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Sri Lankan Beaches

 
 
     

Sri Lanka has many pristine sandy beaches. Since Sri Lanka is a tropical Island it is blessed with variety of beaches. Some of the beaches are, and excursions.

     
Negombo - Close to the International Airport. White sandy beach with ample space to do activities
Mount Lavinia -

Mount Lavinia is very close to Colombo. It is a busy beach with many foreigners and locals.

Bentota -

It is a private beach where you could engaged with many activities such as jet skiing, scuba diving, boat rides etc….

Hikkaduwa -

Hikkaduwa is famous among foreigners from good old days. This coastal city has been transformed it to a tourist area with many shops, restaurants and hotels are available for any budget. Corals are the main attraction.

Unawatuna -

Close to the southern capital of Sri Lanka. Very calm beach.

Mirrissa/Weligama - Famous for dolphin watching and for bit of surfing.
Arugam Bay -

It is famous for surfing. Discovery channeled named “Arugam Bay” as one of the best destination for surfing in the world. SriLankan Airline’s our national carrier organize an annual international surfing commotion in Arugam Bay.

Passekudah -

One of the most beautiful beaches Sri Lanka has. The beach is very calm and shallow. Where you could walk a mile towards the sea. Many star class hotels have added color to this pristine beach.

Tincomalee/Nilavelli -

Another dolphin watching destination with many attractions. Such as golf, Naval base etc….

Kalpitiya - For all your beach sports activities we have to head down to Kalpitiya. From Kite surfing to Jet skiing you got t all. Further Kalpitiya is famous for dolphin watching.
     
 
 
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Pinnawala

 
     
 

Pinnawala is an elephant Orphanage. There are around 80 elephants here of all ages. The main attraction of the orphanage is the bathing time of the elephant. That is around 10 am. Further you could feed them and the elephants are friendly with the humans.

 
     
 
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Golden Temple of Dambulla

 
     
 

Due to the location of Dambulla it is an important attraction for visitors. From the junction you could go to Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Polonnaruwa, Passekudah and Kandy. Dambulla is the main vegetable market in Sri lanka. Cricket stadium in Dambulla was built in record time of 167 days. The major attraction of Dambulla is the Dambulla Rangiri Temple and the caves.

A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2 ) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues.


 
 
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Ancient City of Sigiriya

 
     
 

Sigiriya is famouse as the 8th wonder of the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. When King Kasyapa left Anuradhapura and made Sigiriya as his new Capital. Palace was built on top of the rock. It is a Platue and 200m in hight. Lion’s rosk is the meaning of sigiriya.
Sigiriya showcase the engeerinng maverlouse that is unbeliable for 5th Century AD. Water garderns, mirror walls and the pictures are main attactions of Sigiriya. 


 
 
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Sacred City of Anuradhapura

 
     
 

Anuradhapura is the first Kingdom of Sri Lanka. Currently it is the capital of North Central Province of Sri Lanka.  Many Kings have ruled Sri Lanka from Anuradhapura. There are many ancient places, monasteries and monuments that can be seen in this ancient city. The other main attraction is the branch of “Tree of enlighten” of Lord Buddha. It is a very import tree for the Buddhist in the world and Sri Lanka.

 
 
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Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

 
     
 

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 11 century AD. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. Poloonaruwa Kindom also had a majestic era during its reign.

 
 
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Sacred City of Kandy

 
     
 

Kandy is the Hill capital of Sri Lanka and the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka. Kandy houses the “Sacred Tooth of the Lord Buddha”. It is called the “Temple of the tooth relic.’ This is the most precious and the important thing for Sri Lankan Buddhists. Further Kandy is the cultural city of Sri Lanka. Every day there is a cultural show and Kandy has the biggest Botanical Garden in Sri Lanka.

 
 
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Nuwara Eliya and Hill Country

 
     
 


Nuwara Eliya is nicked named as “Little England” That is because the weather and atmosphere is very close to England and during the Colonial era many Britishers spend their vacation in Nuwara Eliya. There are many Colonial buildings and many more attractions. Other attractions close to Nuwara Eliya are Horton plains, Bandarawela, Ella, Adams Peak, Little Adams Peak .

 
 
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Horton Plains 

 
 


Horton Plain is a plateau situated in the Central highlands of Sri Lanka. It is covered by wild grass lands and with patches of thick forest. Bio diversity of the park will mesmerize the travelers. The Plateau comes to sudden end at 'World's End'. It is a stunning cliff that plunges about 1,200m. Another tourist attraction of Horton Plains is 'Baker's fall.


 
 
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Scenic Train ride from Kandy to Ella 

 
 


A must to do thing when you travel to Sri Lanka. It is the most scenic train rides in the world. Passing through misty mountain and lush green tea fields will create fond memories of your tour. There are luxury train compartments for your comfort.


