Jaffna, Jaffna Fort, Jaffna kovils, Hindu tem

Posted On : 2022-11-18

Jaffna

Jaffna is located on the northern tip of Sri Lanka. It opened to the tourism in 2009. Jaffna is situated around 400 Kilometers away from the Capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo and it will take 7 hours 45 minutes to reach Jaffna town by Colombo. This city is known as Little India in Sri Lanka because the city has a lot of influence from India; you we can find on the streets, in their food and language are different from the Central or South Sri Lanka. Most of the people in Jaffna are Tamil and their religion is Hindu. But at present they are throughout the country, so the Sri Lanka’s second main language is considered as Tamil. Jaffna is mainly full with a religious surrounding, so there are many Hindu temples, kovils and Hindu Gods statues as same as in India. And Jaffna is highly connected with God Rama and Ravana Story. Mainly Indian tourists are visiting this place by considering as a part of their country. It is a good off the beaten path visit for 2 to 3 days but remember you need some extra time on. In ancient times it says that there was a bridge from Jaffna, Point Pedro to reach south India. Even geographically it says true.

Most famous sites to visit in Jaffna:

·         Nallur Kandaswamy Hindu Temple
·         Keerimalai Pond (natural swimming pool)
·         Public Library and Clock Tower
·         Delft Island
·         Nagadeepa kovil
·         Jaffna Fort
·         Keerimalai Hot Springs
 
Nallur Kandaswamy: It is a huge Hindu temple with golden arches and an ornate gourami tower. Star-shaped Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and later occupied by the Dutch and British. And Jaffna Public Library is a symbol of the city’s post-war regeneration. 

Ella rock, Nine Arches Bridge, Ella train rid

Posted On : 2022-11-17

Ella - Secret Diamond in Sri Lanka

Ella is everyone’s favorite hill country that has all the best parts of Sri Lanka rolled into one. Geographically, Ella is a small town in Badulla District of Uva Province Sri Lanka. It is located at an evaluation of 1,040 meters above the sea level and approximately 200 kilometers east of Colombo.  In recent, Ella's popularity has been increased and the town's attractiveness has been increased. Ella is consisting with beautiful jungle mountains, rolling tea plantations and epic waterfalls. And majorly, when selecting hotels Ella takes a special place in Sri Lanka. This because the hotels has been construct with the nature and in the nature like at hills.

Mostly tourists are reaching to Ella by train, which has the best scenic ride in Sri Lanka. Tourists take the train from Nuwara eliya railway station or Kandy railway station to Ella. The journey will take 4-5 hours in train. All the tourists who enjoyed this ride are highly recommended. You can even find the reviews in Trip Advisor. There are other more attractions you can enjoy in Ella without any cost such as,

·         Little Adam’s Peak trekking
·         Nine Arches Bridge
·         Ella Rock climbing
·         Ravana water falls
·         Demodara Loop
·         Porawagala (Axe Rock)
·         Kithal Ella falls, etc…

Yala national park, Yala jeep safari, Leopard

Posted On : 2022-11-17

Yala National Park

Ruhunu national park or we all known name Yala National park is located in the south eastern region of Sri Lanka. It spreads over two provinces, as Monaragala district in Uva province and Hambantota district in Southern province. Yala is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. In 1990, Yala has nominated as a wild sanctuary and again in 1938 it is nominated as a national park in Sri Lanka. Yala national park is in the main city Tissamaharama. There are many other places to visit in Tissamaharama, but most famous and most visited place is Yala national park. This Yala national park is consists of five main blocks. They are naming in different names like Ruhunu national park, Kumana national park. These two are open to the public and other 3 are not. However you need at least 3-4 hours to cover these two areas. Especially you can see leopards in these two blocks.

In here not as the other parks, you have to take a safari jeep for the ride. The national park provides the jeeps with soft-tops which gives the opportunity to view the wild life. There are best timing for the jeep safaris, normally morning safaris start around 5.30 am and will continue for 3-4 hours and afternoon safaris start around 2.30 pm same as continue for 3-4 hours. These timings due to the habitat of the wild animals, mostly they are going to the seen places in early morning hours and afternoon hours for baths, eating, drinking water, etc… And also there are full day safaris. It means the ride will starts around 9 am and finishes afternoon 4 or 5 pm. In there you will be providing by the lunch in the forest where safety and some snack in-between. All the above safaris and facilities provide by us Tours For Sri Lanka.
 

