Kandy Esala Perahera from 05 to 15th August 2019

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest, grandest & most-sacred of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, as well as the entire world!

The Sinhalese term ‘Perahera’ means a parade of musicians, dancers, singers, acrobats, and various other performers accompanied by a large number of rich & decorative Tuskers / Elephants, children in costumes and various other performers that parade through the streets in celebration of the religious event.

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Natural UNESCO World Heritages

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja Forest Reserve, located in the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka, is the last sustainable tropical rainforest area that is left. Majority of the area was officially considered as a forest reserve in 1875, and also announced as a biosphere reserve in 1978. Sri Lanka has 830 endemic species of trees, out of which 217 are found here in Sinharaja. Some valuable plants found in this forest include the Palm (used for jaggery), cardamom, dun (used for varnish and incense), wewal, & weniwal (used for medicinal purposes).

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Cultural UNESCO World Heritages

Ancient city of Sigiriya

This capital city was built by King Kassapa I (477-95) and is located majestically at the zenith of a granite peak 180m high (Sigiriya Lion’s Rock Fortress). This is basically an enormous rock in the middle of the jungle, and it is visible from a very long distance as you approach Sigiriya. Even the entrance to this royal “fortress” is the large open mouth of a lion and the staircases & galleries that you pass are truly marvelous.

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Sri Lankan New Year

On the month of April in some parts of the world; what would be likely observed is Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Monday. Those who follow the traditional customs mentioned above may start in preparation for them spiritually or follow the customaries to be carried out. To some, these mentioned events hold great importance. While some are preparing for the month of April in one way, in another part preparation of another sort would be occurring.

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Down-South Beaches of Sri Lanka

Unawatuna is your cliché beach town, where the water is turquoise color & the sand is clean. It is not so ideal for surfing, but rather more suited for swimming & snorkeling. This beach town is full of young partygoers from all over the world during the winter season of November – April. You will be immediately embraced by the laid-back hippy culture, where youngsters are sipping on a beer and enjoying a smoke while the calm wind brushes over them.

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