Category Archives: Historical

Top 5 Attractions in Sri Lanka

Top 5 Attractions in Sri Lanka

What are the attractions that are most popular with visitors to Sri Lanka, apart from the beaches? We conducted an informal survey among tourists and tourist drivers and discovered these are the top f ...
Which Destination is Right for Me?

Which Destination is Right for Me?

 If you are planning your first visit to Sri Lanka, this is a sensible question because this is a country with so many diverse attractions. Obviously a lot will depend on whether you are young and fit ...
150 Years of Trains in Sri Lanka

150 Years of Trains in Sri Lanka

In the 1867, the fortunes of British-governed Ceylon, as Sri Lanka was then known, were enhanced by the building of the first railway track to Kandy and the planting near Kandy that same year of the f ...
Dambulla: Sri Lanka’s Mountaintop Temple

Dambulla: Sri Lanka’s Mountaintop Temple

Atop the famous Dambulu-gala (Rock of Dambulla) is perched the Dambulla Raja Maha Vihara that give the rock and the surroundings its character. Within the caves of this temple one can find ancient mur ...
Historic Attractions in Colombo

Historic Attractions in Colombo

The city of Colombo is the best launch pad with which to explore the rest of Sri Lanka. The hub of the country is a bustling, crowded place, alive and ebbing with people morning and night like the tid ...