Viharamahadevi Park – Colombo’s Famous Green Space

Colombo has many attractions but one that consistently brings in massive crowds is Viharamahadevi Park which is the city’s most popular green space.

Inception

The park was initially called “Victoria Park” and was built by during the time of British rule by Charles Henry De Soysa, and was donated to the city. It was named in honour of Queen Victoria. During the Second World War, the park was occupied by the British military as well as the Australian 17th Division.

Cricket

Between 1927 and 1995 there was a large cricket-ground within the park that was utilised for notable first-class matches. The Ceylonese team faced many notable rivals at this ground, including a touring team from Britain.

Features

The park has many interesting attributes that cater to a whole range of visitors. These include a massive Buddha statue, various cycling/jogging tracks, children’s play areas, and vendors selling everything from ice-cream to street food to toys. If you’re staying at one of many Sri Lankan hotels in the area, from names like Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, then be sure to explore the park.

Open-Air Stadium

The park’s most notable feature is the large open-air stadium, which is famous for bringing down renowned musical acts. Many notable bands and musicians from within the country and the international scene have performed at this stadium, with examples like As I Lay Dying, Demonic Resurrection and Stigmata.

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+

Best Diving Spots in the Maldives – Explore the Splendour of the Marine World

Diving in the Maldives is an excellent activity for it provides guests with the opportunity to explore the wonders that lie calmly below the ocean surface with clarity.

Maldives

Maldives|Via-Pixabay,3dman,CC0

The marine life in Maldives is truly spectacular and is an excellent location to dive and swim with the magnificent Manta Rays. While PADI recommends Kona in Hawaii, Cabo Marshall in Galapagos and Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef, tourists visiting Maldives between May and November will be able to witness a flock of Mantas rather than a solitary Manta Ray.

Manta point

Manta point is located off Baros, a small island. Its dive centre is called Dutch run. When you dive about 18 metres to a ledge and sit, you will be able to sight Mantas fly all around you. If you want to have a real experience at the Manta Point, you need to spend at least a month on the barrier reef and have several dives here.

Kudarah Thila

Each part of the Maldives offers something different to experience for divers. If you are heading to the South Ari Atoll base yourself in Maldives Island resorts the likes of Amaya Kuda Rah and plan an excursion to Kudarah Thila which is one of the highlights for divers.

Haa Alifu Atoll

Located at Baarah Thila, Haa Alifu Atoll is a great spot to catch a glimpse of Andaman sweet lips and black finac barracudas as well as beautiful corals. The sandy floor features leopard sharks while the moving currant often attracts large manta ray schools.

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+

 

Sailing in Sri Lanka – The Many Experiences

Much like any tropical island, Sri Lanka has many amazing experiences to offer where sailing is involved. There’s great variety as well, from adventures geared towards families as well as couples.

Background

The sparkling azure waters of Sri Lanka have a lot to offer regardless off which coast you’re starting your journey. On any given cruise, you can witness any number of species from dolphins to various kinds of whales.

3-Hour Experiences

This is a popular experience all over the island, and one of the top things to do in Wadduwa can be easily procured from a hotel or resort in the area such as Blue Water Wadduwa. This experience will take you through most of the area’s marine attractions.

Private Dinner

This is one of the most romantic experiences one can have on an adventure in Sri Lanka. Where one can enjoy a pleasant dinner with their special someone on a vessel moored at sea.

Full Day Cruise

This is the most comprehensive experience one can have in this area, consisting of experiencing all of the main attractions in the area as well as a lunch where you can indulge in the finest seafood the region has to offer.

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+