Plenty of activities for holiday makers in Sri Lanka

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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Netherland tourist is fallen off the worlds end


Newly married couple was enjoying the cool and fresh breeze in the forest reserve of Horton plains in the island of Sri Lanka. It was their first foreign trip after the marriage. They were just wandering along the foot path in the forest, while enjoying the beautiful sceneries across the grasslands and patches of forests. After a while they reached one of the most popular spots in the Horton plains, known as worlds end. Worlds end is a precipice with an 870 meters drop. Undoubtedly the worlds end is the best location to see the great vistas across the low land. The couple was fascinated about interesting blend of nature in the park. With great enthusiasm, Mathleen hurried to make several photos. It would be an important reminiscence of their first Sri Lanka trip after the wedding. Mathleen was trying to judge the best angle to make a photo of his wife with the beautiful background. Unfortunately, Mathleen lost his balance as he moved backward and fallen off the peak.

worlds end at horton plains
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Reviving the great epoch of Ramayana

King Ravana, God Rama, queen Sita and Ramayana

Sita amman kovil

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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Sri Lanka Ramayana tour- ashok vatika, sita ammna kovil, sita eliya

Day 1 : : AIRPORT / KANDY

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, met & greet by “Seerendipity Tours” Representatives and proceed to Kandy.

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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3 Attractive UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country with one of the oldest cultures in the world. Therefore, Sri Lanka offers large number of historical and cultural attractions that inspires travelers in many ways. Sri Lanka is also a land of great natural beauty that travelers find both exotic and accessible. Therefore it is not a surprise that a majority of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka has either historical or natural importance. However, the teeming waters of southern and western coastal belt,  the stark beauty of the Outback and the lesser known regions of inland Sri Lanka provide a very diverse set of attractions for people who want to get a taste of a little bit of everything that this small yet beautiful tropical island has to offer. Continue reading 3 Attractive UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

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A Useful Guide to Your Trip to Colombo

Colombo is the commercial center of Sri Lanka and it is not just a city with economical importance, but it is also a beautiful and astonishing city in its own right. The sheer varieties you will find in Colombo take you by surprise. No other city in the south-Asian region can match the vibrancy of Colombo. The architecture of many of the buildings you see in Colombo essentially the British. Same times the city shows the characters of large developed cities in the world.
A Useful Guide to Your Trip to Colombo
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5 reasons why you should consider Sri Lanka for holidays

5 reasons why you should consider Sri Lanka for holidays

Unlike most other holiday destinations in Asia, Sri Lanka is not widely visited by travelers around the world. Even though this tropical island is endowed with large number of natural and man-made attractions, in terms of number of holiday makers it is very low compared to many other holiday destinations in the region. Political issues such as civil war, which ended in 2009, and poor infrastructure could be a reason for tourists to ignore the island in the past. But today the island is free from terrorism and infrastructure is well developed such as roads and railways, allowing people to move swiftly around the country. According to the experts in the tourism field, the island is one of the best holiday destinations in the world. In fact it was chosen as the best holiday destination in the world by lonely planet recently. Sri Lanka is also one of the most affordable long haul holiday destinations in the world. Due to these positive comments on the island, the number of tourist visiting the country has shown a moderate increase during the past several years. I would like to highlight 5 reasons which make Sri Lanka a great holiday destination in Asia.  Continue reading 5 reasons why you should consider Sri Lanka for holidays

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Sri Lanka Destination for more than just Beach Holidays

Sri Lanka Destination for more than just Beach Holidays

The tropical island Sri Lanka has everything what tourists look for: tropical terrain, pristine palm fringed beaches, and delicious coastal cuisine. But most travelers are not aware of the diversity of the country’s landscape, richness of the fauna and flora, richness of country’s culture and history. Therefore most travelers spend their entire holiday in a beach resort without visiting the cultural, historical and natural attractions. While it is true that until 2009, it was not very safe to travel around the island due to the terrorist attacks. But since the end of war country’s security is considerably improved enabling tourists to travel freely around country. Earlier travelers from most countries around the world could not legally travel to North and eastern parts of the island. But now those countries have removed the travel advisories and allowing their citizens to travel any part of the country.   Continue reading Sri Lanka Destination for more than just Beach Holidays

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Wild about Sri Lanka

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

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Sri Lanka Wildlife holiday Wasgamuwa national park

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.

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