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October 17, 2022by cayodental0

Sri Lankan hospitality extends back to when ancient rulers ruled. Even Robert Knox has written about this exceptional hospitality. We have now reached a new era that combines hospitality and dentistry. Where cutting-edge technology is utilized. We are located in the sacred city of Kandy.

 

SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka is an island located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal. It sits between 5° and 10°N latitude and 79° and 82°E longitude. Sri Lanka and the Indian subcontinent are divided by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. According to Hindu mythology, the vanara architect Nala created a land bridge to the Indian mainland known as Rama’s Bridge during the reign of Rama. It is commonly referred to as Adam’s Bridge, however, only a series of limestone shoals remaining above sea level.

According to colonial British accounts, this was once a complete natural causeway that was destroyed by a major storm in 1480. Mountains rise only in the south-central portion of the island, which consists primarily of flat-to-rolling coastal plains. Among these is Pidurutalagala, the highest point at 2,524 meters (8,281 feet) above sea level.

Sri Lanka’s climate can be classified as tropical and warm. The country’s location between 5 and 10 degrees north latitude provides it with a mild temperature cooled by ocean winds and abundant precipitation.

 

KANDY

 

Sri Dalada Maligawa

Dalada Maaligawa occupies a special place in the lives of Sri Lankans. The pulse of drums, the scream of the fife, the clang of the cymbals, and the call of the conch continue to echo throughout the year within the chambers of this sacred shrine, reminding us of the oblations that have been done over the millennia.

 

Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya

Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is located close to the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka’s Central Province. The National Herbarium is renowned for its collection of orchids and contains more than 300 species of orchids, spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees. The botanical garden encompasses a total area of 147 acres (0.59 km2) and is 460 Meters above sea level.

 

Embekke Dewalaya

Swans, lions, bulls, elephants, and other such animals are carved on the wooden pillars of Embekke Devalaya in Kandy. On these columns, you’ll typically find designs like as leaves, flowers, warriors, dancing women, and even mermaids. These columns include a total of 128 carvings. The majority of these carvings were likely created by the ancient craftsman Devendra Mulachari.

 

Pinnawala Elephant orphanage

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is an elephant orphanage and breeding ground located northwest of the Sri Lankan town of Kegalle. The Department of Wildlife Conservation established it in 1975 on a 10-hectare (25-acre) coconut plantation on the Maha Oya River. Originally, the orphanage was established to care for and preserve the many orphaned elephants found in the wild.

 

Ambaluwawa

Ambaluwawa-Ambuluwawa Mountain in the Gampola District rises to a height of 1065 meters, and its vegetation is largely degraded. Alstroemeria macrophylla, Albizzia lebbek, and Macaranga tomentosa were selected to research corticolous lichens at three sites, each 100m2 in area, at varying elevations (high 990m). Alstonia macrophylla was present at all sites, whereas Albizzia lebik was found at only two.

 

SANCTUARY OF MARY CHURCH

Sancta Maria is the first Redemptorist institution in India and Sri Lanka. It was given this name by the Irish pioneer Father Matthew Hickey in 1946. It is the first shrine in Sri Lanka dedicated to the Perpetual Help. The first Way of the Cross in Kandy, known as “Kandurata Calvary,” was blessed by the Bishop of Kandy, Vianney Fernando, on March 5, 2006.

 

Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, often spelled Udawattakele, is a historical woodland located in the city of Kandy. During the Kandyan era, Udawatta Kele was known in Sinhalese as “Uda Wasala Watta,” which translates to “the garden located above the royal palace.” The refuge is renowned for its abundant avifauna. The reserve contains an abundance of plant species.

 

Sri Pada

Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) is a 2,243-meter-tall (7,359-foot-tall) cone-shaped mountain in central Sri Lanka. It is well-known for the Sri Pada “holy footprint,” a 1.8 m rock formation near the peak that Buddhists believe to be the Buddha’s footprint, Hindus Shiva’s footprint, and Muslims and Christians Adam’s footprint.

 

Gadaladeniya Viharaya

This ancient Buddhist temple is constructed entirely of stone, with the exception of the roof. Stone is used for pillars, slabs, and even the Lord Buddha’s statue. The age of the temple exceeds 660 years. The original paintings are in excellent condition. The hotel’s location in close proximity to Ambakke Devalaya and Lankatilaka Viharaya is a further perk for guests. Each is a historical site and a tourist destination.

 

Spice Garden in Matale

Visit a spice garden in Matale to see the many spices for which Sri Lanka is renowned. The Matale spice gardens are among the greatest on the island and are about 25 kilometers from the hill capital of Kandy. You will be introduced to many spices and shown how some of them are cultivated and prepared.

