Nuwara Eliya Horse Race – 2nd April 2017 onwards

We are delighted to introduce our ‘Pony Welfare Fund Raffle’ to be held on 2nd,16th,and 29th of April choose your favourite horse and qualify to enter the raffle race by race. Prizes. Rs 10,000, 5,000 and 2,500. Be one of the many winners. Tickets at the old tote building on race days.           –

Races starting from 10 Am to 2 Pm at Nuwara Eliya Racecourse.

For more details contact to organising team on 0770 30 90 90 or see below image

Nuwara Eliya Horse Race – 2nd April 2017 onwards
Nuwara Eliya Horse Race – 2nd April 2017 onwards

Colombo to Nuwara Elia / Nuwara Elia to Colombo for USD 153 per person Onway

Cinnamon Air announces a special promotion for this New Year season, fly to Nuwara Elia or Colombo for USD 153 per person one way only from 7th to 16th of April 2017.

Daily scheduled flights between

Colombo City (Waters Edge) to Nuwara Eliya (Lake Gregory) – Departure: 10:30 / Arrival: 11:00

Nuwara Eliya (Lake Gregory) to Colombo City (Waters Edge) – Departure: 11:30 / Arrival: 12:00

Book Now Using The Online Reservation – Click Here

Terms and Conditions

  • Only valid for travel in the period advertised
  • Inbound and outbound journey should be completed within the period advertised
  • Tickets shall only be valid for the date, destination and passenger specified there on & all tickets are non-refundable.
  • Country taxes must be collected separately at the time of ticketing.
  • All payments to be made in United States Dollars or by credit card. (Payments could be directly transferred to our Bank account or paid by credit card).
  • Please review our Terms and Conditions on Terms of Use
  • Additional Terms and Conditions may apply and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Above fares are non-commissionable & subject to change without prior notice.

For more details see below image

Colombo to Nuwara Elia / Nuwara Elia to Colombo for USD 153 per person Onway
Colombo to Nuwara Elia / Nuwara Elia to Colombo for USD 153 per person Onway

25% off on all Domistic Scheduled Flight in Sri lanka by Cinnamon Air

At Cinnamon Air we not only provide efficient and professional domestic air services in Sri Lanka, but some great special offers too! This exclusive Early Bird Offer lets you enjoy an attractive 25% discount when making a booking 60 days prior to your flight. Providing greater savings the earlier you make your booking, the deal is available on flights to all scheduled destinations and is amongst the best flight packages in Sri Lanka.

Helping you better plan your trip, our Cinnamon Air taxi schedules in Sri Lanka feature all the information you will need for your flight including departure & arrival days, times and destinations.

See below Image for Winter Flight Schedule from 01.11.2015 – 30.04.2016

See below Image for Winter Flight Schedule from 01.11.2015 – 30.04.2016
See below Image for Winter Flight Schedule from 01.11.2015 – 30.04.2016

See Below image for Summer Flight Schedule from 01.05.2015 – 31.10.2016

See Below image for Summer Flight Schedule from 01.05.2015 – 31.10.2016
See Below image for Summer Flight Schedule from 01.05.2015 – 31.10.2016

See below image for the cost of travel

See below image for the cost of travel
See below image for the cost of travel

For more detail see below image or Click here for more details

25% off on all Scheduled Flight of Cinnamon Air
25% off on all Scheduled Flight of Cinnamon Air

Nuwara Eliya Horse Racing Festival 2016

Horse Racing Festive is one of the main event in Sri Lanka Tourism calendar, Nuwara Eliya Horse Racing Festival will be held in every year in seasons of March, April, August, September, October, November and December.

The event is main attraction of Sri Lanka Tourism for foreigners and local tourist. Where thousands of tourists are witness of this great event in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka.

The first Nuwara Eliya Horse Racing Festival started March 20th 2016 on 9.30 Am at Nuwara Eliya Race Course.

