Apart from expedition and treks, Black Diamond Expedition has envisaged to provide its clients with the tour and trek opportunities to enjoy the fascinating beauty of the neighboring countries as well. One of our destinations is Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Tour has been meticulously designed so that our clients avail with an opportunity to enjoy the natural as well as cultural artefact, local traditions and religion that represents the typical life of the people of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, having been situated in the Indian ocean preserves diverse cultures, traditions, beliefs, lives and deaths from more than 2000 years back. Sri Lanka, although a tropical island and a hub of Buddhism, is rich in abundant and pristine natural beauty. Sri Lanka, because of its natural beauty is also known as “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. Sri Lanka not only owns the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a coastline of pristine beaches but also houses big national parks and 250 acres of botanical gardens. The other highlights of Sri Lanka include nearly 500,000 acres of lush green tea estates and 350 waterfalls. There are 24 wildlife reserves, which gives shelter to a wide range of native species such as sloth bears, leopards and Asian elephants. Sri Lanka is considered the perfect holiday spot because of its diverse landscapes, friendlier multicultural community and a rich bio diversity.
In the Sri Lankan city of Kandy remains the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic also known as The Sri Dalada Maligawa. This temple has been erected in the premises of the royal palace housing the tooth relic of the Buddha. This tooth is highly venerated by the Buddhists. In an annual rotation, daily ritual worship is conducted in the inner chamber of the temple by the Buddhist Monks. The ritual worship is done three times a day: at dawn, at noon and at dusk. The symbolic bathing of the sacred tooth relic is done on Wednesdays using scented water and fragrant flowers made with herbal preparation, called Nanumura Mangallaya. The monks distribute this holy water to the devouts that are present during the worship. It is believed that this holy water contains healing powers.
The other city of Sigiriya, also called the eighth wonder of the world, homes the ancient castle of King Kashyapa who ruled Sri Lanka during 5th century AD. Sigiriya highlights a mid level terrace, known as the remains of an upper Sky Palace lay on the flat top of the rock, that includes the Lion Gate and the Mirror Wall. Sigiriya Frescoes, known as the lower palace, clings to the slopes below the rock. There are moats, walls and gardens which expands beyond the base of the rock. The central part of Sri Lanka houses the Dambulla Cave temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. This Cave Temple is a UNESCO world heritage site and is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock soars 160 m over the surrounding plains. More than 80 caves have been documented in the vicinity. Five out of eighty caves are considered the more attractives sites as they contain statues and paintings related to Lord Buddha and his life. A total of 153 statues of Buddha, four statues of gods and goddesses and three statues of Sri Lankan kings have been built there.Among the four statues of Gods and Goddesses include two Hindu Gods Vishnu and Ganesh. The mural works of art spreads over an area of 2,100 square meters depicting Buddha's temptation by Mara, the Demon and Buddha's first sermon.