Your getaway to a Luxury Paradise in Sri Lanka – a truly remarkable escapade

Sri Lanka is filled with romantic landscapes, governed by rising mountains, lush forests, ocean like tanks and gushing waterfalls, that it was considered the lost paradise by many a globe trotters, who have visited this beautiful and unique island of Sri Lanka.The golden beaches of the island had been praised for their picture postcard views since eternity. The dusk and dawn and many human activities connected to these times of the day creates a vibrant picture along the coasts of Sri Lanka.There is an exciting mix of serious adventures including animal safaris, hiking, whale and dolphin watching, Hot air ballooning, canoeing, white water surfing , Elephant Safaris, Fishing, Camping, Biking, Trekking, Rock climbing and many more activities. There are many tour operators in Sri Lanka that will arrange packages to suit each and every traveler.There are great many things to do in Sri Lanka, if one is lucky enough to visit this island. There are many hotels and resorts for guests to stay, the Taya Finch Hotel is one such luxury hotel which is the fiction and fantasy of Taya Finch in the getaway in the luxury paradise in Sri Lanka, be ready to get “fussed” upon like royalty, and Finch is part of the most eclectic hotels and locations where guests will re-discover the definition of luxury on an elevated level. It is guaranteed that guests will be enchanted, surprised and will be left with beautiful memories that will last a life time.

North of Sri Lanka is a world apart from the rest of country. Colorful Hindu temples replace the white pagodas while sari clad damsels roam the streets on bicycles. On the western coasts of the country is Colombo, a capital city of the island, which displays a rich colonial heritage. A potpourri of races, religions and cultures. It is a land rich with culture and heritage. From the Hill Country to the North and the East, there are many things to experience, and this paradise is famed for their friendliness and hospitality.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


Tranquil Getaways in Sigiriya – a definite must do

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of the most outstanding archaeologists sights in Sri Lanka. It is also known as the eighth wonder of the world. There are many tourists who come from all over the world to see this unique and ancient rock fortress. The Sigiriya Rock is acclaimed for its excellent arrangements, wonderful frescoes, stunning water powered framework and a piece of intricate work. At the top of the rock fortress, a 360 view of the vast heavenly island can be seen. The marble steps to the top of the Sigiriya will take one through a verifiable trip of religion, culture and a rich history. One of the main sights is the beautiful white Buddha statue in white. Taya Finch is a luxury destination specialist for a Sri Lankan Luxury Holiday. The Resorts that are selected by Taya Finch caters to the traveler with old-world splendor and barefoot luxury. There is a wide selection of hotels and resorts that are selected by Taya Finch which are unique and exclusive.

There are many things that needs to be seen at the Rock Fortress such as the Mamoth Lion’s Paw which is a artistic masterpiece among Sigiriya’s architectural splendor ,which is worth stopping by and snapping some memorable snapshots. There are references in the graffiti to 500 ladies in the famous frescos paintings .However, most have been lost forever. More frescoes, different from those on the rock face, can be seen elsewhere, for example on the ceiling of the location called the “Cobra Hood Cave”. Although the frescoes are classified as in the Anuradhapura period, the painting style is considered unique. There are many interpretations on what these paintings actually mean. The true identity of these paintings of these ladies have not yet been confirmed. The Mirror wall is now partially covered with verses scribbled by visitors to the rock. The mirror wall has verses dating from as early as the 8th century. People of all types wrote on the wall, on varying subjects such as love, irony, and experiences of all sorts.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


Chakra Meditation For Deep Healing And Balancing – Ayurva Traveller will help you enjoy your holiday mentally, physically and spiritually

There’s no better holiday than one that you can achieve inner peace. The Ayurva Traveller is a unique holiday retreat that focuses on giving something much more important than luxury accommodation and mouthwatering meals. The Best Wellness Retreats at Ayurva is centered on the wellbeing of the mind, body and spirit.

Ayurva offers wellness packages to suit the individual needs of the discerning traveller in search of luxury, rejuvenation and inner piece. Award winning resorts in the beautiful islands of Maldives and Sri Lanka offer these special Ayurva packages that provide the ultimate holiday experience with emotional, spiritual and physical well being of the individual.

Chakra meditation too is part of the Ayurva package and you can enjoy certain benefits through this special meditation that is key for deep healing and balancing. Although results through Chakra meditation doesn’t happen overnight, thirty minutes of daily meditation will result in many benefits such as,

A positive outlook in terms of your thought processes and perceptions as well as understanding of certain events and behaviors

Increase in the level of concentration, awareness and memory

Ability to perform better through increased creativity and resourcefulness

Enjoying a deeper sleep. You will get up more refreshed in the morning, which will have a positive impact in your health.

Reduce stress in all areas of your life. And be in control of your emotions and increased patience.

Improve overall health by lowering blood pressure, this will result in reduce in heart and stress related ailments.

