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Kandy Esala Perahera

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The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. Even from the lifetime of the Buddha in the 6th century BC, the Esala festival was held...

Madu River Boat Safari

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The bio-diversity of the Madu River is of monumental signification when considering the wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwelling amphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. A total of 11 species of agnatic mollusks...

Kandy Lake

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Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Sri Lanka next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned. There are many legends and...

Cave Temple Dambulla

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Dambulla Cavekovil also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is a world heritage site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 km (92 mi) east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved...

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site Built by an obsessed monarch in the 5th century, Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an astonishing feat of engineering and construction. The most striking portion of Sigiriya, a terracotta and grey core of rock set in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka, rises a...

Royal Botanical Garden

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As Sri Lanka’s largest garden an elegant and spacious 147-acres (60-hectares) plenty of time is needed to stroll Peradeniya’s imposing Avenue of Royal Palms at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. There are some 4,000 different species of plants at...

Minneriya National Park

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Located between Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa the 8890 hectares of Minneriya National Park is an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka . The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka’s favourites such as Sambar deer, leopards and...

The Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre

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The Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre has worthy displays of local crafts and an auditorium that features the graceful and rhythmic performances of Kandyan Dancers. Recommended time to visit is around 3.00pm to witness the cultural shows which includes Kandyan dancing...

Hikkaduwa – Glass Bottom Boat Ride

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Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary, established in 1988, ensures the underwater world is accessible to all whether they can dive or not. Snorkelling in the shallow waters only 200m off shore is possible. The less adventurous can always take a glass-bottomed boat ride, though this is...

Yala National Park

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Yala National Park (also known as Ruhunu 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. It is situated in the southeast region of the...
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