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SRI LANKA’S TOP-RATED EAST COAST BEACHES

Ceylon Roots If you’re here, then you're ready to plan your holiday paradise island - a.k.a SRI LANKA! As an award-winning destination management company in Sri Lanka, we live, breathe and sleep all things Sri Lanka and here’s our expert travel opinion on where are...

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HAKGALA BOTANICAL GARDEN – HAKGALA

HAKGALA BOTANICAL GARDEN – HAKGALA

Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest garden among the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve, which is the home to a variety of wild life, including bears, monkeys and birds. Situated some 5 kilometers South of...

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LANKATILAKA VIHARAYA

LANKATILAKA VIHARAYA

Lankatilaka Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is considered as the most magnificent architectural edifice created during the Gampola era. The history of the temple goes back to the 14th century. According to historical...

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KNUCKLE MOUNTAIN RANGE – MATALE

KNUCKLE MOUNTAIN RANGE – MATALE

The Knuckles mountain range, so called because its appearance resembles the knuckles of a clenched fist is located to the east of Kandy and Matale in central Sri Lanka, and consists of five mountain peaks and several other smaller peaks. Walking in the Knuckles is...

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Gal Oya National Park – Ampara

Gal Oya National Park – Ampara

Gal Oya National Park is located 376 km northeast from Colombo in Badulla District with part of it stretching into Ampara District. One of Sri Lanka’s most untouched and quietest national parks, Gal Oya’s diverse terrain of lakes and jungle forest is set against a...

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Kumana National Park – Kumana

Kumana National Park – Kumana

The Kumana National Park, also known as Yala East National Park is located in the Ampara district of south-east of Sri Lanka at a distance of 391 kilometers from Colombo. The gateway to Kumana National Park is at Panama. Kumana national park and bird sanctuary is...

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Passikudah – Batticaloa

Passikudah – Batticaloa

Passikudah is a small coastal village situated in the east of Sri Lanka about 35 kilometres from Batticaloa. It is famous for its golden bay and clear, shallow waters in which you can wade 50 metres out to sea. The bay of Passikudah is truly scenic and is protected by...

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Trincomalee – Trincomalee

Trincomalee – Trincomalee

rincomalee (Trinco) sits on one of the world’s finest natural harbors. This historic city is old almost beyond reckoning: it’s possibly the site of historic Gokana in the Mahavamsa (Great Chronicle), and its Shiva temple the site of Trikuta Hill in the Hindu text Vayu...

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Jaffna City – Jaffna

Jaffna City – Jaffna

Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka. 85% of the populations of the Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts are Hindus. It is an exciting place to visit and attracts many travellers after the civil war. Jaffna is home to beautiful Hindu temples. An...

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Negombo City – Negombo

Negombo City – Negombo

Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo. As the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka, Negombo has long been a center of commercial activity and urban lifestyle, in addition to its reputation as a popular stopover destination for...

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Colombo City

Colombo City

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. It is the financial centre of the island and a tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura...

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Brief Garden by Bevis Bawa – Bentota

Brief Garden by Bevis Bawa – Bentota

Located ten kilometers inland from Bentota, Brief Garden is the legendary garden and country home of Bevis Bawa and was the garden which inspired his brother, renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa to create Lunuganga. The garden, which has been open to the public since...

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Hikkaduwa Coral Reef

Hikkaduwa Coral Reef

Hikkaduwa Coral Reef - Hikkaduwa Hikkaduwa coral reef is one the most beautiful coral reefs found in Sri Lanka and the first coral reef to be declared a marine national park. It is one of the reefs that is easily accessible as well because it is close to Colombo and...

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Hiyare Reservoir Rain Forest

Hiyare Reservoir Rain Forest

Hiyare Reservoir Rain Forest - Galle Hiyare Reservoir Rain Forest is situated on Udugama Road in Galle. It is approximately 15.8 km along the Galle – Udugama Road passing Walahanduwa and Isivara. Hiyare Reserve is a conservation forest area located next to the Hiyare...

