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Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is magical. Dubbed the 'teardrop of the Indian Ocean' due to its distinctive shape; it appears that even its nickname informs the air of eastern mystery that surrounds it, in a mystifying language which is perhaps not dissimilar to what you might find in any magically – real Rushdie novel.

Sri Lankan beaches fit (and top for that matter) the finest descriptions of any golden beach, and are scattered all around the island, so it's likely that whatever season you travel in you'll taste the infamous Sri Lankan beach experience. The varied appeal of the vastly different beaches mean they're more than spectacular pieces of eye candy. Sunbathe and swim in the south at Mount Lavinia, dive from the east coast, or make masks and devil dance at the sandy white beach in Ambalangoda.

It is not just the beaches that out do their descriptive stereotypes, and enhance the magical feel of the place. The country is predominantly Buddhist, and has many visit-worthy Buddhist temples, mon…

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Written by  Sherry Ott.

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Where to stay

Hello can you advise where we can find a tree house or a hotel set amidst nature, for our honeymoon We would arrive on the 20th of Nov and leave on the 27th of nov.

We would be very interested in walking and spending time amidst nature, and the jungle, and waterfalls and rivers.

I love elephants as well .We are not interested in the beaches as much as lakes and free flowing water

We are visitng from the 20th untill the 27th Nov 2010

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Suggest you email our good friends at i-escape and say we sent you. They know everything there is to know about hideaways in Sri Lanka - help@i-escape.com. Ask for Laila

Where is a good part to go to begginning of May for sunshine.

We really want to go to Sri Lanka but we can only go for last 2 weeks in October.

We are thinking of stying in Colombo but I understand that it is one of the monsoon seasons at that time. Please advise. We don't mind if it rains and clears up fairly quickly!

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The monsoon is not affected to Colombo during October. It is actually an intermonsoon time. Colombo is in the western part of Sri Lanka. Monsoon for this part during May-July time. So you do not need to bother much about rain if you are only going to stay in colombo.But rain is unpredictable in this time, but it wont rain through out the day.

But I recommend you to travel other parts of the country if you are a nature lover, since Colombo is the commercial capital and not much when comes to nature.

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