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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Sri Lanka’s “small miracle” denotes the mysteries of Sri Lanka and how it holds so many different features in such a small geographical area. The island nation boasts of a kaleidoscope of natural attractions which could attract the most discerning visitor. The traditionally known golden sun kissed beaches which surround the island of Sri Lanka...
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