Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pilkington Point & Millennium Point ( Fantastic Views )

Next time you visit Bandarawela, Poonagala or Koslanda take time to treat yourself to a fantastic views of the Eastern & Southern plains. Some of the ‘best views’ you will ever experience. If you are interested, read on. It’s quite easy to get there. And always remeber to take a good camera with you.

You can start from either Bandarawela or Koslanda. I will give directions from Bandarawela. That’s where I started from. If you are travelling by bus, this is the easiest route.

From the Bandarawela town take a bus that goes to Poonagala. (The first bus leaves at 6.20 a.m. and will cost you Rs.33/-.) Remember that if you sit on the left side of the bus, you will be able to enjoy the scenery most of the way. Ask the conductor to drop you at the junction / turn off where the road to Koslanda begins. It’s easily identifiable as the ‘Poonagala’ name board is placed at this junction. The approximate distance to this place from Bandarawela is 21km.

Read the whole article about fantastic views on "Lakdasun Forum". And special Thanks to Priyanjan de Silva.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations (Sri Lanka)

Please watch all the videos. And some of the ideas are not very general ideas of all Sri Lankan people. While the war is over time ago now the situation is much different. Enjoy watching the food behaviours of day today Sri Lankan people.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Yellow House - Adam's Peak

Chill out at the Slightly Chilled Yellow House. Let your minds truly unwind before making your hike up to Sri Lanka's most sacred mountain.

These rooms are spotlessly clean. The views from the balconies are picture postcard. The food is delicious and the hospitality is 5 star!

Find booking at Hostels Worldwide.
Direct Dial Telephone
Other meals on request
Picnic Lunches
Afternoon Refreshments
Car Parking( Secure Parking/On Street)
Laundry Facilities
Fax/Photocopying Service
Breakfast Not Included
Ceiling Fan
Iron/Ironing Board

Meemure Village Camp - Knuckles Mountain Range

MEEMURE VILLAGE CAMP offers guests an opportunity to experience what it is like to live in the ancient isolated village of Meemure. The village is situated deep in the Knuckles Wilderness, where the local people have maintained their traditional and cultural attitudes towards the forest’s existence. They rely heavily on the forest for their survival and gain as much as 63% of their total income from the forest resources.
Sri Lankan Expeditions organizers camping events at Meemure. The schedules are as following:

Day 1 - Guests will be met at Corbet’s Gap in the morning. From the Gap proceed to Meemure Village. A typical Sri Lankan lunch awaits the guests at the village camp. In the evening you have the option of exploring the village. Evening barbecue. Overnight in the village camp with all services provided by our team.

Day 2 - After breakfast, four hour trek to Nitre Cave. Return to village for lunch. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight in the village camp.

Day 3 - After breakfast leave to Narangamuwa for a little bit of trekking with packed lunch on the way. Finish the trek at ‘Narangamuwa’ and get met by clients’ own vehicles to be driven to next destination.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Birds of Sri Lanka - Video

This video is a collection of clips of birds captured in my backyard. The video location is about 1.5 km away from the Kandy town centre. This aim of this video is to entice Birdwatchers and Eco-Tourist from around the world to visit Sri Lanka. The clips were shot over a period of few hours, which is proof of the abundance of unspoilt nature in the little Island of Sri Lanka.
The video features the Scarlet (Orange) Minivet, Oriental Magpie Robin, Indian (Common) Myna, Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Red Vented Bulbul, Purple Rumped Sunbird, Ceylon White Eye, Ceylon Woodshrike, Greater Coucal and Ceylon Rufous (Orange-billed) Babbler.

Tourism is vital to the economy of Sri Lanka, specially since it is recovering from over three decades of war. Tourism would help to strengthen the Nations economy to usher in an era of Peace and Stability to small Island nation of very friendly, hospitable and smiling people. Sri Lanka has something to offer every Traveller and is undoubtedly "A Paradise of Diversity and Wonders". Year 2011 is the "Visit Sri Lanka Year".

Sri Lanka welcomes you all to an incredible experience!

-- by chiliadeyes on YouTube

Watch Miss World 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The River House

Savour time & space, and discover an exceptional level of peaceful privacy & stylish comfort in Sri Lanka - unforgettable holiday bliss for you and your partner, or a remarkable destination for a small group holiday, for friends & family.

