Visit the Yala National Park – What you Should Expect

The mesmerising and informative Yala Safari is something every visitor or native should experience at least once in their lifetime.

Where to go

A vacation to Sri Lanka is rarely planned without including a safari or two in it and of all the places to go to on the island, the Yala National Park and Yala hotels the likes of Cinnamon Wild Yala attracts the most visitors every year.

About Yala Safari Park

Being the second biggest national park in Sri Lanka, it is also known as the Ruhuna National park. Spreading over a massive 979 square kilometres, this reserve is home to many endemic animals and birds, and a few endangered ones too.

The Safari

They pride themselves on providing the best tours and safaris on the island and a guide will take you through the jungles as he explains and shares fun facts about every animal or bird you spot. It is a mighty feeling to look at these wild and majestic animals up close, and is an enlightening experience for all those who take upon themselves to attempt the safari.

What to expect

The Sri Lankan leopard and the sloth bear are the most sought-after animals, closely followed by the deer, elephants, and crocodiles.

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Everything you need to know about Bentota – From the Healing Arts to Helicopter Tours

Bentota is one of the most renowned tourist destinations the island of Sri Lanka has to offer, and the smorgasbord of things to do in this coastal town are inexhaustible.

History

Bentota’s heritage goes back far into ancient history, since the land has been mentioned in ancient poems written millennia ago known as sandesa kavya. It is believed that a demon named ‘Bem’ lived along its banks. The town’s name is actually based on that demon.

The Beaches

Bentota has some of the most beautiful beaches on the island’s west coast, which is why you can easily find many a Bentota resort in the area, such as AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. If you love coastal settings then this is definitely a place for you.

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Sri Lanka is home to five of the seven species of sea turtle in existence, all of which are endangered. By visiting this hatchery you can learn a great deal about these majestic creatures, interact with several of them, and if you’re lucky you can even introduce baby turtles into the sea.

Brief Garden

This beautiful example of masterful landscaping is the brainchild of Beavis Bawa, sibling of the legendary Geoffrey Bawa, and is an essential experience if you find yourself in Bentota.

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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.

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