I traveled solo through Europe in 2009 and it was an amazing experience. You learn so much about yourself and you will meet people. Reasons For Solo Travel You can do what you want to do, when you want to do it. If you’re traveling in a group, everyone has their own opinions…
Kandy, the city citadel of great philosophic leader Buddha’s tooth relic is proceeded. Kandy known as the utmost devoted city among the buddhists in Sri Lanka as well the worldwide also dedicated as “World Heritage City” by UN.
Kandy Dalada Perahera or the procession is known as the glorious and greatest occasion dedicated to Buddha’s tooth relic in Sri Lanka. In the month of August (from end July) every year the procession has been happening from the known time of Kings. Presently the overall Dalada Maligawa (The tooth relic temple) is governed by two great monasteries Malwathu and Asgiri along with Diyawadana Nilame (Represent the King). The Perahera takes place for nearly two weeks of the time (Time schedule), during the period Kandy city seems really busy with all preparations.
Perahera is colored with number of elephants who are dressed with lights and traditional suits. “Nadungamuwe Raja” is the one who proceed the tooth relic in the procession in a special golden casket called “Dalada Karanduwa”. This is the only place in Asia where you can find such number of docile elephants.
Moreover the Perahera is comprised with number of traditional and native events drummers, flute blowers, fire ball players, various dancers and many more. Kandyan Dancer is an iconic symbol in Dalada Procession representing Sri Lankan art of up-country dance. If you are a smarter photo shooter “Dalada Perahera” is one of the great event and a location to capture one of the best photographs that you have ever taken. If you are visiting Sri Lanka try to catch this memorable event in August.
White Water Rafting is one of the thrilling and unforgettable experience strangers can have in Sri Lanka. Well nourished rivers and the turbulence in the mid by scattered rocks make the experience more fruitful. Steep curves turn the boat up side down and gives a chilling experience to riders. Well trained person guides you all at every-time, by giving instructions accordingly. Kithulgala is one of famous destination for White Water Rafting, where the river “Kelani” flows down from hill country to give you this amazing experience. At the end you will feel the power of teamwork!
It’s Hoppers (Aappa)
Being a south Asian country in the Indian subcontinent many cultures, norms and believes are clustered among Sri Lankans. All these values nourished the Sri Lankan food culture, more specifically by Sinhalese and Hindu practices.
Hopper is a half globe, concave shaped easy breakable food. Made in a small wok and cooked in few minutes. The paste is very thick and bitter taste due to fermentation cultures. Hopper paste/batter is made out of mixing rice flour, salt, coconut milk and palm toddy (yeast) with water. Hoppers are customized by adding Egg or Honey, give a different flavor. Food is readily available around the country at most of local food shelters.
Hoppers have a famous companion with “Lunumiris”, which a ground red chilies and salt paste. Making a Hopper is an Art and It comes from generation to generation.
Do not miss to taste a Hopper at your next holiday in Sri Lanka !
The Palace on the Rock !
Located in the middle of Sri Lanka, near to one of major archeological attraction Dambulla. I never miss this place in my tours, since guest should realize the ancient technology of ancient Sri lanka. The palace is located on the rock above 200 meters, shaped of a seated Lion-Singhagiriya in Sinhalese. Rock is in a mid of reserved forest and surrounded by a trapped pond. Water carved ponds are still functioning for ages. Sigirya is famous for it’s frescoes on the wall – Bithusithuwam and Mirror wall- the waxed wall writing. Sigiriya was a capital in Sri Lanka in the ages of King Kasyapa, with many village settlements around the rock.