I began experiments by taping my paperbacks about 15 years ago. Now, with improved techniques, I have managed to maintain all the paperbacks in my library in their original condition.
Galle Harbour had been busy trading with Greece, China and Arabia as far back as 125 AD. That was when Ptolemy marked Galle harbour in his world map.
James Taylor was only 17 when he came to Loolkandura, Sri Lanka in 1852. A modest plaque in the premises of his old log cabin today says that he was a strong and big-built man, weighing 246 pounds (111.58kg). It is a believable fact when looking around and thinking how he would have reached the...
Its 5.50 in the morning. The train starts to slow down because of the steady ascend uphill. The speed of the train becomes ideal for sightseeing. However, I'm a bit reluctant to open the glass pane. It is too cold outside! This is Kadugannawa, one of the most picturesque stretch of mountains in...
Parakrama Samudra (the Sea of Parakrama) is one of the largest reservoirs in Sri Lanka. It was built by King Parakramabahu the Great, in the 12th century. The dam of Parakrama Samudra is 14 kilometres long and 12.2 metres high. The Bund Road you are walking runs over this dam. It holds a body of...
Kataragama is the only place in the world where people of all religions and all races come to venerate one god. This god is called God Kataragama, or Skanda.
Kadugannawa is one of the entry points to the ancient hill capital of Sri Lanka, the Kandyan Kingdom. It is popular because of the geographical setting which creates spectacular views over the valley below, and because of the gap through the mountains which had made it extremely difficult to access...
As now you know Ten Things to do in Kandy, you should as well know what is out there a short while away from Kandy. Here are some top excursion sites around Kandy that you can try out while you stay there.
Polhena Beach is special because of its 4 kilometer long coral reef lying about 200 meters off the shore, lying parallel to the beach guards the shore from huge waves.
This romantic piece of land, covering about 59 hectares, was established as the Royal Botanic Gardens in the year 1821. There are a collection of about 4000 plant species including over 180 species of beautiful and rare Orchids in the Royal Botanic Garden, Peradeniya.
Until Priyanke, my traveller-friend brought the news that there are subterranean limestone caves somewhere in Ekiriya, I never thought I would be able to witness another of the kind like the Wavulpane limestone caves in Sabaragamuwa Province, which is currently the most famous of the kind in the...
The most popular and bestselling five fast food items of Sri Lanka, enjoyed by the travelers and fun-lovers.
Udawattakele was the forbidden forest of the ancient Kandyan kings. Udawattakele is unique because it is man-made. Back in the time of kings Udawattakele was a forbidden place for ordinary folk.
A Historical mansion, which is commonly known as the Adisham Bungalow, is built by Sir Thomas Lister Villiers. It is situated in Thangamale Monastery, Haputale, Sri Lanka.
Read about one of the places where world's best brass handicrafts are made. Traditional Kandyan brass craftsmen make them.
Visit Kandy, Sri Lanka. Here are the best ten ways to spend time in Kandy while having fun and relaxation.
An exotic fun activity in Sri Lanka. Watch whales and dolphins teaming in the Indian Ocean offshore south Sri Lanka.