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BACK-TO-NATURE SUSTAINABLE ECO-LIVING IS AT THE HEART OF LAKESIDE SARAII VILLAGE IN SRI LANKA’S DEEP SOUTH
Eco-tourism is the global buzzword, and it 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”.
“Hidden beneath a canopy of trees deep in the heart of Weerawila, Saraii Village is a private estate featuring a series of mud chalets and tree houses designed to imitate the open air concept of rural homes in the locality.”
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LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES, BIG CATS AND CATAMARANS, WHALES AND WATERFALLS—THE WONDERS OF SRI LANKA
The online Indian lifestyle magazine Verve is in no doubt: “Nowhere is life’s excellence, its fullness, its force and its music, its mystery, its damage and radiance more apparent than in Sri Lanka.”
And acclaimed writer Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi should know, having spent precious time and 1,500 words of praise for an experience that left his heart skipping a beat.
It began at Yala National Park, where, “against a milky dawn horizon, atop a boulder, I saw a leopard’s silhouette. Indolently, with the muscular majesty of a formidable predator…”
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HISTORICAL RAMAYANA EPIC SAGA LINKING INDIA AND SRI LANKA NOW THE CENTERPIECE OF NEW TOURISM DRIVE
The Ramayana is an epic historical Hindu saga of princely strife, family betrayal, duty and vengeance linking India and Sri Lanka both figuratively and—perhaps—literally.
The ancient story centres on the travails of Rama, an Indian king’s exiled son, and the abduction to Sri Lanka of his wife Sita in a power struggle over who would succeed the ailing king.
And it is now the focus of a Sri Lankan tourism drive to create a ‘Ramayana Trail’ of Sri Lanka locations linked to the saga in a bid to attract more Indian travellers.
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