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Four of Sri Lanka’s most picturesque lighthouses

The days are long gone when the ships of the world depended on lighthouses to safeguard their passage past rocky coastlines. Sri Lanka has many such guardians, and here are four of the best and most picturesque.

A rare glimpse of the wildlife and biodiversity of Sri Lanka

This National Geographic documentary Wild Sri Lanka Forest of Clouds is a beautifully shot story of the wildlife in Sri Lanka, “a world where rains pour down, clouds swell, rivers flow, mists dance across the skies, frosts dust the highlands and thousands of man-made lakes form a curious wonderland filled with a wildlife that is strange, beautiful and utterly unique”.

One of the world’s most spectacular train journeys

Few other railway journeys in the world could come close to this. Riding the rails might not be the first method of transport you think of when visiting the island, but Sri Lanka train journeys offer a serious wealth of cultural and scenic splendour.

And the train from Colombo to Ella along Sri Lanka’s historic, hill-hugging tracks is the greatest of them all.

Back-to-nature sustainable eco-living is at the heart of lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south

Eco-tourism doesn’t get much more ‘part of the landscape’ sustainable than the lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south. The Sunday Times reports that Saraii “is not just about seeing the new, but about feeling and breathing in a rustic experience that touches the soul of the traveller”.

When the owl and the pussycat put to sea they found their dream beach location in Sri Lanka!

When the owl and pussycat put to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat they surely didn’t expect to make a landfall on Sri Lanka’s idyllic south coast. But they would undoubtedly have loved their namesake boutique hotel, which is nestled right on the beach a short tuk-tuk ride from Unawatuna and historic Galle Fort.

Spectacular Sri Lanka eco-tourism luxury camping spotlighted by ‘world’s top architectural website’

An outstanding example of Sri Lanka’s focus on sustainable eco-tourism is featured on Arch Daily, billed as the world’s most visited architecture website.

Seen In The City blogger discovers Amari Galle, ‘Sri Lanka’s heavenly new resort’

Seen In The City blogger Natasha Colyer couldn’t have been more charmed by Amari Galle, “a place of tranquillity in a city of rural charm and unrivalled beauty, lush green landscape and bustling towns and picturesque shores with dusty sands”.

A new height of beachside luxury in the heart of Sri Lanka’s famed Weligama Bay

It could hardly get much better than Sri Lanka’s new luxurious Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa south-coast family resort—and don’t just take our word for it.

The magnificent Premier Ocean Suite at the Shangri-La’s Golf Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka

The LuxuryLaunches website reports that “Shangri-La’s debut in Sri Lanka was definitely worth the wait! The jaw-dropping property is undoubtedly one of the finest properties on the island”.

The Fortress protects and preserve Sri Lanka’s turtles

All over the world, historical nesting beaches are being encroached upon, not least in Sri Lanka—which is why The Fortress Resort and Spa launched its turtle preservation project on the south coast near Galle.

Ceylon Tea Trails Sri Lanka, ‘a luxury and charm that is truly one-of-a-kind’

Erica at Honestly WTF writes “my sister recently returned from her honeymoon in Sri Lanka and stayed for a few days in the country’s central highlands at an incredible resort called Ceylon Tea Trails”.

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Amazing pictures of whales off the coast of Sri Lanka are good news for this leviathan of the Indian Ocean
Amazing pictures of whales off the coast of Sri Lanka are good news for this leviathan of the Indian Ocean

Amazing pictures of whales off the coast of Sri Lanka are good news for this leviathan of the Indian Ocean

We see the whale as emblem of a threatened planet, writes conservationist Philip Hoare in the Guardian UK—and nowhere do we see them better than here in Sri Lanka. And the fact that we see them in such large numbers is good news for the future of whales worldwide.
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The amazing elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park in Sri Lanka ‘a stunning wildlife spectacle’
The amazing elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park in Sri Lanka ‘a stunning wildlife spectacle’

The amazing elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park in Sri Lanka ‘a stunning wildlife spectacle’

CNN Travel reports how Sri Lanka is “attracting truckloads of tourists from around the world to witness a stunning wildlife spectacle”. That spectacle is the yearly elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park, when “hundreds of elephants travel each year to the shores of an ancient reservoir”.

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Sri Lanka ‘is blessed with all the essential ingredients of exploration and vacation’ says lifestyle blogger Jo
Sri Lanka ‘is blessed with all the essential ingredients of exploration and vacation’ says lifestyle blogger Jo

Sri Lanka ‘is blessed with all the essential ingredients of exploration and vacation’ says lifestyle blogger Jo

Lifestyle blogger Jo Nguyen’s recent visit was full of delights and surprises. As she says on Outlanderly: “Sri Lanka is blessed with all the essential ingredients of exploration and vacation. Sri Lanka, a place I knew little about but had heard was one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean."
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World’s top travel bloggers lined up for ‘aggressive’ social media promotion by Sri Lanka tourist board
World’s top travel bloggers lined up for ‘aggressive’ social media promotion by Sri Lanka tourist board

World’s top travel bloggers lined up for ‘aggressive’ social media promotion by Sri Lanka tourist board

The world’s top travel bloggers and social-media influencers are coming to Sri Lanka in an “aggressive social media promotion” by the tourist board. The aim is to put the delights of Sri Lanka “on the global map” by underlining the full range of experiences we have to offer.
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Surfing in Sri Lanka more than hits the spot for US-based Mike Denning on The Inertia lifestyle blog
Surfing in Sri Lanka more than hits the spot for US-based Mike Denning on The Inertia lifestyle blog

Surfing in Sri Lanka more than hits the spot for US-based Mike Denning on The Inertia lifestyle blog

US-based The Inertia lifestyle blog loves us. Its guide to surf trips says that “Sri Lanka is a gorgeous place, with white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs, palm trees galore—and waves. Everywhere you look, there are waves. Lefts, rights, A-frames—it truly is a paradise for surfers and non-surfers alike."

Ecotourism

Thriving eco-tourism in Sri Lanka ‘must nurture, properly manage and sustain our biodiversity and landscapes’

Thriving eco-tourism in Sri Lanka ‘must nurture, properly manage and sustain our biodiversity and landscapes’

Eco-tourism in Sri Lanka is thriving thanks to the island’s abundant biodiversity, amazing natural landscapes—and the growing awareness that all this must be nurtured, properly managed and sustainable. The DailyFT interviewed Sri Lanka Rainforest Ecolodge Chairman Prema Cooray, an expert in sustainable tourism.
Rich agroforestry ‘home gardens’ in Sri Lanka protect biodiversity while ensuring food security

Rich agroforestry ‘home gardens’ in Sri Lanka protect biodiversity while ensuring food security

The rich biodiversity of a unique area inside one of Sri Lanka’s largest primary rainforests was a rich source of food and sustenance for local villages for generations. But when the Sinharaja Reserve became part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, villagers fell back on their own resources by creating ‘home gardens’.
Back-to-nature sustainable eco-living is at the heart of lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south

Back-to-nature sustainable eco-living is at the heart of lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south

Eco-tourism doesn’t get much more ‘part of the landscape’ sustainable than the lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south. The Sunday Times reports that Saraii “is not just about seeing the new, but about feeling and breathing in a rustic experience that touches the soul of the traveller”.

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