Tea Trails

Recalling Thomas Cook’s Role in Ceylon’s Fledgling Tourism Industry

With the demise of Thomas Cook, Dr R. P. Fernando reminisces on the distinct charm of Sri Lanka when it was a relatively undiscovered travel destination, and Thomas Cook’s role in launching and developing the Tourism industry here. As published in the Sunday Times. Sunday October 6th 2019 The demise of the UK travel company

Baby Dilmah’s Birthday!

Dilmah Wildlife Conservation has supported the Elephant Transit Home (ETH) in Udawalawe National Park since 2007 through many initiatives. Most recently, they sponsor ‘Baby Dilmah’, a calf found orphaned in Mattala by the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) after her mother died of serious human-inflicted injuries. Baby Dilmah is one of the two orphaned elephant

Resplendent Ceylon is at the top of Harper’s BAZAAR’s list of 70+ things to do in Sri Lanka

We are excited to appear on Harper’s BAZAAR list of things to do in Sri Lanka! Here’s what Zac Fleming of Harper’s BAZAAR felt was so special about Resplendent Ceylon that he had to pen us down as a ‘must-experience’ collection of small, luxury resorts: “Only three hotels in Sri Lanka are members of the

The greatest shared experience on Earth

There are some ‘Festivals’ that simply take one’s breath away for their sheer scale of humanity. The Carnival in Rio New Year’s Eve in Sydney Harbour The Kandy Esala Perahera. Whilst the first two are sparkling events, they have become very commercialized. Unlike the Kandy Esala Perahera which, whilst attracting vast crowds of 500,000+ each

Leopard and Biodiversity Research and Conservation in Norwood area

Leopard and Biodiversity Research and Conservation in the Norwood, Castlereigh and Bogawanthalawa Valley areas bordering Peak Wilderness Sanctuary Dunkeld Conservation Station, June 2017. Continued research being carried out by The Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT) within the surrounding area that borders the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary is revealing some remarkable results. The Dunkeld Conservation Research