Mineriya national park, Minneriya jeep safari

Posted On : 2022-11-17

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National park is a wild sanctuary which is located in the North Central province of Sri Lanka. Minneriya forest is originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938, the after Minneriya wildlife sanctuary is designated as a national park in 1997. Than the other national parks in Sri Lanka you can find a large number of Sri Lankan Elephants gathering around to grass fields. You can find large gathering during the dry season to drink water from inside water bodies. Normally we recommend you to visit Minneriya national park during May to October. That period is the normal sunny season in Sri Lanka. In rainy seasons they won’t come outside from the forest and cannot see in that period. There is an elephant corridor in between the Minneriya national park, Kaudulla Park and Wasgamuwa Park, so elephants are roaming among these three national parks time to time. Other than elephants there are two endemic monkeys of Sri Lanka, large herbivorous mammals such as Sri Lankan samba deer and Sri Lankan axis deer, rare and endangered species such as Sri Lankan leopard and Sri Lankan sloth bear, the gray slender Loris and many kinds of birds.

Minneriya National Park Jeep safari: According to the details I mention above, Minneriya National Park jeep safari is one of the most popular activities among tourists who visit Sri Lanka. There are two main time periods to go on a jeep safari, but also travellers can customize at your choice. As a well experienced tour company in Sri Lanka we recommend our guests to travel early morning jeep safari like 5.30 am to 9.00 am time and the afternoon jeep safari as 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm. Because it would be a valuable opportunity to observe unique and amazing wild animals in their natural habitats. 

White water rafting, Kithulgala rafting, boat

Posted On : 2022-11-14

Kithulagal - White Water Rafting

Kithulgala is also a popular destination for outbound training programs and for locals in Sri Lanka. Because this is an area of rolling hills, tropical rain forests and winding rivers, snug in the wet zone with two monsoons each year. Kithulgala is a small village that located in the Western Province. Mainly Kithulgala is known as capital of adventure sports like white water rafting, jungle trekking and bird watching and cave explorations. Kithulgala is more suitable and mostly visited by travellers looking for an action packed holiday.

White water rafting: As mention above, when calling Kithulgala, the first thing that comes to the mind is white water rafting. Present it has become synonymous with the word “White Water Rafting” Kithulgala lies on Kelani River which has been covered vastly in Sri Lanka. The Kelani River offers enough spills of for experienced paddlers and novices alike. And also Kelani River is swishing down through jungle, tea and rubber plantations. There is a small primeval forest just off the river and it’s the home to about 54 rare species of birds. 

Hill country

Posted On : 2022-11-12

Central Highlands

The most recent addition to the World heritage site in Sri Lanka by UNESCO is Central Highlands which is situated in the south-central part of the Island. It is another awe-inspiring biodiversity hotspot. This Central Highlands rises to 2500 meters above sea level. The property comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest. Nuwara Eliya is considered as the capital city of Central Highlands.  And also this is the home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna several endangered species lurking in the greenery as you explore.

Top things to explore in Highlands

·         Nuwara eliya
·         Piduruthalagala
·         Horton plains national park and World’s end
·         Knuckles Conservation forest
·         Haggala Botanical gardens
·         Devon waterfalls
·         St. Clair’s waterfall, etc…

Piduruthlagala: The tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, Pidurutalagala (Mountain Pedro in English) also located close to the Nuwara Eliya city and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Highlands.

Horton plains national park and World’s end: This national park was designated in 1988 as a national park in Central Highlands. Horton plains located is located at an elevation of 2,100–2,300 m and encompasses montage grassland and cloud forest. Major attractions when trakking Horton plains such as Baker's Falls and the two spectacular panoramic view points called “Big World’s End” and “Litte World’s End”.

Polonnaruwa World Heritage site, Polonnaruwa

Posted On : 2022-11-12

Polonnaruwa - Historical Old City

Polonnaruwa city is one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO in Sri Lanka. Also, it is one of the greatest historical and archeological sites in Sri Lanka the ancient city of Polonnaruwa was a bustling religious and commercial trade hub during the golden era of King Parakramabahu I. During his reign era, there are a lot of colossal buildings, spectacular parks, huge reservoirs and tanks. You will able to explore the remains of all these marvelous constructions like temples, buildings, stupas and monuments at present times.

Top things to see in Polonnaruwa

·         Royal Palace
·         Audience hall
·         Ancient swimming pool
·         Buddha figures at vihara
·         Buddha statue at Lankathilaka
·         Rankoth Viharaya
·         Shiva devala
·         The scared quadrangle, etc…

Royal palace: The King`s Royal Palace is a massive structure, measuring 31 m by 13 m, once including 50 rooms supported by 30 columns, as the archaeologists claim it once. Even today it is quite an impressive building such a big palace in those days without machines.

