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Hotel Elephant Corridor,Sigiriya

Bird watching,Wildlife & Nature Sorroundings

sunny 29 °C

As you enter the Elephant Corridor you will see the majesty of Sigiriya rock fortress which is also regarded as 8th wonder of the world.Sorrounded area of the pothana has a great historical value.Nearby Gale Pansala (A buddhist temple) has history of over 6000 years.With the excavations carried out around the area has discovered human remainings of people who have lived in the area over 6000 years ago.

Breathtaking kandalama hills has a great view to the restaurant of the hotel. Unfenced hotel garden porvides an ideal opportiunity for the bird watchers to observes number of bird species including most of the wetland birds.Specially the bank of the Pothana lake is an ideal location to observe most of the wetland birds.The sunset scene around the Pothana lake would remain in the memory of whoever who is lucky to stay there in the evening.Big flocks of Balck headed ibis in the evening is very picturesque.Some of the birds you could observe in this area are Black Headed Ibis,Black Winged Stilt,Grey Heron,Cattle Egret,Eurasian Thick Knee,Indian pond heron,White Bellied Sea eagle,Brahminy Kite,Common kinghfisher,White breasted waterhen,White throated kingfisher,Orange breasted pigeon,Pompodour green pigeon,spotted dove,Tawny bellied babbler,Yellow billed babbler,White bellied drongo,Ashy prinia,Plain prinia,Common tailor bird,Indian robin,Oriental magpie robin,White browed fantail,Red vented bulbul,White browed bulbul,Coppersmith barbet,Brown headed barbet,Brown shrike etc.Also most of the sri lankan snakes could be observed in the area.

Nearby Mahawawe lake is a location to observe wild elephants in the evening.

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Taj Exotica Hotel,Bentota

sunny 29 °C

last weekend i had a great experience by staying at Taj Exotica Hotel,Bentota.This hotel is nicely designed with a panoramic view to the picturesque indian ocean from each & every room.The designs inside the rooms are very attractive with natural orchid flower pot inside the rooms.Also the cosmetics inside the room are all herbal products.Their buffet is very much into the international standards & also have optional ala carte dining in two other additional restaurants.Night club,Orchid hall for conferences & occastions,pool bar are other attractive features they have.Whole garden is nicely landscaped & the they have a large swimming pool too.The friendly staff is very helpful.They arrnage sri lankan weddings too.The hotel features with special theme nights with cultural shows etc.

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Mahaweli Reach Hotel,Kandy

28 °C

We stayed at Mahaweli Raeach hotel during last weekend. That was a great holiday experience.They are lovely located on the banks of Mahaweli river.There pool is lovely spread over in a large area of the garden under the jak,olive & mango trees.This hotel is very special for arranging Sri Lankan weddings according the very traditional kandyan style.They also very special for golf tours.Very special sri lankan cuisine is offered by their main restaurant.This is the most succeded hotel in Kandy which has come through a long journey to become the first 5 star hotel in kandy from 4 roomed little guest house because of their very specialized hospitality.

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Amaya Hills,Heerassagala,Kandy

A memorable stay in one of the most beautiful hills in the country

semi-overcast 27 °C

Amaya hills is situated in one of the most beautiful hills in the country.It's cool climate really makes your holiday comfortable.All room are designed to have a panoramic view in each & every room.All rooms are provided with Mini bar,Cable TV,Electronic safe,Hot & Cold water etc.Some thing very special is the tea shop where you could enjoy the all sri lankan tea flavors.It includes High grown tea,Mid grown tea & low grown tea.The Dumabara bar is ideal for an evening drink.

The bird trail is something very interesting in this hotel. You see lots of bird species including many endemics.Some of the endemic birds i saw was Sri Lanka spur fowl,Sri Lanka Myna,Sri Lanka Layard's Parakeet,Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon etc.It was always intesting hiking the breathtaking Hanthana hill while you are on the bird watching.The arrange so much of fun filling activities like flat water rafting,tractor rides through the jungle etc.Also in the hotel the flower arrangements are very beautiful.

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The Fortress Hotel,Koggala,Sri Lanka

small luxury hotel

sunny 30 °C

Had a great holiday experience staying at The Fortress hotel,Koggala.It was a lovely small luxury hotel.All the rooms are providing the luxury of realaxation with well stocked mini bar,Plasma TV,DVD player,sound system,Coffee maker provided with a collection different favoured coffe,TV lounge etc.The tea lounge is a place where you could enjoy a number of high quality tea flavours comes with the world famous name for tea Dilmah.The picturesque swimming pool spread over a large area always provided with an invigorating swim.Lime spa is a place you culd enjoy number of holistic therapies to stay tuned.A number of sea food collectio is also included in their menus.Sunset over indian ocean in the evening is a lovely scene i saw that never forgets.

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