Sri Lanka was formerly a British crown colony known as Ceylon, a name it kept for nearly a quarter-century after independence.
However the Tea from Sri Lanka would still be marketed as Ceylon Tea.
Under the umbrella of Ceylon Tea, the country produces 7 different regional flavours which depict the diversity of our agro climatic conditions. The 7 regional flavours named, Nuwara Eliya, Uva, Dimbula, Uda Pussellawa, Kandy, Ruhuna and Sabaragamuwa very in strength, colour and flavour to suit different moods of the discerning consumer.
Spices grown in Sri Lanka
Since thousands of years, Sri Lanka is famous for its spices. During the early historical times Sri Lanka Known as Taprobane, was world renowned for its quality spices. During ancient times the Greeks, Romans and the Arabic maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the spice trade.
At present there is a trend among tourists to visit spice gardening firms in Sri Lanka.
These spice gardens offers tourists memorable visits to various spice plantations in Sri Lanka. In order to promote and uplift spice growing and spice gardens of Sri Lanka a spice council was established with all key industry private and public sector stakeholders.
Sri Lankan Gemstones
Srilanka the Gorgeous Pearl of The Indian Ocean is not only a beautiful Island nation veiled by the “Endless Sheets of Heaven” , The Magnificently Picturesque Nation is a “Treasure Island”, enriched with the astonishing splendor of vividly coloured bewitching gem stones that glitter to outshine the twinkling stars of a cloudless night.
The brilliance of Coloured stones from the “Serendib” (Sri Lanka) have inspired ancient Kings, Infamous Silk Road Traders of Chinese & Arabian & Chinese origin as well as Historians of medieval ancestry to affectionately nick name their precious little Island as “Rathna Dveepaya” to mean “The Gemmed Island” in English.
Sri Lankan Handmade silk
Historically, Sri Lanka has traded textile with nations like India, China and Middle Eastern countries, and the handloom textile industryis one of the country's oldest traditional crafts.
The elegance of locally handcrafted sarees, the vibrancy of painstakingly woven soft toys, the innovative colour combinations of upholstery fabrics: these are part and parcel of Sri Lanka's centuries old handloom textile industry.
Sri Lankan Handicrafts
Sri Lanka has a wide variety of attractive handicrafts on sale. They are available in the famous tourism areas such as cultural triangle, Colombo & most of the coastal towns.
Handicrafts available in Sri Lanka include wood carving, silverware, brass castings, ceramic ware, bamboo products, pottery, batiks, lace works, cane works, costume jewelry, lacquerware, wooden masks, coir goods, handlooms, and ivory products.
DX-Holidays always try to offer best service their clients. So we’ve added shopping opportunities to most of our tour packages in the ancient city of Kandy either commercial capital Colombo.
Shopping in Colombo City
Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo is an ideal place for shopping where one can see so many different items with the cheapest price. Most malls are more than just shopping destinations. They’ve got huge food, gaming, and entertainment zones as well, offering fun for the whole family.
Shopping in Colombo can be a great fun as it’s filled with markets and malls bursting with interesting goods. Popular purchases include clothes, handicrafts, tea and souvenirs.
Shopping in Kandy City
Kandy is one of the best places to go shopping. Famous shopping destination among both local & foreign tourists. Kandy offers a wide array of shopping items, the most recognized being gems, batik, tea, and handicrafts.