Featuring the latest fashion trends music by misty and guest artists and much more entertainment for the whole family

The future event details as below,

Month Date Time
March 20th 10.30 am -2.00 pm
APRIL 10th, 16th, 23rd & 30th 10.30 am – 2.00 pm
AUGUST 6th & 20th 10.30 am-2.00 pm
SEPTEMBER 11th & 17th 10.30 am-2.00 pm
OCTOBER 16th 10.30 am -2.00 pm
NOVEMBER 13th 10.30 am-2.00 pm
DECEMBER 11th 10.30 am – 2.00 pm

 

For more details contact to Royal Truf Club on enquiries@royalturfclub.com or contact on 0770309090

For more details see below image

Nuwara Eliya Horse Racing Festival 2016
Nuwara Eliya Horse Racing Festival 2016

Wildlife Tours and Wildlife Photography Tours to Sri Lanka – FREE KNOWLEDGE SHARING SERVICE

Sri Lanka is one of the best Destinations for explore culture, people, adventure, beaches and Wildlife. It has been noted many of the tourist willing to cover their tour with mixture of Beaches, Cultural sites, and Wildlife at an affordable cost. But many do fail to achieve fulfill their wildlife experience without knowing mammals name and how to maximum time in wildlife.

I Prasanna Ambigaibagan a Wildlife photographer by passion and working professional in leading exporting company in Sri Lanka. I have notice many of tourist has been visit to National parks  with lacking knowledge of mammals and birds specifications and names and some of them harming to environment by their indecent behaviors inside national parks.

Therefore I have decided to offer a FREE KNOWLEDGE SHARING SERVICE at on my leisure time. This is 100% free without any conditions apply and this service is provide to betterment to nature and good wish of improve the knowledge of visitor.

I do available in weekend for this Free Service and you could contact me +94776534669 via whats app, Viber, IMO and Line on any times or you can send me a personal message though Facebook.

Below are some of my Basic information for you

Full Name: Prasanna Ambigaibagan
Qualification: MBA (UK), ACMA (UK),CGMA, ACMA (SL), BBA (UoP)
Language Speak : English, Tamil and Sinhala
Age: 28+
Profession: Management…
Passion: Wildlife Photography
Camera I use: Canon 70 D
Lens : 300mm F4, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm, 18-55mm
How often visit to NP: at least once in a month
Most Favorite NP: Willpattu National Park

to See My Personal Photography Works Visit my Facebook Page as Click below Link

Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature and wildlife Photography.

Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Golden Jackal on Air @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Golden Jackal on Air @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka.
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka.
Indian Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Indian Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
crocodile @ Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
crocodile @ Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Changeable Hawk Eagke, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Changeable Hawk Eagke, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Baby Elephant at Minneriya National Park
Baby Elephant at Minneriya National Park

 

American Express Credit Card Hotel Promotions

American Express announces a range of hotel promotion for this forthcoming Holidays in November, December 2015. Enjoy your special discount from 15% to 50% off only for American Express credit card at below hotels.

  • Jetwing sea
  • Jetwing Lagoon
  • Jetwing Lighthouse
  • Jetwing Yala
  • Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
  • Amaloh by Jetwing
  • Jetwing Warwick Gardern
  • Jetwing Kurulubedda
  • Villa 700
  • Era Beach by Jetwing
  • Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing
  • Landesi by Jetwing
  • Saffron & Blue by Jetwing
  • Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing
  • The Cottage by Jetwing
  • Cocoon Resort & Villa
  • Brook Butique
  • Randholee
  • Queens Hotel
  • Rajarata Hotels
  • The Firs
  • Hotel Pledge3
  • Saraii Village
  • Roman lake/Beach
  • Mahaweli Reach
  • Anilana
  • The Rainforest Ecolodge
  • Kithul Kanda Resort
  • Lavanga Resort& Spa
  • Mandira Bunglows
  • Arika Luxury Villa
  • The Sigiriya Village
  • Club Palm Bay
  • The Palms
  • Kalu Hideaway
  • Heritage Hotel
  • Rana 212
  • Hotel Suisse
  • Fisherman’s Bay
  • Seethawaka Regency
  • Thilanka Resort & Spa
  • Thilanka Hotel
  • Thampa Hotel
  • The Bush Hotel
  • Hotel Famous
  • Rest House Avissawella

