Culture & History

Sri Lankan culture is truly the personification of ‘diversity’. A blend of many ethnic groups and multiple religious beliefs has resulted in a tiny island seeping with history and culture. The myriad influences by rulers and religious beliefs in the days gone by can still be seen and experienced through the architecture, art, festivals, customs/rituals and cuisine offered in the country. These have been passed down from generation to generation
Sri Lanka proudly lays claim to 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the ‘Cultural Triangle’ is home to 5 of these sites. The ‘triangle’ comes to being by connecting Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa and finally by connecting Kandy as the southern tip that completes the shape, with Sigiriya and Dambulla nesting in the centre of this triangle. The ancient ruins, temples, stupas & statues, frescoes and architecture seen within the Cultural Triangle are a testament to the strong influence that Buddhism has had on this country and furthermore the palaces, gardens and complex irrigation systems that are still in use in the Island’s dry zones are proof that this island was home to a civilisation that possessed deep knowledge and intelligence in the areas of science, engineering ,town planning etc, that was far superior to other countries and people in that age.
As the country was previously colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and British and owing to its close proximity to India, influences from these countries can be seen in the religious practices, language, art, food , sports, trade and music in the country.

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    The Earl’s Regency

    earls-regency-er-ariel-5-gal1 From : Sri Lanka

    The Earl’s Regency is the ideal five-star luxury hotel from which to explore the attractions of Kandy and the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Situated next to the river and surrounded by hills, we offer a perfect oasis of calm where you can retreat after a day of seeing the sights. Beautifully manicured gardens surround […]

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    Kottukal Beach House

    Kottukal Beach House From : Sri Lanka

    Welcome to Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing; a boutique villa situated on the idyllic Eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Located in Arugam Bay, one of the world’s top ten surfing destinations, the aesthetic design of this villa and its luxuriously comfortable interiors are bound to attract travelers looking for the perfect holiday get away. Located […]

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    Mandara Rosen

    Mandara Rosen Hotel, Kataragama From : Sri Lanka

    Situated in the deep South of Sri Lanka on the foot hills of ‘Wedahiti Kanda’, Mandara Rosen Hotel is in close proximity to Kataragama Sylvan Shrine associated with God Skanda which is widely patronized by Hindus and Buddhist equally through-out the year Mandara Rosen is the only Four Star hotel property in the fast developing […]

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    Jaffna Heritage Hotel

    surroundings04 From : Sri Lanka

    Adorned with a rich local heritage, embellished with a subtle hint of Colonial splendour, the Jaffna Heritage Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of the historic city. The hotel, ideally placed a few yards away from the Historic Nallur Kandasamy Kovil and in close proximity to the business town, is the perfect place […]

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    Ulagalla Resort

    Ulagalla Resort Sigiriya From : Sri Lanka

    Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, this luxury hotel in Sri Lanka features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20 private ecologically-built chalets across 58 acres of land. As one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with its LEEDS green certificate and own solar farm generating half of its own […]

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    Jetwing Vil Uyana

    The Island Spa From : Sri Lanka

    Deep in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka an ancient marvel stands proud – the world renowned rock fortress of Sigiriya. A hotel that pays homage to its beauty and uniqueness, also sits hidden quietly in the plains of its shadow. Here, turn back 2000 years and imagine life as it was. With a deep […]

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    The Fort Printers

    The_Fort_Printers From : Sri Lanka

    Previously an 18th century mansion/college, Fort Printers is now a classy private hotel/luxury villa, displaying the new edge in both style and comfort. At the same time it paints fragments of Sri Lanka’s historical past in tourists’ minds, introducing the Lankan style. Fort Printers is suitably situated in Galle Fort; a fort holding a fascinating […]

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    Amaara Sky

    Amaara Sky bedroom From : Sri Lanka

    Amaara Sky is a 12 roomed luxury boutique hotel on a hill just 2 km’s away from the Kandy city center, one of the key historical and religious land mark in the country.  Perhaps the newest hotel in Kandy as this was opened only an year ago, but ranks pretty high on visitors comments. This […]

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    New Old Dutch House

    new_old_dutch_house From : Sri Lanka

    Created in the sixteenth century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the peak of its development in the eighteenth century, before the British arrived. It is a classic example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, exhibiting the connection between European design styles and South Asian customs.

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    Best of Sri Lanka ( Round trip)

    dalada_maligawa From : , , , , , , , Sri Lanka

    Day 1 – Arrive at airport transfer to Cinnamon Grand in Colombo for overnight stay. Day 2&3 – Head to Cultural Triangle. Spend time exploring Sigiriya and Dambulla. Accomodation at ‘The Other Corner ‘ . (* Accommodation is on HB basis ) * Optional Minneriya safari. Day 4- Head to Kandy. En route visit the […]

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