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...]
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...]
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...]
Being in water would never be more fun than this. Kitulgala white water rafting adventures are famous among adrenaline junkies and for good reason. The Kelani River which covers 4 minor rapids and 5 major rapids is perfect for white water rafting, but Kitulgala offers so much more and I’ll try to cover most of them in this post. Situated 90 Km from Colombo you can reach Kitulgala in around 2.5 hours. If you’re coming from Kandy it will take around 1.5 hours. [Read more...]
Sri Lanka, being an island surrounded by the sea is blessed with number of beaches around the country. This has served as the main reason for the major tourist attraction towards the country. The other side of this gravitation is the pollution we see all around the coastal area. But the Kalpitiya beach can be considered as one of the least polluted beach found in this mighty land which is situated 130 km north from the CMB Bandaranayke Airport.