Kandy Procession is one of the best-celebrated events in Sri Lanka. The event takes place in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Kandy, by default, is one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka and also one of the top-notch spots for tourists. Most of the tourists who visit Sri Lanka make sure Kandy is on their itinerary. There is so much natural beauty in Kandy, and this procession adds more beauty and value. This tiny island is always full of celebrations and festivities. We love a good break from our monotonous work life. Therefore, come and see this majestic event in Kandy!

full of color and entertainment.

The entire event is full of lights, decorations, music, and dancing. The Kandy Procession, being a cultural and religious event, gets a lot of importance from its devotees and countrymen. This procession comprises a lot of dancing and whip cracking and is a sight to see as one set of dancers is followed by the next. They are full of color, entertainment, and cheer. Traditional dances are a must in the procession because Sri Lankans generally have a set of traditional dancers and traditional drummers for every auspicious occasion. The Kandy Procession lasts for more than two weeks as it has many sub-processions that take place.

The order of the pageant in the Kandy procession

The entire event of the Kandy procession goes on for weeks, starting from planting a jackfruit tree, wishing blessings upon the country, to a ‘water cutting’ ceremony in the longest river in Sri Lanka, Mahaweli. The whole process is full of dancing, music, drumming, whipping, swaying of flags, and carrying of the sacred casket by the anointed tusker, who is decorated in beautiful attire. The reason behind it is to pay respect to the relic of Buddha and is one of the most devotional celebrations of the culture. The whole two weeks are crowded with devotees, spectators, and tourists. 

Come, it is a wonderful sight to behold!

This pageant is a world-famous event that takes place once a year, and people from all around the world come to see its beauty. A lot of preparation and dedication go towards the procession. For those of you who love seeing different cultures and experiencing diversity, the Kandy Procession will give you a thrill and surpass your expectations.

There are many kinds of tourists: those who love nature; those who love adventure; those who love food; those who love the ocean; and those that enjoy culture. Sri Lanka is a place for every kind of tourist because we have them all! A lot of travelers who come in the months of July and August make sure to participate in the event because it is such a wondrous occasion. If you visit Sri Lanka during these months, make sure to head to Kandy to see the most celebrated event in the city. The Kandy procession is a must-see when you come to Sri Lanka. You will see them in their best costumes, dancing to their best tunes, and whipping their way through, cheerfully yet devotedly. You will be given an experience to cherish all your life.

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(Kandy Esala Perahera Image Source: PRABHATH WIMALASIRI from Twitter)

Yala Safari Tour – Introduction

Are you an adventurous person who loves to travel? or are you a person who admires nature?. Yala Safari Tour will fulfill all of these your requirements.

Yala National Park is an enormous area of lush forests, green pastures, and scattered pools bordering the Ocean. Out of al the national parks in Sri Lanka, Yala is one of the biggest and condensed ones. It is full of everything Sri Lanka’s nature has to offer.

This Yala Safari Tour is particularly designed to provide the best safari experience to our clients. You will be accompanied by our well-knowledgeable guides who are proficient in English. If you require language-specific guides, that can be arranged upon request. You will get an unforgettable experience in the wilderness while breathing in the freshest air from the forest around.

Geographical location and history of Yala National Park

Yala National Park is situated in the Southeast part of Sri Lanka, neighboring an ancient Buddhist Monastery and old rock painting. This is an added advantage for its value and it adds depth to its history. It is surrounded by pilgrimages and brings a lot of devotees to the site, apart from the tourists. The endless flora and fauna in the premises is astounding and it is very pleasant to the eye to see the coordination between animals and trees. Nature is wonderful!

Yala National Park: One of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries

Yala is a huge area of forest and wildlife on one soil. It is considered as one of the world renowned national parks because of its diversity. The area is filled with numerous species of animals and trees. The park also has lakes, streams, and lagoons. It is home for most of the species in the entire island. Yala is admired and loved by locals and foreigners from the beginning of time. The greatest attraction of the premises is the animals in their natural element.

If you are up to challenging, adventurous, yet most satisfying visitations, Yala is a must-go. It will give you an opportunity of a lifetime to embrace everything the island has to offer in one tour. Come and marvel at the elephants bathing in the lakes and streams with their babies, breathe the lung-refreshing air, be amazed at the leopards, listen to the endless singing of the birds, and many more. It is indeed a treat of a lifetime.

Come and experience this unforgettable Tour

For your entire globetrotter who loves adventures, this Yala Safari Tour will give you one of the best memories to cherish. It is nothing but pure tranquility and peace from nature. If you are someone who inhales nature and admires its miraculous wonders, Yala has it all! Make sure to come with your cameras because you won’t want to miss out on peacocks dancing, herds of elephants wandering, leopards hiding behind bushes, sloth bear waiting for prey, and pure breeze of nature. Click as many pictures and selfies as you want because Yala Safari Tour will be the most highlighted destination of your entire itinerary. You will not be disappointed. All you ever wanted to see in the wilderness will be displayed in their best element.

