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Beach stay at golden sandy beaches

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When in Sri Lanka, one essential experience is to spend some time just lazing on a beautiful, tranquil beach. Struggling to choose between them? Here’s a brief overview of the country’s coastal regions,

Sri Lanka’s west coast shows the island at its most developed, its most Westernised, and its most tourist-oriented. A string of fine beaches, backed by hundreds of hotels and guesthouses of all sizes and standards, dot the coast from Negombo in the north to Hikkaduwa in the south. Despite increasing development in other parts of the island, the large resort hotels of Negombo, Kalutara, Beruwala and Bentota – all reachable from the capital, Colombo.

The south coast is one of Sri Lanka’s most rewarding places to visit.Most populer are Galle, Unawatuna, Mirissa and Tangalle.This is the island in a microcosm: gorgeous beaches, colonial townscapes, stilt fishermen, superb wildlife parks and Buddhist shrines and temples aplenty – not to mention the island’s most alluring selection of places to stay, from luxurious beach hotels to atmospheric colonial-era villas Sri Lanka’s east coast is unquestionably beautiful, but was off the tourist trail for many years due to the long-raging civil war which ended in 2009. Now the beautifull beaches of Nilaweli, Pasikuda and Arugambay are few of the best in the world.

Water sports opportunities

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Dashing into the water is your dream then try water sports in Sri Lanka is the place to be. It will give you ample opportunities to have fun, relaxation and your own bit of enjoyment too. Indulge in some extreme thrilling experience of snorkeling, kite surfing and scuba diving which will leave you truly refreshed. These water sports will also allow you to discover the richness of the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean.

Historical wonders of kings’ era & World heritage site

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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.

Seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

  • The sacred city of Anuradhapura- (1982)
  • The medieval capital of polonnaruwa – (1982)
  • The Sigiriya rock fortress– (1982)
  • The royal city of Kandy- (1988)
  • The Dutch fortifications at Galle- (1988)
  • The Sinharaja forest reserve -(1988)
  • The cave temples of Dambulla – (1991)

Culture

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Sri Lanka is one of the few countries with a very vast and rich cultural diversity. The culture is itself very unique and thereby contributes to the Sri Lankan identity. Sri Lankan culture includes a lot of customs and rituals, whish date to more than 2000 years which were handed down from generation to generation. The most prominent feature of the Sri Lankan is its colourful festivals , which is one of the main tourist attractions. Religion plays an important role in molding the Sri Lankan culture and traditions.

Sri Lankan culture if often reflected by the use of art, architecture, sculptures ,and even food. Some people would say that Sri Lanka has a more conventional culture which is obviously influenced by the prominent religions prevailing the country such as buddhism, hinduism, islam , etc. The Sri Lankan way of life is very simple and filled with humility and happiness , this is one of the reasons why the Sri Lankans have a very great sense in appreciating the simple things in life such as nature.

Wild life

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Sri Lanka has always been well known for its high level of biodiversity and wildlife. It is rated as one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hot spots (Conservation International) and has the distinction of having established possibly the world’s earliest wild life reserves, when King Devanapiyatissa created a sanctuary in 3rd century BC, in the south of the country (Yala), where animals would be protected.

As identified, promulgated and administered by the Department of Wild Life Conservation (DWLC), Sri Lanka has currently 22 National Parks, which account for approximately 12 % of the land area of the entire country.

These parks, and the rest of the country, harbour an astonishing range of fauna and flora, many of them endemic to Sri Lanka. This includes over 4,000 species of flowering plants, 245 species of butterfly, 85 species of freshwater fish, 207 species of reptiles, 108 species of amphibians, 492 species of birds, 95 terrestrial species of mammals and several thousand invertebrates.In addition, Sri Lanka boasts a wide and unique range of wild animal spectacles. It is the only place in the world that one can see the largest mammals, the whale, and elephant together in one single country. It has the world’s largest gathering of Asian elephants at Minneriya, now known internationally as ‘The Gathering’ (Lonely Planet); the largest concentration of leopards in the world in the area of Yala block 1 (Big Cat Diary BBC); and is one of the best places in the world to see blue whales, off the coast of Mirrisa in the deep south

Ayurveda

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Ayurveda is an ancient authentic medical system which originated in India, more than 5000 years ago. In Sri Lanka, it is practiced in harmony with Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine, which evolved from the prehistoric eras and currently regarded as Sri Lanka Ayurveda, with a distinct identity, different from Indian Ayurveda.

The meaning of Ayurveda is derived from the two words (Ayuh) life and (Veda) science or knowledge; hence it is a science of living.

Ayurveda treats not the symptoms of a disease but its root causes. It helps people to strengthen the immune system by treating the body, mind, and spirit of a person as a whole entity. It works under the philosophy that mind and body are connected to each other and thus to cure any disease, both these aspects are taken as a whole. It concerns the unique healing practices accepted in Buddhist philosophy as well as in other religions.

Sri Lankan Ayurveda offers tailor-made treatment packages (14/21/30…or more days of continuous treatment programs) with yoga, meditation, and other spiritual activities in luxurious Ayurveda resorts and hospitals.

The healing process of treatment blends natural herbal therapy with the aura of beautiful breathtaking scenery that offers complete relaxation

High quality and attentive resort/hospital medical services in your room over 24 hours, protects your privacy in a serene environment with convenient and luxurious facilities

Miscellaneous activities

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Dolphin and Whale watching in Mirissa & Kalpitiya
Madu river boat safari
Village tours
Fishing tours
Scenic train tours
Tea culture experience