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. The promotion is open to all American Express® Credit Cards issued by Nations Trust Bank PLC (excluding Corporate Cards)
  2. The promotion is valid for bookings made & stays confirmed during specified period (inclusive of both days).
  3. One Cardmember is eligible for a maximum of 2 rooms per hotel per booking. However the number of nights can be differed on availability.
  4. Savings will be applicable for Double or Triple rooms booked only on Half or Full board basis. However there will be exceptions on the below properties.
  5. At CALAMENDER BAY – TRINCOMALEE the saving valid only on FB basis & 20% savings on two night stays at all “Taprospa” properties.
  6. At Hotel Pledge3 offer valid only for platinum card members.
  7. Rooms will be given on a first come first served basis, strictly subject to availability & confirmation.
  8. The card member(s) is/are to settle the total bill via American Express Credit Card to be eligible for the savings.
  9. Savings applicable on local room rates and valid for Sri Lankans and Expatriates only.
  10. Offer is not valid for online bookings and long weekends.
  11. Reservations to be made in advance by calling the specified numbers. An advance payment is to be made by the Card member using his/her Nations Trust Bank, American Express Credit Card at the time of the reservation. The savings is not applicable for pre confirmed bookings made prior to the respective launch dates.
  12. Standard Child Policy, Cancellation policy & Peak Supplements of the Properties will continue to apply.
  13. Limited number of rooms available.
  14. The type of rooms available (Single/ Double/Triple) and the basis on which it is offered (BB /HB/FB) will be in accordance with the standard policy of the individual property.
  15. The offers cannot be exchanged for cash and/or used in conjunction with any other promotional programs or offers provided by service establishments involved in this promotion.
  16. Nations Trust Bank PLC reserves the right to withdraw, modify or change all or any of the rules, terms & conditions applicable to this promotion at any given time without prior notice.
  17. If any dispute arises regarding any of the terms and conditions contained herewith, the decision of the respective service establishment & Nations Trust Bank PLC shall be final.
  18. Nations Trust Bank PLC accepts no liability for the quality of goods and services provided by the service establishments involved in this promotion since the Bank is not the supplier of such goods and services.
  19. The General Credit Card terms and conditions will continue to apply.
  20. The promotion is bound by the terms & conditions of the respective service establishment and Nations Trust Bank PLC.

Notes/ Abbrevations: Type of Room – Single/ Double/ Triple

Basis Booked – Bed & Breakfast / Full Board/ Half Board

See below image for more details

American Express Credit Card Hotel Promotions
American Express Credit Card Hotel Promotions

Nuwara Elia Horse Racing Festival 2015 – Starts on March 2015

Sri Lanka Turf Club Race Course in Nuwara Elia announces their Nuwara Elia Horse Racing Festival – 2015 on 21st March 2015.

Thoroughbred Horses (Class I) 7 Furlongs
Thoroughbred Horses (Class II) 7 Furlongs
Thoroughbred Horses (Class III) 7 Furlongs
Thoroughbred Horses (Class IV) 7 Furlongs
Thoroughbred Horses (Class V) 7 Furlongs
Thoroughbred Horses Maiden 3yrs old 5 Furlongs
Sri Lankan Horses 3/4 Bred 5 Furlongs
Sri Lankan Horses 1/2 Bred 5 Furlongs

 

For more details contact to organizing committee on jvip2@yahoo.com

For more details see below image

Nuwara Elia Horse Racing Festival 2015 – Starts on March 2015
Nuwara Elia Horse Racing Festival 2015 – Starts on March 2015

Sri Lanka Holidays tour – Places to see in Sri Lanka

Think Sri Lanka and some of the things that come to mind are Asian elephants and Ceylon tea. Delve deeper and you’ll discover a nation of rich heritage and wonders including lush greenery, monasteries, palaces, temples and theatres.

The country is among the beauties of the sub-continent that features a peaceful environment and a hard-working community.

Among ancient cities, a visit to Anuradhapura is a must as it holds the title as a sacred city by Buddhists around the world. Kandy is a scene to behold. With spiraling roads and refreshing environment, Kandy is especially beautiful around the Monsoon season when cool temperatures call to unwind with a warm cup of Ceylon tea.

For the adventurous, water sports such as rafting and gliding are slowly gaining popularity across its gleaming streams.

Wildlife is abundant in Sri Lanka, as it is known to be among the top five hotspots for biodiversity. Visitors to the Bundala National Park can spot monkeys, fruit bats and various species of water and migratory birds, as well as other fauna and flora — a photographers treat.

 

Safari to view nature’s best

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a nursery and breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. It’s a great place to get up close and personal with the mammals. Visitors can also feed the animals from a high point. You can also embark on a safari to view nature’s best.

