Kalpitiya

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:54
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The Kalpitiya peninsula, Kalpitiya Islands and Kalpitiya Beaches are a much visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka.

Mahiyanganaya

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:48
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Mahiyanganaya is a town situated close to the Mahaweli River in Badulla District, Uva Province of Sri Lanka. It is said that Gautama Buddha visited Mahiyanganaya on the full moon Poya day of January in order to settle a dispute arose between Yakkas and Nagas (two tribes then inhabited this area) and this was his first ever visit to Sri Lanka. Then the Buddha preached Dhamma to Sumana Saman, a leader in this area, to whom the Buddha gave a handful of his hair relic so that people could worship. After that Sumana Saman (now the god Sumana Saman) built a golden chethiya in which the sacred hair relic was deposited. Later on about seven chethiyas were built over the original golden chethiya from time to time, the last one being built by the King Dutugemunu. As such, this historic town is a very sacred place for Buddhists.

Kaudulla National Park

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:40
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Situated about 190 km from Colombo, Kaudulla National Park is dominated by the Kaudulla Tank built by the sister of the famous King Mahasena who was the creator of the Minneriya Tank. The folklore of the creation of this tank is very interesting.

Minneriya National Park

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:25
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Minneriya National Park is located 182 km away from Colombo in the North Central Plains of Sri Lanka. The major city closest to Minneriya National Park is Polonnaruwa.

Habarana

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:18
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Habarana, located 210km north east from Colombo is the transit point for the large herds of wild elephants at the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Habarana is a popular location among the wildlife enthusiasts and nature tourists. Moreover, Habarana being the central location of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, attracts many culture tourists. The irrigation reservoirs and waterways of the area bring in a riverine terrain where the elephants would wade through, or swim to reach the banks in the further end. The ride would take you over the main road, the pathways, villages, jungles, swamp and river.

Trincomalee

Saturday, 17 June 2017 08:29
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Trincomalee, one of the finest natural deep-water harbours in the world is located 257 km north-east of Colombo, which is considered as the commercial hub of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuveli and the off-shore Pigeon Island. Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a Whale Watching destination as well. The Dive centres at Nilaveli and Uppuveli offer touriststhe opportunity to enjoy their holidays in diving, snorkeling and swimming. The Trincomalee district, referred as Gokanna or Gokarna in the historical chronicles and inscriptions, is studded with a multitude of ruins of ancient Buddhist temples and is considered a major Buddhist cultural and archaeological site of Sri Lanka. The seven hot springs at Kanniya located a mere 8km from Trincomalee attract regular crowds throughout the year in view of the therapeutic properties of the water as well as the varying temperatures from one well to the other.

Arugam Bay

Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:38
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Lovely Arugam Bay, a moon-shaped curl of soft sand, is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot in the country. It's a tiny place, with a population of a few hundred, and everything is dotted along a single road which parallels the coast.

Haputale

Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:29
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Located in the Badulla District, and is 4695 ft high above the sea level. It is one of the places with a very rich biodiversity and allows a very beautiful view of the Southern Plains. It is approximately 193 km away from Colombo. The town is no doubt one of the spectacular places in Sri Lanka. Haputale is makes hiking and trekking a great exhilarating exercise. The major attraction of Haputale is the Liptons seat, Adisham Bungalow and the famous Dambatenna tea factory.


The Climate

Due to its elevation the temperature is significantly lower than other parts of the country, running a temperature of approximately less than 25 degrees.

Adisham's Bungalow

One of the few remnants of the British Colonial, during which a Kentish gentleman built this magnificent mansion which is also influenced by post victorian architecture. Right next to it is the Tangalamalai Bird Santuary where paradise flycatchers and many more birds of the such can be seen.


Lipton's Seat

The Lipton tea factory founder was said to have bought the estate on which the factory built because he fell in love with the breath-taking panoramic view, which today is known as the Lipton's seat, however the mist tends to set in during the evening so the journey up the lipton's seat should be made early in the morning.

Dambatenna Tea Factory

10 km along the road, east of Haputale the famous Tea factory built by Sir Thomas Lipton. The factory is open for visitors where you can also get a taste of the best tea in the whole world.

 

Yala National Park

Saturday, 17 June 2017 06:08
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Yala National Park is located in the south eastern region of Sri Lanka and extends over two provinces of Hambantota district of southern province and Monaragala district in Uva province. The entrance to the park is at Palatupana, 12km from Kirinda. The distance from Colombo to the entry point of Palatupana is 305 km.

Polonnaruwa

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s splendid medieval capital was established as the first city of the land in the 11th Century, A.D. It replaced Anuradhapura, which was plundered, made desolate and laid hopelessly bare to the invading armies from South India.

Pasikudah

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
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Beautiful beach along with coral reefs and amazing hotels awaits you people to visit Pasikudah in Sri Lanka Pasikudah is a coastal resort town located at a distance of 35 kilometers northwest of Baticola district Sri Lanka. This place is an exciting place not only for the tourists but some religious people who believes in Buddhism often visits this place. As a lot of beautiful temples were also there for your religious ethics and practices.

Kalpitiya

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:54
Published in Top Destination

The Kalpitiya peninsula, Kalpitiya Islands and Kalpitiya Beaches are a much visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka.

