Mind blowing water sports in Passikudah -For adrenaline junkies only!

Up in Sri Lanka’s east coast, you will find the coastal stretch of Passikudah which offers some truly action-packed water sports that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Diving

Passikudah is home to a number of coral reefs for exploring; the relatively calm waters make for a safe dive while the warm Indian Ocean abounds in marine life. Watch out for not just colourful outcrops of coral but tiny tropical fish living amongst these organisms as well as marine life that will glide past gracefully.

Swimming

Due to its protected bay, Passikudah offers relatively shallow waters perfect for swimming. Enjoy the waters of the Indian Ocean as you laze in the water or swim out to sea.

Jet Skiing

Whizz across the sea straddled aboard a powerful jet ski and let yourself go. Travellers can enjoy the joys of this sport while staying in a hotel in Passikudah such as the well placed Anantaya Resort & Spa Passikudah.

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Windsurfing | Img. By : Slatin5757 via Pixabay

Windsurfing is one of the most favoured water sports activities in Sri Lanka. The strong winds rolling off the bay are highly conducive for skimming across the ocean.

 

 

 

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor -A coffin, burial artifacts and more

The mausoleum itself lies under a 76 metre tall pyramid that is a tomb mound. The coffin and the artefacts within the tomb are the main attractions and even after so many years, the tomb is intact as it hasn’t been excavated yet. The archaeologists are focusing on the sites surrounding the tomb and these locations will take some time before they can move on to the main site.
Emperor Qin ordered the work on the mausoleum soon after he took over the throne in 246 BC and he was just 13 at that time. In 1987, the mausoleum and the Terracotta Warriors were listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. If you are a history buff who wants to delve deeper into the mysteries of this mausoleum, renting a Xi an serviced apartment will be a good idea, especially the ones closer to the site, like Citadines Central Xian.

Qin bronze chariot two

Qin bronze chariot two | Img. By : Jmhullot (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

According to research through science, the archaeologists found that an impressive amount of metal can be found in the underground palace, meaning it had a very good drainage system. In the year 2000, an underground dam was also found in the mausoleum, proving their theory right.

 

 

 

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Commonwealth War Cemetery – where fallen heroes have been laid to rest

The Commonwealth War Cemetery in the hill capital which is also referred to as the Kandy Garrison Cemetery is truly a sight for sore eyes. This well maintained garden cemetery was established in 1817 for the internment of the British colonial rulers. However a majority of the graves and tombstones resemble those who were victimised during the 2nd World War. This is why for those of you staying at Earl’s Regent Kandy which a hotel Kandy has to offer, a visit to this cemetery would prove to be well worth the time and effort.
Beginning with those who belonged to the nobility and ending with a greater proportion of the middleclass, this cemetery boasts of a marvellous range of old world architecture that adorns the tombstones that are located here. Amongst the more famous of names that have been buried here include Sir John D’Oyly who was a colonial officer of the 19th century and William Watson Mackwoods. Currently under the authority of Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the cemetery will serve as a good distraction, away from all the comforts and amenities of your holiday retreat.