GROUP TOURS TO SRILANKA & MALDIVES

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JAFFNA

JAFFNA

Jaffna, the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka is located at the northern tip of the island of Sri Lanka, and populated mostly by Tamil people. Before the 30 year old "war", Jaffna was a city of culture and learning, and bustling commerce. It is now slowly returning to it's former glory, and expat Sri Lankan Tamils are once again beginning to visit this forgotten peninsula after decades! Jaffna is linked to the rest of the island through “Elephant Pass”, a causeway across which elephants waded. Jaffna has a number of beautiful prisine islands waiting to be explored, but to date, there are no luxury hotels in this area, the best of which would be in the 2 star category. Due to the distance and lack of tourist facilities, only a deep interest in Jaffna warrants a visit here. Minimum recommended stay is 02 nights.

NILAVALI

NILAVALI

Nilaveli (Pronounced Nilaa-Veli, Tamil translation Open-land of the moon-shine) is a coastal resort town located about 20 km North-West of Trincomalee, Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka. It used to be a popular tourist destination, however due to 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War tourist numbers have declined.

KALPITIYA

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Placed 150 km north of the capital, Colombo, the Kalpitiya region is one of the most beautiful coastal areas located in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is a peninsular that separates the Puttalam lagoon from the Indian Ocean and is a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches. Given the investment opportunities available, in 2008 the Sri Lanka Tourism launched the Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Resort Development Project.

CHILAW

Chilaw

Chilaw is a western seaboard town on the island of Sri Lanka.It is a bustling town with a famous fishmarket and beach. In the last few years several hotel developments have emerged in order to cater to the needs of tourists.

Anuradhapura

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Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

WILLPATHU

WILPATTU

WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK is located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo) spanning from the northwest coast inland towards the ancient capital of Anuradhapura (50 km to the east of the park). Covering an impressive 425 sq miles, the park is Sri Lanka 's largest, and having reopened in March, 2010 it is just a matter of time before it becomes a popular eco-tourism destination.

MARAWILA

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Travel North away from the airport up the bustling main road that runs parallel to the coast, (although it is not possible to see the ocean as buildings, plantations and jungle obscure any view), passing through conurbations with such names as Nainamadama and Katuneriya eventually after some 35 Kilometres we turn towards the sea along small un-adopted lanes to reach the small fishing settlement at Marawila.

DHABULLA

dhabulla

The city of Dambulla is situated in the Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.
Major attractions of the city include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Namal Uyana..

SIGIRIYA

Sigiriya

Sigiriya is a large stone and ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos) which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India. It is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

GIRITHALE

Giritale

Set amidst a natural habitat along the banks of the Giritale Tank, Deer Park Hotel invites you to a peaceful holiday in harmony with nature. Situated in the Polonnaruwa district, the hotel is an ideal base to explore the cultural triangle. Accommodation at Deer Park Hotel comes in cottages while guests can choose from Superior, Duplex, Angsana and Deluxe Duplex cottages depending on their requirement and taste. You can enjoy wonderful meals, indoors or even under the stars, and enjoy signature spa treatments at the Angsana Spa. Explore the region with jeep safaris to Wild Life Parks and also tour around the ancient capitals that still boast of ruins that are immaculate in glory.

NEGEMBO

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Negombo is a city of about 121,933, approximately 37 km north of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. The name "Negombo" was first used by the Portuguese, a corruption of the Sinhala name Migamuva. It is located at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, about 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Negombo has a moderate port (used during the periods of Portuguese and Dutch colonization), and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry, though it also produces cinnamon, ceramics, and brass ware.

PINNAWALA

Pinnawala

See baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Pinnawala, about 90Km from Colombo towards Kandy is the home to some 60 or more elephant orphans. A place you will really enjoy and never forget. Most orphans are accustomed to their curious human visitors are harmless.

KANDY

Kandy

Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. ( 115kM from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level). Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island.

TRINKOMALI

TRINKOMALI

Trincomalee, one of the finest natural deep-water harbors in the world is located 257 km north-east of Colombo, capital city of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is home to fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppaveli and off-shore Pigeon Island.

POLONARUWA

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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka's splendid medieval capital was established as the first city of the land in the 11th Century, A.D. It replaced Anuradhapura, plundered made desolate, and laid hopelessly bare to the invading armies from South India. Three Kings dominate the annals of the city and the period.
The city reached a dazzling but pitifully brief zenith in the 12th century and though ravaged by invasion in the centuries following, much evidence remains of the old grandeur and glory.