Grab your smart phones, cameras, water bottles, and get ready for this amazing tour with us to one of the most beloved national parks in the island!

Yala Safari Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Yala, Thissamaharama, Galle, Matara, Tangalle, Dikwella, Mirissa, Unawatuna, Udawalawa, Ella, Badulla, Bandarawela, Haputhale, Arugambay

Duration : Yala Safari Tour will take around 3 ½ on average.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

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(Yala Safari Caver Image Credit: Pip Jones from Twitter)

The Madulsima Mini Worlds End is a fabulous place to visit in the Badulla District. It is situated in the Madulsima area at an elevation of 1357m. The place has recently become popular among many local travelers. But it is an unknown place for most. You can observe a large portion of the eastern province from here. The view is absolutely mind-blowing, and it is fantastic for a photographer.

Location

Madulsima Mini Worlds End is situated in the village of Pitamaruwa. It is a small village which is situated 60km away from Badulla City. The distance to the place from Passara is 42km and from Madulsima, a small town, is 18km. Anyhow, the location is 290km away from the capital, Colombo.

Public transport is available to the Madulsima from Passara or Badulla. But it is perfect if you can use a private vehicle. Road conditions are poor in some parts. Therefore, it’s better if you can also use a 4-wheel vehicle or a bike. The surroundings of the route are very scenic with the greenish tea plantations. That will add additional beauty to your trip. The last part of the trip should be done by foot.

More facts about Madulsima Mini Worlds End

The mini worlds end is situated on the edge of the Roeberry Tea Estate. However, it is managed by the tourist board of the Uva Province. You are allowed to go camping in the area. But you should also consider the heavy wind. The panoramic view will definitely amaze anyone. Such a fantastic place to fly a drone and observe it from a bird’s-eye view.

The fog will cover the place on most occasions. The average temperature is around 18 °C and the annual rainfall is around 2000 mm. You should consider the weather before you go here. This is another place rich in leaches. So, please bring leech protection.

What can you observe from the Madulsima Mini Worlds End ?

The morning picture is wonderful with the sunrise. You can see clouds under you in most of the early mornings. The view is clear if the mist doesn’t affect it.

Mahiyangana, Sorabora Wewa, Senanayaka Tank, Ampara, Bibile, Kokagala, Mahaoya, Monaragala, etc. are some of the clearly visible places.

Final Words

Madulsima Mini Worlds End is a nice place to visit in Badulla. You can observe a beautiful picture from there. Aradunu Ella is a scenic waterfall you can go in the Pitamaruwa Village. DS Rock is another attractive mountain which you can observe during the trip.

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(Featured Image Credit: A w e s o m e from Facebook)

Bomburu Ella Waterfall is a superb destination to visit in Nuwara Eliya. It is a beautiful and cascading waterfall that is situated inside a forest canopy. The place is very popular among local travelers. But it is also a great site to visit as a tourist. Bomburu Ella is 50m in height and 20m in width. It is considered that it is one of the widest waterfalls in the country.

Location

Bomburu Ella is situated in the Uva Paranagama Divisional Secretariat area of the Badulla district. The location is also considered the boundary of both Badulla and Nuwara Eliya districts. The distance to the place from Welimada city is around 21km and from Nuwara Eliya city is around 19km.

If you are starting from Colombo, then you can come to Welimada Town via Bandarawela. Then the public transport buses are available from there. Perawella is the closest village to the Bomburu Ella Waterfall.

There are no good facilities to park your public vehicles. You can park them near the entrance. From there, you need to walk around 2km towards the inside of the forest. But it is a nice trek or walk for anyone. You will definitely feel relaxed after you reach the waterfall.

More facts about Bomburu Ella Waterfall

It is a waterfall with four cascades. Anyone can go to the top of the waterfall with a hard effort. Furthermore, it belongs to the Kotakithul Kanda Mountain (1842m). Bomburu Ella Waterfall is situated inside the Seetha Eliya-Kandapola Forest Reserve. Therefore, you are not allowed to camp there.

The spraying water drops always generate a scenic view. It is a fantastic place for photographers. Most people never forget to take photos near the front grass area. Anyhow, you can reach the bottom of the waterfall. The place is always cool and wet.

Final Word

Bomburu Ella Waterfall is a nice place to visit in the Nuwara Eliya region. This is not a good place for bathing or camping. It is better if you can go there on the weekdays. You aren’t allowed to disturb wildlife and harm the plants of the forest reserve. Entrance is free and please bring leech protection for the trek. It is a cool, calm, and clean place. So, don’t pollute the place and please bring back everything that you are carrying.

There are also so many nice places to visit around Bomburu Ella Waterfall. Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of those places that you should not miss in that region.

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(Cover Image Source: Thilan Wijegunaratne from Twitter)