Travel and Tourism Videos on Sri Lanka

By on January 13, 2013

We bring you some promotional travel and holiday videos produced by Sri Lankan Tourism, and by some tourists to the country.

Visit Sri Lanka 2017 3min TV Commercial

by srilanka.travel Official Travel and Tourism site. Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife – much of it endemic – unique ecosystems, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, a vibrant culture including fine arts and crafts and grand festivals, and a people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, charming and hospitable.

Contemporary tourist attractions such as luxurious Ayurveda spas and broad-based shopping opportunities have evolved, and Sri Lanka has become one of the worlds most popular destinations to get married and enjoy a honeymoon.

Visit Sri Lanka 2011

3min TV Commercial by Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board
Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife – much of it endemic – unique ecosystems, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, a vibrant culture including fine arts and crafts and grand festivals, and a people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, charming and hospitable.
Contemporary tourist attractions such as luxurious Ayurveda spas and broad-based shopping opportunities have evolved, and Sri Lanka has become one of the worlds most popular destinations to get married and enjoy a honeymoon.

Sri Lanka Small Miracle by Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board

Sri Lanka Nature CNN campaign

View from Above- Sri Lanka 2016

Sri Lanka has everything that the bold and inquisitive traveller might want from a destination. With beautiful beaches, rich culture and lush hinterland the visitor will quickly find something to enthral them. Shot with state of the art DJI unmanned recreational drones, View From Above captures Sri Lanka in ways that have never been seen before.

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka is large and colourful metropolis that has it all; ancient temples, old colonial buildings and modern shopping complexes. The city was made the administrative capital of Sri Lanka following British colonisation, and it has continued growing ever since. Tourists should take some time to visit the most beautiful temples in the capital, like those of Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara (just outside of Colombo) and Gangaramaya (in city centre). No trip to Colombo would be complete without watching a cricket game at the Premadasa Stadium. If you need some downtime from the hustle and bustle, Mt. Lavinia beach is just a short drive away.

The south of Sri Lanka is a coastline laced with colonial architecture and history. The Portuguese and Dutch have both left remnants of beautiful era buildings, and the Portuguese star-fort commands a presence over the entire colonial city of Galle. Other landmarks include the Japanese Peace Pagoda, watching stoically from the mountains outside of town. A visit to Galle is not complete without taking wondering around the Dutch Reformed Church. Not too far from Galle is the town of Matara, with its beautiful beach and famous snake park. A little further is the gorgeous, yet quiet, Dewundara region; also home to some quiet Indian Ocean beaches and a magnificent, white Dewundara lighthouse.

The entirety of Sri Lanka is covered in old Buddhist temples, but none are more impressive than the rare Vatadages. A vatadage is a sacred and protective square that surrounds a holy stupa (building or relic), and they are usually covered in stone carvings and pillars. The vatadages of Sri Lanka commonly hide in the countryside, alongside the country’s famous tea estates. Tea has remained one of Sri Lanka’s (formerly Ceylon) biggest exports, and visitors can visit working estates, like that of Hatton Estate, to see how the crops are grown, picked and packaged.

The gorgeous Sri Lankan hinterland is filled with jungles and ravines. This hilly landscape is also dotted with amazing waterfalls. The Ravana Falls in the Southern Sri Lankan hinterland even make an appearance in an Indian epic that details its beauty. Ribboning across the beautiful Sri Lankan ravines are numerous colonial railways and bridges. The Demodara Nine Arch Bridge sweeps across a valley near the town of Ella.

Those exploring the centre of Sri Lanka will eventually stumble upon the ancient capital of Kandy. The Buddhist kings, before the age of colonialism, established a great empire in the middle of Sri Lanka, trading with the Muslim merchants on the north coast. Visitors must try and stopover at the sombre Commonwealth Cemetery before going to the famous Temple of the Tooth to witness a traditional Sri Lankan gathering and its brilliant fast-paced music. Kandy is perhaps best experienced from a small boat on Kandy Lake, or from atop a well-adorned elephant down one of Kandy’s ancient streets.

From beautiful beaches to inland temples, from busy cities to countryside tea estates, Sri Lanka is a charming little country in all respects, and should be seen as a splendid tourist destination.


SRI LANKA TOURISM: WOW VIDEO (2007)

(10 Minutes)
A birds eye view of paradise island, adams peak, Eves pond and such other divine attractions.

AMAZING BEAUTIFUL SRI LANKA

(2009) Produced by a Tourist The natural beauty of Sri Lanka’s tropical forests, beaches and landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage, make it a world famous tourist destination

A documentary Film on SRI LANKA – 01 (2008)

By Government Film Unit, Department of Government Information, Sri Lanka
The earliest reference to this island widely dubbed as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, came in the Indian manuscript called ‘Skanda Puranaya’. Then it was also referred to in the ‘Ramayanaya’ that came several centuries later. According to the Ramayanaya,Sri Lanka was the homeland of the dominant king ‘Ravana’.Ancient astronomers believed that the equinoctial point of the universe was positioned in ‘Sri Lanka Puraya’ -the then capital of this country.

A documentary Film on SRI LANKA – 02 (2008)

By Government Film Unit, Department of Government Information, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Trip 2013 | Sun & Surf | GoPro

Two weeks in beautiful Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Galle, Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) and Mirissa.


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5 Comments

  1. Rahul Ranjan

    January 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very helpful info specially the last part 😀 I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck. For me this kind of information is very important because I am not a regular traveller, as a traveller I have only experience of Indian Tiger Tour.

  2. Parla

    May 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very helpful info specially the last part 😀 I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck. For me this kind of information is very important because I am not a regular traveller, as a traveller I have only experience of Indian Tiger Tour.

  3. Nimeshka

    May 31, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Nice…this kind of work is required to show the real beauty of sri lanka to the world.

  4. Sri lanka

    February 1, 2016 at 9:42 am

    nice videos for tourists and Sri lanka is beautiful country to visit.

  5. Don Peter

    May 14, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Beautiful country. Nice videos.

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