Sri Lanka is a tiny holiday island located just south of India. However Sri Lanka is an independent country and was named as Ceylon in the past. Today this tropical island is in the radar of every traveler in the world. Sri Lanka offers a fascinating blend of nature, culture, history and leisure for its visitors. The island is surrounded by the warm Indian Ocean; the teardrop shape of the country is a direct result of sea erosion, taking place for the last several centuries. The island boasts to be a holiday hotspots in the region and attracts more than 1.5 million tourists by 2014.
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King Ravana, God Rama, queen Sita and Ramayana
Hundreds of Hindu devotees walking into a beautiful temple located near Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. The temple has very beautiful, calm, setting near the Haggala forest reserve. There is a beautiful stream flows behind this temple, which makes a soothing music for the visitors. Almost every vehicle, which is passing by, stops here and makes an offering to earn the blessings of the god.
The picture created by the above narration is directly connected with the life of Hindu devotees. The temple is none other than the location, which is devoted to wife of god Rama also known as queen Sita.
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Day 1 : : AIRPORT / KANDY
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, met & greet by “Seerendipity Tours” Representatives and proceed to Kandy.
A ruled in Kandy up to 1815 although the rest of the island was under the British regime. Finally it was ceded to them by the Chieftains of Kandy who were disappointed over the king’s cruel deeds. Today Kandy is one of the most important cities owing to the presence of the Temple of the sacred tooth of the Buddha.
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Wild about Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a tiny tropical island in Asia where wildlife abounds, where you can scuba dive, snorkel, trek, bird watch, kayak, canoe, hike, and mountain climb all in relative isolation in the lap of Mother Nature. Sri Lanka is a heaven for delicious seafood: shrimps, crabs, oysters, scallops and many other varieties of fresh fish are abounding here. Continue reading Wild about Sri Lanka
Wasgamuwa national park
Wasgamuwa is an important wild life reserve in Sri Lanka and it is located about 225 kilometers from Colombo. if you are on a short visit to the island it is not the proper place to have a wildlife holiday, while it needs at least two days to see the fascinating wildlife when you start the journey from Colombo. If you are travelling form Kandy Wasgamuwa it is only 50 kilometers drive to reach the national park. The national park is shared by two central and north central provinces while it spreads over Matale and Kandy districts.
Wasgamuwa is located in a very beautiful surrounding, which is dominated by thick green tropical vegetation. Wasgamuwa national park is surrounded by two important rivers and a lake.
Towards the north from the national park is the longest river Mahaweli while southern border of the national park is formed by Aban Ganaga and southern border is made of the lake of Dunuwila. Wasgamuwa spreads over 39322 hectares. Wasgamuwa was declared as a national park in 1984, therefore it is relatively new national parks I the island.
According to the historical information Wasgamuwa was inhabited by large number of bear, therefore it was named as “walas” (bear) + “Gamuwa” (village). Later “walasgamuwa” changed further and derived the present name “Wasgamuwa”.
Wasgamuwa national was founded as a result of the Mahaweli development project in the dry-zone of Sri Lanka. Due to the development project large number of dams was built across the rivers such as Mahaweli and Amban ganaga. As the new reservoirs came to being the large tract of lands were hidden in the water. Wasgamuwa is one of the national that was built to accommodate the animals, which lost their traditional living habitat due to the Mahaweli development project. Large number of animals was concentrated into the Wasgamuwa national park. Visitors can see here animals such as Elephant, bear, leopard, crocodiles, buffaloes, deer, wild boar etc. Since the national park is surrounded by rivers and a reservoir from three directions it has one of the best conditions for aquatic bird species. Therefore Wasgamuwa is very popular among the bird lovers. Most occurring wild animal at Wasgamuwa national park is none other than the elephant. The national park is inhabited by around 150 wild elephants.