 

Lankathilaka Viharaya

King Parakrambahu built the Lankathilaka Viharaya in Kandy in the fourteenth century. It was later revitalized by Vijayabahu IV. Lankathilaka Viharaya, Kandy was constructed using customary Sinhalese techniques. Lankathilaka Viharaya is one of Kandy’s most popular and worthwhile tourist attractions.

 

St. Paul’s Church, Kandy

Due to its impregnable geographical position in the jungle-covered hills of central Sri Lanka, the kingdom of Kandy was established prior to the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 A.D. It survived the Colonial Period against the Portuguese, Dutch, and British until the last king of Kandy surrendered to a British expedition in 1815.

 

NUWARA ELIYA

 

Horton Plains

Nuwara-Eliya serves as the starting point for excursions into Horton Plains National Park. The travel time between Nuwara-Eliya and Horton Plains is only one hour. Horton Plains National Park is the only national park located in the hill country and on the island’s highest plateau. It consists of grassland intermingled with areas of forest and some uncommon high altitude plants.

 

Haggala botanical garden

10 kilometers along Badulla Road, the Garden was founded in 1860 by three British individuals with the same surname: William Nock, JK Nocl, and JJ Nock. It is located beneath Hakgala Peak, between 1500 and 2400 meters above sea level, and is the world’s highest Botanical Garden. It features Monetary Cypress trees from California that are 100 years old, Japanese Cedars, Himalayan Pines, and English Oak.

 

Water Falls

There are numerous popular waterfalls surrounding the town of Nuwaraeliya. Numerous could be visited on trekking and/or hiking excursions.

 

The Tea Region

Sri Lanka is one of the largest exporters of tea in the world. Since the mid-19th century, when tea was first introduced to Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya has been the hub of the tea industry. Before approaching Nuwara Eliya from either direction, there are miles and miles of tea plantations, with nothing but tea estates. There are numerous visitor-accessible factories with tea retail businesses.

 

Worlds end

World’s End is the location with the greatest chasm in Sri Lanka. This location is located on the border of the Nuwaraeliya, Badulla, and Rathnapura districts, as well as Sri Lanka’s highest plain, Horton plains. There are two world ends, one for little planets and the other for large worlds. The great world’s end is taller than other chasms.

 

Queen Victoria Park

The Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya was reportedly named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee Coronation in 1897. Initially, the park served as the research field for Haggala Botanical Garden, which is located approximately four kilometers from the city center. German Princes who visited Nuwara Eliya in the late 19th century are credited with establishing this park by planting an oak tree.

 

COLOMBO

 

Gangaramaya

Gangaramaya is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo, started by the famous scholar monk Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera in the late 19th Century.

 

Independence Memorial Hall

Independence Memorial Hall (also Independence Commemoration Hall) is a national monument in Sri Lanka constructed to commemorate the country’s independence from British rule on February 4, 1948, with the foundation of the Dominion of Ceylon. It is situated at Independence Square (formerly Torrington Square) in Colombo’s Cinnamon Gardens. Additionally, it contains the Independence Memorial Museum.

 

Galle Face

The Galle Face is a half-kilometer-long promenade that spans along the seashore in the center of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s financial and business centre. In 1859, the British Governor of Ceylon, Sir Henry Ward, designed the promenade, which was also utilized for horse racing and as a golf course. However, the original Galle Face Green covered a much wider area than it does now.

 

Kelaniya Temple

The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is one of the holiest places of worship for Buddhists in Sri Lanka, as it is a spot that Lord Buddha himself sanctified. Kelaniya was a great city in the past, and the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya was one of Sri Lanka’s largest and most beautiful temples.

 

 

GALLE

 

Galle Fort

During the 17th century, the Dutch made modifications to the Portuguese-built fortress of Galle. Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka’s rehabilitation efforts have made it appear new and polished even after 400 years of existence. Today, the Sri Lankan government and numerous Dutch individuals who still own parts of the houses within the fort are attempting to make this one of the world’s modern wonders.

 

Galle Lighthouse

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority operates and maintains the Galle Lighthouse, which is an offshore lighthouse in Galle, Sri Lanka. This is Sri Lanka’s oldest lighthouse, dating back to 1848, however the original structure burned down in 1934. The lighthouse is located within the old Galle fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well-known tourist destination, making it the most frequently visited lighthouse in the country.

 

Unawatuna Beach

A major tourist destination, Unawatuna beach on the west coast of Sri Lanka is also a breeding area for turtles. According to legend, Unwatuna was born from a bit of Himalayan soil that Hanuman dropped during the Ramayanaya epic. From Galle, Unawatuna lies roughly 2 kilometers in the direction of Matara. Unlike the resorts to the north, Unawatuna is still a fairly quiet spot and an ideal destination for appreciating tropical beauty in relative seclusion.

