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Sri Lanka - a land of abundance of mystic tranquility. We are about to take you on a magical tour of information on what Sri Lankas Central Region has on offer to you.

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean has almost every thing on this planet to offer to tourists seeking relaxing holidays. Beaches, cool climates, jungle safaris, water and adventure sports,  Ayurveda and spa treatments, spiritual and self healing, ancient ruins and romance all within just a few miles apart.

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Welcome To Sri Lanka Travel Guide

The Pearl of The Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is filled with cultural and natural treasures. Indians, Portuguese, Dutch and British have all left their marks here, making for a delightful mix of ancient cities, monuments and atmospheric colonial architecture.

At the same time, palm-fringed beaches are never far away and lush mountainous greenery beckons inland. It's clear to see why Marco Polo proclaimed Sri Lanka to be one of the best islands in the world.

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Temple of  tooth

The Temple of the Tooth

The Temple of the Tooth or the "Dalada Maligawa" is the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. Here, one of the Lord Buddhas' sacred tooth relics (left canine) is kept at  royal palace complex in Kandy .The temple was built in the 17th century near the shore of Kandy lake.

 

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Sigiriya

Being a hedonistic place, a rock fortress and a sacred complex,  Sigiriya (Lions' rock) is one of the islands' most incredible  archaeological sites, located north of Dambulla, 169 Km from Colombo.In 1982 the ancient city of Sigiriya was listed as a World Heritage site. The palace complex of Sigiriya was built by King Kassapa (AD 478 – 497).

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Kandy City

Kandy City

Kandy or "Maha Nuwara" (the Great City) is the  last capital of the Sinhala Monarchy. Due to its elevation (500 m ASL), Kandy has an average temperature of 26°C . It is 116 km from Colombo.Kandy City is an International religious centre and since 1988 it's on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

 

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Sri Lanka Hot Air Balloning

Hot Air Ballooning

Gain an aerial perspective of some of the islands’ UNESCO World Heritage Sites & national parks by hot air ballooning is a pleasurable & exciting event of your tour.

Marvel as you float high above the monumental rock of Sigiriya, look down upon elephants undisturbed in the wild, Read more...

 
Ella Trekking

Trekking

Trekking is an excellent ways to not only explore the region but also gain an insight in to the people, their traditions & beliefs. The hill country offers some of the best terrain & scenery as trails wind through dense forests, up steep mountains, past flowing waterfalls between fields of tea & through clear rivers that offer a cooling dip. Read more...

 
peradeniya botanical garden

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden

Peradeniya is the Royal Botanical Gardens which was the pleasure garden of the last King of  Kandy. The Peradeniya Garden is easily one of the best of its kind in the world. The many beautiful avenues will lead one to sections which provide a burst of tropical colour.

 

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horton plains

Horton Plains

The Horton Plains are one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful tourist attractions. This national park known to many as the Horton Plains National Park or Maha Eliya National Park is found in the central highlands at an altitude of 2,000 metres.

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Sri Lanka Perahera Kandyan Dancers

Classical Dances

There are three major styles of Sri Lankan classical dances as the Kandyan  dances from the Hill Country, known as Uda Rata Natum, the low country dances , known as Pahatha Rata Natum and Sabaragamuwa dances in Sabaragamuwa province.

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Sri Lanka Water Rafting

Water sports (Rafting, Kayaking)

It is an exhilarating way to discover Central regions' spectacular scenery by white water rafting down majestic rivers. You can join the river Kelani above Kithulgala & navigate adventurous   rapids such as Killer Falls & Head Chopper. White water kayaking, also add a more thrilling experience in water sports.

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Sri Lanka Yoga Welness

Yoga

The term yoga comes from a Sanskrit word that means union. Traditionally, yoga is a method that joins the individual self with the Divine or Cosmic Consciousness. Physical and mental exercises of yoga train your mind and body as well as spiritual body for flexibility,strength and concentration through awaken life energy.

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Sri Lanka Golfing

Golfing

Central region owns to two of the finest 18 hole golf courses in Asia. Well kept greens, charming caddies, immaculate club –houses & spectacular views of winding hills & large reservoirs characterize hilly golf courses in Nuwara Eliya & Kandy. Read more...

 
Handicrafts of Sri Lanka

Handicrafts

Sri Lanka is well-known for its’ skillfully made traditional handicrafts in all over the world. Making of handicraft is an old profession. Owing to the great chronicle, when the prince Vijaya came to Sri Lanka in the 6th century BC, he met Kuveni spinning cotton. Sri Lankans are making handicrafts not only as a profession but as a pleasure making way for themselves.

 

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rawana ella waterfall sri lanka nature

Waterfalls

The mountains of Sri Lanka are flourished with waterfalls of dazzling beauty. Reaching to more than hundred, many of them are hidden away in woodlands.  Sri Lanka has recorded a highest number of water falls than other countries. These sparkling water bodies are formed by rivers which are fed by two half yearly monsoons

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Sri Lanka Meditation

Meditation

Travel into the niceties of your mind and discover the mental peace that comes with an ascetic lifestyle and vegetarian diet. Our Meditation tours introduce you to the powers of meditation which is taught by Buddhist monks at the serene settings of a monastery. It is  a treatment for the weary life and give better understanding on our existence.

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Knuckles range nature reserve

Knuckles Range Reserve

The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in north-east of the Kandy city. The range is characterized by its' well known landscapes frequently covered by clouds. In addition to its' aesthetic value the range is having a great tropical biodiversity subjecting to scientists' interest.

 

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Sri Lanka handicrafts

Shopping

There are plenty of stuff which you can buy in Sri Lanka .Gems, Readymade Garments, Batiks, Tea , Silver and Brass objects, Lacquer ware and Sri Lankan foods are famous shopping items among foreigners.These souvenirs & daily necessities are located in sales centers around the region.

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Sri  Lanka_Ayurvedic Spa

Spa treatments

It is an unique science of the East. It comes with a total solution offer of healing not just of the body but of the mind and soul too. Even those familiar with traditional spa treatments in the west, can easily fit into Ayurveda incorporated elements from similar indigenous Sri Lankan treatments.

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Sri Lanka Bird Watching

Wildlife & Bird Watching

Numerous wilderness sites in Kandy , Matale & Nuwara Eliya offer excellent wild life & bird watching opportunities. National parks include Wasgomuwa & Horton plains. Natural reserves & sanctuaries include Randenigala, Knuckles, Udawattekele, Read more...

   
Sri Lanka Boating

Boating

Feel the cool breeze; meet fresh water fish, a facilitated traditional boat will give you a fantastic break to your journey in blue lakes and rivers covered with greenish banks. You can enjoy with boating by your self or given boat rider at tranquil lakes and at sparkling longest river Mahaweli, around Kandy, Mathale and Nuwara Eliya.

 
Cycling

Cycling

The central region offers you to get an opportunity in cycling through golden valleys and paddy fields. Also it is a memorable experience on mountain biking in misty green mountains at Kandy & Nuwara Eliya which dangle with blue water falls, tea plantations and enchanting vistas.

 
Camping in Sri Lanka

Camping

The experience of sleeping under the stars surrounded by nature in islands’ national parks & mountain lakes is memorable. Camp sites are sited in the most beautiful locations, off the tourist trail. You can enjoy with participatory camping also where guests work with the staff to run the campsite.

   

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Kandyan Night Market

Assortment of Sri Lankan Foods & Cultural shows !

From 6 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Kotugodella Street - Kandy

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