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Ella Rock

Ella Rock Ella has one of the best tourism sites to travel. Ella rock located at Ella town is a great answer to the travelers whom are expecting astonishment. The destination is connected with hiking, nature, panorama, train tracks, tea plantations and waterfalls. Along the way you will have spectacular views over the valley Ella Gap. The landscape was incredibly green and lush, even at this height, almost 2000 m! Ella rock is a great place for a small adventure travel as you can explore a large entire area with hiking, walking and enjoying. The easiest way to the Ella rock begins from a train rail track, go along the tracks away from city for about 1.5 km until you meet a small waterfall. Even Some foreign tourists say that...

Sankapala Temple

Sankapala Temple In Sankapala Temple you will experience a combination of amazement and apprehension. The feeling of amazement is ignited due to the beauty and brilliance that is exhibited by the Sankapala Temple, its surrounding ruins, the lush vegetation and the rocky landscape. The feeling of apprehension is provoked by the unknown dangers that seems to be lurking behind the dozens of natural caves and heavily dense woods in the area.Moreover, the Sankapala Temple, also referred to as the Sankapala Viharaya, proficiently showcases the rich heritage as well as the substantially influential culture of Sri Lanka with its ancient inscriptions, structures, and artifacts. Pallebedda, located within the district of Ratnapura, is the pl...

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park Udawalawe National Park is located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo city and is a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka. The Udawalawa national park was established on 30 th July 1972.It lies in the lower catchment of Udawalawa Reservoir in the country's Intermediate Lowland region. This area falls into two administrative districts in two provinces. The parkland on the right bank of Walawe ganga is within Ratnapura district in the province of sabaragamuwa and the parkland on the left bank falls within Moneragala district in the province of Uva. This park is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and you...


Sigiriya Kassyapa son of king Dhatusena (459 - 477 AD) had his father arrested and walled alive within his tomb. His brother Moggallana, who was the legitimate successor to the throne, was sent into exile abroad, and Kassyapa was named king. As he had the power, he was in constant fear of his life. For this reason, he left the capital city of Anuradhapura and went into the wilderness where he built on top of a huge monolith which, rises 200 m from the jungle into the sky, his palace. Around this rock he constructed impressive fortifications. From Sigiriya he ruled the kingdom for 18 years (479 - 497 AD) until such time his brother Moggallana returned from India with an army. Beaten in battle he committed suicide in his roc...

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya is situated in the central mountains - 2'000 m above sea level. It is Sri Lanka's premier hill resort. Splendid scenery and fine bracing mountain climate. Temperature average 10 C. Nuwara Eliya is decidedly English in someway (houses, gardens and places names) and was actually planned to be an English village by Sir Samuel Baker, a pioneering Englishman, in the mid 19th Century. Heart of Sri Lanka's tea country, Nuwara Eliya teas are some of the country's best. Many of Sri Lanka high mountain peaks including the highest Pidurutalagala (2524 m) are located in this district. Excellent walks and drives, exceptionally good golf on the 18 hole course, one of the best in Asia. Trout hatchery, gardens of f...


Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa is second of importance as royal city to Anuradhapura. In the 11th Century the capital was moved from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa, as it was hoped that this new residence in such a difficult accessible area would be better protected from the notorious raids from the Indian Sub-Continent. As a result Polonnaruwa became a splendid residence and capital. During the reigns of the kings Parakrama Bahu the Great (1153 - 1186) and his successor Nissanka Malla 1187 - 1196 the Sinhalese kingdom reached its last golden age, of which the splendour of its buildings and palaces the impressive irrigation system with artificial lakes, tanks and channels give clear evidence. As in Anuradhapura the monuments and ruins a...


Colombo Colombo is the place where Sri Lankas hustle and bustle takes place. Although it is the biggest city in Sri Lanka, this is the place where the commercial heart beats and where you can see some of the tallest buildings in Asia. In the northern part of the city is the fort area, where you can find the British fort, dating from the 19th century, and other remnants of the former colonial power. When you set off for Galle, which was the capital city when the Dutch ruled before the British invaded the Pearl of the Orient, you can visit the world heritage fort complex....


Galle When you set off for Galle, which was the capital city when the Dutch ruled before the British invaded the Pearl of the Orient, you can visit the world heritage fort complex Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle Fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European invaders. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests. Galle is the main town in the most southerly part of the island, with a population of around 100,000, and is connected by rail to Colombo and Matara. It is home ...


Dambulla The entrance to the cultural triangle, they say. Well, it has the best and the worst of buddhism. It has the massively ugly Golden Temple, the biggest buddha in the world! Yes. And it has some cheap hotels. It has some fine people (just try and talk to the people selling wooden sculptures - give my regards to Seneca). It has a massive granite little mountain. And in that hill a wonderful cave, with a carved out reclining buddha and several ancient paintings. This place is worth a stop-over on the way to Sigiriya, or a good place to meditate the hectic trip from Kandy out of your system...


Kalutara Situated approximately 42km south of Colombo, this town is well known for quality bamboo basket and mats and the finest tasting mangosteens. Kalutara's golden beach is fringed by magnificent palms and is excellent for swimming. Markets, small shops and busy roads make up this small, yet busy town, and visitors will find the Gangatilaka Vihara there, one of the few Buddhist monuments that permits entry and a true highlight worth visiting....




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