Horton Plains National Park

Its Origin… With over 3100 hectares of land space, Horton Plains is where you can find some unique and rich biodiversity. In December 1969, the park was declared a nature reserve and then promoted to being a national park in 1988. Surrounding the plateaus lie some of the highest mountains in Sri Lanka, and adding

Experiencing a visit to the Temple of the Tooth – Kandy

During your visit to Kandy, Sri Lanka, there are several interesting things that you can do. In addition to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and strolling around the Kandy Lake, there is also the very popular Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), which is a must visit attraction. Located

Interesting statistics about the Dambulla Caves Temple

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, the Golden Temple of Dambulla, also known as the Dambulla Caves Temple, is a prestigious landmark of the ancient city. Any traveler along the Kandy-Jaffna highway will be able to see the scenic Dambulla rock and the neighboring cave temple. This beautiful Sri Lankan heritage has remained

Highlights of the Polonnaruwa Ancient City

Polonnaruwa is the second-oldest city in Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura being the oldest. Not only is the city’s name quite a mouthful, it’s long history dates back to the 5th century BC. During the Anuradhapura era, Sri Lankan kings decided that Polonnaruwa will be the next kingdom. It remained the capital of the country for 300

What you need to know about the ancient city of Anuradhapura

In a Gist: Weathered ruins and tall dagobas are what make up Anuradhapura, a historical city that was the capital of the country for a long time. Cycling is the best way to explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura. By wandering around on a cycle, you will get an idea of what the city that

What are your options for accommodation in Sri Lanka?

Guest house A guest house in Sri Lanka is more like a mini-hotel and is almost always chosen when one is looking for budget accommodation. If your stay in one location is for about one or two weeks, guest house is a good option. Their packages most often include only the price for accommodation; meals

Eighth wonder of the world in Sri Lanka

Yes, the locals refer to the Sigiriya “Lion’s Rock” as the Eighth Wonder of the World. This is an ancient palace and fortress complex which holds significant importance in terms of archaeology and attracts several thousands of visitors annually. In all of Sri Lanka, Sigiriya is probably the most popular tourist attraction. King Kasyapa built

Where to see vesak celebrations in Colombo

Vesak is a religious festival in the Buddhist calendar and is a very popular occasion celebrated by all Buddhists. The actual day of vesak is the full moon – Poya day in the month of May. People all around the country, regardless of which religion they belong to, give a lot of importance for vesak,

How to make creative Vesak Lanterns

Vesak is a popular festival celebrated by Buddhists worldwide. In commemoration of the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of Lord Buddha, Vesak lanterns are amongst one of the most important activities carried out during this season. Celebrate vesak in Sri Lanka this year with Blue Lanka Tours and be amazed at how beautiful the country

International Vesak Day Celebrations in Sri Lanka

Vesak is a popular Buddhist religious festival that is celebrated in memory of the birth of Lord Buddha, his Enlightenment as well as his passing away. In other words, this celebration is as big as Christmas, Easter and Whitsun all put together. As the full moon day in the month of May approaches, Buddhists prepare

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