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Adam's Peak - Hatton

Adam's Peak - Hatton

Sinhalese Samanalakanda - "butterfly mountain", and also "Sri Paadaya"; is a 2,243 meters(7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., “sacred foot print", a 1.8 meters (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, in Buddhist tradition it is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Muslim and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas.

Adisham Bungalow - Haputale

Adisham Bungalow - Haputale

Is a country house near Haputale. At present it houses the Adisham Monastery a congregation of St. Sylvester.The house was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairman of George Steuart Co, a trading and estate agency based in Colombo. Sir Thomas was a grandson of Lord John Russell and descendant of the Dukes of Bedford. Named after Adisham. Adisham Hall played host too many prominent personalities of the colony until the retirement of Sir Thomas.

Aluvihare Temple - Matale

Aluvihare Temple - Matale

The Aluvihare Temple, on the North side of the Matale town, is the historic location where the Pali Canon was first written down completely in text on ola (palm) leaves. Situated near Aluvihare are numerous monastery caves, some of which exhibit fine frescoes

Ambewela Dairy Farm - Nuwaraeliya

Ambewela Dairy Farm - Nuwaraeliya

Ambewela is a small town with a hill station, located in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. The area is also sometimes called "Little New Zealand". The climatic and economical conditions in Ambewela make it an ideal location for dairy farming, hence the country's only milk powder factory is situated in this area. The two animal husbandries, Ambewela Farm and New Zealand Farm, have Ayrshire cattle and Friesian cows respectively.

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka's first historic capital, a potent symbol of Sinhalese power and the most extensive and important ancient city of Sri Lanka. It became a capital in 380 BC and for over 1000 years Sinhalese kings ruled from this great city. The Sacred Bo-Tree is the city's holiest site revered by the Buddhists and is the oldest historical tree in the world having stood for more than 2130 years

ATV - Negombo

ATV - Negombo

Explore the natural beauties of Negombo sandy beach from the seat of an all-terrain vehicle, commonly known as an ATV (beach buggy) ATVs allow access to places where few people go. In fact, these sure-footed machines can take you places that even a horse fear to tread! Whether you are a beginner wanting an easy ride or an expert looking for a challenge, or you classify yourself somewhere in between, ATV Tours offers tourist a wide variety of great trails, spectacular scenery, and lots of fun!

Avukana Stature - Kekirawa

Avukana Stature - Kekirawa

Is a standing statue of the Buddha. The statue, which has a height of more than 40 feet (12 m), has been carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. It depicts a variation of the Abhaya mudra, and the closely worn robe is elaborately carved. Constructed during the reign of Dhatusena, it may have been made as a result of a competition between a master and a pupil. Avukana statue is one of the best examples of a standing statue constructed in ancient Sri Lanka.

Ayurveda Massage

Ayurveda Massage

Based on the ancient Wisdom of good living and has roots deep in the history that gave birth to Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The means of healing available in nature are combined with secrets passed down from generation to generation to revitalize the essence of the body's potential. Our Ayurveda & Wellness package provide both a health therapy for general well being and a medical therapy as an efficacious cure.

Belilena

Belilena

Famous large cave in Sri Lanka. It is located 8 km from the town of Kitulgala. It holds evidence of a lost generation of Sri Lankans some 12,000 years old; at this time the cave was occupied by Balangoda Man, described as Homo sapiens Balango Densis by Paul E. P. Deraniyagala, who found ten skeletons of these people. They lived 2,000 feet above sea level. It is believed they lived more than 32,000 years ago.A visit requires a rope or rope ladder for entry. The part of the cave beyond the lake that fills it a short way from its mouth still remains unexplored.

Bird Sanctuaries

Bird Sanctuaries

The sanctuaries at Kumana, 312 km from Colombo, Wirawila 261 km, Bundala 259 km, and Kalametiya 224 km, are all lagoon locations in Sri Lanka's extreme south eastern coast. The coastal sanctuaries are exotically picturesque with combinations of lagoon, swamp, river, jungle, lake and plain. Large flocks can be found here of both resident and migrant aquatic birds.

