Sightseeing Holiday in Bentota – Experience the Essence of Sri Lanka

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean, the plentiful isle of Sri Lanka is known by many epithets that allude to the beauty and preciousness of the country and certainly, given the variety of experiences from the sun kissed beaches to the misty highlands and the rich cultural and historical heritage, former Ceylon is described as paradise. With the establishment of efficient air taxi services such as Cinnamon Air, travelling around Sri Lanka to iconic destinations on the East and South coasts, Hambantota, Kandy and Yala is made convenient but for those who seek a beach holiday which is all encompassing and provides an insight into much of Sri Lanka, Bentota holidays are ideal.

When in Bentota, there are a multitude of activities that one can engage in ranging from visiting the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and the Beruwala Lighthouse to trying their hand at Deep Sea Fishing. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery facilitates the continuance of life for many turtles and prevents turtle eggs from being consumed or destroyed by predators. The Hatchery collects the eggs, buries them in a secure place and, once they hatch, releases them to the ocean. Visitors to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery can witness this process for a small fee and sometimes, during sunset, even release a few turtles to the sea for a memorable experience. For those interested in sightseeing, the Beruwala Lighthouse is a potential place to visit as during sunset, the area is bathed in soft golden light which lights up the Lighthouse beautifully.

Another destination that could be added to one’s sightseeing itinerary are the ‘Brief Gardens’ which is an old estate that spans across two hectares and was owned by an architect who passed over twenty years ago. The Gardens are maintained and the architecture of the estate is preserved beautifully providing for what feels like a portal back in time for those who visit it. Complete your sightseeing holiday in Bentota with a leisurely evening at the Beach to watch the beautiful sunset.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.Google+

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