The Mystique of Lanka lures Bangaloreans

Being just a flight away and holding no visa hassles means travellers in Bangalore are thronging the beaches, temples, and hill stations in Sri Lanka. Although slightly similar in look and feel to Kerala, but still vastly different in culture, food, religion and landscape, the island nation is quickly luring people from Bangalore who are looking for a foreign destination that comes without the baggage of high costs and stringent visa clearances.

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Said Suparna Sen, an IT professional who recently concluded a tour of the neighbouring country, “It has a special feel. It’s beautiful and just an hour and half away by flight from Bangalore. Colombo can be reached in lesser time from Bangalore than say Kolkata or Delhi.”

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The capital city of Colombo, the beauteous Kandy, the hill station of Nuwara Eliya, and the fort town of Galle are main draws to the island nation.