Sri Lanka Yoga Holidays
Yoga dates back to the Vedic period in India at least 5,000 years ago which was a significant period of cultural and spiritual development. The word `Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ which means to merge or unite. Yoga is based on the concept that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. By controlling breathing and holding the body in steady postures, known in yogic terms as ‘Asanas’, stagnant energy centres open up, contributing to better physical health, mental peace and well-being. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years in South Asia as a beneficial complement to Ayurvedic medicine and healing. Ayurveda and Yoga come from the same philosophical background and examines the mind– body relationship from the perspective of maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. Today, people are turning to yoga for many reasons from stress management to maintaining optimum levels of health and well-being.
Special | Wildlife Experience
In Sri Lanka, there are 22 National parks where you can do Wild Life activities, most of them are
opened and some are closed for some period of the year, we operate tours for every park that
These are the National parks in Sri Lanka.
Yala,Wilpattu, Gal Oya, Kumana, Udawalawe, Lahugala Kitulana, Maduru Oya, Wasgamuwa, Flood Plains, Somawathiya, Bundala,Lunugamvehera,Minneriya, Kaudulla , Angammedilla , Ussangoda ,Mullaitivu
Horton Plains, Horagolla, Galway's Land
Hikkaduwa , Pigeon Island
From above Yala, Udawalawe, Mineriya, Wasgamuwa, Kumana, wilpaththu, Horton Plains, and hikkaduwa are very Famous among tourists and most of others atill remains as hidden, If you are planning to see the big cat, yo know what i mean, yes its the tiger, the best places are Yala and Wasgamuwa, Elephants and deers are everywhere in those parks. If you are interested in marine life, the best place is hikkaduwa, Pigeon island is really nice but hikkaduwa reef and around diving areas are the best if you want to explore underwater with your children of if it is your first time.
Special | Whales Watching
Whale and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is becoming a major spot for watching Whales and Dolphins. Sri Lanka is situated within international whaling commission's protected zone in Indian Ocean. West coast in locations from Alankuda beach in Kalpitiya, Mirissa or Dondra Point of down south, east coast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka is the main ports of Whale and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. Whale and dolphin sightings are additionally available in the western coastal cities of Alutgama, Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa.
A high concentration of blue whales and sperm whales has been spotted in the seas off Dondra Head along the deep south coast of Sri Lanka during the months of January to April. Alankuda beach in Kalpitiya is the best places if you are interested in seeing dolphins. During November to March is the best season to go Dolphin Watching off Kalpitiya. Whale and Dolphin watching is also possible during June to September off the eastern shores such as Trincomalee .
Migration Path of Whales
Whales like deep waters. Whales communicate with sound. They use long songs and clicks and noise from ship propellers create a lot of background noise that could disrupt their communication.
Off Dondra Head or Mirissa the continental shelf narrows sharply. Marine biologist Anderson believes some of the blue whales off Dondra Head could be resident whales while others could be migratory ones crossing over to the Arabian Sea from the Bay of Bengal. He suspected that in January they would be passing Sri Lanka on the way to Bay of Bengal and in April they will be passing Sri Lanka again down the south coast passing Maldives to the Arabian Sea. Commercial whale watching in Sri Lanka was first mooted in the 1980s following documentation of whale sightings in the Trincomalee bay by marine biologists of the research vessel The Tulip. They found out that blue whales and sperm whales were coming into the Trincomalee harbour using a submarine canyon. Whales of Trincomalee had also featured in the award winning film "Whales weep not", the first underwater filming of Sperm whales in their natural habitat. Though Trincomalee was earlier tipped to be a whale watching hot spot, security restrictions had shelved projects to develop whale watching in the area. The Voyage of Odyssey, the second research vessel to do research on marine life off Sri Lanka's southern coast in 2003, had also documented whale sightings."To see a Blue whale at sea is something most of us can only dream about. To see more than one in a lifetime is a rarity reserved for a fortunate few," Genevieve Johnson, a research crew member, was quoted as saying in one of the reports in 2003.
In Sri Lanka
Recent sightings of whales in the southern seas were reported by a group called the Mirissa Water Sports, funded by the firm Loadstar. They have been documenting whale sightings since April 2006. It is these sightings that had confirmed Marine biologist Anderson's theory of whale migration around Sri Lanka during January and April. Increased sightings of both blue whales and sperm whales off the southern coast have now opened up a window of opportunity for whale watching tourism in the island's Deep South. With infrastructure and vital data at hand whale watching tourism is gathering momentum in the south. According to marine biologists, the deep sea off Dondra Head is one of the best locations to watch whales in Sri Lanka because of its close proximity to the coast.
