Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hotel Mihintale - Mihintale

Just 12km east of the ruins of the great city of Anuradhapura, the sacred mountain of Mihintale is where Buddhism was first introduced to the island of Sri lanka in the 2nd Century B.C. Set close to this historic site is the Hotel Mihintale - an aesthetic of conformity coupled with modern elegance and ancient splendor, which is most apparent in each of its 10 rooms.

The official website can be found here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Amazon Green Tree Raid 2009

Welcome in Sri Lanka – the pearl of the Indian Ocean. The Amazon Green Tree Raid 2009 will be taking place from the 4th to the 14th october. So the Amazons will soon be ready to experience a new series of adventures in the paradise of Sri Lanka's glorious scenery, and welcomed by the island's friendly and generous population. As you remember, the 2007 Raid in Sri Lanka had to be cancelled, but now that peace has returned, the ZBO team is delighted to return to the setting where the 2004 Raid was particularly successful.
Welcome to the 8th Amazon Green Tree Raid!

Check the official website here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beautiful Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ICC Champions Trophy

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Lanka Tour Organizers

Lanka Tour Organizers” is an organization that provides the opportunity to those who want to experience the taste of real touring and adventure the real chance. You will be able to go to any place in the country for your relaxation or to discover the inner soul in you.

Our main objective is to give those who wish to experience touring and real adventure through our experience even though we have given a value to the services provided. You can select any of our 4 packages. We provide fixed tours and travel routes as well as tours according to your request to any part of the country. There are packages to fit any person. Even a person with an average income can enjoy themselves through us.

You can enjoy facilities of all the Hotels and Rest Houses that are connected with us for a very cheap and considerable price. We have places to accommodate you from tents to star graded hotels all over the country. We supply according to your request.

We also organize Bird Watching and Safari Trips in any National park in the country. So all those nature lovers can join with us to fulfill their dream and to satisfy their tastes.

You will be able to take part in many activities that will be conducted in our Adventure park at Pinnawala and Camp out at the specially prepared campsite in Gampola where we can guarantee you that you will have a time of your life.

If you are looking forward to celebrate the special moments in your lives, then also we will be at your service. We undertake organizing any event to the most considerable rate. Not only that, if need to organize training programs and workshops in the fields of Leadership, Outward Bound, Time Management etc just contact us and we will deliver our service to your doorstep

This organization was founded by Three President Scouts Abeetha Edirisingha, Ravindra Tammita and Daminda Jayasekara who have vast experience in the field of adventure, hiking, camping and touring. You will be able to experience a service where you have not been provided by any other organization of this type combining all services under one Roof. Join With Us to Discover the Undiscovered. The official site can be found here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hotel Sudu Araliya - Polonnaruwa

Journey to Polonnaruwa; ancient Capital City of Ceylon and seat of power of Parakrama, High King of a Majestic era. Beside the banks of the Parakrama Samudra Reservoir, (the second largest inland body of water) surrounded by lush foliage, and serenaded by birds…. You will encounter “Hotel Sudu Araliya” situated on the banks of Parakrama Samudraya – a heaven for the discerning traveler.
Hotel Sudu Araliya is situated on the banks of Parakrama Samudraya at Polonnaruwa and 216km away from Colombo, easy access to archaeological sites and national parks.
Come experience the comfort amidst star class hospitality! Hotel Sudu Araliya, with 50 air-conditioned rooms each nestling amongst flora, all with hot water, mini bar, pipe music, Telephones, Television, and some rooms with bath tub and balcony. Although the hotel is located in the north central province of the country, you will find splendid greenery in and around the hotel premises.
Witness wildlife in its many wonders, the hotel arrange Safaris to minneriya, kawdulla, and wasgamuwa Natinal Parks. view Elephant herds, splendid Bird Life and wandering monkey troops. If you enjoy Boating in the lake, night Camping, fishing or exploring Archeological sites you will find this and so much more at Hotel Sudu Araliya.

