Escape to the West Coast of Sri Lanka for Christmas

Christmas is that time of the year that brings a sense of excitement, no matter in which part of the world you are. It’s the season that anyone looks forward to, be it the celebrations to mark the occasion or the feeling of looking forward to a brand new year ahead. Most people plan for the Christmas season about how they want to spend it. Some people are extra jolly during this wonderful time of the year and would love nothing but to party throughout the holiday season while others would like to spend a quiet Christmas at home enjoying the company of good food, friends, and family. Whichever group you may belong to, travelling to various destinations during Christmas is an experience you can’t say no to. Travelling per se is fun, but when you get to be a part of the different cultural variations of the Christmas celebrations in all parts of the world, the experience hits you differently altogether and will be an unforgettable one.

Although the word Christmas brings to your mind a picture of snow-covered mountains and snowmen, experiencing Christmas in a tropical setting has a different ring to it. When thinking of a tropical Christmas, there is no better place for you to have a magical experience than the island of Sri Lanka surrounded by the beautiful waters of the great Indian ocean

Although the majority of the Sri Lankan population consists of Buddhists and Hindus, Christmas is celebrated on a grand scale here in Lanka. The people in the country do everything with passion and enthusiasm and this same energy comes through in their Christmas celebrations as well. Be it the busy capital of Colombo which will be bustling with people on the streets and lit up till late into the night, the coastal holiday regions which will be filled to the brim with travellers, or the mountainous central regions which give you a real sense of chilly weather during the season, this little island offers a variety to please all preferences.

The warmth of the Sri Lankan people is another reason this island makes you feel at home from the moment you step into it. They welcome you with open arms and will be some of the most friendly and helpful people you will come across during your lifetime who will go out of the way to ensure that you are comfortable and have everything you need during your stay.

From lavish parties to water sports in the coastal regions and the wildlife in the central part of the country, there is plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. The period between December to April is considered the peak season in the country and you will be able to experience the holiday vibes throughout. Christmas especially can be a magical experience on the island and this is your chance to be a part of it. Visit Sri Lanka this Christmas season to be a part of this heavenly experience

Contact our team at +94 77 704 6183 or visit www.totaltravelsolution.com/contact/ to find out more details on how you can book a tailor-made tour during this holiday season.

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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