The Udawattekele Forest Reserve is the historic royal park that crawls across the uppermost spine of the Kandyan plateau. It spans 257 acres and was once known as “Uda Wasala Watte” which means “the gardens above the palace.” Senkada and Rajasinghe Ancient records state that there was once a brahmin called Senkada who dwelled in..
When 70% of the landscape of South Korea is mountains, it’ll be a loss if you don’t plan a hike or two during your days in this destination. You don’t necessarily need to be a hiker to have this experience if you have even a slight passion for adventure- this is something you should try..
The Knuckles Mountain Range is located in the central highlands of Kandy and is a famous range of mountains that dissect the central province from the Matale District. A Biodiverse Hotspot The Knuckles are considered a biodiversity hotspot and are situated at 3000 ft above sea level covering an area of 21 hectares. The range..
An iconic animal, elephants in Sri Lanka are very much a part of the island’s identity. However, conservation efforts are vital if these gentle giants are to survive. Endemic Species The largest subspecies of the Asian elephant, the Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is endemic to the island. While the country was once home..
From tropical rainforests to the coastal wilderness, Sri Lanka is teeming with wildlife, some species found nowhere else. Here is a destination for the avid bird watchers and pachyderm lovers alike. Yala When planning a trip to Sri Lanka, holiday packages that include a visit to Yala National Park should be given most consideration, especially if..
If you are a person who likes to involve some nature activities in your vacation then visiting the Green Jungle park is a must. About the park What was once rubbish and garbage dump is now a beautifully preserved forest. With an amazing waterfall that acts as a backdrop to this park, the view here..
One of the most popular historic sites in Sri Lanka, Sigiriya was named a UNESCO Heritage Site and is a brief capital of a tragic king who ruled during the 5th century. A Brief History The fortress and city surrounding the rock was built around the 5th century by Kashyapa who became king after murdering his father..
Heir to its rich history, Saudi Arabia extends through most of the northern and central Arabian Peninsula. Religion, tribalism and untold wealth are the three elements that have fuelled the country’s history. Here are a few places you can visit when in Saudi Arabia. Masmak Fortress This large structure was built around 1865 and looks..
You can experience a different side of the country that is a far cry from the sun and surf of its world-class beaches by going into the mountains. At 2,000 m above sea level, Ella Rock is 5 km from the town and one of the most picturesque stretches of rolling moorland in the hills…
Did you know that Yala National Park has the highest density of leopards in a national park in the world? That makes it the ideal location to spot the Sri Lankan Leopard while on a safari. Yala National Park The 950 square kilometre Yala National Park can be found on the south-eastern coast and is..