TRAIN

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AIRPORT

AIRPORT

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located about 31 kilometres (19 mi) off the southern coast of India. Before 1972 is was known as Ceylon. The island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka is divided into 9 provinces and 25 districts. The country's administrative capital is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte and its commercial capital and largest city is Colombo.

PASIKUDA

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A hotel by the ocean's edge, a hotel by the banks of a rippling stream, a hotel amidst lush tropical greenery and mangrovesAmethyst Resort encompasses all these comforts rolled into one, to offer you the perfect retreat. The undisturbed, pristine coastline, with golden sands and clear blue waters form the beautiful region of Passikudah. Google Maps calls it one the prettiest beaches in the world. Situated about 28km North of Batticaloa town, in the Batticaloa District, of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Passikudah is an approximate 5 hour journey from the Capital, Colombo. The bay is flat and sandy; and provides a very soothing effect on the feet. Its panoramic views and clear, cool waters, ideal for swimming has made it a much adored destination by holiday makers.

COOMBO

COOMBO

Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, the capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is often referred to as the capital of the country, since Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a satellite city of Colombo. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins[2] and a population of 647,100.[1] The Colombo Metropolitan Region, defined by the districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara, has an estimated population of 5,648,000, and covers an area of 3,694.20 km².[3][4] As per the Provincial Gross Domestic Product-2010, The Western Province, which includes the cities of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara recorded GDP per capita of USD 3,808, the highest recorded GDP per capita for any region in South Asia.

ARUGAM BAY

ARUMUGAM BEY

Arugam Bay surf beach is located 314 km from Colombo, 2 ½ km south of the small town of Pottuvil in the Ampara district of Dry Zone South-east coast of Sri Lanka.
Arugam Bay Beach, a wide sweeping sandy beach in front of the village of Arugam Bay is an attraction for swimming all year-round.
Arugam Bay's first international surfing competition was held by ISA (International Surfing Association) in the summer of 2004 despite the shocking destruction of the Tsunami On December 26, 2004, ISA returned again in 2005 to give the battered local economy of Arugam Bay a boost. The long, consistent right hand point break at the southern end of the Arugam Bay beach makes it the finest surf spot in Sri Lanka.

MOUNT LAVINIYA

MOUNT LAVINIYA

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia is a newly created city lying immediately south of Colombo, one of the largest cities in Sri Lanka. It is the result of certain key urban suburbs and communities combined for administrative purposes. The centres include Dehiwala and the beach resort of Mount Lavinia. Population (2001) 209,787. It is also home to Sri Lanka's National Zoological Gardens which remains one of Asia's largest. Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia lie directly south of Colombo 6 (Wellawatte) along the Galle Road artery which runs along the coast down to the south of the country

KITHULGALA

KITHULGALA

Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometres upstream.

NUWARA ELIYA

NUWARA ELIYA

Nuwara Eliya city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.

BANDARAWELA

BANDARAWELA

The soothing climatic conditions in Bandarawela is a major reason why people congregate on the location for their holidays.
Situated at an altitude of 1230m and 10 kilometres north of Haputhale, Bandarawela is easily accessible through the Colombo-Badulla Main Road by vehicle and the upcountry trains that pass through. Nuwara Eliya, the famous summer resort of the Island called "Little England" is only 55km from Bandarawela and is accessible through Welimada.
The Dowa Rock Temple, with its unfinished Buddha Statue of about 15ft carved onto the rock face, the Shrine Room built into the rock cave and the entrance to the tunnel which is supposed to have linked Dowa to several distant temples underground is a major tourist attraction in the vicinity along with the many cascading waterfalls and towering mountain ranges.

ELLA

ELLA

Ella is a beautiful small village in Sri Lanka's hill country with little more than a handful of shops, hotels and guesthouses, but it has an almost perfect climate and occupies a very scenic vantage point, with views on a fine day stretching right across the South Coast of Sri Lanka.

KALUTARA

KALUTARA

Holidays in Kalutara offer laid back relaxation and a generous helping of authentic Sri Lankan culture, not to mention a dash of old colonial charm. This is an up-and-coming resort with a wonderful, palm fringed beach, although the nightlife remains pretty low key, so you won't get dancing 'til dawn. What you will get is plenty of beautiful, tropical scenery and several interesting sights, like the world's only hollow Buddhist shrine and an elegant plantation mansion, rather grandly named Richmond Castle.