 

TEMPLES AND FORTRESSES

 

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sri Lanka is home to the ancient rock stronghold and palace ruin of Sigiriya, which is surrounded by the ruins of a vast network of gardens, ponds, and other constructions. In addition to being a major tourist attraction, Sigiriya is famed for its ancient paintings (frescos) that resemble those of India’s Ajanta Caves.

 

Sigiriya Ancient Paintings

John Still remarked in 1907, “The entire face of the hill appears to have been a giant picture gallery… possibly the world’s largest painting.” The murals would have covered 140 meters in length and 40 meters in height of the western face of the rock. These paintings contain allusions to 500 women in Graffiti.

 

Dambulla Cave Temple

The centrally located Dambulla cave temple, popularly known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka. This location is 148 kilometers east of Colombo and 72 kilometers north of Kandy. It is Sri Lanka’s largest and best-preserved cave temple complex. The rock is 160 meters taller than the surrounding plains. There are more than eighty caves identified in the region.

 

Pink Quartz Mountain in Namal Uyana

The 105-hectare quartz deposit in Namal Uyana is the largest in South Asia and is estimated to be 550 million years old. Researchers that examined the constituents of this pink quartz discovered that it consists primarily of Cylicon di-oxide (chemical name) combined with other minerals that give the mountain its pink hue.

 

Gal Viharaya

Gal Vihara ( stone temple) The Thervada Buddhist Temple at Polonnaruwa (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Sri Lanka, with three Buddha Statues of heroic proportions and a lesser figure influenced by Mahayana Buddhism, is the finest example of Buddha statues carved from solid granite in Sri Lanka.

 

Polonnaruwa Vatadage

The Polonnaruwa Vatadage is an old edifice that dates back to Sri Lanka’s Polonnaruwa period. It is said to have been constructed during the reign of Parakramabahu I to house the Buddha’s tooth relic or during the reign of Nissanka Malla to house the Buddha’s alms bowl. Both of these revered treasures would have conferred significant significance and significance on the edifice at the time.

 

Medirigiriya Vatadage

Vatadage at Medirigiriya is unparalleled in archaeological, architectural, and religious significance. Bell rediscovered Rajarata, which had been abandoned in a dry zone forest after the destruction of Kalingamagha. In his 1897 report, he identifies vatadage as the most notable architectural structure at polonnaruva.

 

Lankathilaka Viharaya

Lankatilaka Vihara is one of the most iconic structures of the ancient Polonnaruwa monarchy. Two huge walls, each having a thickness of 4 meters and a height of 17 meters, form a small passageway leading to a very spectacular, though now unfortunately headless, Buddha statue over 14 meters tall that still stands. The shrine, constructed by King Parakrabahu the Great, is a distinct departure from Buddhist architecture.

 

BEACHES

Hikkaduwa National Park & Beach

Hikkaduwa National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s two maritime national parks. The national park features a coral reef with a high level of biodiversity along its coastline. The region was designated a wildlife sanctuary on May 18, 1979, and subsequently upgraded to a nature reserve with a larger land size on August 14, 1988. The increase in the number of visitors over the next quarter-century accelerated the coral reef’s deterioration.

 

Unawatuna Beach

A major tourist destination, Unawatuna beach on the west coast of Sri Lanka is also a breeding area for turtles. According to legend, Unwatuna was born from a bit of Himalayan soil that Hanuman dropped during the Ramayanaya epic. From Galle, Unawatuna lies roughly 2 kilometers in the direction of Matara. Unlike the resorts to the north, Unawatuna is still a fairly quiet spot and an ideal destination for appreciating tropical beauty in relative seclusion.

 

Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay BeachArugam Bay is a bay located on the Indian Ocean along the arid southeast coast of Sri Lanka. The bay is 320 kilometers due east of Colombo. It is a popular site for surfers and tourists. Numerous structures were devastated by the tsunami of 2004. Due to its popularity with tourists, the area has only been able to revive slowly through private initiatives.

 

Bentota Beach

South of Beruwala, Bentota is another important island beach resort with numerous large hotels with beach fronts, excellent sand beaches, and shallow waves. There is a beautiful freshwater lagoon that is a great place for water racing.

 

Nilaweli Beach

Fourteen (14) kilometers from Trincomalee, Nilaweli hosted the 1985 International Fun Board Championships and offers all kinds of water activities. All water sports, including fishing and marine angling, are offered here. Observing whales in the refuge is a specialty.

 

Nigambo Beach

The fine sand beaches of Negombo are largely undeveloped and less congested because the majority of tourists use the town for their first or last night in Sri Lanka. This is the advantage of having the beach to yourself for the most part. Those who have discovered the town’s secrets continue to visit there year after year.

 

Beruwala Beach

Beruwela Beach, located 5.6 kilometers south of Colombo, is the beginning of a 130-kilometer stretch of beaches where resort development has made tremendous progress in recent years. The bay provides year-round swimming opportunities.