Whether you are in search of quiet holiday relaxation surrounded by the unspoilt natural beauty of Sri Lanka, or a base to explore the south of this tropical island paradise, The River House encourages you to set your own pace. As a sophisticated & discerning traveller, The River House will allow you to experience the 'real' country, the 'real Sri Lanka', but also do so in style.
The first ever Sri Lankan owned property to be featured in Condé Nast Traveler's exclusive annual Hot List (May '05) as one of the 'Hottest' New Hotels in the World.

The River House promises the knowledgeable independent traveler a carefully conceived, uniquely luxurious Sri Lankan travel experience. A 5-suite Luxury Villa / boutique hotel with all amenities and a private, tranquil and intimate ambience.

- 7-acre riverside estate & tropical gardens. Peaceful, priceless views
- Fantastic varied food at flexible meal times
- Spacious suites, pools, lounge areas & terraces
- In-suite Ayurvedic Massage
- Non-motorized watersports (canoe, kayaks)
- Transport arrangements/Airport Transfers
- we have beach access near by from River House which can be arranged

The official web site of The River House hotel can be found here.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sri Lanka Holiday by

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hotel Seasons - Kurunegala

Hotel Diya Dahara & Hotel Seasons

Address: No. 28 North Lake Road, Kurunegala
Tel: +94372223452, +94375266662

7 A/C Rooms, Restaurant & Bar. Reception Hall. Facilities for Receptions, Seminars & Private Functions, Western, Eastern & Sri Lankan Menus. Rooms with TV & Private Balcony. Room Service, Laundry, Secured Parking. Security Service. Credit Cards accepted. Tourist Boar, Eastn & Westn food

A link to the location in WIKIMAPIA can be found here.

Silver Ray Restaurant - Lellopitiya

Silvar Ray Restaurent is a "A" Grade Luxury Restaurent in between the highway Colombo to Badulla. Its a place to have breakfast oor dinner on the way or to have parties for around 750 guests.
This is an air conditioned restaurent and it is approved by the Tourist Board of Sri lanka as well.
The contact phone number is +94452274764

Ranweli Holiday Village - Waikkal

Ranweli’s architecture blends with the unique and rich natural environment. The serene and idyllic location has been fully utilized in the layout of the land, featuring indigenous flora and fauna,and borders the wide sandy beach on one side, and the river on the other.
The land was originally a coconut plantation surrounded by wetlands mainly mangroves. In conceptualizing Ranweli, the architects used the spacing of the rows of the coconut trees (known as the coconut grid by Agriculturists) as the discipline for the design. The bungalows, central areas and facilities were built by removing the minimum number of coconut trees. For each bungalow constructed, only one tree was removed and the tree trunks were used to construct the pillars.
The connecting walkways open out into beautifully tended palm gardens leading to the heart of the resort. Architecturally and aesthetically the construction and furnishing of the village blends western standards of comfort and with the traditions of indigenous Sri Lankan culture

Ranweli’s restaurant, offers a delicious buffet and a' la carte Sri Lankan and International cuisine. Vegetarian meals are available on request and in all buffets.
In addition to the main restaurant, a pavilion bar by the swimming pool, constructed with eco-friendly and biodegradable material, provides snacks and beverages. This is a favourite spot among the guests to enjoy the ambiance and sunset. Also a small fruit stall called the "Palathuru Masse" located next to the main bar, serves fresh fruit juices and herbal drinks of medicinal value.

Whenever possible fresh produce is procured from the local community. We also have our own organic vegetable plots.
Dining under the Mangroves
This unique dining experience in a secluded forested environment is a must for all nature lovers. The venue is constructed using local materials including jungle poles and dry leaves of the Palmyrah while the furniture has been made with branches of fallen trees and tree trunks. The restaurant stands on stilts which provides a wonderful view of the flowing river and mangroves. Dinner is under the stars with added lighting provided by kerosene lanterns.
Ferry Dinner
This romantic ferry cruise with special dinner is served on a beautifully decorated ferry. The ferry will glide along the scenic river bordering the resort with a personal butler, a chef and a ferryman in attendance to meet all your dining needs. The Guests can select any one of the three specially designed menus. The menus offer a five course dinner with a choice of seafood or Sri Lankan/Eastern dishes or meat, as the main course.

Tea and coffee will be served at the end of the meal. A bottle of sparkling wine is served to complement the dinner.

Sports Facilities
In order to preserve the tranquility and ambiance of the property, Ranweli offers only soft-impact sports and games facilities to our guests.

Squash, Darts, Carrom, Chess, Pool Billiards and Table Tennis

Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Boccia, Cycling

Water Sports
Canoeing, Paddle boating, River Cruises, Fishing

The official web site of Ranweli Holiday Village can be found here.
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