By following the Chakra meditation accordingly you will be able to achieve a balanced and harmonious function of the body’s major chakras. You will be able to cleanse the body’s physical, emotional and spiritual toxins through the proper followings on the Chakra meditation.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

Tour in the Hills – Exploring Sri Lanka’s Beautiful Hill-Country

A nation with a rich heritage and a tradition of warm hospitality is Sri Lanka. Also known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the island of Sri Lanka is home to a wide range of attractions, golden sandy beaches and a rich eco-system, making it a great tourist destination. A great way to discover the many features of Sri Lanka by planning a tour with Aitken Spence Travels; one of the most reputed Sri Lanka tour operators.

Sri Lanka central regions are known as the Central Highlands, or colloquially, the Hill Country. The hills country of Sri Lanka is known for its amazing beauty, as this region has many mountain ranges with lush forests on its slopes, many beautiful plantation estates, and a host of cultural and historical attractions. The cool climate and quiet and secluded nature of the hill country has its own exotic blissful charm, which is sure to enchant you.

Some of the most beautiful and popular cities of the hill country include Kandy, Hatton, Nawalapitiya, Nuwara-Eliya, and Bandarawela. While visiting the many cities and towns of the hill country you will come across landmarks and sights such as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, the mystically appealing Horton Plains in Nuwara Eliya, the sacred Dambulla Temple in Matale, the towering Knuckles Mountain Range in Matale/Kandy, the many beautiful waterfalls and rock formations in Elle, and the many iconic tea factories scattered across the hill country. In addition to these stunning sights and attractions, the hill country is also popular for its many plantations. Witness the serene beauty of the tea estates as far as the eye can see and elusive rubber and tree plantations, bathed with the mild fog; a sight that is deeply refreshing and mesmerizing. The hill country is without a doubt Sri Lanka’s most beautiful and luscious region, and is thus a great place to go on a relaxing tour, the likes of which will be forever memorable.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


Queen Victoria Park – A place to relax and refresh in the hill country

Nuwara Eliya often referred to as ‘Little England’ is the favoured cool-climate escape for many in Sri Lanka; however beside this cool refreshing atmosphere there is volume of appeal in this beautiful town for one to experience. The velvety green tea estates, misty mountain peaks, the touch of an English country village are some of the occurrences in this charming hill country at a glance. The Queen Victoria Park is located in this charismatic town that exudes the best climate to nurture greenery.

Nuwara Eliya is a touristic town but never congested with travellers. Hotels in Nuwara Eliya are diverse, you find luxury five stars, guest houses, cottage bungalow accommodation and low budget motels, so you have much to choose from. If you are confused on how to find the perfect accommodation to suit your holiday you can log on to the Cvisit website, which is a secure online booking service that will make life easier for you.

The Queen Victoria Park was established in 1897 to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria. Covering twenty seven acres of land the Victoria Park is the ideal place to relax and inhale the fresh highland air. The park is a paradise for birders and bird enthusiasts since you find varieties of feathered friends being drawn to the park due to the abundance of trees and plants available. You find rare bird species such as Indian Pitta, Pied Thrush, Grey Tit and Kashmir Flycatcher coming to the park so whether you are a birder or not you may want to bring your camera to capture some rare birds during a visit.

During the month of April you find the park filled with colorful flowers especially roses in bloom. Although this is the ‘season’ to visit Nuwara Eliya and the park gets pretty filled up with more locals than tourists, it’s worth a visit.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.


Fine Dining in Colombo; With a constantly developing city

Colombo, Sri Lanka, is a rapidly developing city with an increase in an urban culture and as a result there has been an increase in the amount of fine dining restaurants in Colombo. A number of the aforementioned fine dining restaurants are located in hotels, so be sure to keep this in mind when booking a hotel for your vacation. For more information on your hotel and its facilities, sites such as Cvisit, an online travel brand, will be helpful. Their website, Sri Lanka Hotels by Cvisit, lists a number of hotels and their amenities, making it easier for you to choose the kind of holiday experience you would like.

There are a number of business hotels in Colombo that cater solely to business travelers in the city, who prefer a good location, with only a few distractions. There are also larger hotels that have a various number of fine dining restaurants, large pools, a gym and pubs, for travelers looking to spend more time relaxing in their hotel. However there are a number of fine dining restaurants that are not located in hotels, but are in close proximity to a number of popular hotels. Keep this in mind when booking a hotel as in any city, the location of your hotel in Colombo, is key.

As Sri Lanka has had its fair share of international influences, this is reflected in the cuisine in and around Colombo. There are a number of fine dining restaurants, from Japanese, to French and even Thai, so you will definitely not be stuck for choice. Depending on your palate and company, there are also a number of more relaxed options which are frequented by families and guests looking to enjoy themselves in a different setting.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.


Spa Experience in Bentota; Leave your troubles at the door

The small town of Bentota, located on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, is a tropical paradise located just 100 kilometers from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Be whisked away to the perfect beach setting as soon as you get out of the airport and start your long awaited holiday while basking in the tropical sun. If that isn’t enough, you can make a quick trip down to the famous Induruwa Turtle Hatchery for a pleasant encounter with turtle hatchlings before they are released into the wild.

