Tuk, check for your belongings as it is difficult to recover.
Visiting Sri Lanka. Interested in buying Gemstones?
Insist to get one verification certificate from a laboratory for the Gem Stone you are buying.
Make advance bookings for the train as it is always nearly full in the Kandy sector.
If you are visiting Mirissa beach from Kandy then get down from the train at the Ella Station.
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