Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Top 5 beaches in Sri Lanka

Published on 08/05/2015 by Noemi ShantiTravel

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While planning your holiday in the pearl of the Indian Ocean, it is worth spending some time to discover the pristine beaches of this beautiful island.  In Sri Lanka, If you are travelling during the summer, the East coast will be the most appropriate to enjoy your beach stay. However, if you have planned your holidays to Sri Lanka during the winter, choose the West and the South coast. The tourism activity is more developed on the west and south coast, and the East coast became popular only in 2009 after being isolated for a long time. From the east coast to the West coast through the South coast, here is our top 5 beaches of Sri Lanka. Continue reading

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Jungle Safari in Sri Lanka that you simply cannot miss

Published on 19/03/2015 by Mahima Shantitravel

Leopard Spotting in Yala

The jungle safari in Sri Lanka is the biggest highlight of every vacation to this tropical island. It is a true heaven for nature and wildlife lovers. Sri Lanka recently also found a place on Forbes magazine’s list of top ten coolest countries to visit in 2015. And according to Forbes, the main draw of the country isn’t its golden beaches or ancient cities, but its incredible wildlife. Read on to know more about the jungle safari in Sri Lanka that you simply cannot miss. Continue reading

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On a World Heritage Trail: the 5 best places to visit in Sri Lanka

Published on 30/12/2014 by Mahima Shantitravel

Colombo HarbourTourists hitting Sri Lanka for a vacation must not miss any of the 5 most awesome places to visit in Sri Lanka. An island nation located in the Indian Ocean, south of the Indian peninsula, Sri Lanka is an idyllic holiday destination with a plethora of touristy experiences to choose from, be it azure golden beaches and palm trails, religious and historical attractions or majestic mountains and gurgling waterfalls. Continue reading

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The Bellanwila Temple Perahera

Published on 16/10/2013 by Christophe Shanti Travel

Fire Dancers

A Perahera (Parade in Sinhala) is heralded at the Bellanvilla temple near the capital city Colombo! For Anne-Maëlle, who recently joined our Shanti team in Colombo, it was a great première and perfect introduction to Sri Lankan festivities! Continue reading

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Geoffrey Bawa – The Inspired Sri Lankan Architect

Published on 03/10/2013 by Christophe Shanti Travel
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Jardin villa by Geoffrey Bawa

The renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa is acknowledged as one of the most influential Asian architects of the XXth century. Born in 1919,  he rapidly became the most influential artist in Sri Lanka. One of the key features of his style is the ability to mingle nature and architecture thus making his artwork perfectly integrate in a natural setting. This concept is also known as “tropical modernism”. Continue reading

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Joy Ride through Sri Lanka’s Tea Plantations

Published on 26/09/2013 by Christophe Shanti Travel
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The Winding Tea Plantations of Sri Lanka

One of the best ways, besides walking, to explore the tea country is by hopping on to a train! You’ll ride through green mountain slopes covered with tea gardens, which look like a lush green canopy. Leaving from Hatton, the red train slithers slowly through magnificent green hills. The sunrays of the dawn illuminate the tea plantations: enjoy the show! Continue reading

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