Sri Lanka - Maldives
Memories that last in time!
According to the tradition, Adam and Eve, when they were persecuted by Paradise, they resorted to KANDY and there in their new Eden they acquired their descendants. Other references to a biblical story mention that ships full of gold, silver, ivory, monkeys and peacocks arrived from KEYLAN every three years in King Solomon. The current inhabitants, the Siganees, arrived in the 6th century BC. from North India. The Tamils crossed the small path from South India three centuries later.
The Sri Lankans are anxious people. They are divided them by political, religious, linguistic and national differences. The Tamils upheavals that are concentrated in the northern part of the island near southern India are common. Sri Lanka has fascinated its visitors for centuries with its amazing variety of culture and natural environment. Cities, palaces, hotels, parks, monasteries, monuments and works of art are the great heritage of the character, the imagination, the culture, the philosophy and the faith of the people of this brilliant land. Even today, there are obvious signs of it of ancient civilization (the ancient Greek Tambopanis). You can also admire them, enjoying a comfortable walk in the green countryside, the blooming rice plantations, the coconut plantations, even beside the deep jungle where leopards and elephants roam. Sri Lanca, famous in history for precious stones, spices, elephants, pearls, and more recently for Ceylon Tea, which produces, provokes many visitors' interest. Sri Lanca, until 1972, Ceylon, is known for exporting tea (3rd country to world production) and 4th country for rubber production.
It also produces many spices, semi-precious stones and pearls. The national food is curry rice and baked spices in banana balls. Its national drink is called ‘’arach’’. Peculiarity of the island: Apart from Sundays, there is a public holiday on every full moon.
Settlements of lakes
Luxury villas in turquoise lagoons!
Perhaps the 8th miracle! Exoticism, tranquility, color, relaxation, palm trees and turquoise calm waters. It is the dream of people, who are living in a constant movement in the big cities of the western world. Emerald seas, whitewashed magnificent sandy beaches, dense vegetation and coconut trees that climb to the sea, dreamy with sunsets and moonlight washed, unforgettable evenings. All these, compose the dream called "MALDIVES". The special feature - trademark in MALDIVES is that each islet has a hotel. The hotel consists only of bungalows that are literally "drowned" in the coconut trees and thus it is ensured absolute privacy up to the sea water, as the green literally touches the water. Apart from the bungalows on land, waterbungalows are also in demand. That is, wooden villes in the water.
Besides, around every islеt, there is a natural barrier of corals that makes the waters calm like a turquoise lagoon. In fact, the sand in MALDIVES comes from the accumulation of coral grains, which is why the MALDIVES have the most white sand on the earth. And the 80 islands - hotels are dreamy. Everyone's preference lies in whether it will be more luxurious or sportive to stay. Impressive and special is even the way of access to the islands.
Male ...the capital
There is connection with boats to the adjacent island that is elongated and is the Maldives airport from the capital - which is also the largest island. Small hydroplanes receive International flights. If someone takes a flight with these 10-seater low-level seaplanes, one is enchanted by the spectacle: one of the wonders of the earth.
The hundreds of islands, like turquoise rings on a blue background, in various sizes and in various phases of formation. Small sandy terrains ready to pop out from the green waters or islets of 10 sq. M. with 1 coconut and the endless sandy or dense with palm-fronted land. An Endless Play of Water With Coral! The high maintenance costs of water desalination, underground electricity supply wiring has as a consequence, that the Maldives is one of the most expensive parts of the earth. However, the dream becomes reality with little money if the Maldives and the neighbouring Sri Lanka are intelligently combined, though the last itself makes up an independent destination. Let's mention here that Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanca, is just 1 hour far from MALE and is connected to daily flights.