Whale & Dolphin Watching - We regularly see large pods of dolphins and, in the migration season, blue whales can be found just a few miles offshore.
We are practices Whale and Dolphin conservation society code of conduct for Whale & Dolphin watching. It is help Sri Lanka to develop Whale & Dolphin watching in a responsible way which ensures the welfare of the Whales & Dolphins.
Dolphin and Whale watching session is month of November to month of April in down south. Morning session will be start at 6.30hrs, please report to Mirissa fisheries harbor by 6.00 am with passports numbers. Normally total trip duration is 3.5 hours or 4 hours, it will depend on sea condition. Boat has roof, seats, and toilet facilities.
Boats have life raft, life jacket, life rings and communication equipments Boat captain and crew have professional qualifications and more than four years of experience in sailing. Our boats are specially design for tourism and it only use for tourist purpose. Boats are registered as ships under (under Sri Lanka flag) Ministry of Ports and Aviation. (Merchant Shipping Division) Passengers are on the boat insured by Sri Lanka insurance cooperation. During the Whale watching trip we will provide mineral water and snack.
Special | Rafting Packages
White Water Rafting In Kithulgala
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream. Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s. It is considered an extreme sport
Sri Lanka Honeymoon Tour Package
If you are confused planning one of your most romantic tour of lifetime, we have something for
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your life. Our honeymoon tour packagesoffer you to enjoy honeymoon tours with your soul mate
in some of the most romantic honeymoon destination of the world. Sri Lanka honeymoon tour
packages are amazingly beautiful and make your honeymoon tour an experience of lifetime that
both of you will love to write the moments spent in honeymoon of Sri Lanka with pen of gold.
Honeymoon is the most awaited period in one's life and one has to choose the most romantic and beautiful place for the same. We suggest Sri Lanka as your ideal honeymoon destination. This island country on the Indian Ocean promises you of some of the most beautiful locations that would bring you both closer to each other. Check out the Sri Lanka honeymoon tour packages which has woven into it several of these places in the most comfortable fashion.
Sri Lanka Travel partner offers numerous honeymoon specials and all inclusive packages. Plan your honeymoon a once in a lifetime tour, booking our tailor made honeymoon tour package that presents you string of choices to pamper you soul mate and share romantic time being together. Our designed custom honeymoon package let you celebrate and enjoy one of the biggest days of your life in some of the romantic destinations that are enjoy honeymoon in Sri Lanka.
Special | Birds watching packages
Kumana National Park
Kumana National Park in Sri Lanka is renowned for its avifauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds. The park is 391 kilometres (243 mi) southeast of Colombo on Sri Lanka's southeastern coast.Kumana is contiguous with Yala National Park, Kumana was formerly known as Yala East National Park, but changed to its present name in 5 September 2006.
Bundala National Park
Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of Birds, the highlight being the Greater Flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993. In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 245 kilometres (152 mi) southeast of Colombo.
Kaudulla National Park
Kaudulla National Park is a national park on the island of Sri Lanka located 197 kilometres (122 mi) away from the largest city, Colombo. It was designated a national park on April 1, 2002 becoming the 15th such area on the island. In the 2004–2005 season more than 10,000 people visited the National Park, generating an income of Rs.100,000 from entrance fees.Along with Minneriya and Girithale BirdLife International have identified Kaudulla as an Important Bird Area. Historically Kaudulla was one of the 16 irrigation tanks built by King Mahasen. Following a period of abandonment it was reconstructed in 1959. It now attracts and supports a variety of plant and animal life, including large mammals, fish and reptiles.
Horton Plains National Park is an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains.
Anawilundawa wetland sanctuary is located between the coast and the Chillav – Puttalam railway line of the North-Western province of Sri Lanka and covers an extent of 1400hectares. Anawilundawa is the second RAMSAR wetland site in Sri Lanka and has proudly recorded the sighting of more than 20, 000 birds of 150 species! Anawilundawa is marshy and packed with luscious vegetation. Water lilies such as Olu and Manel crowd the water-logged soil which is surrounded by tall grass with patches of thick forest growing here and there. It is one of the finest wetlands in the island for sighting water birds. During the migration season, a large variety of birds can be seen using this area as feeding ground as well as breeding ground. An abundant number of Waterfowl are found here including the Little Grebe, Lesser Whistling Duck and the Cotton Teal. Migrant birds like the Sand-piper, Pintail, Garganey Common and Pintail Snipe are seen seasonally. In addition to these water birds, large numbers of Asian Open-bill and Little Cormorants alsonest here.