RATHNAPURA

Ratnapura

Ratnapura ("City of Gems" in Sinhala and Tamil) is the name of the provincial capital of Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka and the Ratnapura District in which the town is situated. Some say the modern name is derived from the Portuguese name Rapadura for jaggery, the palm candy produced traditionally in this region, but the more common explanation in Sri Lanka is that it comes from the Sinhala "ratna" meaning gems and "pura" meaning city. Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura. Located some 101 km south east of Colombo

BERUWALA

BERUWALA

Beruwela on Sri Lanka's West Coast maintained its small fishing village charm despite being next to the major beach resorts of Bentota and Aluthgama.
See the fresh catch brought by the colorful fishing boats early in the morning, stroll over the idyllic markets and enjoy one of the longest beaches in Sri Lanka.
While the center of Beruwela is a busy commercial town, the beach areas and surrounding residential areas are quiet and tranquilled..

BENTOTA

BENTOTA

Facing the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found. Apart from swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon.
Being one of the most established beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Bentota is known for its professional touristic infrastructure. The many 5* hotels are often build in fantastic locations and even if you don't stay there drop in for a tea and enjoy the scenery.But Bentota is not only 5*. You still can find many mid-range and budget places along the river or the southern beaches.

HIKKADUWA

HIKKADUWA

Hikkaduwa, a popular tourist destination in the Galle District is renowned for it's beach and the corals. The Coral Garden here is considered to be the best out of all such coral gardens found in Asia. There is a reef of lime stones running parallel to the coast. The corals are in between this line of lime stones and the coast.
The sea up to about 200 m from the coast is very shallow. The reef of lime stones protects the corals from high tide. The coral type found mostly here is the type locally called "Gampara". These corals are found in various forms , shapes and colours. They are a very fascinating sight especially when there is bright sunlight which gives a very clearer view of the corals. You see some corals in the shape of a cabbage leaf; some are like a lady's fan. Since there is no silt, corals can grow in their natural form and colour.

UDAWALAWE

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The Udawalawa national park was established on 30 th July 1972.It lies in the lower catchment of Udawalawa Reservoir in the country's Intermediate Lowland region.
This area falls into two administrative districts in two provinces. The parkland on the right bank of Walawe ganga is within Ratnapura district in the province of sabaragamuwa and the parkland on the left bank falls within Moneragala district in the province of Uva . This Park is located approximately between the latitudes 6 25'E and 6 35' N and longitudes 80 45'N and 81 00' E.

ADMS'S PEAK

Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak is the earliest pilgrimage that is a sacred spot by a person of any religion. It is a conical mountain that has an elevation of 2243 meters. It is common belief of the people that Lord Buddha during his third visit to Sri Lanka left his footprints on this sacred mountain. This is the reason why the place is even known as the Sripada – which literally means the sacred footprint. The Muslims believe it to be the footprints of Adam, Christians see these footprints as the footprints of St. Thomas and the Hindus regard these footprints as the footprints of Lord Shiva.

GALLE

galle

Galle is a city situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the capital city of Southern Province of Sri Lanka and it lies in Galle District.
Galle is the main city in the most southerly part of the island, with a population of around 100 000, and is connected by rail to Colombo and Matara. On 26 December 2004 the city was devastated by the massive Boxing Day Tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that occurred a thousand miles away, off the coast of Indonesia. Thousands were killed in the city alone. Galle is home to a cricket ground, the Galle International Stadium, rebuilt after the tsunami. Test matches resumed there on December 18, 2007.

BADULLA

Badulla

Badulla is the capital of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Badulla is located 60 km southeast of Kandy, almost encircled by the Badulu Oya River, about 680 metres (2200 ft) above sea level and is surrounded by picturesque hills and mountains, most of which have tea plantations.
It is located on the southeast of Kandy, almost encircled by the Badulu Oya River, about 680 metres (2200 ft) above sea level and is surrounded by tea plantations. The town is overshadowed by the Namunukula range of mountains (highest peak 2,016 metres above sea level). It was a base of a pre-colonial Sinhalese local prince (regional king) who ruled the area under the main King in Kandy before it became part of the British Empire. Later, it became one of the provincial administrative hubs of the British rulers.

UNAWATUNA

anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

THANGALLA

anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

KATHARAGAMA

anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

YALA PARK

anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

BOLLOWATA

anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

HAMBANTHOTA

anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

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