Udawalawe-elephant

Editor’s note: Visiting Sri Lanka with kids and hoping for elephants in the wild? Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka has one of the highest concentration of wild elephants in the world. Sieda shares with us her family’s jeep safari adventure in the Udawalawe National Park and shares why her son loved the experience. The Highlight of my Son’s Holiday in Sri Lanka Udawalawe National Park is located about 165km from Colombo. One of the most popular national parks in Sri Lanka, it is home to several hundred…

Mirissa_WhaleWatch

Editor’s note: The Blue Whales are the largest mammals in the world, and Mirrisa, Sri Lanka, is becoming a hot spot for marine enthusiasts keen on sighting these giant giants. Here, Seida shares her family’s experience Whale Watching at Mirrisa, with Mirrisa Waters Sport. Mirissa is a laid-back seaside town down by the south coast of Sri Lanka. We went whale watching at Mirissa as our tour operator Reddot recommended it. The peak season for whale watching is between December to April. There are several tour operators in…

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Editor’s note: Sri Lanka’s tea country, a huge expanse stretching across the island’s midsection, is best enjoyed from the romance of a train carriage, Seida was told. She felt though, that with the kids in tow, the recommended 7-hour scenic ride from Kandy to Banderawela would push her kids’ patience over their limits. Hence she opted for a shortened, 90mins ride from Nanu-Oya to Banderawela.v More tips from Seida on taking the kids on a scenic train ride in Sri Lanka here.

Sigiriya

Editor’s note: Sigiriya is one of the most recognised historical monuments of Sri Lanka.  To get to highest point of the fortress, one must climb an openair “staircase” of 1250 steps, a hike of approximately 2 hours. Seida visited the monument with her then-5-year-old son and barely-a-year-old daughter, and shares with us in this post how the family managed the climb. Hiking up Sigiriya Sigiriya is also know as the Lions Rock. A Unesco listed World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Sigiriya was built by King Kasyapa…