Muthurajawela Marsh is situated towards the southern part of Negombo. The boundaries span from Negombo lagoon (which also helps to create a costal eco system) and Kelaniya River situated at the northern tip of Colombo. Muthurajawela is in close proximity to Colombo.Muthurajawela Marsh is said to be the island’s largest saline peat bog. It is believed to have originated about 7000 years ago. There are some residuals which extend up to 500 years towards the history from now. Muthurajawela bears staggering species of flora and fauna. Numerically 192 flora and 209 fauna,excluding 102 species of birds have been discovered. Some indigenous floras and faunas have also been found in Muthurajawela marsh. Visitors may see water birds such as herons, egrets in abundance in the lagoon and the marsh. It is also a residence for 40 different species of fish, of which 15 falls under the category of indigenous fauna. The nocturnal animal, slender Loris, which is believed to be endangered, can be seen once in a blue moon
Lying 25km east of the city of Kandy, the Knuckles mountain range exists as a unique ecosystem separate from the rest of the central hills. Covering a distance of about 12 miles Knuckles extends roughly from the northwest to the southwest of Sri Lanka. Over 120 bird species recorded here include many endemic ones including the yellow-fronted barbet, dusky- blue flycatcher, ceylon lorikeet, ceylon grackle, yellow-eared bulbul and Layard's parakeet.
Kithulgala Forest Reserve
The Kithulgala forest is a secondary rain forest situated beside the Kelani River, one of our longest rivers. There is a tributary flowing through the forest to this river. The forest reserve has a high biodiversity. Though it is mostly secondary forest, it's faunal and floral diversity is very similar to a primary forest. Wild boar, Toque Macaque, Purple faced leaf monkey, and Barking deer are some of the interesting mammal species. Among the interesting bird species Red faced Malkoha, Ceylon Blue Magpie, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Frog Mouth and Layard's Parakeet are outstanding
Some of these parks are not opened all the year, and some have seasons to visit if you are targeting for bird watching, so let us know your requirements , we will let you know the availability.
Dambana Vedda village
Dambana is situated about 300 km away from Colombo it is near the Mahiyanganaya. Dambana is a jungle village. The Sri Lankan Vedda people (indigenous people of Sri Lanka) are still living in this jungle village. vedda of Dambana has own tradition and culture. Many tourists like to discover indigenous people of Sri Lanka. Vedda has original language. It is called as Vedda language it is different from Sinhala language. If you vist Dambana you Can learn about tradition of these people.
According to Vedda language they will call you as kakula (boy) or Kakuli(girl). You can watch vadda traditional dance and listing their traditional songs. kiri koraha is traditional dance of vedda which used to obtain bless of their gods
Dambana is famous for bees Horney and Vedda’s Traditional foods.Vedda used bows and arrows to hunt before 1980. But they are not using bows and arrows to hunt now vaddas depend on cultivation. They use chena for cultivation. Sri Lanka has completely prohibited hunting
Ratnapura ("City of Gems") is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka and the Ratnapura District. The name 'Ratnapura' is a direct Sanskrit word meaning City (from the Sanskrit word 'Pura') of Gems (from the Sanskrit word 'Ratna') over 2000 years ago when the first Buddhist monks arrived here from the north eastern provinces of India namely Bodh-Gaya, Varanasi and Pataliputra they not only did bring with them the Buddhist religion but since their teachings were mainly in Sanskrit and Pali they also influenced the local language, the palm candy produced traditionally in this region, but the more common explanation in Sri Lanka is that it comes from the Sinhala "ratna" meaning gems and "pura" meaning city. Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura. Located some 101 km south east of capital Colombo.
It is the centre of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires, and other gems. Apart from gem mining, the city is known for rice and fruit cultivations. Large plantations of tea and rubber surround the city. Tea grown in this region is called low-country tea. There is a well-established tourism industry in Ratnapura. Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Udawalawe National Park, Kitulgala, and Adam's Peak are especially popular among tourists.
In 1901, the town of Ratnapura had a population of 4,084, and in 2011, it had increased to 52,170 and this consisted of Buddhist, Hindus, Christians and Muslims.
- Turtle watching in Rekuwa, South Coast March to July
- Surfing in Arugambay May 2015 to July
- Vesak Festival 3rd & 4th May
- Poson celebration in Mihintale June
- Sloth Bear season in Yala & Wasgamuwa June to July
- International Surfing Competition in Arugambay June to July
- Snorkeling, diving and whale watching in North East June to September
- Kataragama Perahera and the fire walking festival July
- Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya June to December
- Kandy Esala Perahera 15th – 30th August
- Elephant Gathering in Minneriya September