Mahiyanganaya

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:48
Published in Top Destination

Mahiyanganaya is a town situated close to the Mahaweli River in Badulla District, Uva Province of Sri Lanka. It is said that Gautama Buddha visited Mahiyanganaya on the full moon Poya day of January in order to settle a dispute arose between Yakkas and Nagas (two tribes then inhabited this area) and this was his first ever visit to Sri Lanka. Then the Buddha preached Dhamma to Sumana Saman, a leader in this area, to whom the Buddha gave a handful of his hair relic so that people could worship. After that Sumana Saman (now the god Sumana Saman) built a golden chethiya in which the sacred hair relic was deposited. Later on about seven chethiyas were built over the original golden chethiya from time to time, the last one being built by the King Dutugemunu. As such, this historic town is a very sacred place for Buddhists.

Kaudulla National Park

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:40
Published in Top Destination

Situated about 190 km from Colombo, Kaudulla National Park is dominated by the Kaudulla Tank built by the sister of the famous King Mahasena who was the creator of the Minneriya Tank. The folklore of the creation of this tank is very interesting.

Minneriya National Park

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:25
Published in Top Destination

Minneriya National Park is located 182 km away from Colombo in the North Central Plains of Sri Lanka. The major city closest to Minneriya National Park is Polonnaruwa.

Habarana

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:18
Published in Top Destination

Habarana, located 210km north east from Colombo is the transit point for the large herds of wild elephants at the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Habarana is a popular location among the wildlife enthusiasts and nature tourists. Moreover, Habarana being the central location of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, attracts many culture tourists. The irrigation reservoirs and waterways of the area bring in a riverine terrain where the elephants would wade through, or swim to reach the banks in the further end. The ride would take you over the main road, the pathways, villages, jungles, swamp and river.

Trincomalee

Saturday, 17 June 2017 08:29
Published in Top Destination

Trincomalee, one of the finest natural deep-water harbours in the world is located 257 km north-east of Colombo, which is considered as the commercial hub of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuveli and the off-shore Pigeon Island. Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a Whale Watching destination as well. The Dive centres at Nilaveli and Uppuveli offer touriststhe opportunity to enjoy their holidays in diving, snorkeling and swimming. The Trincomalee district, referred as Gokanna or Gokarna in the historical chronicles and inscriptions, is studded with a multitude of ruins of ancient Buddhist temples and is considered a major Buddhist cultural and archaeological site of Sri Lanka. The seven hot springs at Kanniya located a mere 8km from Trincomalee attract regular crowds throughout the year in view of the therapeutic properties of the water as well as the varying temperatures from one well to the other.

Arugam Bay

Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:38
Published in Top Destination

Lovely Arugam Bay, a moon-shaped curl of soft sand, is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot in the country. It's a tiny place, with a population of a few hundred, and everything is dotted along a single road which parallels the coast.

Haputale

Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:29
Published in Top Destination

Located in the Badulla District, and is 4695 ft high above the sea level. It is one of the places with a very rich biodiversity and allows a very beautiful view of the Southern Plains. It is approximately 193 km away from Colombo. The town is no doubt one of the spectacular places in Sri Lanka. Haputale is makes hiking and trekking a great exhilarating exercise. The major attraction of Haputale is the Liptons seat, Adisham Bungalow and the famous Dambatenna tea factory.


The Climate

Due to its elevation the temperature is significantly lower than other parts of the country, running a temperature of approximately less than 25 degrees.

Adisham's Bungalow

One of the few remnants of the British Colonial, during which a Kentish gentleman built this magnificent mansion which is also influenced by post victorian architecture. Right next to it is the Tangalamalai Bird Santuary where paradise flycatchers and many more birds of the such can be seen.


Lipton's Seat

The Lipton tea factory founder was said to have bought the estate on which the factory built because he fell in love with the breath-taking panoramic view, which today is known as the Lipton's seat, however the mist tends to set in during the evening so the journey up the lipton's seat should be made early in the morning.

Dambatenna Tea Factory

10 km along the road, east of Haputale the famous Tea factory built by Sir Thomas Lipton. The factory is open for visitors where you can also get a taste of the best tea in the whole world.

 

Yala National Park

Saturday, 17 June 2017 06:08
Published in Top Destination

Yala National Park is located in the south eastern region of Sri Lanka and extends over two provinces of Hambantota district of southern province and Monaragala district in Uva province. The entrance to the park is at Palatupana, 12km from Kirinda. The distance from Colombo to the entry point of Palatupana is 305 km.

Polonnaruwa

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
Published in Top Destination

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s splendid medieval capital was established as the first city of the land in the 11th Century, A.D. It replaced Anuradhapura, which was plundered, made desolate and laid hopelessly bare to the invading armies from South India.

Pasikudah

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
Published in Top Destination

Beautiful beach along with coral reefs and amazing hotels awaits you people to visit Pasikudah in Sri Lanka Pasikudah is a coastal resort town located at a distance of 35 kilometers northwest of Baticola district Sri Lanka. This place is an exciting place not only for the tourists but some religious people who believes in Buddhism often visits this place. As a lot of beautiful temples were also there for your religious ethics and practices.

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