Bogoda Wooden Bridge - Ella

Bogoda Wooden Bridge - Ella

Was built in the 16th century during the Dambadeniya era. This is said to be the oldest surviving wooden bridge in the world. All parts of this bridge were constructed from wood, including the use of wooden nails as fixing material. The roof tiles show the influence of Kingdom of Kandy. The bridge was built across the Gallanda Oya, which linked Badulla and Kandy on an ancient route.

Botanical Garden - Peradeniya

Botanical Garden - Peradeniya

Royal Botanical gardens in Peradeniya This is one the most beautiful and largest botanical garden of Sri Lanka. It was initially built as a pleasure garden by a Singhala king and was expanded by the British. It extends up to 147 acres and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. It is also renowned for the collection of more than 300 varieties of Orchids, along with other spices, medicinal plants and much more.

Buduruwagala - Wellawaya

Buduruwagala - Wellawaya

Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoes robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. The central of the three figures to the Buddha's right is thought to be the Buddhist mythological figure-the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. To the left of this white painted figure is a female figure in the thrice-bent posture, which is thought to be his consort-Tara.

Colombo City

Colombo City

Colombo has been Sri Lanka's capital up to recent times spread along the shore of the Indian Ocean for some miles; and the place where business and commerce begin and end. A drive through the city will take you to Colombo's most fashionable residential district - the Cinnamon Gardens and the Pettah, the historic Devatgahaha Mosque. While the city holds less obvious interest than many other parts of the island, it's still a colorful enough place and worth a visit to see.

Dhowa Rock Temple - Ella

Dhowa Rock Temple - Ella

Is one of the heritage sites in Sri Lanka. The Dowa rock temple could be considered as a Mahayana Sculpture with a huge unfinished Buddha image carved into the rock face. The temple dates back to Before Christ times. It has been built safely inside a ring of mountains. A beautiful river is flown across the plateau. Hence, the area had earned the name, Dowa.

Diving And Snorkeling - Hikkaduwa \ Trincomalee \ Kirinda

Diving And Snorkeling - Hikkaduwa \ Trincomalee \ Kirinda

Explore the intricate coral formations just 200m offshore from Hikkaduwa. This short distance from the beach is home to a collection of tiny islets surrounded by breathtaking coral formations, which are inhabited by countless colorful coral fish, lobsters and turtles. Additionally, four different shipwrecks waiting to be explored are a treasure for any diving enthusiast. If you feel like experiencing life below the waves visit the PADI Certified dive centers along the beach.

Diving And Snorkeling - Trincomalee and Hikkaduwa

Diving And Snorkeling - Trincomalee and Hikkaduwa

Explore the intricate coral formations just 200m offshore from Hikkaduwa. This short distance from the beach is home to a collection of tiny islets surrounded by breathtaking coral formations, which are inhabited by countless colorful coral fish, lobsters and turtles. Additionally, four different shipwrecks waiting to be explored are a treasure for any diving enthusiast. If you feel like experiencing life below the waves visit the PADI Certified dive centers along the beach

Diyaluma Falls - Bandarawela

Diyaluma Falls - Bandarawela

Diyaluma water falls' is 220m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world.It is situated 6 km away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo-Badulla highway. The Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a tributary of Kirindi Oya.

Dolphine Watching - Kalpitiya

Dolphine Watching - Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is one of the best spots for dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. Here you can witness massive pods of dolphins, even thousands at once,in their natural habitat. Watching the delightful dolphins swimming alongside and diving under your boat, riding waves in perfect synchronization and twirling and leaping out of the water in a joyous display, is a magnificent experience and one that will be cherished for years to come.

Elephant Ride - Habarana

Elephant Ride - Habarana

Elephant Back Safari in Sri Lanka brings in multifaceted joys. The majestic beast, the locations in close proximity to the cultural attractions and the terrain rich with bird life all add up to bring in memorable experiences to the tourists holidaying in Sri Lanka. Elephant Back Safaris are one of the newest and most thrilling safari experiences in Sri Lanka. These Elephant Back Safari not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of the elephant

Ella Gap Hiking

Ella Gap Hiking

Walk up to Ella's Rock, about 2 hours (each way) along the railway track and through the tea plantations, for stunning views across the countryside. The fog tends to move in by 10 am, so get an early start for the best views. Early start may be Ideal, but not essential. However asking a local to lead you along the way is the idea, which will save you a lot of trouble as there are many ways that would take you along a wrong direction.