Tea gardens spanning across lush fields denote the country’s booming tea production. Fresh, aromatic and bursting with flavour, Sri Lanka’s tea leaves are fragrant and refreshing, not to mention it offers great value for quality. It is also proud of its traditional crafts that showcase its distinct culture. Sri Lanka is also an attractive destination for medical tourism with world-class internationally accredited healthcare about 70 per cent comparatively cheaper than Singapore and Thailand.

Spas and massages are a favourite among tourists offering mineral-enriched packs and herbal, therapeutic concoctions to melt stress away.

According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), the country saw a 19.8 per cent rise in tourist arrivals in 2014 with 1,527,153 visitors compared to 1,274,593 in 2013.

In January 2012, the country introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for short-term visa in order to ease the flow of arrivals.

 

Ideal holiday destination

A chunk of Sri Lanka’s GDP comes from tourism and in an attempt to further raise numbers; the Ministry of Economic Development launched a five-year Tourism Development Strategy where it aims to reach a target number of 2.5 million visitors by the year 2016. This includes improving the country’s infrastructure, agriculture and product market.

A report by the Department of Census and Statistics shows that Sri Lanka’s GDP expanded by 7.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the same period the year before. Agriculture and tea production takes precedence in exports aside from textiles and rubber.

Keeping up with the rest of the world, Sri Lanka has set Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as a priority in the national agenda in a bid to improve the overall structure of the nation and combat poverty by the end of year 2015.

Its lush cities combined with warm hospitality and scrumptious food makes it an ideal holiday destination, attracting thousands of tourists every year. The UAE is home to a number of Sri Lankan expats, who take up respectable positions and contribute to their home country’s economy via remittances. The nation is on its way to steady growth alongside notable tourism and investment opportunities.

Courtesy: Farhana Chowdhury for Khaleej Times

 

Why Indian visits to Sri Lanka (Few Reasons to visit Sri Lanka)

Srilanka is a fast growing tourist destination in South Asian country which attracts more Sri Lanka Honeymoon Packages and Typical Sri Lanka cultured wedding Packages.  In addition to that Sri Lanka cater to all needs of your tourism in nature, Beaches, Wild life safaris, cultural tours, Sri Lanka History tour, Honeymoon Tour, Education Tour and Shopping tours within this tiny island.

But for last 20 years Indian Tourist to Sri Lanka is keeping as higher number of foreign tourist arrivals, these days the Indian tourist arrivals denoted about 16% of total tourist arrivals of Sri Lanka tourism.

There are few reasons for Indian Tourist to visit Sri Lanka

Cost of Air Travel Cost (Flight to Sri Lanka)

Flights are quite affordable, A Delhi-Kochi return fare for weekend would cost INR 16,905 while a Colombo return would cost INR 22,576. Plus,  of course a ‘foreign’ tag to boast about.

VISA Process

The Emigration and Travel Approval or ETA, equivalent to a visa, is online and comes in minutes. Immigration clearance in Colombo is a breeze with travellers getting a free SIM card.

Hotels

Booked online with no advance required – all payments on arrival. The rates for decent three to four star hotels range between INR 7,000 and 12,000 with breakfast and wifi free.

Liquor

Freely available and fairly cheap. Unlike Kerala you don’t have to hide beer in coffee mugs at bars

Getting around

The expressway to the city from the airport is a smooth drive. Cars can do up to 120 kmph on the southern expressway though many prefer the longer, more scenic route. Highway to Jaffna also good.

Food

Quite cheap with plentiful seafood, and so are taxis and public transport

Shopping

Not on the scale of Bangkok but Colombo does offer quite a few international brands at bargain prices. Also does great linen and handlooms

 

Sri Pada Season begins in December 6, 2014

Sri Pada season 2014/2015 this year will commence on December 6, with the dawn of Unduwap full moon Poya day and last till the Wesak full moon Poya in May 2015.

A preliminary discussion on making arrangements for the pilgrim season and providing facilities to the pilgrims was held yesterday at the Nallathaniya Health Centre.

Cable car and Ice Skating rink in Mahagastota by 2015

For the first time in Sri Lanka, MLM Associates will be designing and constructing an ice skating rink in conjunction with the cable car project which was set to be erected in Nuwara Eliya between Lake Gregory and Mahagastota. The entire project will be – completed at a total investment of US $25 million.

The cable car project was due to be completed in April this year but due to difficulties and a lack of support from the Forest Department in the clearing of lands for the construction of permanent structures, the project had to go through a complete redesign.

Due to the redesign of the project and plans to introduce the ice rink along with a gym and a hot water swimming pool, the company was able to bring down the return ticket price from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 700.

