Crafts and Gems of Sri Lanka
Most of our Customers often buy some souvenirs on their travels, as they know one day, these purchases will bring back the happy memories of the Unique Holiday they had in Sri Lanka.The most popular purchase of travelers is Gems. Srilanka is one of the largest Natural Sapphire exporters in the World. Our signature Stone is called the Ceylon Sapphire which is the medium Blue or the Cornflower Blue Sapphire that is only found in Sri Lanka. The most expensive is the Red Sapphire called the star Ruby. Srilanka offers a range of semi pressures Stones such as Topaz, Aquamarine, Amethysts, Garnet, Moonstone, and many more.
Masks painted with natural colors too are popular among Travelers. These traditional masks date back to the pre-historic periods where the medicinal Masks were used to cure patients. There are different masks representing different eras and purposes. The Balsa Wood makes these masks very light which encourages the Tourist to buy them. We have a lot of souvenirs made out of Coconuts, Rattan, Reed, Palmyra, Black Palm, etc.
Trekking in Hanthana Mountain
The Hanthana Mountain Range is not far from the famous Kandy City. The Mountain Range is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town. It is a great addition to your list of “Things to do in Kandy“
This less-visited isolated Mountain range has fantastic moderate walking paths through Tea plantations. There are seven individual peaks and the highest is called Ura- Kanda. The peaks offer spectacular views of the Knuckles Mountain Range and The Kandy City. On a good clear day, you get to see the distance of over 50 miles. In the Mornings and late afternoons, you could spot a lot of birds including endemic species. You could easily fit in a visit to the iconic Tea Museum on the way to the Hanthana Mountain range.
Visit the Tea plantation in Sri Lanka
You will start to look at the Cup of Tea on your table differently, after visiting the scenic Tea plantations in Sri Lanka. Tea is mainly grown in the hill country, over the altitude of 4000 feet. When you hit the Hill Country, you will see thousands of Acers of Tea being grown, that would look like a green carpet over the hills. You will see the Tea Pickers in vibrant colors moving around picking the young tea leaves at a fairly quick phase. At a Tea factory, you get to understand the Journey from Leaf to Cup and the hard work that goes into producing your cup of Tea. Hill Country is the most picturesque area of Srilanka with colorful flowers, Waterfalls, and Viewpoints. The drive through the Tea country is an amazing experience with so much to see and there is never a dull moment with Photo opportunities coming up so very often. The Ceylon Tea is one of the best in the World and has been bringing Foreign exchange into the Country for generations. There are some amazing Unique Boutique Hotels tucked in the Tea plantations offering an unforgettable experience to our travelers. These Hotels were once, owned by British Tea Planters. The Hill country experience will definitely stay as one of the Highlights of your Holiday in Sri Lanka.
The Ella Gap and its surroundings
The Ella gap can be seen at its best from the Little Adam’s peak which is 1141 meters above Sea level. But you can get decent views of the Ella Gap from the main road leading to the South East too. Technically, the Ella gap is a space between two long mountains that reveals an amazing view, all the way to the Southern coast of the island. You see a series of Mountains, Some reservoirs and the forests blended together stretching past 60 miles. Ella Gap is a unique creation of the Nature that should not be missed. Driving along the Road running parallel to Ella Gap is a great experience as you get to see different views and drops. You get to see the vibrant Rawana- Ella Waterfall by the side of the Road which is at its best soon after the Monsoons.
Sri Lanka’s Endemics
Till the recent past, Srilanka was seen as a Beach destination for package Tourists. But there is so much to explore in Srilanka, than just sitting on the Beach. Its rich History and culture, Fun activities, Wild life, flora and Fauna are worth explored. Srilanka has so many native species of Wild life, Trees and Plants. The hot spot for Endemic species is, the Sinharaja rain forest which is Home for many Sri Lankan endemic species. Some of the endemic Animals found at Sinharaja are Giant squirrel, dusky-striped jungle squirrel, badger mongoose and purple-faced leaf monkey. Some of the common native Birds are Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Green-Billed Coucal, Sri Lankan white-headed starling, Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Caucal, Sri Lanka Spur fowl, Sri Lankan Blue Magpie, and Ashy-headed Babbler.
The Sri Lankan Elephant is a sub species of the Asian Elephant. The Srilankan Elephants have pigmentation on their Trunks and ears. Elephant Gatherings happen in Srilanka very often, where you get to see over two hundred Elephants.