Old Parliament Building Sri Lanka - The Old Parliament Building is located in the Colombo fort facing the sea. It has a beautiful colonial building with pillars and ceilings with a few eye-striking carvings. It is one of the major attractions of Colombo. It was opened on 29th January, 1930 by Governor Sir Herbert Stanley. In 1983, the Sri-Lankan government shifted to a new complex and since then the old parliament functions as the home of the Presidential Secretariat.
Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo - I love exploring new destinations with my loved ones. On my trip to Sri Lanka, I stayed at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, which is one of the top properties of Colombo. The rooms are spacious with all the modern facilities available. You will surely have fine dining experience here and the speciality is this hotel has a Colombo's only champagne bar. The hotel is surrounded by ten acres of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. One side of the hotel overlooks the Indian Ocean whilst the other has views of the city's only lake.
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque Sri Lanka - The Jami ul-alfar Mosque, popularly known as the red masjid is a historic mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This mosque is one of the famous tourist sites due to its amazing architecture and candy-striped red and white brickwork. One of the oldest mosques in Colombo, it was built in 1909 by the Pettah Muslim Community to offer five times daily prayers and Jummah on Fridays. I love photography and I know that this place makes as a good place to click pictures to cherish for lifetime.
St Anthony's Church Kochchikade Sri Lanka - St. Anthony's Church, Kochchikade is located in the heart of the city Colombo. You will find people from every direction and all races and religion, visiting this church to seek help for some need, to fulfill promises made and to thank for answering their prayers. Here, statues of many saints adorn the interiors. The ambiance is so divine and serene that it gives peace and calmness to your mind and soul. This church is a popular landmark and a must visit place on your trip to Colombo.
R Premadasa Stadium Sri Lanka - R. Premadasa Stadium is an international cricket stadium on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. This stadium is the biggest stadium in Sri Lanka and has a huge capacity of 35,000 people. Today, it is one of the main venues where the Sri Lankan cricket team plays, having hosted more than 100 one day international matches. This stadium features beautifully manicured lawns and the open nature of the stadium allows passersby to watch the actions in the stadium.
Galle Face Green Srilanka - The Galle Face Green, Sri Lanka is an urban park in the heart of the financial and business district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. A long stretch of lawn facing the sea is a popular spot for jogging, evening stroll, kite flyers, and on weekends food vendors gather to feed the hoarders. You can try here the Sri Lankan street food like prawn Vadai, Crab Vadai, gram and cassava chips. It is one of the best places to relax and take in the fresh sea breeze.
Ever since I have taken up my profession as an event organizer, I am quite tied up with my work. The weekdays look quite long and tiring and weekends run away fast having little time to spend with my family. I look forward to long holidays, where I can travel with my family to some interesting places and spend time with them. Aaron especially wants his momma to spend time with him every day, but I can hardly afford to.
My travel to foreign countries is the result of my longing to be with my family. I often plan a vacation and the one to Sri Lanka was the latest one. My husband liked my idea of visiting Sri Lanka this time. I booked the Business Class tickets with multiple airlines, from Goa to Bangalore with Jet Airways and Bangalore to Colombo with SriLankan Airlines. Over the years of my experience as an event organizer I have learned how to travel cheaply, yet luxuriously.
We started off our journey on a Thursday where our flight was scheduled in the morning. Jet Airways offered best services when it comes to offering services both within and outside the country. The Business Class seats offered enough width to relax; the staff was quite attentive and pleasing. We reached Bangalore and walked to lounge area to wait for our next flight to Sri Lanka, which was by Sri Lankan Airlines.
Onboard the Sri Lankan Airlines, we were welcomed and ushered to our seats. The interiors were well designed to offer comfort and warmth to passengers. The seats offered ample room for us to stretch our body and legs. The food was delicious and contained mostly Indian variety of dishes with fresh juice.
Aaron insisted on playing video games and one of the attendants helped him figure out the game he wanted to play. Over the years of my experience as an event organizer, I have figured out that service sector has developed many times when compared to anything for people want convenience and can hardly wait for anything.
Our flight travel by Sri Lankan Airlines was quite comfortable and we landed on the Bandaranaike Airport in Colombo to proceed to our hotel.
Being an event organiser, I have to travel to different corners of the country throughout the year. And whenever I get a chance, I love to travel with my family members so that I get to spend some special time with them without compromising my profession. My little one Aaron is a big fan of amusement parks. We have been to several cities and experienced different forms of fun in each amusement park.
Each park tends to amuse us in a different manner. These parks also enable me to boost my event management skills. After exploring such parks in different cities in the country, I have prepared a list of the best amusements parks, which are a must-visit for every Indian.
The pole position in this list would be occupied by Wondela in Bangalore. It is undoubtedly one of the best and top rated amusement parks in the country. It hosts a number of amazing rides, which are ideal for weekend getaways. There are a number of restaurants serving delicious foods. While adults have to pay Rs.700 for entering the park, children need just Rs.540. The next in this list is Adlabs Imagica in Mumbai. It is a bit expensive and is equally lucrative for both adults and children. It is equipped with all the latest fun rides available till date.
The Essel World is another such amusement park in Mumbai, which is certainly the top rated place for entertainment and fun. If you are a person fond of parties and celebrations, this is just the ideal place for you. The next is Wonderla in Kochi, which is spread over 20 acres of land and is a great place for having adventure and fun. The Nicco Park is another famous amusement park located in the Salt Lake City in the heart of Kolkata. It has a number of rides and facilities for activities, which are not only meant for fun but education as well.
The Kingdom of Dreams is another must-visit amusement park in Gurgaon, which holds the credit for being the first theatre, leisure and live entertainment destination. Things like Nautanki Mahal, Culture Gully and Showshaa Theatre are bound to win your hearts. The Worlds of Wonders in Noida, MGM Dizzee World in Chennai and Adventure Islands in Delhi are worth visiting as well.
This is Diana, I consider myself as a passionate individual. I believe that everything in life should be given equal importance, be it your job, family or hobbies. You don’t have to make sacrifices, you can enjoy everything if you plan it well. I’m a working mom, I love cooking, travel/vacation and photography. Through this blog, I want to share my life experiences and management/planning skills. I just want my readers to follow their passion and live a happy life.