Bali is one of the world’s most famous and beautiful destinations that many tourists would love to visit during a vacation. It is significant as a tourist destination due to numerous reasons. The serene beaches are just one of the major attractions among Bali visitors. In this magical place you would feel relaxed, and replenished with the lush environment making it the perfect spot for nature lovers. The Butterfly Park in Bali or most popularly known as the Kupu Kupu in Bali is a must visit travellers destination in Bali. This astounding venue is situated in Wanasiri which is about 7 km from Tabanan town. It is an easy location to find out with the giant butterfly sign decorating the entrance with an interior which is home to thousands of butterflies.
The natural beauty that Bali is famous for owes much to its varied terrain. The island’s numerous beautiful aquatic features of lakes, waterfalls, rivers and streams are as well known as its beaches and Gitgit Waterfall is one such beauty spot. To see water cascading down a green wooded hillside of a tropical rainforest is one of the most attractive sights anywhere. Gitgit Waterfall, part of the Gitgit river system in northern Bali, 10 km from Singaraja town and 70 km from Denpasar, is one of the most visited places in Bali on account of the elegant plume of water dropping 35 meters straight down from the edge of a cliff into a pebble lined pool below.
Enjoy exceptionally spacious and very well appointed suites and villas with romantic touches like bathtubs on balconies, outdoor terraces, Jacuzzis and plunge pools enhanced by beautiful sea views. Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa with its spectacular clifftop location provides its own daily fabulous and constantly evolving nature shows accessible from almost all areas of the hotel. Stay at one of the renowned Bali resorts and enjoy amazing service, facilities and a brand of hospitality that is among the best that Uluwatu hotels can offer.
Known as the “Little England” of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya in the local language means ‘city on the plain’. It is 2000m above sea level and faces Sri Lanka’s highest mountain peak; Pidurutalagala. A cool climate throughout the year led to the city becoming the retreat of British rulers during the colonial era. Today it is most frequented by tourists and locals alike during the month of April, when the flowers are in full bloom and motor vehicle and horse racing events take over the town in style.
However, Nuwara Eliya has plenty of attractions year round, waterfalls being one of them. Witness the rush of milky white water cascading down on rocky outcrops from mountain tops, falling down with majestic force and then turning into clear pools or quiet streams; watching these waterfalls makes you wonder whether any of man’s creations will ever match up to the beauty of nature.
Devon Falls and St. Clairs are the most famous waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya. While the former falls down in three cascades the latter has two cascades and is frequently visited by bathers because of easy access through a footpath. This hill town also has Sri Lanka’s tallest falls, Bambarakanda Ella, where water falls from a height of 263m. Baker’s Waterfall is located close to another sightseeing area, World’s End, and is named after Sir Samuel Baker, the Britisher who found it. The Lovers Leap Ella, Ramboda, Poona Oya Ella, Devathura Ella, Gerandi Ella, Laksapana and Ambaragama are a few other waterfalls that one can visit. Queen Victoria Park, Haggala Botanical Garden, Galway’s Land Bird Sanctuary, Horton Plains and Single Tree Hill are also part of the many must-see places in Nuwara Eliya.
Since the time of the British this city has made a name for itself amongst Sri Lanka hotels, having world-class lodging and accommodation. The many Nuwara Eliya bungalows have also been transformed to hotels. Jetwing Warwick Gardens is one such bungalow, constructed during the time of the British it is designed based on architecture similar to a Scottish mansion and is located close to many of the attractions in Nuwara Eliya.
Other popular hill country areas are Banadarawela and Haputale. As it is quite cold in these regions, you can be sure to snuggle in a cozy sofa and read a book or enjoy the beautiful scenery that one can see through the windows of almost all the hotels and boutique resorts in the region. If you are keen on taking a stroll there are miniature waterfalls, fresh water springs to visit and beautiful wild flowers to be picked along the way. For those who are keen on photography, the scenery to capture in their lenses are endless and it is truly an experience to see the quilt of lakes and mountains and low land below and enjoy the sun rise early in the morning when the sun comes up through the veil of mist.
There are also areas such as Ella close to Bandarawela, famous for scenery and waterfalls, Badulla a basin like town in the hill country which is home to a famous Buddhist temple and one of the most beautiful water falls in the country known as Dunhinda Falls. Diyathalawa is yet another area that is a popular hill station. So if you are keen on indulging in Sri Lanka travel be sure to choose a reputed Sri Lanka tours service such as Jetwing Travels which is known for their excellent service.