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Cinnamon Plantation

Cinnamon Plantation

Cinnamon Plantation Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is the world's largest producer and exporter of pure cinnamon to the world and pure Ceylon Cinnamon Suppliers from Sri Lanka claim 90% of global market share. Cinnamon grown and produced in Sri Lanka has acquired long standing...

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Wewrukannala Buduraja Maha Viharaya

Wewrukannala Buduraja Maha Viharaya - Dickwella Wewrukannala Buduraja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple which is situated in Dikwella. This amazing temple is towered by a large statue of Lord Buddha in the seated position. This 48 m statue is one of the largest...

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Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park - Bundala Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering group for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. It is situated in the Southern Province, close to Hambantota. During the months between September and March it is filled with...

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Yala National Park

Yala National Park is an enormous part of the Sri Lankan southeast corner, they stretch from the jungles inland to the beaches on the Indian Ocean . Doing a jeep safari through the grassy plains, and along the lagoon will ensure you spot a lot of wildlife , also YALA...

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Horton Plains

Horton Plains in Sri Lanka, is the coldest and windiest location in the country. Horton Plains is spread over the southern ridge of the central highlands in between Nuwara Eliya and Haputale. The plains are also of outstanding scenic beauty and conservation...

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Pidurangala Rock

Pidurangala Rock located in a famous Sri Lankan village called Sigiriya mirrors the world popular Sigiriya Rock in so many ways. They are both volcanic hills rising out of the Sri Lankan jungle, and they are both richly steeped in history. Pidurangala is a popular...

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Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

Udawatta Kele Sanctuary or the Royal Forest Park of Kandy is situated on the hillside behind the Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This forest extends about 257 acres and is considered to be a vital Bio reserve for the much populated Kandy City. The...

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Samadhi Buddha Statue

Samadhi Buddha Statue is a famous statue which is been visited usually when in Anuradhapura, this is located at the Mahamevnawa park in Anuradhapura . Samadhi refers to Buddha's enlightenment which is depicted by the statue with the sitting position of meditation....

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Mihintale

Mihintale is revered as the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa. In the month of June this place is becoming a major religious center, where pilgrims...

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Lovamahapaya

Lovamahapaya is a building situated between Ruwanweliseya and Sri Mahabodiya in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya because the roof was covered with bronze tiles. The edifice with its 400 foot long sides...

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Thuparama

Thuparama is the first stupa to be built in the country after the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. Built in the time of king Devamnampiyatissa (250BC – 210BC). The stupa was built on the instructions of Mahinda Thero who brought Buddhism to the island to...

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The Lankaramaya stupa

The Lankaramaya stupa was built on the 1st century BC by King Vattagamini Abaya (Walagamba). The ancient name of this temple is “Silasobbha Khandaka Cetiya” This stupa too has had a magnificent vatadage surrounding the stupa. There are indications of 88 stone pillars...

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Mirisawetiya

Mirisawetiya is one of the most ancient Stupas in Sri Lanka . Built by the Great King Dutugemunu. It is believed that the great King Dutugemunu made many wishes here that have come true during his lifetime. It is rumored that the King once forgot to offer a pod of...

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Isurumuniya

Isurumuniya is one of the granite, marble and stone structures located near Tissa Wewa in Anuradhapura. The structure of Isurumuniya is a crossover between a temple and a fortress. Isurumuniya nurtures young minds and leads them along the path of spirituality, wisdom...

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Jetavanaramaya

The Jetavanaramaya is a Buddhist Stupa located in the ruins of Jetavana in the ancient city Anuradhapura. It is one of the eight sacred places in Sri Lanka, and it is considered as the tallest Buddhist Stupa in the ancient world, with a height of 400 feet. The stupa...

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Abhayagiriya

Abhayagiriya is an ancient Buddhist Monestry situtated in Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka. The monestry was established by King Valagamba. Histrorically it was a great monastic center as well as a royal capital, with magnificent monasteries rising to many stories, roofed...

