Dambulla and Sigiriya are next-door towns in the Matale district of Sri Lanka, located in a mere 8 km distance from each other. They both are quaint historical places and contain enough historical brilliance, splendour, adventure, and unspoilt nature to lure even the choicest of the traveler. A night’s stay and two days of sightseeing
Culture and heritage Archive
The audience was applauding the ceiling of the auditorium away. The dancing show had got me spellbound: my eyes were beautifully aching with the incredible splendour of the show; my heart was still giddy with the glamour of the performance; and my soul, well it was dancing… dancing… dancing… I was just blown away
It’s the time Vesak Flowers turn up their delicate pinkish-purple heads. In the secret nooks of Sinharaja and Adam’s Peak they are in filmy bloom. These blossoms are sacred to the month of May- The month when the Island is all alive and aglow with the most magical religious festival of all time, the Veask.
Falling in love with Sri Lankan handicrafts is easy. Handicrafts here are very much traditional. Retaining their charm of over thousand years, handicrafts in Sri Lanka never fail to fascinate us foreigners. It’s amazing indeed the way the skilled craftsmen here turn things into beauties. It’s the magic in their hands and a sense of
That charmingly traditional month is here- April! I love the Sri Lankan way of doing April. When they celebrate, they do celebrate- In every sense of the word. And the cuckoo cheeping from the back of my garden is evidently looking forward to the fun the season is about to bring. Welcome to Sinhala and
The air over here is so glorious these days. The old beautiful island is all ready to celebrate the birthday of her independence. 4th of Feb 2016, her freedom will be 68 years old. I’ve been treating myself to some of her history and it is wonderful, to say the least. You’ll be amazed to