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Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sri Lanka's most remarkable sight, this towering rock outcrop is home to the fascinating remains of one of the island's former capitals, complete with ancient graffiti, elaborate water gardens, a giant lion statue and perfectly preserved frescoes of voluptuous heavenly nymphs...Read More

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Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage

One of the island's most popular attractions, Pinnewala is home to the world's large troupe of captive elephants, from dignified elderly matriarchs to the cutest of babies...Read More

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Dambulle Cave Temple

The most excellent place to see the classical Buddhist temple paintings of Sri Lanka .The caves also house a collection of colorful murals of Buddha in various sizes and poses. Vividly colored frescoes on the walls and ceiling, made it the largest antique painted surface in Asia…Read More

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Polonnaruwa Ruines

Home to the island’s finest collection of ancient Sinhalese art and architecture, from the giant Buddha statues of the Gal Vihara to the remarkable religious buildings of the Quadrangle...Read More

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Kandy Esala Perahera

One of Asia’s most spectacular festivals, the Perahera parades magnificently caparisoned elephants accompanied by ear-splitting troupes of Kandyan drummers and assorted dancers and acrobats...Read More

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Around Kandy

Beautifully situated amidst the central highlands, the historic city remains the island’s most important repository of Sinhalese culture, illustrated by the EselaPerahera festival and the Temple of the Tooth Relic…Read More

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A Train Journey to Hill Country

Experiencing one of the world’s most scenic train rides in the dramatic landscape of the highlands; pass through lush tea plantations, majestic peaks and rushing waterfalls...Read More

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Colombo National Museum

Housed in a fine colonial-era building, the museum is famous for its collection of ancient royal regalia, Sinhalese artwork; carvings, sculptures, antique furniture, Ola manuscripts. Ancient and medieval jewellery etc.

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Galle Dutch Fort

Sri Lanka’s most perfectly preserved colonial townscape with sedate streets of personable Dutch villas enclosed by a chain of imposing ramparts...Read More

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Blue Whales in Mirisse

Make a voyage for the biggest creature ever to inhabit planet earth; the blue whales in to the deep sea of the southernmost point. It is a feeding & breading ground of the giants and there are around 26 different species of whales traversing the region, including the well-loved dolphins...Read More

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The Gathering at Minneriye

One of Asia’s, perhaps one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles, known as The Gathering ;three hundred or more elephants gather for several weeks in one concentrated spot...Read More

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Bird Wave at The Sinharaja

It is the place for an interesting biological phenomenon where a highly visible participation of different Bird species to be observed. There mixed species bird on average 42 individual birds occur in the flocks, which makes this the world's largest mixed species bird flock…Read More

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Cultural Show

Observe traditional Sinhalese culture at its most exuberant, with brilliantly costumed dancers performing limb-twisting feats of acrobatic dancing. The dancers are accompanied by energetic drumming.

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Hoppers and Spicy Rice & Curry

Eat your way through the classic Sri Lankan feast with its mouth-watering selection of contrasting dishes and flavours. Crispy and wafer-thin delicate bowls; Hoppers, cooked artfully with fermented rice flour. Rice & Curry: the national dish is anything but a cliché It’s a banquet for the masses-you’re presented with up to a dozen small dishes of vegetables and usually meats that have been prepared myriad ways...Read More

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Ayurveda

Sri Lanka’s ancient system of holistic health care uses herbal medicines and a range of traditional techniques, from gentle massages and steam baths to blood-letting treatments with leeches and fire...Read More

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Bentota Beach

A romantic rendezvous of river and sea. If it’s a beach you want, then it’s a beach you’re going to get; Bentota Beach remains one of the most delightful beach resorts of the island and home to the island’s finest select of luxury beachside hotels.

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Cricket

Join the crowds of cricket-crazy spectators for a test match in Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla or Galle.

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Panoramic Ella

Sri Lanka’s most beautiful village offers verdant walks amongst the surrounding tea plantations and a marvelous view through the Ella Gap to the plains below.

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Gangarama Temple (Colombo)

A place of worship and learning. Featuring a Vihara (temple), the Cetiya (Pagoda) the Bodhitree, the ViharaMandiraya, the Simamalaka and the Relic Chamber, it also has a museum, a library, residential hall, a three-storied Pirivena, educational halls and an alms hall.

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Bawa Hotels

With their memorable blend of modern chic and traditional design, the hotels of architect Geoffrey Baw exemplify contemporary Sri Lankan style at its most seductiv.

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Sea Turtles at Kosgode

Holding a tiny newborn turtle in the palm in one of the turtle hatcheries in Kosgode, is an amazing experience…. Learn and observe the process of turtle nesting, hatchlings being born, and swimming back to sea from Turtle Conservation Projects at Kosgode...Read More

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Leopards of Yala ( Yala National Park)

Sri Lanka’s most popular and rewarding national park, home to birds, monkeys, crocodiles and elephants, as well as the island’s largest population of leopards...Read More

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Shopping in Colombo or Kandy

Highlights include clothing with many well-known European and American brands, antiques, furniture, homewear and jewelry. There are also some good craft shops and some bazaars that are fun wandering around to get a feel for the real Sri Lanka...Read More

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Ceylon Tea

Refresh yourself with a coup of  best Tea in the World and Take home a packet of world famous Ceylon Tea…Sample the fine blends and venture out to the various flavors; lemon, Orange, mint, lime, strawberry.

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Ceylon Blue Sapphire

Associated with royalty for over centuries, the Sri Lanka Blue Sapphires or ‘Ceylon Sapphires’ are universally renowned for their magnificent quality, size and uniqueness of the colors. Sapphires are considered a symbol of love, loyalty, power, royalty and wisdom.

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Fresh Fruits

Try perennials like Papaya, Pineapple, several varieties of Mango, Passion Fruit and over a dozen varieties of Banana. Or go for the unusual-pearly white Mangosteen in its purple husk, Rambutan, Sapodilla, Soursap, Guava, Beli, Varaka- Ripen Jack Fruit and Durian.

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