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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Culture of Sri Lanka – Discovering the Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Renowned the world over as a beach holiday Mecca for the masses Sri Lanka is a cultural heartland that is waiting to be discovered by discerning travellers. Occupying a strategic position in the Indian Ocean this breathtaking island nation has been greatly influenced by its rich Buddhist history and heritage with influences of invasions by the Portuguese, Dutch and English colonialists also reverberating through Sri Lankan culture. A melting pot of Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Malay and Burgher communities this multicultural holiday hub also lays claim to a documented history that dates back nearly 2000 years.

Wth such a rich history and heritage, the island also offers spectacular backdrops for films that take place in exotic destinations. Specializing in a wide range of resources for international projects, Nkar Film Eye is a reputed name in the entertainment industry and provides some of the best services in film production Sri Lanka has to offer.

Architectural elements in Sri Lanka are also heavily influenced by Buddhism as showcased by the glorious ruins visible in the country’s Cultural Triangle cities of Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa. Brass work, sculpture and paintings in the form of murals and frescoes also display Buddhist themes and epics. Exquisite examples of such work are visible in the Dambulla Temple, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sigiriya (Lion Rock) and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy which is the sacred home of the country’s most treasured cultural possession.

Tea and Batik culture in the country however are remnants of the country’s colonial era as both tea production and Batik dying techniques were introduced to the country by the British and the Portuguese respectively. Sri Lankan cuisine is also an integral part of its culture as the unique and authentic culinary school is regarded as one of the most underrated cuisines in the world. With rice and curry serving as its staple the Indian influenced cuisine uses coconut milk and a variety of spices to bring out the exotic flavour of its dishes.

The Sinhalese and Tamil New Year in April is the country’s focal cultural festival while the Vesak Festival in May celebrates Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and the attainment of Nirvana in a grand celebration complete with pandols, Vesak lanterns and elaborate parades.

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.

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