Sri Padaya ( Adams Peak)
There were around 5,500 steep steps on the way to Sri Pada Mountain (a.k.a. Adam's Peak), the 5th tallest but the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka.
Yala National Park
Yala National Park
Yala has been the most celebrated wildlife park in Sri Lanka for over the century. Along with its first self appointed Boer prisoner of the war game warden H E Engelbrecht Quite a story in itself Yalagam” as If was known at the turn of the century was in effect the “Resident sportsmen’s “ shooting reservel a wild country reserved for apporoximtly 1260sqkm between “Kumbukkan River” and “Manik River”. And shares its borders with Yala strict nature reserve Kumana, Katharagama, Kalagamuwa and Nimalawa sanctuariles. The cliemate is semi and dry with scrub jungle unique to this area along with rocky outcrops like Piduruthakala Kotagala Jamburagala strewn about the park while several fresh and brackish water lakes are found.
“Yala National Park” is one of the first and foremost National Parks in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna national park block1 and “kumana National park” or ‘Yala east’ for the adjoining area .it is situated in the southeast region of country. Yala national park extends over southern and Uva province within the two districts Monaragala and Hambanthota, with a total existent of 97880ha .it is located about 300 kilometers 190 miles from Colombo. It provides shelter to an array of natural eco systems including dry mixed evergreen forest, grassland, riverine forest, salt water lagoons and a belt of coastal habitats. Yala existed as a game reserve since 1900 and was upgraded to the status of a National park in 1938.
Yala falls within the low country dry zone of the country where the gently rolling terrain is dominate and the annual rain fall average around 1000mm. mean temperature range from 20C in January to 28C in January. Heavy rains in the North East Monsoon occur within the period from mid October to December and swell the two major rivers in the park which reduces to streams during dry season
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(Kingdom of Anuradhapura)
Anuradhapura city built in the 4th century BC it was the capital of ancient Sri Lanka until 11th century AD. The Anuradhapura kingdom was based on agriculture. and irrigation work with advanced technology is the major achievement in the Anuradhapura kingdom. Several kings built large canals to get water in dry sessions. Now it's around 40 sq-km having lots of ruins in the ancient city. considered sacred to the Buddhist world including Buddhist large Stupas ( Ruwanweliseya, Mirisawatiya, Jethawanaya), Lovamahapaya ( large building structure ) and lots of landmarks are demonstrating in Anuradhapura area.
Sri Dalada Maligawa Kandy
The Temple of the Tooth ( Relic of Lord Buddha)
The world's most colourful and traditional “Kandy Perahera” is one of the most precious events in Sri Lanka. where one should watch at least once in his lifetime. The temple of tooth Sri Dalada Maligawa is in the center of the city. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former kingdom of Kandy. The festival of the tooth is held in July and August in Kandy. The festival ends with the traditional “Diya Kepeema” ritual, a water cutting ceremony which is held at the Mahaweli river at Gatambe in Kandy.
The storied structures to the right and left of the shrine, constitute the residence quarters of the monks engaged during daily service (Thevava). The conference hall, the library and the office of the Diyawadana Nilame.
The royal palace is also known as “Maligawa” there were three wahalkadas and an eight (8 ft) high Well used as main entrances the section of the palace facing the Natha Devale is said to be the oldest. During the beginning of the period Today it is preserved as an archaeological museum..
Jaffna Fort was built by the portuguese at Jaffna in 1618 under Philippe de oliveira following the Portuguese invasion of Jaffna. These buildings have been destroyed during the 30 years old internal strife that ravaged the country.
Building inside the Governor's residence ducens house Kruys, church the garrison parade ground police quarters and several buildings from the Portuguese era.
Close to the boundary of the seaside rampart are a well believed to have been constructed during the Dutch era. And a hindu temple built at a later date. And many more things you can find in this place. Take a break, relax your mind. We will guide you to find many good places to visit in Jaffa. Find your hotel on our website. We will ensure the best hotel with a competitive rate.
Nallur Temple (Jaffna)
Nallur is an affluent suburb in Jaffna. It is located 3km south from Jaffa city center. Nallur is one of Sri Lanka's most sacred places of pilgrimage for Hindus.
The annual Nallur temple festival attracts thousands of devatus and visitors. The temple is filled with intricate artwork and statues of gods and deities of the hindu built in the 15th century. It was built by the adopted son of a sinhala king Parakramabahu VI of the kotte kingdom.