Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Enjoy the Delightful Holidays at Bentota’s Beach Resort

Bentota, a fascinating town in Sri Lanka is very popular among tourists. It is located at the side of the southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. The cool and placid climate of the place attracts a large number of visitors both from the local places as well the abroad. This place is known all over the globe for its golden beaches. The village is renowned mainly for its water sports. Temples, pristine sea, white sand near the sea and sports activities, all these adventures captivates anyone in this place for a long time.

Bentota Beach
Bentota’s Beach resort is the famous place located near the beach side. Sea front rooms of the resort provide the best view of ocean waves. This resort makes anyone’s vacation imaginary and also indulge anyone in mouth watering delicacies like cuisines, sports activities like beach sports, unwinding by taking a dip in the golden beaches, make anyone to stay at this place for whole life. It offers many activities as well as provides staying facility. This resort is large enough to occupy a large number of people at one time. One should not miss the important activities while staying in the Beach resort. Some of them are enjoying a cruise ride, explore the village temples, enjoy the water sports, take a boat safari on the river, ramble through the brief garden, and many more are there. The sound of the ocean waves makes every moment of life pleasurable.

Beach Volleyball at Bentota Beach
So, after visiting the Bentota and staying in the Bentota’s resort, nobody wants to go back to his/her country. These pleasurable moments become part of the rest of life.

View of Bentota Beach

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Top 5 Cities of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon is a country located in South Asia. Gulf of Mannar is the separation point between Sri Lanka and India. It is an island country separated by the Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait (a narrowest point) from India. The main features of the island are tropical beaches, verdant vegetation, ancient monuments, tea gardens and hill stations. The climate of the country is average means neither too hot nor too cold. All this together makes it a best tourist place. 

Popular places to visit:-

1. Colombo : - Colombo is the capital of the popular country. The name of the city was first introduced by the Portuguese in 1505. Once it has been just a small sea port created for trade purpose. It has old as well as new colonies. One can enjoy there many things, some of that are exploring the Pettah Bazaar, bird watching in the Talangama and Attidiya wetlands, national museum, Dutch museum, enjoy vibrant nightlife, Kelaniya Raja Maha Temple, Churches of the Colonial Period, Art Galleries, etc. So, there are many places to see that make it a good place to visit in Sri Lanka.
2. Bentota : - Bentota is a well known city of Sri Lanka and popular for its golden beaches. Tourists gather to this place in a large number and famous particularly among foreigners. It houses a variety of proclaiming hotels. Ayurveda, an old art also delivers by this city. This city is also famous for its alcoholic drink “toddy” made out of coconut nectar. If you travel to Sri Lanka then don’t miss to visit this place and surely drink toddy once at least.
Bentota Beach by mayapillai on
3. Kandy : - Kandy is located in Sinhala in the center of Sri Lanka. Tea plantations can be seen on the hillside of Kandy. This city is one of the major scenic beauties in Sri Lanka and have both the tourist as well as religious places. As it is a tourist place so, large number of shops are there contain the jewelries and traditional paintings or sculptures. One can visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Ceylon Tea Museum, Natha Devalaya, Vishnu Devalaya, Temple of the sacred tooth relic, Lanktilake Temple, etc. So, this is the right place to visit in Sri Lanka and favored by most of the people.
Kandy Lake and City Center
4. Nuwara Eliya : - It is a cool town located approximately 6200 ft above the sea level in the mid area of the huge tea plantations in the central highlands. If anyone wants to see natural beauty then this is the right place. Its pleasant climate is just similar to that of Britain’s, due to this sometimes it's called as “Little England”.  This town is famous for its race course and world renowned golf club. Salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery, make it a hard to imagine place. Other places one can see includes Pony rides, Trout Streams, Victoria Park and Boating on Lake Gregory. Also, enjoy unique bird watching as it is home to endangered and endemic species of bird life.

Tea Plantation near Nuwara Eliya
5. Jaffna : - Jaffna is an ancient port city situated in the northernmost region of Sri Lanka. It is also the driest place in the country. Habitation exists there much earlier than other cities of the country and is populated by Tamil speaking people mostly. Millions of people called it a home of lagoon filled peninsula. Tamil culture still thrives in this town. The flat Jaffna Peninsula is almost an island, though attached to the mainland by just a strip of sand popularly called Elephant Pass. Climate, historical sites and culture are the famous thing about this town.
So, visiting the top destinations of Sri Lanka is like a dream come true as the places to visit are very beautiful. To travel in this country even for a short period of time it leaves the impression on the mind of the visitors for their whole life and exaggerate them to visit again and again.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Percolate the Charm of Largest Fountain in Dubai

Dubai, a well known country by everyone, popular for its highest, largest, longest, First in the whole world. One of the highest, largest and the first things of Dubai is its largest Fountain famous all across the globe. Dubai’s Fountain is the largest fountain in the world set on a manmade Lake Burj Khalifa. It is a popular tourist place in Dubai.