The official web site of this hotel can be found here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tintagel Colombo - Colombo

Tintagel is a unique and private hotel, situated in the heart of Colombo’s most elite neighbourhood. Offering 10 individually designed suites with all modern amenities and services, Tintagel is housed in a stunning heritage structure of national importance that was previously home to three of Sri Lanka’s political leaders.
In the uptight neighbourhoods of Rosmeald Place, the Tintagel Colombo hotel is like a heritage of Sri Lanka’s modern history. Old presidential refuge, this majestic establishment is hiding an exotic and timeless setting behind its white walls. In 2005, this national treasure opens a new chapter in its epic adventure thanks to designer Shant Fernando, bringing back within the walls the fast and glory of the old, prestigious and dynastic era.
In the heart of this small haven, high ceilings are smoothly hidden behind in the curves of the arches and immense wooden columns. As the architecture awakes in us some vague desires, the colours (white, ebony and red) give birth to flamboyant combinations. As an inveterate globetrotter, Shant Fernando brings back to life different landscapes of the world through a very eclectic set of furniture. Sofas from Portugal, Flamingo chandeliers, give pureness and serenity to the rooms.
The unavoidable and mythic Alfresco takes you the high point of elegance. In this authentic and stylish restaurant, the visitor can enjoy international and innovative dishes on antique chairs and sparkling trays. In the early hours of the night, the candles will end the darkness from under the parasols pour an unforgettable and romantic dinner.

The blog i found those data can be found here, and the official website of the hotel can be found here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Casa Colombo - Bambalapitiya

A place of trendy version of colonial exotism, in the heart of Bambalapitiya town. Although our eyes are astonished by the large iron gate in front of Galle Road, it is only the shield of the most hip hotel of Colombo. Once destined to destruction, the Casa Colombo is back to its days of glory thanks to its creative and genius owner Lalin Jinasena. Eccentric and staggering, this 2-century-old Moresque castle brings back to life the charms of past times in a custom-made art deco. A tonic alternative to the city’s hassle, an artisanal jewel made in Sri Lanka.'
Padded in the captivating white walls, the army of carved arks and moulded ceiling rest like ultimate witnesses of ancient times. In each corner, colonial antiquities rival with the minimalism of iron and wooden furniture. And consequently, what you have is a flamboyant and upscale design worthy of Austin Power’s psychedelic universe, a mix of profusion, groovy colours and neon lightings. In the retro-chic rooms, your soul finally rests in a haven mounted with silky tints and raw silk curtains.
When you are not in the middle of a motorbike escapade on this lively and coloured island, relax in the shades of the mango trees, reflected by the water from the swimming pool. Under the starlit sky, the ZAZA outdoor tapas restaurant will offer you all the treasures from Asia. You should not miss the opportunity to test your knowledge on teas in a small tour around the exotic world of flavours on the fresh lawn of the T Republique.
Rates: from 71€ for the traveler suite and 177€ for the royal suite.

The official website can be found here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kandy Esala Perahara

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mt Lavinia Hotel Promotions

Wedding Offers for Bankers, Sri Lanka.
Hot Spannish Tapas promotion will be available as well.

Breakfast or Mutton or Chiccken Biriyani Take away ..
The officeial site can be found here.

