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  • Yala National Park

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or ‘Yala East’ for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

  • Blow Hole
So how do you get there? Passing the Matara town and after Dickwella, one has to turn right at Kudawella and proceed about 1.1 km. Residents in the area offer to take care of your vehicle at a nominal fee. About a 20-minute trek along newly built shallow steps brings you to the spot. All along the way little kiosks sell cool drinks and the fresh catch of the area – fish! The batter fried preparation of different kinds of fish, was delicious. Even from far away, one can hear the sounds of the blow hole. There are intermittent periods of silence and then there are sounds similar to the faraway rumbles of thunder – “Ho-ho-ho”. This is when the pressure builds up. Then after a while one hears the delightful sound of the spray as it hisses high up-almost 120 feet into the sky at times.
  • Gems
 
Yet Sri Lanka has managed to strike the perfect balance between the old and the modern so that you never feel as though you are stuck in a time warp. Instead you can enjoy tradition cuisine, influenced by our colonial past and served with a modern twist. You will find buildings with colonial architecture that have withstood the test of time yet now housing modern institutions; you can listen to music that speaks of our history yet appeals to our modern tastes. Sri Lanka’s essence has to be experienced; come visit Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia.
  • Scuba Diving
The Weligama Village situated by a large natural bay shielded by a shallow coral reef. Rated top 10 Beaches in the World. You can find shallow reef to snorkel and fantastic rock formations undersea & Marine life for SCUBA diving. most of the dive sites are between 15M to 20M and open towards the deep blue.

 

  • Wasgamuwa National Park
     
    Sri Lanka also has a range of endemic species such as the Sri Lanka Leopard, the Sloth Bear and the Sri Lankan elephant. It is a privilege to see these animals in their natural habitat and you can have the unique experience of seeing the largest land and sea mammals in one holiday destination. Come visit Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia

 

  • Kandy Esala Perahera
     
    There are colouful pageants referred to as a perehara that are breathtaking to witness. You will see a procession of traditional dancers, whip-dancers, fire dancers and the majestic elephants carrying sacred Buddhist relics. These are experiences that are never forgotten. Come visit Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia.

 

  •  Fresco of Sigiriya

From amazing structures such as temples and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress to rivers and lakes to well planned gardens, visitors will be awed from the moment they arrive. Come visit Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia.

  • Horse Riding
 
Being an island it is easy to experience the country by cycling and backpacking which is a cost effective way to enjoy Sri Lanka. When it comes to island holidays, Sri Lanka is one of the forerunners, with its warm people, sunny climate and exciting adventures. Come visit Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia.
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