Explore The Sigiriya Gardens- The ravishing beauty of one of the world’s oldest landscaped garden

continues to attract tourists with its rugged imposing exterior, the contrasting softness of surrounding greenery, the head turning beauty of its maidens and the galleries and murals that combine to give a sensational aesthetic experience.

The gardens of Sigiriya indeed are a fine tribute to the architects of the olden days. While the construction of the fortress itself on so high a rocky climb is indeed a matter of applause, the gardens constitute a more detailed insight into how far exactly the techniques of that era were developed. As one of the world’s oldest landscaped garden in the world, it is a scholar’s adventure trip and a photographer’s paradise. Even for the average tourist, the fine boundaries and neat contours of the ponds and pools and water drainage systems gives a sense of harmony without an oppressive feeling of being in a technical workshop. The serpentine waterways and reclining pools blend so well into the spacious of the garden as the unchartered winds ruffle through the plantation to roam in the green wilderness beyond and the birds that chirp among the clusters of bushes relieve the impeccable neatness with an unruly charm of their of their own.

The gardens indeed are three in type although they are clearly interlinked. While the water garden takes the centre of attention as the most intricately designed one, the other two, boulder garden as well as Terrace garden do not fall far behind. The largest garden is surrounded by water connected with causeways and is an island with a walled enclosure. In the fountain garden, marbled serpentine streams drain into the two large deep pools. The fountains in Sigiriya are indeed another cause for wonder as they operate even this day, and are fed by underground water channels and arise through the perforations in the limestone circular plates. The miniature water gardens adds to the picturesque beauty of the garden while the cooling palaces or water pavilions reminds a visitor of warm days spent here in reverie.

Sigiriya accommodation can be exotic as Sigiriya itself. Jetwing Vil Uyana takes you back in time to the olden days when Sigiriya was a kingdom and life in a village was simple and charming. The exotic clusters of villas appear like an ancient village with their coconut fringed roofs interconnected by foot paths and lanterns setting up their illuminations at night like scattered fire flies in the darkness. The villas are surrounded by lakes brimming with water lilies or marshy lands amongst where the lotuses bring out their fine petals or forrests that shrouds you in dark and unfathomable mysteriousness.

The wooden villas with their polished timber walls and floors with coconut shells on their tops appear rugged and primitive externally while their interior resemble a king’s abode. This famous Sigiriya hotel is more than a hotel. It offers a chance to live another life, in another day, with the primitive charms of an uncomplicated lifestyle closely mingling with nature while still enjoying the comforts of a modern hotel that you simply cannot do without.

Biking in Hong Kong

While Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis full of modernity and old world charm, it also has areas of great natural beauty that are perfect for biking adventures. It is best to base yourself in a central location before heading out on your excursions and those in search of a well placed hotel Hong Kong can stay at Eaton Smart, Hong Kong. Situated in the Kowloon peninsula, it is one of the leading hotels in Hong Kong and is well suited for both business and leisure. The New Territories is an ideal place to go biking and you will find guided cycling tours that take you on a thrilling journey of discovery going past breathtaking natural landscapes. These cycling tours also offer plenty of opportunities to indulge in such activities as bird watching and provide the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Hot Air Ballooning in Delhi

If you want to have a truly unforgettable holiday experience when in New Delhi, then hot air ballooning is just the thing for you! Those heading to the city and wanting to base themselves close to the airport can stay at a New Delhi airport hotel such as Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel. One of the leading hotels in New Delhi airport, it provides contemporary accommodation for international and domestic passengers. Before taking to the skies in a plane, guests can take a more relaxing flight above by enjoying hot air balloon rides organized by the Balloon Club of India which is based at Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport. Providing a truly unique perspective on the city with its many forts and parks, these rides can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Those visiting in November can also witness the Balloon Fair that is organized by the Balloon Club of India which gives you a chance to see such events as the ‘spot-landing’ race and the ‘hare and hound’ race.

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.