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Ruwanweli Maha Seya

Ruwanweli Maha Seya is a prominent Buddhist stupa situated in the ancient historic city of Anuradhapura. Ruwanweli Maha Seya is a stupa which is a hemispherical structure and contains the largest collection of relics (two quarts) of the Buddha and it is considered...

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The Lipton’s Seat

The Lipton's Seat is one of Sri Lanka's most impressive viewpoints , it is located on the top of the town's namesake, Poonagala Hill. Sir Thomas Lipton used to sit and contemplate his plantation with its stony landscape and green tea bushes . The point of Lipton's...

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Taprobane Island “Galduwa”

Taprobane Island originally called “Galduwa”, located just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka opposite the village of Weligama, is a private island and was originally built in the 1920’s. It was renamed after the old Greek word for Sri Lanka, by its most famous...

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya, also called Lion Rock or Lion Mountain. The palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarana. It is also referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World . This ancient palace and fortress complex has a significant...

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The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the most revered site in Sri Lanka preserving the Relic of Buddha. It is locally known as the Sri Dalada Maligawa and is a place of worship. It is situated adjacent to the royal palace compels of the former Kingdom of Kandy, the...

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Koneswaram Hindu Temple

Koneswaram Hindu Temple is also known as Thirukoneswaram. It is situated in Trincomalee which is on the east cost of Sri Lanka. The temple lies on a high rocky promontory surrounded by a jaw - dropping scenery on all sides , the colorful Koneswarama temple sits high...

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Dambulla Royal Cave Temple

Dambulla's famed rock cave temple is an iconic Sri Lankan Image you'll be familiar with its spectacular Buddha - filled interior long before you arrive in town . It is also called the Golden Temple in Dambulla and it is also listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site...

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YALA NATIONAL PARK

''An enormous part of the Sri Lankan southeast corner is YALA National park ,they stretch from the jungles inland to the beaches on the Indian Ocean . Doing a jeep safari through the grassy plains, and along the lagoon will ensure you spot a lot of wildlife , also...

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AYUBOWAN (GREETINGS) FROM SRI LANKA

To say that 2020 has been the toughest year of our lives would be an absolute understatement. That’s the extent to which this year has affected our lives, with a sense of fear and countless uncertainties. Nonetheless, with recent developments on the global front, we...

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Fare Surf in Srilanka: alla ricerca dell’onda perfetta

Fare Surf in Srilanka: alla ricerca dell’onda perfetta

Chi fa surf è sempre alla ricerca dell'onda perfetta, ecco perchè bisognerebbe provare un viaggio in Sri Lanka per praticarlo. Qualunque sia la specialità preferita tra surf, windsurf, bodyboarding, skimboarding, body surfing, la voglia di fare surf in Sri Lanka sarà...

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Vesak in Sri Lanka: il festival buddista

Vesak in Sri Lanka: il festival buddista

Il Vesak è il principale festival religioso buddista in Sri Lanka, quest'anno si è svolto verso la fine del mese di aprile. Durante questo periodo, la gente celebra il triplice anniversario del Signore Buddha - la sua nascita, il suo conseguimento dell'Illuminazione e...

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Viaggiare in Sri Lanka con i bambini

Viaggiare in Sri Lanka con i bambini

I viaggi sono un'occasione per crescere esplorando un territorio fuori dalla quotidianità, ed uscire dai propri limiti. I piccoli viaggiatori potranno scoprire nuove culture e le loro abitudini, vedere luoghi nuovi e aprire la mente. Viaggiare in Sri Lanka con i...

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Sri Lanka e Maldive: esperienze tra terra e mare

Sri Lanka e Maldive: esperienze tra terra e mare

A tratti selvaggio, lo Sri Lanka si presenta accogliente e ricco di meraviglie agli occhi di chi sceglie un viaggio nell'Isola Splendente. Si trova sotto l'India e vicino alle Maldive, una posizione perfetta per abbinare un tour di scoperta al completo relax in una...