Buddha figures at Vihara: Gal Vihara is a group of four beautiful Buddha’s in perfect condition, cut from one long slab of granite. Standing Buddha, reclining Buddha, sitting Buddha’s 

Nuwara eliya, Little England, Tea plantation,

Posted On : 2022-11-12

Nuwara Eliya - The Little England

Nuwara Eliya is known as Little England, because it’s cool climate in whole year and due to colonial-era bungalows. Nuwara eliya is located at the central of Island which is full of hills and tea. Tourists who visit Sri Lanka never miss this beautiful Little England from their itinerary. This because you can visit many beautiful places at the same time even though you are not roaming in Nuwara eliya you can enjoy the climate by staying in only one places.

This area is suited to any kind of tourist, it means if you are a pilgrim there are pilgrimage places to visit such as Seetha Amman temple, Sri Bhaktha Hanuman temple, Seetha gardens, Ravana falls, Ravana caves and if you are a hiker or a freelance photographer, there are places like Pink post office, Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pithuruthalagala, one of World’s Heritage Horton plains, Gregory lake, strawberry farms, Tea factories, Tea plantations, etc…

Sinharaja rain forest, Sinharaja forest reser

Posted On : 2022-11-12

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja rain forest is the Island’s most beloved and leading eco-tourism destination with a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. And also it name as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.  There are more than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare, mainly there are huge towering trees which is up to heights of at least 50 meters. And also the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, lumbering elephants, and wary leopard, the fishing cat reptiles and rare amphibians.


The total area of the Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve is 18,900 acres or 7,648 hectares. You can reach Sinharaja Forest Reserve from the Northern and western parts of the country via Ratnapura, Kiriella, Kalawana, Weddala. And also from Deniya also you can enter Sinharaja Forest Reserve which is on South of the Country. And when you are coming from Hambantota or Udawalawe you can enter Sinharaja from Rakwana side.

Kandy Peharahara, Kandy temple, Kandy forest

Posted On : 2022-11-11

Kandy - Historical place

Kandy is the country’s second largest city that located in the midst of the hill country. Kandy is popular for cultural significance and sacred sites. The city of Kandy is also appreciated for its scenic wonders, striking sunsets and refreshing climate. There are several religious sites that make it a must-visit for many Buddhists. One such location is the world renowned pilgrimage site, the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Especially that cannot be missed the Esala Perahera. It is a celebration of lights, dance and culture. As well as visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens- a colorful myriad of lovingly maintained flowers and trees. And for your refreshment, you don’t miss to watch and enjoy evening cultural and traditional dances at Kandy.

Most scenic places to visit and to do in Kandy:

·         Temple of Tooth relic Kandy
·         Udawattakele Forest reserve
·         Bahirawakanda Vihara Statue
·         Kandy Lake
·         Cultural dancing shows
·         Ceylon tea factory
·         Wood carving industry

Temple of the Tooth Relic:  This temple is one of the top and main tourist places in Kandy. It located right next to the Kandy. Dalada Maigawa or Temple of the toot relic is one of the most spiritual places to visit and also it is a World Heritage site named by UNESCO.

Galle Dutch fort, Galle blog, Galle beach, Ga

Posted On : 2022-11-11

Galle - UNESCO World Heritage

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka which is known for Galle Fort. It is located 146 kilometers away from the Capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. At the same time it is the Capital of the Southern province. This is a fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. You can find the picturesque streets of Galle are lined with plenty of Dutch monuments. And also lies some of the island’s most famous beaches not too far from this beautiful city. This is one of the most popular destinations among tourists to Sri Lanka.

Top things to see and do in Galle

·         Galle Dutch fort
·         Flag Rock
·         Galle lighthouse
·         Dutch hospital
·         Dutch library
·         Japanese peace pagoda
·         Galle international stadium, etc…

Galle Dutch fort: Galle Dutch fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that reverberates through every traveller’s photos and captions. In old times it has used as a trading port for spices and other goods for over 200 years. By today, the fort has been transformed into a place of history with romance and beauty. It is a place where travellers are warmly welcomed to dive head first into the exotic stories and be a part of this heritage site.

Sigiriya rock, Sigiriya village, Sigiriya blo

Posted On : 2022-11-11

Sigiriya - Lions Rock

Sigiriya is one of the most visited places in Sri Lanka due to the famous Sigiriya rock, one of the UNESCO heritage site in Sri Lanka. As the same time there are a lot more things to do in Sigiriya than first meets the eye. Sigiriya is the first destination mostly visited by travelers on their trips to Sri Lanka, and it remains one of the favorite places to stay in Sri Lanka. We don’t want you to miss out on some of the best experiences Sri Lanka has to offer, so following are the things that you have to do in Sigiriya.