Jungle Trekking in Sri Lanka

Blessed with a diverse natural heritage, Sri Lanka features a variety of jungles that offer some truly unforgettable trekking excursions. Those looking to explore these areas and other natural sites while on a Sri Lanka travel adventure can make use of the trekking and hiking tours offered by Jetwing Travels. These exciting Sri Lanka tours take you to areas of stunning natural beauty seemingly lost in time. The mountainous central region is one of the best places for trekking and such sites as the Knuckles Mountain Range, Belihuloya and the Horton Plains National Park provides plenty of thrilling excursions. Not to be missed is a jungle trek through the Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site rich in flora and fauna.

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.

Discovering Fascinating Wildlife of Maldives

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, the Maldives also has rich natural beauty and is home to a variety of wildlife species both on land and in the water. Those planning to explore this natural heritage can base themselves at a Maldives resort such as Cocoa Island Maldives. This Maldives luxury hotel offers such activities as diving which lets you observe the underwater species that inhabit the waters around the islands. Nearly 2,000 fish species can be found in these waters including Parrot Fish, Butterfly Fish, Blue Lined Snapper, Angel Fish and not forgetting Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. Hawksbill, leatherback and green turtles can also be seen here. While the islands themselves have only a few species such as a variety of gecko and the flying fox, over 180 bird species have been identified and bird watching enthusiasts have a chance to see Rose-Ringed Parakeets, Grey Herons and Moorhens when on a visit.

Outdoor Adventures at the Knuckles Mountain Range!

Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, the Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka offers an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Independent travellers wishing to drive to this mountainous region can make use of Sri Lanka car rental services such as those offered by Malkey Travel & Tours (Pvt) Ltd. This reputed Sri Lanka car hire company provides a range of well maintained vehicles to choose from for your travels. An ideal place for camping and trekking, the Knuckles Mountain Range is so named because when viewed from a far, it resembles knuckles of a fist. As you wander through the lush forests, shrouded with mist you will come across a diverse cross section of flora amidst pristine landscapes with waterfalls, small villages and rivers. It offers a true escape into nature and lets you get away from it all!

Pasadena Walking Tours

Pasadena, a city in Los Angeles, California, is a vibrant and exciting tourist destination. Known for hosting the Tournament of the Roses Parade as well as the Rose Bowl Football Game, it is one of the most dynamic cultural hubs in the San Gabriel Valley. It is also famous for its developments in performing arts and literature, its iconic museum and galleries, stunning historic parks and estates, and many other exciting attractions.

Thus, Pasadena is a city with several iconic sights and landmarks which are intriguing and insightful. There are many ways to plan your trip around the landmarks of the city, but one the healthiest and fun ways to cover the attractions here is by taking part in one of Pasadena’s many walking tours. The walking tours of Pasadena are a great way to discover the rich culture and history upon which the city is built.

With the global trend of ‘going green’ spreading around the world, most tourists now opt for the cost efficient, and quite healthy, form of exploring a city; which are walking tours. There are several popular tours organized by various city tour groups, which cover all the beautiful, historic and cultural attractions and landmarks of the city. These tours are much more fun and lively than any other tour, as it takes you on a complete guided tour of Pasadena’s most famous landmarks while giving you the opportunity to meet other people with similar interests and different opinions.

The Walking Tour of Historic Old Pasadena is a 60 minute walk past some of Pasadena’s oldest and historic buildings, and 19th century structures including the old Sante Fe Station, Central Park, and historic Chamber of Commerce Building. There are several other tours through Pasadena’s Public Art Collection, scientific institutions, parks and estates, several architectural masterpieces, making these walking tours one of the best ways to explore the city. Thus, for a fun filled adventure, embark on exciting and insightful walking tours.

Those in search of luxury 5 star hotels in the city can stay at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, which belongs to one of the most exclusive and legendary hospitality groups, Langham Hotels. With over 25 hotels in several popular tourist destinations across the globe, it has a luxury hotels collection which is reputed for warm hospitality and excellent service. The group also has a reputation in providing a range of luxury amenities and conveniences, which are sure to offer you a truly memorable experience.


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.