Sigiriya – The 8th wonder of the World

Sigiriya is a major archaeological site in North Central Sri Lanka. At Sigiriya we find the ruins of an ancient palace complex built during the reign of King Kasyapa. It has been ascribed by UNESCO as one of the seven World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. Probably the most recognizable feature in Sri Lanka is the spectacular rock fortress of Sigiriya. Originally built in 477 A.D. as an impregnable fortress and palace, Sigiriya was later used as a monastic refuge in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The rock dramatically rises 200 meters above the surrounding plains and it is a wonder to imagine how they managed to carry up the materials necessary for its construction. At the base lies the remains of the royal rock and water gardens in what once was the lush pleasure gardens of the royalty. The most significant feature of the Rock would have been the Lion staircase leading to the palace garden on the summit. Lion staircase leading to the palace garden on the summit of Sigiriya Rock. Based on the ideas described in some of the graffiti, this Lion staircase could be visualised as a gigantic figure towering majestically against the granite cliff, facing north, bright coloured, and awe-inspiring. Built in the 5 century AC this magnificent complex of geometrically laid gardens, pools, fountains (still working today) as well as oldest surviving murals of maidens has been a palace of the King Kasyapa.
The pleasure garden of the western side of the rock is studded with ponds, islets, promenades and pavilions. Some underground and surface drainage systems have been discovered during excavations. The wall abutting the moat encircling the fortress is one of the most arresting features.The full original article of this can be found here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sri Lanka: truely a land like no other (with a Great Sinhala Song)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sacred City of Kandy

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Queen's Hotel - Kandy

The Queen’s Hotel is considered today as a historic building to be conserved and held for all time as a part of the history of Sri Lanka’s Central Province. The Queen’s was originally a Governors Mansion with a small structure of buildings constructed to house troops. This was later to become the main complex of the Ceylon Riffle Regiment.
Today the Queen's Hotel which is one of Kandy’s prime properties set on an extent of 217.5 perches of land is one of the finest and grandest architectural buildings of its kind in Kandy, along with its 54 spacious rooms, and emphasis on its superb outlets the Queen's Hotel boasts of the King Narendrasinghe Hall (Mini Ball Room), the Queen of Hearts restaurant, the Lord Mountbatten Lounge Bar, Royal Ball Room and The Pub Royal, the latter being the only British Pub in the city that offers service with true colonial flavour.
What’s significant about Queen's Hotel is, its location both in the city and in Splendid surroundings alongside the Kandy Lake, and the world renowned“Temple of the Tooth Relic of the Buddha”. Every country has its pageants and festivals and so does Kandy which has the world famous “Kandy Esala Perahera Pageant” which is held annually. This pageant proceeds along side the Queen's Hotel's East & West wings, providing the most magnificent viewing facilities for the guests who are patronizing the hotel.
From its inception as the Queen’s in 1895, the hotel has been a magnet to visitors. Henry Cave, in his book “Picturesque Ceylon – Kandy & Peradeniya”. (Published in London in 1894) ”Not a week passes without scores of fresh visitors from every part of the world visiting this historical town. They come here to the home of the latter Singhalese kings, the famous strong hold that was the last part of Ceylon to have fallen into the hands of the British. The lovely setting of the city; the most beautiful walks in the tropics, and the magnificent botanical gardens of PeradeniyaThe official page can be found here. And the wikipedia page is available here.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Gallery Café

The Gallery Café is situated in the center of the city of Colombo yet it remains a beautiful quiet haven to all our patrons. One enters the building down a paved driveway with temple trees and large urns along each side. A doorman dressed in a black and white striped batik Paradise Road sarong greets you as you wonder past showcases containing art works of the current exhibition.
A view across a long pond filled with striking purple nil manel , Sri Lanka's national flower, continues through the latticed doors towards a giant cement urn, which sits at the boundary wall of the cafe.
The Art Gallery is situated at the entrance to the Café. Exhibitions display works of mostly local artists, changing every three weeks. On the side of this courtyard is The Gallery Shop. Open from 10am to 10:30pm, the shop is ideal for finding a quick last minute gift and is filled with a good selection of Paradise Road merchandise.

The official website can be found here

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Photos from travellers ....

"The Island of Sri Lanka is a small universe; it contains as many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen times its size . . . I find it hard to believe that there is any country which scores so highly in all departments - which has so many advantages and so few disadvantages." -- Sir Arthur C Clarke

A Special Thank goes to Photographer Priyantha Bandara at And some other Photographers who i could not find their names.

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