Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 39 males and 49 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.
Spice Gardens and Spices in Sri Lanka
These spice gardens offers tourists memorable visits to various spice plantations in Sri Lanka. Spice council was established with all key industry private and public sector stakeholders.There are some 4,000 different species of plants at Peradeniya Gardens. The 10,000 or so trees, which are the stars, are mature, lofty giants, many of them tropical timber trees.
Pinnawala Open Zoo
The Pinnawala Open Air Zoo is Sri Lanka’s first open air zoo which has been declared open to the public as of April 2015. The zoo spreads over an expanse of 44 acres which has been landscaped without harming its natural beauty.The zoo consists of two zones “Sri Lankan” and “World”. Currently the zoo is home to a number of native animals such as deer, leopard, crocodiles, and species of monkeys, birds and many more.
Tea Factory Visit
Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall of the country's central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high-quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, a British planter who arrived in 1852. Tea processing is the method in which the leaves from the tea plant Camellia sinensis are transformed into the dried leaves for brewing tea.
The rich heritage of the island country is obvious from the attractions of Kandy. While the old monarchy is represented by the palace and the manmade lake, the influence of the colonial rule is evident in its architecture. The botanical gardens pay testimony to the love the Europeans had for the greens and also provide a wonderful retreat to visitors today. It is indeed worth a visit. In 1592 Kandy became the capital city of the last remaining independent kingdom.
Soora Saradiel Village
Deekirikevage Saradiel widely famous as Utuwankande Sura Saradiel,translation:Saradiel the Hero of Mountain Utuwan. 25 March 1832 – 7 May 1864) is a Ceylonese gang leader and bandit who became a legendary figure in Sri Lanka known as the "Robin Hood of Sri Lanka". Some Sri Lankan scholars place him in the context of regional insurgencies of against British Colonial rule rather than a manifestation of local lawlessness or economic justice.
Approximately 18 kilometres northeast of Kurunegala, Ridi Viharaya is located in the city of Ridigama. There are approximately twenty-five caves around the temple, which are considered to be inhabited by Arhat monks, since the arrival of Arhat Mahinda in 3rd century BCE. The temple was revived in the 18th century CE, during the reign of Kirti Sri Rajasinha of Kandy (1746-1778 CE). Uda Viharaya was added to the complex during this period. Several affiliated devalas: Kumara Bandara Devalaya and Paththini Devalaya were also established.
Elephant Back Safari in Sri Lanka brings in many joys.All of these add up to bring about memorable experiences to the tourists. The majestic beasts, the locations in close proximity to the cultural attractions and the terrain, rich with bird life. Elephant Back Safaris are one of the newest and most thrilling safari experiences in Sri Lanka. These Elephant Back Safaris not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of an elephant.
Bible Rock Hike
You don’t always get the opportunity to view the famous Bible Rock, or Bathalegala, from a very unusual angle. Usually we see it from far – a somber square sentinel in the distant mountainous horizon, looming over other rock and mountain, on our way up or down the Kadugannawa Pass along the Kandy Road. It is a distinguishing feature of that scenery, rising 2,618 feet above sea level and considered a delightful landmark which has challenged painter, poet and photographer from time immemorial.