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Wellness - Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has over 3000 years old, its own indigenous scheme of traditional medicine (Ayurveda). This system has been practised for many centuries in the island nation. The health conscious people today are searching for effective alternatives to the spiraling costs and side effects that result from the use of modern medicine. Sri Lankans, in the last couple of millennia have made use of the ...

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The Great Monastic City - Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura was the first capital of Sri Lanka established in the 4th century BC. It was the royal capital for 119 successive Singhalese Kings and lasted for about thousand five hundred years. Many historic monuments and buildings still remain in the acres of this sacred land, and now it is UNESCO World Heritage site. Anuradhapura was the cradle of glorious Sinhalese Buddhist ...

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Kandy - The Last Kingdom

Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination (115 km from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level). Famous for the Temple of the Tooth Relic and many others, the city could be called the Cultural Capital of the Island.Kandy Perahera, the pageant of the temple of Tooth where Buddha’s tooth is kept is held either in July or August, each year to parade the golden caskets ...

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Scenic Hill Country Nuwara Eliya - The Little England

This famous upcountry town is situated 1868 meters (6128 feet) above sea level and is in the Nuwara Eliya District. Due to its high altitude, it has a sub-tropical highland climate. The average annual temperature varies between 11-20° C and the recorded lowest temperature is 0.4° C and the recorded highest temperature is 27.7° C. Monthly rainfall varies between ...

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Polonnaruwa - The Splendid Medieval Capital

The history of Polonnaruwa goes back to 6th century BC, when a minister of king Vijaya (From whom the Sinhalese race was born) established a town called “Vijitha Grama” on the area now called Kaduruwela. This is also the place for the famous “Battle of Vijithapura” between the Great King Dutugamunu (161-131 BC) and the Tamil invader Elara in his effort to re-unite the country under ...

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