Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Central Highlands of Sri Lanka       Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is the newest World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka. On 31 July 2010, the World Heritage Committee holding its 34th session in Brasília inscribed Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and Papahānaumokuākea of Hawaii as new World Heritage Sites. The site comprises the Peak Wilderness … Continue reading

Sinharaja World Natural Heritage Site

         SINHARAJA RAINFOREST           Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the country’s last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. There is much endemic wildlife, especially birds, but the reserve is also home to over … Continue reading

Galle – The historic port town

Galle          The port town of Galle in the southwest of Sri Lanka has a splendid natural harbour. The port was in use in pre-Christian times, but gained in importance after the 12th century. By the 14th century it was arguably the most important port in the country, and it retained this … Continue reading

UNESCO Heritage Sites

                                                   

Cultural Triangle

Cultural Triangle        The pear-shaped island at the tip of India has some of the world’s most stunning, and least known, ancient cities and archaeological monuments, including monasteries, royal palaces, rock paintings and sculpture that span more than 2,000 years. The largest and most dramatic are conveniently clustered in the center of the … Continue reading

Ancient cities of Sri Lanka – Anuradhapura

    ANURADHAPURA         206 kms from Colombo is Anuradhapura; Sri Lanka’s first capital. Anuradhapura founded in the 5th century B.C became the capital in 380 BC. For over 1000 years Sinhalese kings ruled from this great city. This ancient capital of Sri Lanka is a Sacred City today; a potent symbol … Continue reading

Ancient cities of Sri Lanka- Kandy

  KANDY         Just 100 kms north east of Colombo in a valley ringed by protective tall peaks nestles Sri Lanka’s hill capital and most beautiful city. 488 meters above sea level Kandy enjoys a cooler climate to the resorts on the beaches. Kandy was the last stronghold of the Sinhala kings. … Continue reading

Acient cities of Sri Lanka – Polonnaruwa

  POLONNARUWA         216 kms from Colombo, 75 kms South East of Anuradhapura, the ancient lakeside Sacred City of Polonnaruwa was once the medieval Capital of Sri Lanka from 11 – 12 century AD. Polonnaruwa rose to fame after the decline of Anuradhapura   Ancient ruins of King’s council chamber, the Royal … Continue reading

Ancient cities of Sri Lanka- Dambulla

  DAMBULLA        The gateway to the northwest, and the first of its great sights, is Dambulla, where one of Sri Lanka’s finest cave temples stands – 150m (150yd) outside the modern village, and 72km (45 miles) north of Kandy on the outskirts of the dry zone. Within five large caverns  the largest … Continue reading

Sigiriya

 SIGIRIYA           video>>>1    Sigiriya is located in Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya, in fact, should have been classed as one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, long ago, and there is now a proposal to name it as the Eighth Wonder of the world. Perhaps, … Continue reading