Embekka Temple - Kandy

Embekka Temple - Kandy

Built in AD 1357 - 1374 in Sri Lanka. The shrine consists of three sections, the "Sanctum of Garagha", the "Digge" or "Dancing Hall" and the "Hevisi Mandapaya" or the "Drummers' Hall". The Drummers' Hall that has drawn the attention of visitors to the site, due to the splendid wood carvings of its ornate pillars and its high pitched roof.

Galle Fort

Galle Fort

In the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards, The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World heritage site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture.

Hortan Plains

Hortan Plains

The coldest and windiest location in Sri Lanka consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species.

Hot Air Ballooning - Dambulla

Hot Air Ballooning - Dambulla

If you are lucky enough to visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka then you should take the opportunity to see the wondrous sights from the air. Flying over the jungle you may see elephants roaming freely, water buffaloes standing in the paddy fields and monkeys swinging from the trees. After an exhilarating flight over the jungle you will be welcomed on landing by friendly villagers who are happy to help pack away the balloon.

Hot Water Springs - Kanniya

Hot Water Springs - Kanniya

The seven hot springs at Kanniyai are just 8 km away and known for their therapeutic properties. A high wall bounds the rectangular enclosure which includes all seven springs. The water is warm, the temperature of each spring varies from one another.People believe that this hot water is good for some skin deceases and it has healing power for Arthritis and Rheumatic.

Hummanaya Blow Hole - Dikwella

Hummanaya Blow Hole - Dikwella

Is a blow hole located on the southern Sri Lankan coast. The ocean water flows underneath the shore, and then comes out of this hole due to pressure. Water shoots up every minute or so, and it gives a very serene feeling.

Ibbankatuwa Historical Cemetery

Ibbankatuwa Historical Cemetery

Belongs to the Megalithic pre-historic era.Archaeologically the ground date back to around 750 BC to 400 BC.Here,several tombs can be seen covered with stone slabs and another interesting fact is those tombs had contained personal items such as clay pots, necklaces etc. Some items had contained Gem Stones which are seen in India giving some hints about the links with the India. Archaeologists present several arguments on this site as the people lived in this area has had trade with a foreign country as beads, glass and terra-cotta were discovered

Kandy City Tour

Kandy City Tour

The center of Kandy is pleasant, a neatly laid out town of colonial buildings, shops and delicious restaurants. There are many delicious fresh fruit stalls, vegetables, fish and piles of fragrant spices. The action and the sensory excitement of the market is fantastic. Kandy has plenty of dining options and no trip would be the same without a few meals of scrumptious Sri Lankan food.

Kandy Perahera

Kandy Perahera

Is the grand festival with elegant costumes held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This historical procession (perahera) is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. A unique symbol of Sri Lanka, the procession consists of many traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants who are usually adorned with lavish garments. The festival ends with the traditional diya-kepeema ritual, a water cutting ceremony which is held at the Mahaweli River at Getambe, Kandy.

Kandy View Point

Kandy View Point

Kandy view point is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha near Kandy Lake. around 1 km steep climb to the Rajapihilla Mawatha, there is a place where you see the Kandy city in a panoramic view. with lake and Sri Dalada Maligawa. Very famous tourist location. Restaurants and souvenir shops.

Kite Surfing - Kalpitiya

Kite Surfing - Kalpitiya

You can experience Flat-water waves, Lagoon with wind averages of 18-20 knots during our Summer Season: May to October. In Winter Season (Still 26 Degrees): December to March you can experience afternoon winds. Its also great time to see the Dolphins and Diving.The Indian Ocean ideal for free and wave riding is in front of us. The Kalpitiya Lagoon is a perfect spot for beginners and freestyle while The Puttalam Lagoon.