Places to visit & Things to do:

·         Sigiriya Rock Fortress
·         Pidurangala Rock
·         Hire A Bike And Explore The Rice Terraces
·         Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride
·         Discover More At The Sigiriya Museum
·         Explore Kaludiya Pokuna
·         Village tour
·         Bullock cart ride
 
Sigiriya Rock fortress: It is a site of huge historical and archaeological importance, built on and around a massive column of rock that is nearly 200 meters high. At the top of the rock there are the ruins of an ancient palace. Mostly we recommend the sun rise time or sun set time are best to climb Sigiriya rock.

Village tour: one of another famous activity among travelers who visits Sigiriya. How travelers miss that when it gives you an organic fresh vibe of a rural village. It includes with a bullock cart ride as the first part then a banana boat ride and a nice vibe in a farmer’s house.

Dambulla cave temple, Dambulla rock, Dambulla

Posted On : 2022-11-11

Dambulla - World Heritage

Dambulla is a large commercial town situated in the north of Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka. And also Dambulla is the second largest populated and urbanized center after Matale in the Matale District. It is situated 148 km north-east from Colombo. The most famous attractions in Dambulla are the ancient rock cave temples. The Golden Rock Cave Temples is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Dambulla city is a famous tourist destination with a lot of splendorous sites such as,

·         The cave temples
·         Ironwood forest
·         Rose Quartz Mountain
·         Megalithic cemetery together with comfortable hotel facilities.
 
Most famous Dambulla golden rock temple and cave temple: As mentioned earlier, Rock temple and the cave temple are the most famous sites in Dambulla. Both the temple and cave are located at the same place, so that is why both them called as same name. There are more than 80 documentary caves around this area; from all those only five caves are most attractive which contain statues and paintings.

Mirissa whales watching, Mirissa town, Miriss

Posted On : 2022-11-11

Mirissa - Best of Sri Lanka

Mirissa is a small town with a picture perfect bay beach on the south coast of Sri Lanka which is located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is nearly 146 kilometers away from Colombo. It is situated at 4 meters above sea level. Mirissa beach and nightlife make it a popular tourist destination with some other water sports like beach swim, snorkel, sport fishing sea kayaking and cruises around the bay, etc…

Mostly with the weather and climate in Sri Lanka, Sri Lankans and weather reporters are suggest November to March is the best period to visit Mirissa. As the winter also in the same period, tourists can enjoy the day time with cloudy and night time with cool. The average temperature during this period is 31.2°C-29.4°C.

Top places to visit and top thing to do:

·         The Secret beach Mirissa
·         Parrot rock
·         Coconut tree hill
·         Whales and dolphins watching
·         Snorkeling, surfing, etc…

Coconut Tree Hill: Coconut tree hill is a most famous place to visit in Sri Lanka. Travellers who visit Mirissa won’t miss this place. As the sunrise in Sri Lanka occurs from the East you can capture some beautiful scenery with the sunrise from the Ocean, so we recommend visiting this place at the sunrise.

Whales and dolphins watching: this is a great opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Among the various whales spices you get a chance to visit blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales. And also you can see dolphins too. This boat tour starts from the Mirissa harbor around 6.15 am and the boat tour will continue for 4 – 5 hours.

Anuradhapura city, Anuradhapura ancient city,

Posted On : 2022-11-10

Anuradhapura - World Heritage site

Anuradhapura Visit one of the main UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. It has been created by Price Pandukabhaya and also which is the oldest capital in Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is located 205 km away from the current capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. The city is standing on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya.  Anuradhapura also marks the second point of the island’s must-visit Cultural Triangle. Besides, the city is rich in archaeological and architectural wonders with elevated brick towers, ancient pools, mammoth dagobas, and crumbling temples.

 Top things to see in Anuradhapura

·         Sri Maha Bodhiya
·         Ruwanweli Stup
·         Lovamahapaya
·         Abhayagiri Stupa
·         Twin Ponds
·         Elephant Pond
·         Aukana Buddha Statue
·         Thuparamaya
·         Samadhi Buddha Statue
·         Isurumuniya
·         Mihintale
·         Jetavanarama Stupa
 
Sri Maha Bhodiya: This is one of the greatest attractions of Anuradhapura. This tree was first planted in 249 B.C. This world-famous tree is believed to be the most ancient surviving historical tree in the entire universe.

Ruwanwelisaya: The Ruwanwelisaya is an eye-catching attraction that has immense architectural value. The king Dutugemunu was famous for his grand victory over the Chola King, Elara. Standing at 300 feet (91m), this monument is one of the tallest monuments in the world. Also, it has a circumference of 950 ft (290m).

Mihinthale: Considered to be the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is a sacred pilgrimage site home to majestic monuments including an ancient stupa.