 

Mirissa, Weligama & Ahangama Beaches

Mirissa, Weligama, and Ahangama BeachesWeligama is a popular resort town located 15 kilometers from Matara in the direction of Galle and 27 kilometers from Galle. There are numerous recently constructed hotels for sun- and sand-seeking tourists. The Weligama rest house is among the oldest rest houses in Sri Lanka. The Aggrabodhi Vihara is an ancient temple that was founded in the third century BCE and is located approximately one kilometer inland from the rest house.

 

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is a bay located on the Indian Ocean along the arid southeast coast of Sri Lanka. The bay is 320 kilometers due east of Colombo. It is a popular site for surfers and tourists. Numerous structures were devastated by the tsunami of 2004. Due to its popularity with tourists, the area has only been able to revive slowly through private initiatives.

 

MUSEUMS

 

The COLOMBIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM

The Colombo museum, as it was originally known, was founded on January 1, 1877. It was founded by the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the time, Sir William Henry Gregory. The Royal Asiatic Society was essential in bringing the necessity for a public museum to the attention of Governor Gregory upon his appointment in 1872. Within a year, the consent of the legislative council was acquired with great difficulty.

 

Museum of Sri Lanka Air Force

A visit to this company would provide aviation enthusiasts of all ages with an unforgettable experience. In addition to providing information about the history of the Sri Lanka Air Force, the museum provides a thorough overview of aviation in general. From the R.A.F. activities of World War II to the S.L.A.F.’s combat actions.

 

Galle National Museum

The Galle National Museum is located in the earliest Dutch structure of the 1656-built Galle fort. This museum was established by the Department of National Museums on March 31, 1986, in order to educate the public about the traditional cultural heritage of southern Sri Lanka. The Galle National Museum contains an extensive collection of archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the southern region.

 

Ceylon Tea Museum

Sri Lanka Tea Museum The expansive four-story Hantane Tea Factory, constructed in 1925, had been abandoned for more than a decade when it was designated for the Museum Project by the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Planters’ Association of Ceylon. Today, it stands as a tribute to the prosperity of Ceylon Tea and is one of the best of its kind in the world.

 

Ambalangoda Mask Museum

This museum is intended to show visitors to the richness of Ambalangoda’s mask culture and to strengthen this cultural legacy. The museum, workshop, and small library (including all relevant anthropological literature on mask performances) can serve as a center for traditional arts and crafts as well as study.

 

 

WILDLIFE

 

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s second-largest and most visited national park. In actuality, it is comprised of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, as well as parks located nearby. The blocks also have individual names, such as Ruhuna National Park for the (most popular) block 1 and Kumana National Park or ‘Yala East’ for the neighboring region.

 

Kumana National Park

Sri Lanka’s Kumana National Park is noted for its avifauna, especially its enormous flocks of migrating waterfowl and wading birds. The park is located on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, 391 kilometers (243 miles) southeast of Colombo. Kumana is immediately adjacent to Yala National Park. Formerly known as Yala East National Park, Kumana was renamed on September 5, 2006 to its current moniker.

 

Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa National Park is a natural park in Sri Lanka. One of the four National Parks designated by the Mahaweli Development Project, it was established in 1984 to provide protection and sanctuary for displaced wild species. Initially declared as a nature reserve in 1938, the land was reclassified as a rigorous nature reserve in the early 1970s.

 

National Park Willpatthu

Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park on Sri Lanka. This park is distinguished by the presence of “Willus” (Natural lakes), which are sand-rimmed depressions or basins that fill with rains. Sri Lanka’s lowland, arid zone along the northwest coast.

 

Udawalawa National Park

Udawalawe National Park is located on the border of Sri Lanka’s Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces. The national park was established to provide a refuge for animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to safeguard the reservoir’s catchment area. The reserve was formed on 30 June 1972 and encompasses 30,821 hectares (119,00 sq mi) of land.

 

Bundala National Park

Sri Lanka’s Bundala National Park is a globally significant wintering habitat for migrating waterbirds. The highlight of Bundala’s 197 bird species is the Greater Flamingo, which migrates in enormous numbers. In 1969, Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary, and on January 4, 1993, it was reclassified as a national park.

 

Horton Plains National Park

Nuwara-Eliya serves as the starting point for excursions into Horton Plains National Park. The travel time between Nuwara-Eliya and Horton Plains is only one hour. Horton Plains National Park is the only national park located in the hill country and on the island’s highest plateau. It consists of grassland intermingled with areas of forest and some uncommon high altitude plants.

 

Gal Oya National Park

In the Inginiyagala region, 314 kilometers from Colombo, is Gal Oya National Park. The park encompasses 260 square kilometers and is encircled by Sri Lanka’s largest lake, Senanayake Samudra. The park is noted for its number of elephants. About 150 elephants inhabit the park. The ideal time to visit the park is from March through July.

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