Knuckles Mountain Range

Knuckles Mountain Range

The range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District. Whilst this name was assigned by early British surveyors, the Sinhalese residents have traditionally referred to the area as Dumbara Kanduvetiya meaning mist-laden mountain range At higher elevations there is a series of isolated cloud forests, harboring a variety of flora and fauna, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Koneshwaram Temple - Trincomalee

Koneshwaram Temple - Trincomalee

Is also known as Tirukoneswaram Kovil (Hindu temple) which is situated on top of Swami Rock. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, and it is one out of five such temples situated around Sri Lanka. It is believed that this Kovil has been in existence since 2500 years ago, and was renovated by the south Indian Chola king Kulakottan and maintained by other Sinhala Buddhist kings.

Lipton Seat - Haputale

Lipton Seat - Haputale

Lookout rivals the views from World’s End (and it’s free). The Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton used to survey his burgeoning empire from here.Take the signed narrow paved road from the tea factory and climb about 7km through lush tea plantations to the lookout. From the tea factory the ascent should take about 2½ hours. Look forward to the company of Tamil tea pickers going off to work as you walk uphill to Lipton’s Seat.

Lunugamwehera Natioal Park

Lunugamwehera Natioal Park

The national park is an important habitat for water birds and elephants. The catchment area is vital to maintain the water levels of the five tanks in the downstream of Kirindi Oya and wetland characteristics of Bundala National Park. This national park also serves as a corridor for elephants to migrate between Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park. The national park is situated 261 km southwest from Colombo.

Madu River Boat Ride - Balapitiya

Madu River Boat Ride - Balapitiya

Madu River which flows across Balapitiya (approx 80kms down south) is one of the rarely visited and unspoiled attractions any nature lover can find in Sri Lanka. She boasts of having a cluster of 64 small islands scattered along her path and the most of which are uninhabited and covered with mangroves.

Maduru Oya National Park

Maduru Oya National Park

Is a national park of Sri Lanka, acts as a catchment of the Maduru Oya Reservoir. The park was designated on 9 November 1983. Providing a sanctuary to wildlife, especially for elephants and protecting the immediate catchments of five reservoirs are the importance of the park. A community of Veddah people, the indigenous ethnic group of Sri Lanka lives within the park boundary in Henanigala

Maduruoya National Park

Maduruoya National Park

Maduruoya is situated by Kuda Sigiriya a great eco location yet to be explored by travelers to Sri Lanka. You can see large elephant herd reaching maduruoya reservoir. Maduruoya well known elephant habitat. Other than elephant, leopard, sloth bear, sambhur, spotted and barking deer, wild boar and wild buffalo are also found here. Torque Macaque, Purple face leaf monkey and nocturnal slender Loris is also found in the park.

Marble Beach - Tricomalee

Marble Beach - Tricomalee

Situated deep in Trincomalee, Mable beach is one of the most fascinating beaches of Sri Lanka. Sea water at marble beach is clear and calm as glass. Low depth and the calmness of water has made Marble beach one of the best beaches to swim in Sri Lanka.

Mask Museum - Kandy

Mask Museum - Kandy

This museum is designed to introduce into the richness of the mask tradition of Ambalangoda and to strengthen this cultural heritage. The museum, the workshop and the small library (containing all available anthropological literature on masks performances) may serve as a center for traditional arts, crafts and for research

Mihintale

Mihintale

Is the birthplace of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It was here where the famous King Devanampiya Thissa was confronted by Mahinda Thero and was taught Buddhism. This incident occurred on the full moon poya day In the month of Posson – June. Buddhist of today commemorate this day grandly though pilgrimages to Anuradhapura and Mihintale. It is considered as the greatest monastic city of the world ever.

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa. Covered an area of 8890 hectares park is an ideal place for elephant and leopard watching. The vegetation of this park is mixed evergreen and scrub areas. The important feature of this park is that 3rd century built Minneriya Tank is located in the park. During the dry season Minneriya tank becomes the ideal place to observe its natural wild life.