We are awaiting the clearance of land in single Tree Mountain to be approved within the next two months in order to be able to work on the permanent structures as the project will also include a luxury’ hotel. We are currently under discussions with the Land Reforms Commission (LRC) in this regard. With the cable cars, the installation and operation will hopefully be completed by April 2015.

The project is being segmented into three phases that would extend to nearly 7.5 km, with the first phase pulling out from Lake Gregory to Single Tree Mountain with an investment of USD nine million alone.

The cable cars would be dual powered; solar and wind and each cabin would have the capacity for 15 persons. Over 750,000 visitors travel to Nuwara Eliya each year and there is hope of attracting 70% of these travellers and holidaymakers for rides on the Cable car.

Little England Nuwara Elia attracts large crowd

Large holiday crowds are in Nuwara Eliya enjoying the April holidays. The activities centre around Lake Gregory which has been developed by officials of the Urban Development Authority.

The weekend recorded one of the largest holiday crowds with all schools closed for the vacation.

This is a period where all leading hotels, guest houses and holiday homes enjoy an influx of visitors. Events are organised for the holiday crowds who come to Nuwara Eliya.

Meanwhile, the city is facing an acute shortage of drinking water due to the drought the country is experiencing. Water is distributed by bowsers to the hilly areas.

How to Reserve(book) Srilankan Train Service

Srilankan Railway is one of the best to discover Srilanka, its one of the best and favorite mode of transport by tourist and local.

There are few approched to reserve your trains in advance,

 

1] Visiting Railway Stations – From 14 days before the Date of the Journey

Railway Station Telephone Number From 14 Days before the Date of the Journey, in Weekdays – Open Between
Colombo Fort – Reservation Office 011-2432908 06.00 to 12.00 and 12.30 to 14.00
Kandy 081-2222271 08.00 to 16.00
Badulla 055-2222271 08.00 to 16.00
Anuradhapura 025-2222271 08.00 to 16.00
Vavuniya 024-2222271 08.00 to 16.00

 

2] Calling Mobitel Call-Center – only for Colombo-Kandy Intercity Trains – From 28 Days before the Date of the Journey

Steps to Follow –

1. Dial 365 in your Mobitel Telephone

2. The Mobitel Call Centre Operator will answer

3. Give your requirement and reserve your seat

4. You will receive a Reference Number through SMS

5. Show ( or tell ) this Reference Number to the Station Master ( at Colombo Fort, Gampaha, Peradeniya or Kandy ) or to any of the Mobitel Billing Centres

6. Then, you will receive the Train Ticket ( M-Ticket)

7. Your Train Fare will be added to the Mobitel Bill.

This facility will be extended to other Intercity Trains.

 

but most of the time the reservation could be done in a 2 weeks, if it is a observation or a first class only needed to book before 28 days of  journey.

and the reservation will be turf in Season Periods as follows,

January – New Year Period

April – Sinhala & Tamil New Year period

May – Vesak Fullmoon days

August – School Holidays

December – Christmas and School holiday periods

other than this, the reservation would be much easier and better too

Nuwara Elia Summer Season April 2014 – Special Celebration and Happening

The biggest event in the Sri Lankan holiday calendar is happening in Nuwara Eliya from the 01st to 30th April 2014. Over 700.000 holiday makers are expected to come to Nuwara Eliya during the month of April to watch the following events and activities:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Musical Shows
  • Flower Show
  • Motor Cross
  • Horse Races
  • Motor Races (Bikes & Cars)
  • Standard Bicycle Races
  • 4X4 Mud Challenge (Off Road – Mud Track)
  • Avurudu Ulela (New Year Festival
  • Mountain Bike Races
  • Football Tournament
  • Water Sports @ Lake Gregory
  • All Island Open Badminton Championship
  • Golf Tournament – Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

All of the above events are open for sponsorships Please contact the following Authorized Sponsorship Coordinators.

Ranjula – 0777 729839

Sandeetha – 0777 377626

Manuranga – 0777 648109

Or visit Mind Asia Solutions

30/36. Bird Park Corner, Madiwela, Kotte, Sri Lanka.

Or call 0112 799 498/ 0766 525 466 or see below image

Nuwara Elia Summer Season April 2014 – Special Celebration and Happening
Nuwara Elia Summer Season April 2014 – Special Celebration and Happening