Boasting of the largest ironwood forest as well as the largest pink quartz mountain in Asia, the Namal Uyana in Dambulla spreads well over 260 acres in extent creating a rare combination of natural duo. Seek accommodation in Heritance Kandalama a Sri Lanka hotel located in close proximity to this mystic forest which will make the visit extremely convenient. Known to be one of the best Sri Lanka hotels, Heritance Kandalama is bound to make your holiday all the more special. An extremely rare forest, the ironwood tree is endemic to Sri Lanka and the planting of this forest had commenced on the 8th Century AD during King Devanampiyathissa’s time and finally ending with the tenure of King Dappula IV. The quartz mountain located amidst the forest blushes in rosy hues and it is said that it has a history of 550 million years within it.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+