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5 Things To Do in Kandy, Sri Lanka – Salt in our Hair

These were the highlights of things to do in Kandy Sri Lanka. From the temples, the lake, train ride or eating at the best restaurants. Kandy, Sri Lanka is about a 3-hour drive from Colombo. It’s the second largest city in Sri Lanka. Surrounded by beautiful tea plantations and mountains, temperatures in Kandy are between 19 – 28C all...
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ELLA SRI LANKA | 7 awesome things to do in Ella

The favorite stop of every traveler is Ella, Sri Lanka. Surrounded by the beautiful greens of tea. These are the things to do in Ella.   1. Climb up little Adam’s peak This little nephew of Adam’s Peak is a far more easy climb. Nevertheless, the view is still a spectacular one. You can easily walk...
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Colombo’s Changing Skyline (Part II)

The traffic may be horrendous at times, and the heat unbearable, but no one can deny that Colombo and its outskirts are slowly but surely morphing into a bigger, more modern metropolis. Just ask Mark Mobius, the famed Emerging Markets investment guru, who had this to say: “We were encouraged to see lively conversations and commerce...
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Blue whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Watching blue whales and dolphins in Mirissa is a truly unique experience. We went during the whale watching season which is between November and June. Whale watching is particularly big with the 3 countries who are unfortunately pro whale hunting: Japan, Norway and Iceland. We encountered this in Tokyo last year when we entered a ‘whale bar’...
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Train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, stunning scenery of Sri Lanka – Nomadic Boys

Train journeys in Sri Lanka were some of our favourite from our travels in Asia. We stayed in Kandy (500m) for a few days then took the train up through the Sri Lankan hill country to Nuwara Eliya (1,868m): THE CITY OF KANDY Kandy is the geographical, cultural and religious heart of Sri Lanka and the last...
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Train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella, a journey through the clouds

The train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella was one of our favourite ever train rides on our travels, rivalling our experience with the Trans Siberian railway. A beautiful Sri Lankan train journey through the clouds and through many mountain tunnels NUWARE ELIYA: WELCOME TO ‘LITTLE ENGLAND’ Our journey began at Nuwara Eliya, a city at...
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One-Day Itinerary for Kandy, Sri Lanka

On our 10-city, 8-day adventure through Sri Lanka, we were able to spend a full day in Kandy, exploring a few of the pursuits the scenic city has to offer (video of our day above!). Since we had already done a fair bit of traveling before arriving in Kandy, we enjoyed a relaxing day strolling through...
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Sigiriya: Climbing Sri Lanka’s Lion Rock

Essential things-to-know about exploring the ancient fortress in the “Cultural Triangle” of Sri Lanka called Sigiriya (otherwise known as Lion Rock). While planning our Sri Lanka trip, visiting these ruins was at the top of my list of things we had to do. Make sure to check out our comprehensive Sri Lanka travel itinerary! We knew that the...
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Discover Sri Lanka

The island of Sri Lanka formally known as Ceylon (before 1972) lies in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait which is 31 kilometers off the southern coast of India. According to Hindu mythology, a land...
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Things to do in Sri Lanka

Water Sports and Activities in the Water Being an island surrounded by the ocean, Sri Lanka is a haven for water based activities from the mildest whale and dolphin watching excursions to the die-hard scuba diving available at selected resorts. Other water sports activities include, snorkeling, surfing, kite surfing, para sailing, kayaking, canoeing and the ever...
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Where to go

Most visits to Sri Lanka begin at the Bandaranayake International Airport at Katunayake (35 kms north of Colombo) the primary port of entry to Sri Lanka. Colombo is the islands capital and by far its largest city – a sprawling and chaotic metropolis whose contrasting districts offer and absorbing introduction to Sri Lanka’s myriad cultures. Many...
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Twelve Good reasons to visit Sri Lanka

1) Diversity There is a wide array of choices and options available to a visitor to experience the diversity in many attractive ways… Sri Lanka is one of the top five bio-diversity hotspots in the World and the highest in South Asia. Boasts of its varied ecosystems, Panoramic highlands with breathtaking waterfalls, 16 Wild life National...
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Twelve Good reasons to visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka being an island nation of 65,610 square kilometers, offers a visitor most of the attractions that most other countries could similarly offer within the shortest possible time span. This is the most unique feature about Sri Lanka apart from being one of the most diverse in providing attractions and having some of the most...
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Colors of Sri Lanka

From the time a visitor arrives in Sri Lanka until departure, he or she will be continuously met with a vivid array of colors reflecting from all elements of living and non-living items ranging from the basic form of Sri Lankan faces to the curry powders mixed in Sri Lankan cuisine. The sheer impact of all...
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Sunrise at Adam’s Peak – Holy Mountain of Sri Lanka

A long an arduous climb to the top of a steep mountain undertaken by natives both young and old chanting  devotional songs are a common sight during the peak period of climbing of the most revered mountain in Sri Lanka – Sri Pada (popularly known as Adam’s Peak). The ultimate spectacle that most pilgrims and non-pilgrims;...
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Highlights whilst Touring Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a whole host of options for the traveler, from lying on a picture postcard beach to scaling great rocks or mountains and seeking out ancient cities. There are impressive landscapes to take in, friendly native people to talk to, and free-roaming  monkeys to keep an eye on. The world renowned photographer Roloff Beny had once...
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