India, 
Sri Lanka,
 Nepal & Bhutan / Colombo City
Sri Lanka
Colombo City
India, 
Sri Lanka,
 Nepal & Bhutan / Gangarama Temple
Sri Lanka
Gangarama Temple
India, 
Sri Lanka,
 Nepal & Bhutan / Elephants Walking to the Perahera
Sri Lanka
Elephants Walking to the Perahera
India, 
Sri Lanka,
 Nepal & Bhutan / Journey Through the Tea Plantations
Sri Lanka
Journey Through the Tea Plantations
India, 
Sri Lanka,
 Nepal & Bhutan / Yala National Park
Sri Lanka
Yala National Park
India, 
Sri Lanka,
 Nepal & Bhutan / A Buddhist Shrine
Sri Lanka
A Buddhist Shrine

Colombo

This modern city with an ancient heart is a monument to its colonial history. Its architecture is influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today, it is a mix of modern architecture among colonial buildings. The former capital of Sri Lanka is the largest city in the country as well as a main port and a financial hub. The Dutch Period Museum offers an interesting glimpse at the country's history.

The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage is situated halfway between Colombo and Kandy, the orphanage has a population of about 75 elephants, making it the world's largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range from newborn calves to elderly matriarchs and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Amongst them are its famous residents, Sama, the lame elephant injured by a land mine during the ethnic conflict in the North and Raja, the blind elephant.

Experience the sheer delight of watching these great pachyderms frolic in the river at bath time or the baby elephants being fed twice a day.

 

Colombo
Colombo