Ranawana temple in Kandy – A temple in harmony with nature!

Away from pampered luxuries and tightly bound with nature is the Ranawana temple in Kandy which comes as a charming religious site that showcases the rich cultural history of Sri Lanka. About Ranawana temple is well-known as one of the most enchanting and one of the largest temple complexes in Sri Lanka. The history of…

Esala Perahera and its Rituals – Insights into the Incredible Festival

The Esala Perahera, also known as The Festival of the Tooth, is one of Sri Lanka’s most renowned festivals, and consistently garners worldwide attention. Let’s take a closer look at it. Background The Esala Perahera was initially conducted solely to invoke the blessings of certain gods to create rainfall during the drier months, as well…

Hiking in Kandy – Exploring the Hantana mountain range

Kandy is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cities in Sri Lanka; the city is surrounded by mountains and lush green forest reserves make this a popular hiking destination in the country. The City and its Surrounding The city is surrounded by two of the most beautiful mountain ranges of Sri Lanka. The two are…

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens -A garden meant for Royalty

A common man or woman couldn’t even get a peek into the garden back in the days and now, regardless of who they are, anyone can enjoy the most impressive and gigantic botanical garden on the island. Going in A vast collection of orchids, an avenue of royal palms fit for the king, the cannonball…

Ceylon Tea Museum -Tracing Tea Through Time

For All Things Tea The Ceylon Tea Museum is located on the premises of the former Hanthane Tea Factory, approximately 5 km from the Kandy city centre. The once abandoned factory has been newly refurbished and is now a repository of all things tea related. Getting there is easy from most centrally located Kandy hotels such as…