Moon Plain NuwaraEliya

Moon Plain NuwaraEliya

The main attraction of Moon Plains is the mini Worlds End at the edge giving a 360 Degree view of the surrounding peaks and towns. The plains is home to Elk, wild buffaloes, dear and many types of birds. This area is also visited by leopards.To access the moon plains worlds end take the road to the Government Potato Seed Farm at Nuwara Eliya on the upper lake road. Else drive along Lake Gregory main road and turn off at Magastota (tiny junction) to get to the Potato Farm.

Munneswaram Temple - Chilaw

Munneswaram Temple - Chilaw

Is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-king Rama. The temple is one of five ancient temples (Ishwarams) dedicated to Shiva in the region.The temple complex is a collection of five temples, including a Buddhist temple. The central temple dedicated to Shiva (Siva) is the most prestigious and biggest, and is popular among the Hindus. The other temples are dedicated to Ganesha, Ayyanayake and Kali. The Kali temple is also popular with Buddhists.

Muthurajawela Wetland

Muthurajawela Wetland

Is a marshy land situated in north of Colombo in the Negombo lagoon. There are many varieties of flora and fauna which are interdependent in this coastal ecosystem. The meaning can be translated in to English simply as “Swamp of Royal Treasure”. Treasures of kings in olden days are believed to be buried in that area. Muthurajawela Marsh is said to be the island’s largest saline peat bog. It is believed to have originated about 7000 years ago. There are some residuals which extend up to 500 years towards the history from now. Muthurajawela bears staggering species of flora and fauna. Numerically 192 flora and 209 fauna, excluding 102 species of birds have been discovered. Some indigenous floras and faunas have also been found in Muthurajawela marsh. Visitors may see water birds such as herons, egrets in abundance in the lagoon and the marsh. It is also a residence for 40 different species of fish, of which 15 falls under the category of indigenous fauna. The nocturnal animal, slender Loris, which is believed to be endangered, can be seen once in a blue moon.

Negombo City Ride

Negombo City Ride

Negombo is a charismatic fishing town in the north of Colombo, located a mere 6 km from the international airport. Set amidst lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. For all Seafood lovers, Negombo is a treat. Crowded with fishing boats on one side and bordered with the golden beach on the other this city is a beauty indeed.

Negombo Fish Market

Negombo Fish Market

Held every day of the week except Sunday, this colorful and authentic fish market is a great place to observe the local fishing trade and see the amazing variety of fish and seafood that is offloaded from the boats. The catch includes lobster, crab, prawns from the lagoon and even sharks.

Negombo Lagoon / Muthurajawela Boat Ride

Negombo Lagoon / Muthurajawela Boat Ride

Negombo Lagoon is a large estuarine lagoon in Negombo, south-west Sri Lanka. The lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers and a canal. It is linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the north, near Negombo city. It is surrounded by a densely populated region containing rice paddies, coconut plantations and grassland. The land is used for fishing and agriculture. The lagoon has extensive mangrove swamps and attracts a wide variety of water birds including cormorants, herons, egrets, gulls, terns and other shorebirds.

Negombo Lagoon Fishing Tour

Negombo Lagoon Fishing Tour

For generations the lagoon has provided the fishermen with a plentiful supply of crabs, shrimps, lobsters, cuttle fish and many of the native species of fish. You can go for fishing trip for 2-3 hours either on traditional boats are made in two distinct forms, oruvas (a type of sailing canoe) and paruvas (a large, man-powered catamaran fitted with kurlon dividers) or in a modern boat with fishing rods and traditional fishing nets.

Nine Arch Bridge - Demodara

Nine Arch Bridge - Demodara

This 99.6 ft high bridge, This bridge is also called 'The Bridge in the sky' due to the sheer height. This bridge is built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. The bridge was finally commissioned in 1921. There is a popular story to say that when construction work was commenced on the bridge.

Nuwara Eliya City

Nuwara Eliya City

The town's attractions include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. Victoria Park is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see various species, particularly the Indian Blue Robin, Pied Thrush or Scaly Thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth. The Kashmir Flycatcher is another attractive bird species found in the park. Galway's Land Bird Sanctuary, close to Lake Gregory, is another wildlife site of 0.6 km².

