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Counting steps up to Sri Pada (Adams Peak)

Sri Pada (Adams Peak) is a 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well-known for the Sri Pada – “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 m rock formation near the summit, in Buddhist tradition held to… Continue Reading →

Trail to Thotupola mountain

Trail to Thotupola mountain will let you experience the unique montane forest ecosystem of Horton Plains National Park with minimum difficulty. Even though Thotupola mountain is the third highest peak in Sri Lanka, this trail is easy to tackle since… Continue Reading →

Trail to the summit of Kirigalpotta with Jetwing

Kirigalpotta is the second highest peak in Sri Lanka and the trail to the summit of Kirigalpotta is arguably the best nature trail in Horton Plains. The trek is not too tough (but not easy either) and will let you… Continue Reading →

Sithulpawwa – the hill of the quiet mind

With its name derived from the word ‘Chiththala Pabbata’ – meaning the hill of the quiet mind, Sithulpauwa is located within the Yala National Park, in the Hambantota district in the deep south of Sri Lanka. Set in a stunning… Continue Reading →

Bird life of Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya

Located in the center of the Nuwara Eliya city, the Victoria Park, was formally named as such to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897. Originally used as the research field of  the Hakgala Botanical Garden,… Continue Reading →

Elephant lover’s paradise

Minneriya National Park The national park has an ancient man made tank; Minneriya which date back to 276 – 303 BC and park has a land area of 8890 hectares. During the dry season large herds of elephants are seen… Continue Reading →

Pidurangala – Silence and stunning vistas . . .

Located a mere 01km to the north of Sigiriya, the Pidurangala temple, became prominent in 5th century A.D. with the development of the Sigiriya fortress, and Sigiriya becoming the capital city of Sri Lanka. In the 18 years, the King… Continue Reading →

Few more days for the elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park!

Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park’s predominant feature is the ancient, man-made Minneriya Tank  (built in the 3rd century by King Mahasen). The dry season spanning from June to October to each year, is the best time to visit the… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity of Jetwing St. Andrew’s Hotel Wetland Reserve

(Continued from: Recognising the Importance of Wetlands) Over 33 species of plants can be found in the Jetwing St. Andrew’s Hotel Wetland Reserve, eight of which were introduced to the Hill Country region by the British (e.g. arum lily). Many of… Continue Reading →

Boat safari down the Mahamodara River

Glide in a boat on a 12km journey along the Mahamodara river up to the Wakwella bridge. The Mahamodara river is a major tributary of the mighty Gin Ganga, which originates from the Rakwana hills and heads south via the Sinharaja… Continue Reading →

The oldest cave temple near Negombo: Pilikuththuwa Rajamaha Viharaya

Pilikuththuwa Rajamaha Viharaya, a Buddhist cave temple located roughly 30km from Negombo, is an interesting day excursion for both the cultural enthusiast and outdoor adventurer. On a hike through the forested rocky area, visitors can explore some 77 identified and… Continue Reading →

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains, Sri Lanka’s smallest national park, is a protected area located at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 meters (6,900–7,500 ft) in the central highlands of Sri Lanka.  Covered by montane grassland, aquatic and wetland habitats, and cloud forest, this plateau… Continue Reading →

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