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  • Kandy Esala Perahara

    The month of (July) Esala - [according to Buddhist month system], during which period this annual pageant is usually hold, had been considered a month of celebrations and festivity, both among Indians and Sri Lankans.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/culture-a-heritage/festivals/kandy-esala-perahera.html

  • LEOPARD'S PARADISE

    Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Actually it consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public; and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names also, like Ruhuna National Park for the (best known) block 1 and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area.

    http://visitslpc.com/wildlife/national-parks/yala-national-park.html

  • Jaffna Life....

    Jaffna, restricted beauty of srilanka since few decades. but not anymore....

    http://www.visitslpc.com/city-a-regions/jaffna.html

  • Kabbale kanda Hike

    Kanneliya Forest Reserve located in theGalledistrict is the largest of the KDN, or Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya, forest complex. Kanneliya supposed to be the most biologically diverse forest in the country which even surpasses theSinharajaRain Forestin terms of bio-diversity.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/out-door/adventure/kabbale-kanda-trail.html

  • Knuckles Camping...

    Knuckles Range is one such popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka that is ideally suited for both amateur and veteran hikers. You can pick anything between a 2 to an 8 km hike, and find yourself spotting a variety of aviaries, animals, flora and fauna.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/out-door/adventure/hiking-in-knuckles.html

  • Wilpattu National park

    Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/wildlife/national-parks/wilpattu-national-park-sri-lanka.html

  • Traditional Wedding...

    Weddings vary according to religion, region, caste, ethnicity and language. The following traditions are of the Sinhalese ethnic group, predominately Buddhists, whose traditions also differ between north and southern regions.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/culture-a-heritage/festivals/traditional-wedding.html

  • Elephant orphanage

    Situated just outside the town of Kegalle, some forty kilometres west of Kandy the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage (daily 8.30am-6pm; Rs500, video cameras Free of charge now) is one of Sri Lanka s most popular tourist attractions.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/wildlife/orphanages/pinnawela-elephant-orphanage.html

  • Amazing Arts - Sigiriya

    The paint has been applied in sweeping strokes, using more pressure on one side, giving the effect of a deeper colour tone towards the edge. Other paintings of the Anuradhapura period contain similar approaches to painting, but do not have the sketchy lines of the Sigiriya style, having a distinct artists' boundary line.These ladies in the pictures below are known as the daughters of king Kashyapa.He painted them in gold and black color so,they can be remembered.The King was very fond of his daughters.that's why he painted their portaits on the Sigiriya cave walls.

    http://visitslpc.com/culture-a-heritage/arts/sigiriya-drawings.html

  • Beach - Trincomalee

    This coast of long white beaches, great surf and mangrove lagoons has been largely off the tourist routes during civil unrest. Now is the time to visit – no crowds and a particularly warm welcome by local people wanting to re-establish tourism. May to September is the time to go for the weather, activities and general up keep of the beach cleanliness. Trincomalee and the Cultural Triangle can easily be combined to offer a wide range of holiday interests.

    http://visitslpc.com/nature/beaches/trinco-beach.html

Adisham Bungalow

Adisham bungalow is a very big bungalow which was made by British governor at 1931 and it is at 2km from Haputale town of Sri Lanka. Several visitors used to visit this place daily. In present the bungalow is a church.

Adisham bungalow is at near to Haputale town at very closed to Glanor tea estate of Haputale. There are several tea estates and Hindu Kovils also at near Adisham bungalow. Up side of bungalow is a eucalyptus forest and downside of bungalow is railway between Haputale and Idalgashinna railway stations. Garden of Adisham is a fruit estate and flower estate. Jams, Cordials and several foods are produced at Adisham bungalow and available for buy.

 

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Kirigalopoththa Mountain

Kirigalpottha Mountain is second highest mountain of Sri Lanka. Situated in Horton Plains national park, Sri Lanka. Highest mountain of Sri Lanka is Piduruthalagala Mountain. It's situated closed to Nuwaraeliya. It's 2524m high above sea level. Kirigalpottha is second and about 2395m high from sea level. Third highest mountain in Sri Lanka is Totupala Mountain and it is situated at east side of the Horton plains. Kirigalpottha is situated at the west side of the Horton plains. Kirigalpottha consist of several beauties and high amount of endemic varieties. Especially endemic birds, endemic plants, endemic animals are present in the Mountain. Maharathmal flowers (Rhododendron Arboretum), deer, horn chameleon, jungle fowl which also endemic varieties can be found at the Mountain. Leopards are kept for this place for keep naturally in environmental equilibrium. Travel to this place is some what different.

Photos above are taken at the Ohiya railway station. Its a nice and a very cold place to spent a night. We reached there at about 4.30 am. Its about 8 hours from Colombo by train. If you go there always talk to the railway staff, they are very kind and they'll help you as they can.

Ohiya to Horton plains, One of the most scenic routes in Sri Lanka. We went on this route around 7.00 am, that is the best time for photographers who want to play with the mist. Most of the people who visit Horton plains, they only focus on plains, remember there is lot to see on the way. We saw various kinds of birds on the way and if you are really lucky you can see a leopard. If you can, walking will be the best way because we also were on foot. But remember to be quiet and listen to that mystic jungle.

Photos above are taken on the way to Kirigalpoththa peak inside the Horton plains national park, and the photos below are taken at the peak. On the way you will see the elks. Be careful, don't provoke them. No matter who you are, the leader of that elk group will attack you. so always be quiet.

Important note - If you are on foot, manage your time because you have to walk 11.3km from Ohiya to Horton plains, and Kirigalpoththa trail is 6km. So the whole journey will be 36km. Our advice is to start your journey back before 5.00pm. Because after the ticket counter you won't find anything except jungle and mist till you reach to Ohiya. And on that time mist will be very thick and dark. If it begin to rain you will be in a big trouble, If you got a vehicle it is not easy to drive in that narrow roads with that mist. So safety first, be careful. We had that scary experience on our way back to Ohiya.

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Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya

Peradeniya Botanic Gardens, botanical garden in Peradeniya, near Kandy, Sri Lanka, noted for its rich and varied collections of tropical woody plants. Occupying 59 hectares (146 acres), it has about 4,000 species of plants. The most important specimens of the garden include palms, some of which are planted in impressive avenues. Significant, too, are the collections of orchids, gymnosperms, and flowering trees.

The gardens were founded in 1821 primarily to introduce coffee trees and various other tropical plants of economic importance to the region. Even after it took on a more botanical emphasis in the 1840s, the garden remained a center for horticultural activities. Under the directorship of the botanist George H.K. Thwaites, the garden played a pivotal role in establishing the country’s flourishing tea industry in the late 1870s. Thwaites also brought in and cultivated the Brazilian rubber tree, which became a crop producer vital to Sri Lanka’s economy. The botanical collection has developed into one of the finest in the region.

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