Photo by Stephen Barber on flickr
The contract of this fountain was given to a California based company-WET Design which designed it exquisitely at a cost of USD 218 million.  It is 275 m high that one can see it from 20 miles away. It is the brightest point illuminated on earth when seen from the sky that spot in the middle east. It was inaugurated on 26 October 2008. Testing of the fountain began in February 2009, and then was officially inaugurated on 8th May 2009 along with the official opening ceremony of the largest “Dubai Mall”. The length of this fountain was increased to 275 m after some time.

This large and unique fountain is illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors. This fountain can spray approximately 22,000 gallons of water in the air at a time and shoots up to 500 ft into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. It waters the air in many different combinations and patterns.

Photo by Steven Byles on flickr
This Fountain contains many high-pressure water jets and shooters that shoots the water even under more pressure up to 240 feet in the air and some extreme shooters are also there that shoots the water under the most pressured up to 500 ft. Shooters create a loud “boom” noise after the water is ejected. The main or super shooters use least of time like on the special occasions as it takes a lot time to build up enough pressure and energy to shoot water to such a great height in the air.

Photo by Sharona & Lisanne on flickr
One of the best things that exhilarate anyone after seeing this fountain is its dance performance. It dances on the national and famous songs like Sama Dubai, Baba Yetu, Shik Shak Shok, In Shed An Aldar, etc.  The dance performance takes place at 1.00 pm and at 1.30 pm as well as every 30 minutes from 6 pm to 10 pm on weekdays, and from 6pm to 11pm on weekends.

Photo by Sharona & Lisanne on flickr
One can also enjoy a boat ride on the Burj Lake and a breathtaking view of Dubai Fountain. Through this ride, you will also be able to get a closer look of the famous tallest tower of the World named “Burj Khalifa” and thus make it a one time experience of your life.

In the last, we can say that there are many iconic structures like this Dubai fountain in Dubai. A trip to this country will be surely memorable to anyone visiting it.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Enjoy the Cool Retreat of Penang Hill

Penang, a turtle shaped island is an adorable place in Malaysia. It is often known by the locals as well as foreigners as “The Pearl of the Orient”.  This place attracts by most of the tourists every year. Vibrant culture, rich heritage, multicultural society, high hills, nature parks, pristine beaches, shopping, cuisines and many more things make it a good place to visit. It is a right and worth visiting place.

For enjoying the cool retreat and refreshing air, panoramic views of the island or the Georgetown city, Penang hill is the best location. It is located at an elevation of more than 2000 feet from the sea level. By taking 30-minute cable car ride up Penang Hill from the funicular station in Air Itam or trek up the hill via the Botanic Gardens make the journey more graceful. One can also take the route of jeep track. Penang hill comprising a group of peaks including Strawberry Hill, Halliburton’s Hill, Flagstaff Hill, Government Hill, Tiger Hill and Western Hill. It stands out apparently from the lowlands as a hilly forested area. It is a popular holiday retreat among the locals as well as tourists.

Flowered landscape and a relaxing view of the hill allure anyone. Many unique flora can be seen there like the Cycad, the famous carnivorous Pitcher Plant, ferns, etc. Chirping birds around the forested hill makes the environs more crispy. Many restaurants and resorts are available there. Also, a mosque and a Hindu temple were built on the hill. Diverse trekking trails from the various lowlands are there to reach the Penang Hill. So, the tour of Penang hill becomes an adventurous tour while taking this route.  The famous pit stops at the hill are 52 and 84. At these pit stops, the view of the island is visible to hikers who are able to get some water and tea prepared by the locals stationed on the hill.

After reaching at the top of the hill, there is a 32 counder cannon having rich historical value. It weighs about 2.75 tons. The muzzle velocity of a gun powder charged by it is 1600 ft per second. It was most probably used in 18th and 19th century. Basically, it was used to warn the pirates present in or around the hills.  From historical point of view, it is a good place as many bungalows highlighting a coalescence of architecture from British colonial to Asian and Modern architecture is available there.

So Penang Hill is the place having all the characters of nature in one place. While visiting Penang Hill, one can also visit the famous Genting Highlands in Malaysia. A combine tour of Penang Hill and Genting Highlands captivate anyone to this place for a  long time due to their placid climate and nature.