Dondra Beach: Things to Do and Things to See

On the southern corner of Sri Lanka, Dondra beach is quickly becoming a popular destination among tourists. Initially know only for its lighthouse it has quickly emerged as tourist hotspot with many popular activities. It is also in the middle of the Southern province, making it an ideal base to explore the south.

Although it was a popular surfing destination for a while it didn’t attract many tourists because of the distance from the main airport and the low number of top end hotels in the area. The completion of the southern highway considerably cut down the time to reach here from Colombo. [Read more…]

Best Beaches on East Coast of Sri Lanka for Tropical Beach Holidays

Although not as developed as the southern coast, the eastern coast of Sri Lanka offers plenty for travelers looking for a tropical beach holiday. In a way the eastern coast offers more variety than the southern coast. So lets take a look at the best beaches on east coast of Sri Lanka and the different attractions in those areas. [Read more…]

Modern Examples of Sri Lankan Architecture with Images

The end of the civil war in 2009 is the crucial factor behind Sri Lanka’s prevailing tourism boom. However, Sri Lanka has been a famous tourist destination for decades due to its tropical climate, sunny beaches and cultural diversity. When it comes to attracting tourism, an important role is played by the world famous architectural landmarks which shape the image that Sri Lanka projects to both its local populace as well as the international community. Well reputed architectural pioneers Geoffrey Bawa, Mahinda Keerthiratne, Prof. Vidyajothi Lakshman Alwis and Milroy Perera have transformed the skyline with numerous architectural masterpieces in recent times. So here’s a look at some of the modern examples of Sri Lankan architecture. [Read more…]

Holiday Bungalows in Ingiriya (Nature Resorts)

Close proximity to Colombo, pristine clear water streams and a climate similar to highlands make Ingiriya one of the most popular destinations for people who want to spend a relaxing day. There are some excellent holiday bungalows in Ingiriya to cater to this need and more are been built by the year. In this article I will take a look at some of the most popular nature resorts/holiday bungalows in the area. If I have missed any be sure to mention it in the comments so I can add it to the list. [Read more…]

Pilikuttuwa Temple in Gampaha, Sri Lanka

If you love cave exploring and don’t want to travel too far out of Colombo, then Pilikuttuwa Temple ( පිළිකුත්තුව රජ මහා විහාරය ) is the perfect place for that. Built by King Devanampiya Tissa 2400 years ago, this cave complex has stood the test of time and still attract pilgrims, cave explorers and researchers from all over the country. [Read more…]