 
 
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Ella 

 
 


Ella is the fastest growing tourist destination in Sri Lanka. 10 years back it was a quite small town. But now it is a bustling tourist destination. Reasons for Ella popularity are the breathtaking views, Trekking, train rides and the climate.


 
 
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Sinharaja Forest Reserve 

 
 


Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. There is much endemic wildlife, especially birds, but 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, reptiles and rare amphibians.

 
 
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Wilpattu National Park 

 
 


Situated 176 km. north of Colombo, Wilpattu is approximately 1,908 sq.km. in extent. It has a dense jungle cover which makes it a more exciting park where animals have to be tracked. There are numerous delightful little lakes - known as vill . The leopard and sloth bear are the specialty rather than elephants.

 
 
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Yala National Park 

 
 


Situated 309 km. south of Colombo, Yala is approximately 1,259 sq.km. in extent and is located in the south eastern corner of the island. Its northern boundaries border on the Lahugala Elephant Sanctuary and it has the added bonus of a scenic ocean frontage. The terrain is varied flat plains alternating with rocky outcrops. The vegetation ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. Water holes, small lakes, lagoons and streams provide water for the animals and birds. The speciality here is the large numbers of elephants and leopards.


 
 
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Galle and Galle Fort 

 
 


Galle is the southern capital of Sri Lanka.  Many wonderful beaches are in and around Galle. Those are Hikkaduwa, Bentota and Unawatuna.

The main attraction of Galle is the “Galle Fort”.  It was built by Portuguese in 16th century. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions. It is a marvelous site and it is preserved as it by the government of Sri Lanka. Galle fort is an UNESCO heritage site.

 
 
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Whale and Dolphin watching

 
 
Sri Lanka is now becoming a popular destination for ‘Whale Watching’. Whales and Dolphins were first spotted in 2008 in Sri Lanka. With the end of civil war in 2009, waters of Sri Lanka was safe for exploration and for Tourism. There are three places to start your journey to witness Whales in Sri Lanka. Those are Kalpitiya, Trincomalee and Mirissa. All three locations have three different seasons for Whale watching. The seasons are, Kalpitiya and Mirissa November to April is the best time of the year. Need to avoid choppy / rough days. Morning hours are the best. Whale Watching season in Eastern coast is from May to October.  

 
 
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Colombo 

 
 


The legacies of colonial Colombo's garden roots are still very much intact along its often shady boulevards. Fort is in the midst of widespread historic restoration of its landmark colonial architecture, while Pettah brims with markets and rampant commerce. Even traffic-clogged Galle Rd is getting spiffier with glossy new hotel complexes, while the seafront benefits from new roads that are spurring hotel construction. Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports ever-more stylish eateries, galleries and museums. Surprises abound in its old quarters where you can find great local food and discover a characterful shop or tiny, convivial cafe. The capital is an excellent start – or finish – to your Sri Lankan adventures


 
 
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Tuk tuk rides 

 
 


Have you seen Peierce Brosnan Tuk tuk commercial? For those of you have not seen the Bond style video here is the link. This video was done in Thailand. Like in Thailand Tuk tuk are very famous in Sri lanka. It is the most common private mode of transport when you do not have a vehicle.


 
 
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Ayurvedic Treatments (Medicine) 

 
 


Ayurveda is a form of medication which is being known in Sri Lanka for more than 5000 years. Many generations have perfected the art of Ayurveda and still more than 60 % of the Sri Lankan population are treated with Ayurveda healing system. You could relax your mind, body and soul from our Ayurvedic Treatments


 
 
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Rock Climbing 

 
 


Experience the thrills of crumbling rocks beneath the feet, head spinning heights and the earth expanding beneath conquering the mountains of Sri Lanka. The ranges of mountains standing guard around the highlands of Sri Lanka including the Knuckles range, Ella range, Habarana, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Horton Plains and Buttala provide challenging climbs to armature as well as experienced climbers. The newest experience in mountaineering in waterfall climbing with exciting climbs like the rock face of Bambarakanda waterfall, the tallest in the country.

 
 
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Diving 

 
 


Surrounded by the Indian Ocean with its coral gardens, multitude of exotic fishes and ancient wrecks Sri Lanka offers one of the best diving experiences in the world. The colorful coral gardens along southern coasts and old and new ship wrecks around the Galle harbor and little and great basses are the favourite Sri Lankan dive sites yet Kalpitiya, Ampara and Trincomalee in Eastern and Western coasts offering rare chances of wreck diving, skin diving and diving with dolphins.

 
 
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Hot Air Ballooning 

 
 


Roam the skies of Sri Lanka enjoying the signs and sites from the heavens above. Floating at heights of 500 to 2000 feet on average, effortlessly drift over the treetops, wildlife, lakes & rivers, cultural sites, local urban homesteads & landmarks like Sigiriya Rock. The sunrise rides are offered at day break to enhance the experience by accompanying the sights and sounds with magical experience of dawn.

 
 
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