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Quote - Joseph Pulitzer

"PUT IT BEFORE THEM BRIEFLY SO THEY WILL READ IT, CLEARLY SO THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT, PICTURESQUELY SO THEY WILL REMEMBER IT AND, ABOVE ALL, ACCURATELY SO THEY WILL BE GUIDED BY ITS LIGHT" ***** JOSEPH PULITZER *****
DISCOVER - SRI LANKA: PROLOGUE

IN PRAISE OF MY BEAUTIFUL ISLAND,
INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO.

THE 13th CENTURY VENETIAN TRAVELER MARCO POLO DESCRIBED THE ISLAND AS 'THE JADE PENDANT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN'. THE ABUNDANCE OF GEMSTONES, SPICES, RAIN FORESTS AND WILDLIFE; THE MAGNIFICENT BEACHES, ANCIENT RUINS AND A WRITTEN HISTORY OF OVER 2500 YEARS MAKE THIS ISLAND A TOURISTS' PARADISE.

THE RUINED CITIES OF ANURADHAPURA AND POLONNARUWA ILLUSTRATE THE GLORY OF THE ANCIENT KINGDOMS. THE GIGANTIC STUPAS AND BUDDHA STATUES ARE AMONG THE BIGGEST MAN MADE STRUCTURES OF THE WORLD. THE MASSIVE RESERVOIRS, BUILT BY ANCIENT KINGS TO IRRIGATE THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND, ARE MARVELS OF HYDRO ENGINEERING. THERE ARE EIGHT UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SRI LANKA

THE ISLAND WAS KNOWN TO THE GREEKS AS 'TAPROBANE' AND TO THE ARABS AS 'SERENDIB'. EARLY MERCHANTS VISITED THE ISLAND IN SEARCH OF GEMSTONES AND SPICES, MAINLY CINNAMON AND PEPPER. COFFEE AND TEA PLANTATIONS WERE STARTED BY THE BRITISH COLONIAL RULERS. CEYLON TEA IS FAMOUS THE WORLD OVER.

TOURISM INDUSTRY IS A MAJOR MONEY SPINNER FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. THE VAST EXPANSE OF BEACHES, RAIN FORESTS AND NATIONAL PARKS WITH HERDS OF WILD ELEPHANTS, THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WITH LITHE WATER FALLS, BRING IN THE TOURISTS. THE ISLAND IS DOTTED WITH HUNDREDS OF HOTELS TO ACCOMMODATE THE TRAVELER. AN ISLAND OF 25,000 SQ; MILES HAS 103 RIVERS AND 25000 RESERVOIRS, MOSTLY MAN MADE. WITH VARYING CLIMATIC CONDITIONS THIS IS TRULY A 'SMALL MIRACLE'.

" THE ISLAND OF SRI LANKA IS A SMALL UNIVERSE, IT CONTAINS AS MANY VARIATIONS OF CULTURE, SCENERY AND CLIMATE AS SOME COUNTRIES A DOZEN TIMES ITS SIZE........I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ANY COUNTRY WHICH SCORES SO HIGHLY IN ALL DEPARTMENTS - WHICH HAVE SO MANY ADVANTAGES AND SO FEW DISADVANTAGES. LOVELY BEACHES, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES, IMPRESSIVE RUINS, A VIBRANT CULTURE AND CHARMING PEOPLE- NO WONDER SRI LANKA IS A SMALL MIRACLE ".***** Arthur C. Clark *****




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Showing posts with label Kalpitiya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kalpitiya. Show all posts

24 March, 2013

SRI LANKA - PICTURES OF KALPITIYA


Pictures of Kalpitiya sea adventures by Ashan.



02 January, 2013

SRI LANKA - DUTCH BAY [ KALPITIYA ]


At the tip of Kalpitiya peninsula, waters of the Indian Ocean being patrolled by gun boats of the Sri Lanka Navy.



Pics by : Ashan

Little Adventures

05 November, 2012

SRI LANKA - DUTCH BAY [ KALPITIYA ]


All wheel drive sand  dune adventure at Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka, by Little Adventures. An unforgettable weekend recreational activity.



Pics by : Ashan

Little Adventures

18 May, 2012

SRI LANKA - SNORKELING [ KALPITIYA ]


Snorkeling in the crystal clear blue waters of Kalpitiya, above the coral beds,
is an exhilarating experience, it is a recreational  activity to observe underwater life with little equipment. In the pictures, Ashan with some kids at Kalpitiya.



Pics by : Ashan


Little Adventures

09 May, 2012

SRI LANKA - BAR REEF CORAL REEF


The Bar Reef coral reef of Kalpitiya is home to over 250 species of fish and 150 species of coral and the marine sanctuary is 300 sq.km. in extent. This ecosystem is one of the pristine coral reef systems of the North Western coast of Sri Lanka



Pics by : Ashan


Little Adventures

03 May, 2012

SRI LANKA - CORAL REEFS


There are two coral reef National parks in Sri Lanaka, at Hikkaduwa and Kalpitiya, these reefs serve as buffers obstructing erosion. There are over 60 species of corals and over 150 species of reef fish in these habitats.



Pics by : Ashan

Little adventures

30 April, 2012

SRI LANKA - BLUE WHALES [ KALPITIYA ]


The largest mammals on earth, Blue whales, were found in large numbers during the second week of April, at one sighting it was reported that a group of over one hundred whales were seen swimming in the vicinity of the Kalpitiya lagoon.




Pics by : Ashan


Little Adventures

24 March, 2012

SRI LANKA - TIP OF KALPITIYA PENINSULAR


A haven for whale and dolphin watching, Kalpitiya on the North Western coast is a popular tourist destination.




Pics : Courtesy, Ashan


Little Adventures

21 December, 2010

SRI LANKA - TOURISM





Kalpitiya is one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Sri lanka, Kalpitiya
is a peninsula that separates the Puttalam lagoon from the Indian
Ocean, with saltpans, marine sanctuaries, lagoons and marshes.
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Autority is inviting inestors to
develop 14 islands in the region.





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20 December, 2010

SRI LANKA - KALPITIYA [ ATTRACTIONS ]




Kalpitiya peninsula has many attractions for the traveler,
Dolphin and Whale watching and shallow water
fishing top the list.




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