Bird Watching in Bundala National Park – Grab your Binoculars!

Bundala National Park has been marked as a bird sanctuary and is home to over 200 species of our feathered friends.

Where is it?

Bundala National Park is located in the Hambantota district and is one of the highly recommended things to do in Galle Sri Lanka.

The Park

Bundala National Park covers an area of 6216 hectares and in 1969 was declared as a bird sanctuary due to the number of birds that made the park their home.

Birds

There are over 200 species of birds from Bee-Eaters to Open-Billed Storks, Greater Flamingo, Blue-Faced Malkoha, Spoonbill, Greater Flamingo, Crested-Hawk Eagle, Spot-Billed Pelican and peacocks to name a few. If you’re staying at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, you’ll find plenty of peafowls roaming around the gardens!

Season

The ideal season to visit this park is during the months of September to March. December is the peak season to be in Sri Lanka and if you’re planning a trip during this month, book your hotel stay well in advance.

Other animals

For animal lovers and nature enthusiasts, the park is also home to a number of crocodiles, leopards, barking and sambar deer, giant squirrels and even sloth bears.

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Explore the Best of Tangalle with a Scooter – The Second Galle

Being the lesser visited town in comparison to Galle, Tangalle has some great things for you to do when on a visit to Sri Lanka.

About

Being a beach town that isn’t too far from Galle, a day trip to Tangalle can be on your list of things to do in Galle. Sri Lanka is known for its sandy beaches and quaint fishing towns, and Tangalle is no different. The Tsunami in 2004 was a setback for the town, but it is now well on its way back to being a major tourist attraction on the Southern Coast.

 

Where to stay

From resorts like Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort to guesthouses and tiny hotels, Tangalle has them all. Every location in Tangalle is a perfect place to stay at, as the tourists here usually hire their own scooter and go about town.

 

What to do

Now that you have settled in your hotel and got yourself a temporary scooter, the next item on your list should be to go on a ride. Explore the many bays and beaches of Tangalle, while you navigate the clean streets of the town and make a stop at Goyambokka and Hummanya Blow Hole.

 

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History of Ayurveda

The Story of The Ancient Art of Healing

Got a really annoying pain in the neck? Or a headache that just won’t go away? Whatever it is you’re suffering from, Ayurveda just might be your solution. Read about the history of this amazing healing art.

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Where did it all begin?

The origin of Ayurveda is believed by some scholars, to date as far as the prehistoric times. There is also speculation that the Indus Valley Civilization must have been the birthplace of this ancient art. During the Vedic period, Ayurveda developed and flourished significantly so much that even Jainism and Buddhism have developed medical practices and concepts that are similar to those that are mentioned in classical Ayurvedic texts.

Modern Day Ayurveda

Even after thousands and thousands of years, Ayurveda remains a popular method of healing especially in India and other South Asian countries such as Maldives and Sri Lanka. Take the latter for example, Ayurveda is in such demand that Sri Lanka spa hotels, even those by international chains like Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, offer treatments and cosmetic therapies based on Ayurvedic principles.

Why is it so Popular?

Ayurveda believes that the wellness and health of one depends on the balance of not just the body but of the mind and spirit as well. Therefore, its aim is overall healing and restoration. One of the other reasons that Ayurveda is so popular is that only natural, organic ingredients such as fresh herbs and medicinal oils are used in all treatments and diets.

How Can You Experience the Many Benefits Of Ayurveda?

While there may be spas in your city that offer “authentic ayurvedic treatments”, it’s always better to visit either India or Sri Lanka on a wellness holiday, if you’re really keen on trying it out. Resorts like the above mentioned have specially designed Ayurveda holiday packages that include accommodation as well as a given number of treatments. This way you’ll be able to relax and heal at the same time!

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

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