History, Culture & Life

You will find posts about ancient kingdoms, archaeology, history, culture, and life in Sri Lanka here.
If you are interested in exploring how Sri Lanka looked thousands of years ago or you want to know about Sri Lankan culture in the present, our best dishes, our festivals, etc., this is your place.

Why Sri Lanka is not called Ceylon anymore

Why is Sri Lanka not called Ceylon now?

Did you know that Sri Lanka was not always called Sri Lanka? Throughout history, people have given her so many names. Until 1972, she was called “Ceylon.” This is the most popular name out of many names that Sri Lanka used to be called in the past.

Collage made from photos of Street foods in Sri Lanka.

The Best street foods in Sri Lanka

When you walk the streets in Sri Lanka in the evening, you will hear a symphony of sounds made by the street vendors preparing delicious street food in Sri Lanka. The beat of the kottu roti master working his magic will be the loudest of them all. If you listen carefully, you will hear the music when hopper batter is poured into the hot pan. And the sound of bubbling oil in which mouth-watering short eats are being deep-fried. The aroma of all these yummy street foods will definitely make you hungry.

Collage of pictures from Kandy Dalada Perahera. In the middle is Temple of the Tooth Relic decorated with lights for Dalada perahera. $ pictures in the periphery are beautifully dressed tuskers in Dalada Perahera

Unveiling the Splendor of the Kandy Dalada Perahera in Sri Lanka

In the heart of Sri Lanka, amidst the ancient city of Kandy, a majestic spectacle unfolds every year that draws pilgrims, locals, and travelers alike into a world of vibrant culture and spiritual devotion. The Kandy Dalada Perahera, often referred to as the “Esala Perahera”, stands as one of the island nation’s most cherished traditions.

Collage of tourist attractions in Polonnaruwa and surrounding area

Polonnaruwa – A Journey to Sri Lanka’s Ancient Glory

Nestled in the heart of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa stands as a living testament to the island nation’s rich history and cultural heritage. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a treasure trove of architectural marvels, intricate carvings, and a vivid tapestry of the past. In this blog post, we’ll embark on a virtual journey through Polonnaruwa, exploring its historical significance, iconic attractions, and the unique experiences it offers to every traveler.

Anuradhapura - Sri Lanka

Why Anuradhapura is famous and What can you see there?

Anuradhapura is a center of archaeological, religious, cultural, and historical importance. It belongs to the cultural triangle in Sri Lanka and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to its impressive collection of ruins from Sri Lanka’s oldest kingdom. By visiting Anuradhapura, you will be able to witness…

Sri Lankan food

The Best of Sri Lankan Food That You Must Try…

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For all the foodies out there; Here’s some of the mouth watering food suggestions from Sri Lanka to try during your trip to this wonderful Island.
Sri Lanka offers a vast range of dishes of all sorts, vegetarian, non – vegetarian, spicy, not spicy, sweet, you name it. We have it all.

Sigiriya rock-Sri Lanka

7 things to know before visiting Sigiriya

Sigiriya, or “Lion Rock’’ as it is called in English, is one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. I’m sure the worldly renowned Sigiriya popped up on your screen above all when you were planning your upcoming vacation in Sri Lanka. Located not far from the line separating Central province and North central province, this monolithic architectural marvel towers majestically over the surrounding landscape