Beaches of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a tropical island found in the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The country is endowed with over a thousand miles of beautiful golden beaches that are fringed with coconut palms making it the ideal destination for a beach holiday. A large percentage of luxurious resorts and villas as well as budget hotels are located along the coastal areas to offer tourists some of the best beach holidays in Sri Lanka. The main attraction for tourists and locals are undoubtedly the beaches but some places like Galle on the South coast consists of historical heritage which is an added advantage to a sun and sand holiday. The drive along the west and south-west coast also offers interesting stopovers such as batik factories or turtle hatcheries, or activities like paying homage at a local temple, sampling local fruits from roadside vendors and getting first-hand knowledge on the art of toddy making.
World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s richest treasure troves of both natural and man-made wonders. Royal and sacred cities, colonial strongholds, temple caves and virgin forests with no fewer than seven World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka declared and listed by UNESCO.
Seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage namely, the sacred city of Anuradhapura, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the ancient city of Sigiriya, the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the old town of Galle and its fortifications, the magnificent temples and palaces of the royal city of Kandy and the Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
Hill and Nature of Sri Lanka
ri Lanka’s Hill Country is the island at its most scenic, a mist-wrapped land of emerald peaks and stupendous views, of hillsides carpeted with tea plantations and graced by astonishing waterfalls. This is a place where you can wear a fleece in the daytime and cuddle up beside a log fire in the evening. Where you can enjoy a memorable meal in the eternal city of Kandy or at a roadside shack in lovely Ella. A region where you can walk to the end of the world, stand in the footsteps of the Buddha and be surrounded by a hundred wild elephants.
Ride a train utterly bewitched by the vistas. Paddle a raft down a raging river. Enjoy the drumbeat of traditional dance and then savour the silence on a lonely mountaintop.
Safari in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankas’ amazing wildlife sanctuaries offer an unprecedented view of raw Mother Nature. The variety of species found in them are one of the largest in the Asian continent. Going on safari in one of these parks, especially Yala and Minneriya will give you a sneak peek into the untouched lives of the forest dwellers and their habitats. It will be an experience of a lifetime.
The fourteen wild life parks of Sri Lanka is sanctuary to 86 different species of mammals as well as birds and reptiles. Large herds of wild elephants form the center of attraction. Among the predatory animals, the leopard steals the limelight. Among the other predatory animals are sloth bear, jackal and mongooses. Primates such as common Langurs, endemic macaque, purple faced leaf monkey and shaggy bear monkey roam amidst the woods in huge troops.
Whale Watching in Sri Lanka
The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you, when you embark on a whale/ dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal locations for whale watching would be Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa) and Trincomalee while the sea off Kalpitiya teems with an abundance of dolphins.
With the whale watching season in Mirissa being in full swing and many local and foreign tourists gathering to the Mirissa harbor, The Sri Lanka Coast Guards had increased their vigilance in monitoring the implementation of Sea Mammals Observation, Regulation and Control Regulations.
Ayurveda and yoga retreats Sri Lanka
The ancient healing powers of Ayurveda regarded almost sacred in the East, is preserved in its original form in Sri Lanka. Wherever you travel on the island, you can always find an Ayurveda resort or a wellness resort to discover the curative powers of Ayurvedic remedies and meditative powers of yoga.
If you want to get serious about Ayurveda medicine for physical ailments and for a complete detoxifying experience, there are many Ayurveda retreats available all over the country. These retreats are specifically designed to give you a holistic Ayurveda treatment. You might want to stay at least 7 days in order to experience Ayurveda remedies to their full potential.
Sport Activities in Sri Lanka
The island of Sri Lanka has an abundance of beaches where water sports are carried out. Not only water sport there are numerous other adventure activities and sports available in this island to satisfy your adrenaline.