Padeniya Raja Maha Viharaya

Padeniya Raja Maha Viharaya

Is a quaint archaeological treasure that lies within a newly-built temple wall. The ancient temple is situated on a low rock overlooking a small lake. A few steps with a roughly moon stone (without any carving or other decorations) at the bottom of it, makes up the three entrances fitted with waist high half doors of timber. The building comprises a central shrine room surrounded by an open gallery. The gallery also includes some heavily carved wooden pillars. The unique feature in this temple is its brilliant colored frieze of lions that goes almost all around the four sides of the outer wall, forming a kind of screen between the half wall and the roof.

Pidulangala Rock - Sigiriya

Pidulangala Rock - Sigiriya

A mile North of the Sigiriya Citadel is Pidurangala which served as the royal monastery. A despoiled dagaba at the foot of the hill could well have been the cremation site of King Kasyapa who founded the Citadel. Carbon dating at the site coincide with the traditional date of the demise of the King. Above the modern temple are the old image houses. A flight of steps leads to the summit, where a long cave has a large recumbent image of the Buddha in brick and stucco. It has been dated to the late Anuradhapura period around the 10th century.

Pigeon Island National Park - Nilaveli

Pigeon Island National Park - Nilaveli

One of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli. The island's name derives from the Rock Pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated as a sanctuary in 1963. In 2003 it was re designated as a national park. The island was used as a shooting range during the colonial era.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

The Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational center.

Polonnaruwa Ancient City

Polonnaruwa Ancient City

216 km's from Colombo, was the capital of the island during the medieval period. Polonnaruwa is most famous for its well-preserved city of ancient dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statues. The majestic King's Council Chamber, the Lotus Bath, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, the Gal Viharaya (rock temple) and the statue of one of Polonnaruwa's great kings 30$ per head

Rafting / Canoeing - Kitulgala

Rafting / Canoeing - Kitulgala

Kitulgala is a riverside town surrounded by lush jungle the location for the Oscar winning movie “Bridge on the Qwai” and the main white water rafting center in Sri Lanka you can enjoy a high adrenaline pumping rafting session which is graded two to three rapid.

Ramboda Falls

Ramboda Falls

Is 109 m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Altitude of the falls is 945 m above sea level.

Rawana Cave - Ella

Rawana Cave - Ella

Legend: These tunnels prove beyond doubt the architectural brilliance of King Ravana. The tunnels served as a quick means of transport through the hills and also as a secret passage. They networked all the important cities, airports and dairy farms. A close look at these tunnels indicates that they are man-made and not natural formations.Existing tunnel mouths are also situated at Ishtripura in Welimada, Senapitiya in Halagala, Ramboda, Labookelle, Wariyapola in Matale, and Seetha Kotuwa in Hasalaka and in many more places.

Riverston - Matale

Riverston - Matale

Pretty windy with quite a few hairpins turns but in good condition, offers great views all around with a mini worlds end, lot 20 less travelled by main stream tourists. Climatic conditions here are very similar to Horton plains with the addition of having two great waterfalls “Sera Ella” and “Bambarakiri Ella”, both of which are a site for sore eyes, don’t forget to relax on the rock seats of “Sera Ella” relishing the cold misty spray of water on your face and Thelgamu Oya offers a great site for a dip in crystal clear but chilly water.

Rumassala - Galle

Rumassala - Galle

Is a massive hill oddly out of place in the landscape just outside the Galle harbor. Legend details that during the Rama – Rawana war Rama's brother Luxhmana, was injured and Hanuman was sent to Himalayas to fetch medicinal herbs. Hanuman forgot the name of the herb but he brought a chunk of the peak containing many herbs. However the mountain fragment slipped and broke into five pieces of which one fell to Rumassala. It should be noted that the renowned scientist Sir Arthur C. Clerk has a bungalow in the precincts of Rumassala, as it is said to be the place that has the highest specific gravity globally.

