Hiking the Rugged Route of Kirigalpoththa

Hiking the Rugged Route of Kirigalpoththa

Kirigalpoththa is the 2nd highest mountain of Sri Lanka after Pidurutalagala. With a peak elevation of 2,388 meters above sea level, Kirigalpoththa is the highest point in the Horton Plains National Park and also the highest peak accessible to the public. First of all, how to get there. There’s always the train or the bus. We recommend you reach Nuwara Eliya early, the day before and then start your hike early morning. Or, you can do what locals do, which…

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Ceylon Wild Safaris

Ceylon Wild Safaris

Located at the border of the Katagamuwa side of the famous Yala National Park, this luxury camp encompasses the concept of “Glamping” perfectly. The drive to the camp itself is an adventure, as you are escorted by jeep, through thick bushes, as the camp is located in the Kochchipaththana sanctuary and hence teeming with wildlife. The owners of the camps are all seasoned safari guides and experts in bush-craft and tracking giving visitors a world-class wildlife experience. The camp itself…

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Face to Face with the Devil

Face to Face with the Devil

An Encounter with the Forest Eagle Owl – By Rajiv Welikala Driving down a dark misty road on a chilly July morning in Wilpattu National Park I came across a sighting which will haunt me forever. A dark shadow passed over us and we saw a large bird fly along the tunnelled forest canopy. The approaching jeep must have disturbed it as it dropped something large on the road while in flight. We drove up and found a large partially…

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Angampora -An ancient martial art facing a revival

Angampora -An ancient martial art facing a revival

Sri Lanka is an ancient land which dates back even beyond the arrival of the first Sinhalese King Vijaya 3,500 years ago. The fighting arts of the island date well beyond this period and literally translates “fighting with the body”. The origin story of this ancient art has many versions and has never been documented but passed down from generation to generation, from master to pupil. However, some ancient chronicles do shed some light into this ancient practice. The ancient…

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Perks of a Guided Holiday

Perks of a Guided Holiday

Backpacker trips are fabulous! Thrilling Adventures on your own! Getting lost on roads, and uncountable memories! But if you had the opportunity to travel with an agent, it probably would be your first option. Being honest, an agent holiday is not cheap, but the perks of the service is truly worth it! Researchers believe that people who plan their holidays – more of being guided on their holidays – have better insight on their experiences in general. Let’s take a…

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A Visit to Little England…

A Visit to Little England…

Nestled in the highlands of Sri Lanka, ‘Little England’ is an apt definition for its name. Sri Lanka is well known for the sunny golden coasts, wilderness and the urban cities but the hills usually go unrecognized. What is to be seen in Nuwara Eliya is not just hills and estates but a whole different culture and lifestyle that every traveler needs to experience on their visit. Some of the popular sites including Gregory’s Lake, Victoria Park and the Botanical…

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Fast Food Snacks !

Fast Food Snacks !

Sri Lanka has its own unique forms of fast food snacks to be had on the go. These are tasty and convenient bites which are loved by the locals and a must try for any foodie visiting the island. One of the most iconic is the “Maalu Paan” of fish bun, which is a triangle shaped bun (always a triangle), which is stuffed with mainly potatoes, pepper and a hint of fish (despite its name, its mainly potato based). The…

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Palu Berry Season – By Rajiv Welikala

Palu Berry Season – By Rajiv Welikala

The sloth bears, the old man of the forest are one of the most iconic and yet misunderstood and seldom seen big mammals in Sri Lanka. Found exclusively in the dry zones of the island, they are best seen in Wilpattu and Yala National Parks. But the chances of catching a glimpse of one, is at times even rarer and more difficult than seeing a leopard. The best time of year to visit these national parks and try ones hand…

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Street Food In Sri Lanka – By Rajiv Welikala

Street Food In Sri Lanka – By Rajiv Welikala

Sri Lanka’s food culture is something unique and vibrant, with regional specialties and delicious fresh produce. One of the most intriguing and yet seldom explored areas of food in our island is street food. Most Sri Lankans enjoy quick snacks during the day and even at night which are delicious, quirky at times and definitely original. One of the best places to try out different types of street food, is Galle Face Green, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital…

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10 reasons why Sri Lanka should be your Next Holiday

10 reasons why Sri Lanka should be your Next Holiday

Blessed with the best, Sri Lanka is the real holiday deal. While the little island is a coastal paradise, the endless charming hill country and the seemingly vast nature is incomparable. Not to forget that Sri Lanka offers much more adventure apart from the regular relaxation getaway. These are some real good, quick – convincing reasons to why you should visit Sri Lanka on your next Holiday. Beaches of course… How can we not miss? The beaches are always the…

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