A Bentota resort by the beach will allow you to unwind on the beach a few minutes after waking up and this is ideal for the visitor who wants to maximize his or her time on the beach. However for a truly relaxing experience look to book a resort such as the Avani Bentota Resort & Spa which offers guests the luxury of a contemporary spa within the hotel. The professional masseurs offer treatments to target your specific needs; from jet lag tonics to de-stress treatments, they will cater to your every need.

After unwinding on the beach, visit the spa for a signature Ayurvedic treatment to sooth your skin after its exposure to the sun. Ayurveda is a traditional treatment that not only rejuvenates the body, but the mind too and many masseurs in Sri Lanka are trained in the art of Ayruvedic treatment. From herbal treatments to baths and massages, allow yourself to be completely revitalized, both physically and mentally. You do not need to experience these moments alone as a number of resorts offer couples massages and packages.

A number of resorts list the treatments they offer and the prices so you can even book in advance to ensure your relaxing holiday goes off without a hitch.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

Domestic Air Travel in Sri Lanka – the convenient way to explore the emerald isle

If you’ve ever imagined swooping down on a cultural site in Sri Lanka, then the wait is over. As part of holidays in Sri Lanka, consult the John Keells Group who will provide you the luxury of discovering all of Sri Lanka in one go. Creating opportunities for investment in Sri Lanka, the Group paves the way for one to fully appreciate the island nation and its best kept secrets.
Be awed by the alluring sight of the Temple of the Tooth Relic as you settle on the calm waters of the Kandy Lake. Cinnamon Air provides similar experiences and getaways to those who truly yearn for a touch of culture and elegance. One may charter a flight to the coastal village of Dickwella, ideally placed in the Matara District from where sunny coastlines and local customs are easily accessible. Sri Lanka’s eastern coast truly serves a plethora of experiences. Therefore the areas of Trincomalee and Batticaloa can be marked down on your travel itinerary as ‘must visits’. Travellers can take advantage of the star class facilities offered on board a series of excellent flights that will in turn take you to places of unimaginable beauty and character.

Nelson Osborne is an independent freelance writer who has been sharing his expertise on a variety of subjects via numerous articles and web content over the years.


Luxury Hotels in Colombo – awaken your senses to the epitome of luxury

Sri Lanka’s commercial capital of Colombo is decorated in many a number of lavish 4 star and 5 star hotels that continue to win the hearts of many. Considered by many as one of the largest conglomerates in the country; the John Keells Group which is known to offer a range of holidays in Sri Lanka has two hotel properties which would complement anyone’s stay. In addition the Group provides prospective investors with opportunities in terms of investment in Sri Lanka.

Indulge in a delightful display of unsurpassed luxury and pampering when you choose the comfort of Colombo’s luxury hotels. Providing every facility to the modern day holidaymaker, such abodes would make you want to stay on for that much longer. In relation to food and beverage, the restaurants at these hotels would offer you a range of local favourites coupled with a fine blend of international dishes that would make one’s mouth water. For the health-conscious, there are state of the art gyms that come with every piece of equipment designed to cater your every requirement. However the rooms that you would have the privilege of coming home to would be simply sensational. The amenities and value additions one would encounter within these abodes will take your breath away. Also when you choose to be based at such hotels, the many attractions of the city such as the Galle Face Green, Pettah Market and the glittering waters of the Indian Ocean would be all but a stone’s throw away.

Nelson Osborne is an independent freelance writer who has been sharing his expertise on a variety of subjects via numerous articles and web content over the years.Google+

Night Life in Galle – For Quieter Times

Galle is a town located in the southern coast of Sri Lanka. With the country’s first highway that was built recently, the capital city of Colombo is connected to this town and the journey there now only takes approximately one hour.

It boasts of many places of interest for the visitor to the town. They range from the blue water beaches, hidden coves where one can go for a sea bath, a UNESCO world heritage site, a hillock known as Rumassala which has a legend that revolves around it, many museums and much more.

Compared to Colombo or even the neighbouring towns of Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa, the nightlife here is calmer and quieter. There are no parties that go on till dawn, no clubs and discos. But what awaits you in the evenings in this magical city are breathtaking sun sets, moonlit sea shores with waters and the waves glistening in moonlight, ships with their lights like stars in the horizon and more.

If it is a quiet night away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo is what you need you can easily drive down to this southern town for dinner or for a drink as it is only an hour away. There are many fine dining restaurants and hotels as well as budget boutiques where you can grab a bite or savour a meal by the sea side in Galle. It is a place to go for a walk on the beach, down the alleys in the Fort, and enjoy a fine bottle of wine.

For anyone keen on exploring the options in terms of Galle Hotels, there are a wide variety of Hotels in Galle, ranging from the star class luxury hotels to beds and breakfast joints. However, one place where anyone can go for a nice walk along the beach and enjoy dinner sitting almost on the beach is at Jetwing Lighthouse. Located on a hillock on the shore, it has amazing views of the ocean spanning in front of you and a quick jump to the beach after dinner is a perfect way to enjoy your sea side retreat and your night in Galle here.