Archive for the ‘Sri Lanka’

  • Polonnaruwa Tour Attractions

    Posted in Sri Lanka | January 7, 2013
    Visit Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka and come back totally enchanted in tours to this part of the world. Come here and bask in the delights of a land that is one of the most ancient cities and has the best of ponds, temples, statues and castles. This is the second Sri Lankan capital and also the most developed after Anuradhapura during the time kings ruled here. Polonnaruwa was chosen over Anuradhapura due to the fact that the South Indian armies were always a threat to the country and Polonnaruwa was much easier to protect as it had some natural fortifications. Defence was the mainstay so there aren’t many shrines and temples here in Polonnaruwa. Yet the place is very interesting and enchanting and a tourist enjoys coming here . Gal Viharaya is  [...]
  • Sigiriya: Stunning to the Core

    Posted in Sri Lanka | December 30, 2010
    Sigiriya is also known as the ‘Lion Rock’ fortress. The citadel overlooks the lush-green surroundings of the jungle. Sigiriya serves as a major attraction in Sri Lanka. The fortress was constructed by King Kasyapa, who was the son of King Dhatusena. According to folklore and legend, Kasyapa overthrew and walled King Dhatusena. This happened in 473 AD. Mogallana was Dhatusena’s son. He fled to India and vowed revenge. Kasyapa feared an invasion. Hence, he constructed this unconquerable fortress. The invasion ultimately happened in 491 AD. Kasyapa went into battle while he was seated on his war elephant. Kasyapa attempted to outsmart his half-brother. He indulged in a wrong turn, and his elephant was stuck in the muddy areas. His soldiers  [...]
  • The Garden of Eden In Sri Lanka

    Posted in Sri Lanka | August 30, 2010
    The extensive boutique hotel called Talalla Retreat center has an elite yoga center as well. This is located near a beautiful while stretch of beach. The hotel here is usually filled with an international crowd of guests who spend their time sipping red wide and snacking on canapés.  As the evening twilight dies out and the night goes by, the conversations go from restaurants turning into mutual friendships; and sometimes you may even meet some of the high end yoga trainers who charge about six hundred dollars for a lesson. Just a couple of years ago, there was civil unrest and then the unfortunate Tsunami. However, this has not diminished the tourism industry here in Sri Lanka; in fact the Sri Lankan’s compare their country to the  [...]
  • Sri Dalada Maligawa – The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

    Posted in Sri Lanka | May 28, 2010
    Sri Dalada Maligawa is commonly known as The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. It is located in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist temple. The temple is located within the complex of royal palace which hosts the Relic of the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha. From the ancient times, this relic has played a vital role in the local politics since it is assumed that any person who holds this relic has the supremacy over the whole country. Kandy was known to be the last center of the Sinhalese kings and is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO partly along with this temple. Monks belonging to the chapters of Asgiriya and Malwatte conduct worship on a daily basis within the internal chamber of this temple. Thrice daily rituals  [...]