Sembuwatta Lake - Matale

Sembuwatta Lake - Matale

Is a tourist attraction situated at Elkaduwa in the Matale District of Sri Lanka, adjacent to the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve. Sembuwatta Lake is a man-made lake created from natural spring water. Alongside the lake is a natural swimming pool.

Sigiriya Fortress

Sigiriya Fortress

Climb the 5th century world famous rock fortress Sigiriya which is also a world heritage site. Magnificently built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD) the Lion Rock is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The pond in the tip of the rock is still a factor of amazement.

Sinharaja Forest

Sinharaja Forest

Reserve is considered one of the most important natural habitats in Sri Lanka. This majestic rainforest was deemed an International Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and deservedly designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989. The forest offers a huge diversity of species both flora and fauna with a large proportion of those being indigenous to the country and some more specifically endemic to Sinharaja itself.

Sinharaja Rain Forest

Sinharaja Rain Forest

Also referred as Sinharaja Forest Reserve, the location of the Sinharaja Rain Forest is in the South Western part of the island and covers an area of 11,187 ha (Hectares). Sinharaja Forest Reserve is bordering three districts of the island, namely Galle, Matara and Ratnapura districts. The Rakwana Massif with its mountain ranges are part of the area covered by Sinharaja rain forest. There are few interesting facts on the formation of the Sinharaja Rain Forest in Sri Lanka and how it came in to being. The present rain forests in the world are being an evolution of the earlier rain forests dating back to 150 - 200 million years.

Small Adam's Peak - Ella

Small Adam's Peak - Ella

Small Adam's Peak, which is also known as Punchi Sri Pada in Sinhala, is situated in Ella, It is a short walk of 45 mins from Ella to the Little Adam's Peak. You will pass by a tea plantation on the way up there. Your climb awards you a splendid view of Ella Gap and the surrounding landscape.

Spice Gardens - Matale

Spice Gardens - Matale

See many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper, Cloves and nut meg are cultivated at the place. In addition to their commercial spices, Spice Garden boasted ornamental plantings of saffron and cocoa, as well as the vanilla vine. Not all spices are primarily culinary; this jungle garden also contained the fragrant sandalwood tree.

Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam - Matale

Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam - Matale

Is a Hindu temple located in Matale city that is known of the colorful chariots located here. Its history goes back to the early 1800's. The location of the present temple was used by the south Indian immigrants, who came to the island looking for employments. Today, it is one of the biggest Hindu temples in the island.

Sri Subramaniya Hindu Temple - Slave Island

Sri Subramaniya Hindu Temple - Slave Island

Books about Hinduism Found on Slave Island, Sri Subramaniya Kovil is one of Colombo’s most impressive Hindu temples. We were welcomed inside on a balmy February morning, and had an incredible time watching the ceremonies and taking in the atmosphere. When we left, it was with colorful dots on our foreheads and a beginner’s appreciation of Hindu. Slave Island takes its name from the days when Colombo was ruled by the Netherlands.

Tea Plantation

Tea Plantation

Formerly Ceylon, is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. The country is the world's fourth largest producer of tea. In 1995 Sri Lanka was the world's leading exporter of tea, (rather than producer) The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country's central highlands provide a climate that favours the production of high quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, the British planter who arrived in 1852.

The Ceylon Tea Museum - Hantane

The Ceylon Tea Museum - Hantane

The museum consists of four floors. The ground floor and the second floor exhibit very old items of machinery. The entire top floor is a restaurant. A panoramic view of the Kandy town surrounded by the beautiful Hunasgiriya, Knuckles Range and the Matale range of hills can be viewed through a telescope mounted on the fourth floor. The grounds surrounding the Tea Museum are to be landscaped with different varieties of teas.

The Dondra Lighthouse - Dickwella

The Dondra Lighthouse - Dickwella

Built during the colonial period when the British were ruling our country. It was originally designed in 1889 by James Douglas and constructed by William Douglas of Imperial Lighthouse Services. Dondra Light house is the highest lighthouse in Asia. It is 161feet in height and contains 7 floors, 14 two panel yellow color windows and 196 steps to the top.

