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Yala National Park

Yala National Park (Palatupana) — situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean (5 hours, or 263 km. southeast of Colombo), Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. […]

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Victoria Golf and Country Resort (Digana)

Victoria Golf and Country Resort (Digana) – located 130 km. from Colombo, this is another 18-hole golf course in Sri Lanka (sought after by visiting golf enthusiasts). It is located alongside the Victoria Lake & reservoir /dam, and is dwarfed by the Kandyan mountain range. The resort has a wide range of accommodations – from […]

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Unawatuna (playa)

Unawatuna (beach) – this beach is lovely and picturesque, complete with a semi-circular stretch of golden sands and coconut palm trees. Located 4 km southward around the coast of Galle, this is ideal for those who desire to listen to the silence of the sea and dive deep into the blue waters of the ocean. […]

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park (7th Mile Post, Sevanagala, Monaragala, Uva Province) — located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo, this is one of Sri Lanka’s major eco tourism destinations. It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of […]

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Tangalle Bay (playa)

Tangalle Bay (beach) — from Tangalle Bay to Weligama is a beautiful coastline with rugged rocks, sandy beaches and coconut groves. Tangalle is rated by Forbes Magazine as amongst Asia’s Best Beaches. In fact, it’s also a lovely place where local fishermen have adopted an almost unique way of fishing, located on the country’s picturesque […]

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Royal Colombo Golf Club

Royal Colombo Golf Club — surrounded by residential areas and business establishments, the 18-hole Royal Colombo Golf Club is a sanctuary situated in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka. In contrast to its surroundings, it is an exquisite and tranquil environment to relax, unwind and tee off. The scenic landscape and a glimpse of the […]

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Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens (Kandy)

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens (Kandy) – located 5.5 km west of the provincial city of Kandy, this is Sri Lanka’s largest garden – an elegant and spacious 147-acres (60-hectares). Plenty of time is needed to stroll Peradeniya’s imposing Avenue of Royal Palms. There are some 4,000 different species of plants at Peradeniya Gardens.  The 10,000 […]

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Negombo (playa)

Negombo (beach) – this beach (located just 7 km from the Bandaranaike International airport — at the mouth of Negombo lagoon), is set amid lush grove coconut palms, where visitors can feel the real spirit of the sea. There are also some hotels nearby. Despite that, non-guests can visit this beach. Outrigger canoe and the […]

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National Zoological Gardens

National Zoological Gardens (Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala) – a.k.a. Dehiwala Zoo, this zoo is located 11 km from Colombo. It has a fine collection of animals, birds, reptiles and fish from all over the world. The aquarium is the only one of its kind in Asia and displays over 500 varieties of aquatic life. Also […]

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Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park — located between Habarana and POLONNARUWA (4 ½ hours / 182 km. northeast of Colombo), the 8890 hectare Minneriya National Park is an ideal eco tourism location within Sri Lanka . The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to the island’s favorites such as sambar deer, […]