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Quando andare in Sri Lanka

Quando andare in Sri Lanka

Diciamo la verità: la vacanza è uno dei momenti più attesi dell'anno e desideriamo che tutto sia perfetto, anche le condizioni meteorologiche. Se state pianificando un viaggio è necessario verificare quando andare in Sri Lanka per evitare piogge torrenziali. L'isola...

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Ceylon Roots e le fiere di settore: quando e perchè?

Ceylon Roots e le fiere di settore: quando e perchè?

Negli ultimi anni stiamo partecipando alle fiere di settore in giro per il mondo attraverso i nostri Responsabili Marketing perchè le riteniamo un valido strumento di comunicazione e di presentazione. La partecipazione alle fiere viene pianificata per tempo e nel...

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El té de Sri Lanka: la felicidad en verde esmeralda

¿Cuántas veces ha comprado té cogiendo una caja en las estanterías de una tienda? Lo hice muchas y muchas veces antes de visitar Sri Lanka, pero después de vivir la experiencia en las plantaciones de té y sus fábricas, elegir té ya no es lo mismo para mí. El té de Sri...

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Il tè dello Sri Lanka: la felicità nel verde smeraldo

Il tè dello Sri Lanka: la felicità nel verde smeraldo

Quante volte hai comprato il tè prendendo una scatola a caso dallo scaffale? A me è successo tante volte prima di partire per lo Sri Lanka. Dopo aver vissuto l'esperienza nelle piantagioni di tè e nell'annessa fabbrica, scegliere il tè non è più la stessa cosa. Il tè...

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Ella es una inmersión en la naturaleza de Sri Lanka

La fama de Ella ha crecido mucho en los últimos años y hoy es uno de los destinos obligatorios durante un viaje a Sri Lanka. Siendo un "nuevo" destino, las instalaciones de alojamiento son básicas y respetan la esencia del lugar. De hecho, es el mejor lugar para...

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Elefantes de Pinnawala

Elefantes de Pinnawala

El orfanato de elefantes de Pinnawala es uno de los turistas por excelencia, presente en casi todos los tours debido a su ubicación y singularidad. Está entre la antigua ciudad de Kandy y la actual capital de Colombo y es la parada adecuada para ver los elefantes en...

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El viaje en tren: una experiencia para hacer

El viaje en tren: una experiencia para hacer

Esta mañana el reloj de alarma se reproduce temprano. Estamos esperando por horas en autobús para llegar a Nuwara Eliya y comenzar el viaje en tren, una experiencia para descubrir Sri Lanka de manera diferente. El verdadero viaje de descubrimiento no es buscar nuevas...

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Viaje a Sri Lanka: diez cosas que ver

Viaje a Sri Lanka: diez cosas que ver

"Quiero ir a Sri Lanka, pero ¿cuáles son las cosas que ver?" ¿Qué no puedo perder durante el viaje? Estas son las preguntas recurrentes que se hacen a los agentes de viajes durante el asesoramiento. Consejos de expertos en un destino poco conocido como Sri Lanka son...

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Viaggio di nozze in Sri Lanka: si, lo voglio.

Viaggio di nozze in Sri Lanka: si, lo voglio.

La luna di miele ha in sé una serie di aspettative molto alte proprio perchè festeggia un momento importante nella vita di coppia. Inoltre, è l'occasione per rallentare il ritmo dopo lo stress del matrimonio, oltre ad essere in molti casi il primo grande viaggio della...

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12 esperienze in Sri Lanka (da non perdere)

12 esperienze in Sri Lanka (da non perdere)

Ogni turista è un viaggiatore che porta con sé aspettative, motivazioni, desideri e conoscenze diverse. La voglia di vivere il viaggio in prima persona è la richiesta di tutti, ecco perchè abbiamo selezionato 12 esperienze in Sri Lanka, da personalizzare e adattare...