Train Ride From Ohiya To Ella

Train Ride From Ohiya To Ella

In Ella or Nuwara Eliya you will got on the train that was built by the British in the Colonial times a and probably hasn't changed much since then. The views are amazing, zig zagging around the mountains, through tea plantations and across stunning bridges! The journey is around three hours trip.

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Situated 170 km southeast of Colombo, the Uda Walawe National Park is approximately 30,821 hectares in extent. This park - which lies within the Ratnapura and Monaragala Districts - acts as the catchment to the Uda Walawe Reservoir and is located in the Dry Zone. It comprises grasslands, thorn scrubs, and many valuable species of trees.

Village tour - Habarana

Village tour - Habarana

Life in the remote villages in Sri Lanka remains largely unchanged. You can feel how people live simply in harmony with the environment, responding to the seasons as they unfold. Specially you can visit traditional village and observe villagers day to day life pattern, domestic activities, and cultural framework.

Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa is famous as an elephant habitat. These Elephants are known to be less habituated to people and are more wildish. Other than elephant, leopard, sloth bear, sambhur, spotted and barking deer, wild boar and wild buffalo are also found here. Torque Macaque, Purple face leaf monkey and nocturnal slender Loris is also found in the park. Lesser Adjutant, Wooly necked stork, open bill, painted stork, Racket tailed Drongo, Yellow fronted barbet, Sri Lanka Junglefowl andmuamp; Spurfowl are among the over 100 species of birds found within the park.

Whale Watching - Mirissa

Whale Watching - Mirissa

whale observers gather to watch an awesome display of power & beauty of one of the largest, intelligent, aquatic mammals on this earth. Southern Sri Lanka one of the best place in the world for seeing Blue whales. The biggest whale is the blue whale, which grows to be about 94 feet (29 m) long - the height of a 9-story building. Adult blue whales have no predators except man.

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo) spanning from the northwest coast inland towards the ancient capital of Anuradhapura (50 km to the east of the park). Covering an impressive 425 sq miles, the park is Sri Lanka 's largest, and having reopened in March, 2010 it is just a matter of time before it becomes a popular eco-tourism destination. Wilpattu is a fairly thick dry zone jungle interspersed with a number of flood plain lakes banked with delicate white sands.

Yala National Park

Yala National Park

Yala has the highest leopard concentration in the world, located at the southern tip of the island, the reserve covers 979 km², although only the original 141 km² are open to the public. This is a national park in Sri Lanka and is one of the best sanctuaries in the island. Much of the reserve is parkland, but it also contains jungle, beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers and scrubland. You could do a Safari Tour of the Yala National Park by Jeep.

Yala Safari Camping - Yala

Yala Safari Camping - Yala

There are few experiences to match the thrill of waking up in your own private camp, with not a soul for miles around you other than your caretakers, in one of the most sensational wildlife parks in Sri Lanka. Yala Safari holidays organize tailor-made camping safaris in designated sensational locations in Yala national park.Yala wildlife National park paths run through a spectrum of terrains from dense to scrub jungle, open savannah type to semi-arid areas, rock pools, ravines and fresh water lakes strewn with more than one prominent rocky outcrops, a snaking coastline where the wildlife behaves in an unconcerned and truly wild way and has ceased to take alarm and flee at the sight of humans but by no means docile.

Yapahuwa Ancient City

Yapahuwa Ancient City

Located at Kurunegala, North Western Province of Sri Lanka, Yapahuwa ancient fortress rises to a height of 90 m above the surrounding plains. Built by King Buwanekabahu the First as the capital of Sri Lanka in 1301, today, the Royal residence, the Temple of Tooth Relic, the battle defenses are in ruins. While many traces of other ancient defenses are still be seen, an ornamental stairway remains it’s the main draw.

Zip Lining - Kitulgala

Zip Lining - Kitulgala

Seeking a quick thrill in mid-air? Remember childhood memories of the playground climbing frame and swings? Our rope games and zip-wire may just be the thing for you! Challenge yourself on three of our rope obstacles in a beautiful forest setting in Kitulgala.


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