– Madu Ganga River Safari / Hikkaduwa Boat Ride
– Sea Kayaking, Scuba Diving
– Sailing, Surfing & Windsurfing
– White Water Rafting
– Elephant Back Safari
– Deep-Sea Fishing
– Hot Air Ballooning
– Cycling and Mountain biking
– Rock Climbing, Hiking & Trekking
Golfing in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is yet to occupy its rightful place in the world of Golf. It is home to three of the finest 18 hole championship Golf courses in Asia. The three golf courses of international standing are located in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. And they are The Royal Colombo Golf Club, The Victoria Golf and Nuwara Eliya Golf Club respectively. The scenery in and around the golf courses in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, both in the Central Highlands, are of great beauty and variety. The golf courses running through the untouched jungle and bush, the flying golf ball always seen in the background rich green canopy. Since Sri Lanka hasn’t been known in the perspective of a major golf playing destination, the fairways in these Golf courses most often remain calm. From Colombo these two Golf courses can be reached by car as well as by helicopters and sea-plains.
Shopping in Sri Lanka
Shopping in Sri Lanka can take many forms haggling with a handicraft-seller while sunbathing on the beach choosing fruit from the traditional village store, ‘the kade’ while side-stepping sacks of rice or checking out the bargain-priced latest international fashions while enjoying the ambiance of a luxurious shopping centre in Colombo.
Visit a handicraft shop and familiarize yourself with traditional designs such as makara (a mythical animal, lion, swan, elephant and lotus which are most evident in brasswork (boxes, trays, lanterns, vases) and silverware (ornately carved and filigree jewellery, tea-sets) that make excellent souvenirs. In addition, ritual masks, lacquer ware, batik and handloom textiles, lace, and wood carvings are popular.
Gourmet Food of Sri Lanka
Though Sri Lankan food has parallels to South Indian food, yet it remains distinctly its own form of cuisine.
Throughout years of colonization and influence from other countries, Sri Lanka has adapted its food culture into a blend of different curry concoctions and tasty dishes.
A few things about Sri Lankan food can be said with certainty: Sri Lankans thoroughly love spices, they love food that explodes with flavor, and many enjoy deep fried, and very tasty, snacks. Whatever you choose to eat in Sri Lanka, your mouth is going to rejoice with happiness.
Cooking tours in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is one of the best destination for world food lovers who want to discover new flavors and learn local and professional cooking techniques. You will have the opportunity to study and learn the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine from both a famous hotel chef and a local house wife in the hill country. Sri Lankan food is known for its “rice and curry,” a daily dish made up of white rice, several vegetable curries and a meat or fish curry.
You will also enjoy several other specialties, such as fish and seafood of which the island has plenty. Learn about the different spices used in local cooking and how to make your food less or more spicy to suit your tastes. Also learn how to make famous dishes of Sri Lanka that mix both local flavor and colonial cooking methods to make delicious dishes that are famous both locally and internationally.
Astrology Tours of Sri Lanka
The beautiful island of Sri Lanka has a number of unique customs and traditions. They add color and beauty to the lives of the locals. Traditions that have shaped the lives of previous generations continue to influence the lives of present generations in remarkable ways.
Astrology is considered and believed to be the “mirror of oneself and their future”, So get chance to explore your future and the consequences. We arrange special Astrological Excursions and if not we do make it a part of your any package in Sri Lanka. We assist you to an expert where Astrology had been their only occupation from their ancestors.
WORLD LANKA TOURS
World Lanka Tours (pvt) Ltd is a Sri Lankan travel and tour company geared toward arranging travel and tours for Japanese citizens.
As a subsidiary of an experienced and reputed group of company, we are committed to give our customers high quality personalized service. You will get plenty of opportunities to explore and experience the Sri Lankan culture, history and landscape with our tours.With the ancient ties reaching far back to more than thousands of years, we believe you will be able to experience the similarities between the Sri Lankan and Japanese culture. And the understanding and respect you develop for Sri Lankan culture and its people will facilitate to strength the existing ties and form more deep and close new connections between the two nations.
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