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dove vedere gli elefanti in Sri Lanka

dove vedere gli elefanti in Sri Lanka

Il Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage è uno dei posti turistici per eccellenza, presente in quasi tutti i tour per via della sua posizione e dell'unicità del luogo.  Si trova a metà strada tra l'antica città di Kandy e l'attuale capitale Colombo ed è la giusta tappa per...

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Mappa dello Sri Lanka: dieci appunti utili

Mappa dello Sri Lanka: dieci appunti utili

"Ayubowan", è la parola di saluto singalese. Un buongiorno che viene recitato sorridendo con le mani giunte per augurarvi una lunga vita. È questo il benvenuto che vi riserveranno nell'Isola Splendente insieme ad una collana di fiori. In Sri Lanka l'atmosfera serena...

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I piatti tipici dello Sri Lanka

I piatti tipici dello Sri Lanka

Una delle domande più frequenti durante l'organizzazione di un viaggio, qualsiasi sia la destinazione, è riferita al cibo. Per prepararvi al viaggio culinario abbiamo descritto in questo articolo i piatti tipici dello Sri Lanka. La perla dell'Oceano Indiano offre...

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Viaggio in Sri Lanka: dieci cose da vedere

Viaggio in Sri Lanka: dieci cose da vedere

"Voglio andare in Sri Lanka, ma quali sono le cose da vedere"? Cosa non posso assolutamente perdermi durante il viaggio? Questa sono le domande ricorrenti che vengono fatte agli agenti di viaggio durante la consulenza. I consigli degli esperti su una destinazione poco...

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Ella: un’immersione nella natura dello Sri Lanka

Ella: un’immersione nella natura dello Sri Lanka

La fama di Ella è cresciuta molto in questi ultimi anni ed oggi è una delle mete richieste durante un viaggio in Sri Lanka. Essendo una destinazione quasi "nuova" le infrastrutture ricettive sono basilari e rispettano molto l'essenza del luogo.  Ella infatti è il...

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Il viaggio in treno: un’esperienza da fare

Il viaggio in treno: un’esperienza da fare

Questa mattina la sveglia è suonata presto. Ci aspettano delle ore in autobus per raggiungere Nuwara Eliya e iniziare il viaggio in treno, un'esperienza da fare per scoprire lo Sri Lanka in modo diverso. Il vero viaggio di scoperta non consiste nel cercare nuove...

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il festival più spettacolare dello Sri Lanka

il festival più spettacolare dello Sri Lanka

L'Esala Perahera di Kandy è lo spettacolo più straordinario dello Sri Lanka riconosciuta  come la celebrazione religiosa più suggestiva di tutta l'Asia. Si svolge nell'arco di 10 giorni durante il plenilunio del mese di Esala, che cade tra luglio e agosto, e finisce...

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Prima di partire per lo Sri Lanka

Prima di partire per lo Sri Lanka

Come ogni viaggio il momento che lo precede è vissuto tra preparativi e una to do list intensa. Prima di partire per lo Sri Lanka ho stilato una lista di cose da fare, da comprare e da ricordare. Voglio condividerla con voi per facilitare la preparazione della...

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Un assaggio di Sri Lanka, tra spiritualità e natura

Un assaggio di Sri Lanka, tra spiritualità e natura

Ci si innamora anche solo di un assaggio, poi si impara ad amare, apprezzare e a conoscere tutto il resto. Durante il mio primo viaggio in Sri Lanka è andata esattamente così. Un mini tour dell'isola splendente tra natura, cultura e persone. Un posto che accompagna i...

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Mare in Sri Lanka: snorkeling e scuba diving

Mare in Sri Lanka: snorkeling e scuba diving

In Sri Lanka puoi soddisfare la voglia di vivere il mare con una sosta nella zona di Trincomalee da maggio ad ottobre. Durante l'escursione a Pigeon Island è possibile fare Snorkeling e Scuba Diving. L'affascinante Trincomalee con le sue spiagge lunghe, una ricca di...

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