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Kandy is the English name for the city of MahaNuvara (Senkadagalapura) in the centre of Sri Lanka. It is the capital of the Central Province and Mahanuvara District. It lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy Valley which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea.


“NuwaraEliya , meaning “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”, is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka


A historic city, the ancient capital of Ruhunna Province, date back 3rd c.B.C., rose fame during the reign of Kawantissa father of the heroic King Dutugamunu 2ndc B.C. builder of many Buddhist shrines including the impressive Ruwanvelisaya in Anuradhapura. Located on the banks of the picturesque Tissa – wewa – and artificial lake, a favorite picnic sport for travellers heading towards Katharagama and the Yala National park. They stop to take a dip in the lake, cook, have a meal and then proceed, refreshed. Yala is about 20 Km. from Tissa, and many local tour operators’ offer full day or half day tours to the park. A cluster of dagabas and the much venerated Maha Sthupa add character and the lake, serenity and peace. Overall it is a pleasant city to spend some time.


Also referred as Sinharaja Forest Reserve, the location of the Sinharaja Rain Forest is in the South Western part of the island and covers an area of 11,187 ha (Hectares). Sinharaja Forest Reserve is bordering three districts of the island, namely Galle, Matara and Ratnapura districts. The Rakwana Massif with its mountain ranges are part of the area covered by Sinharaja rain forest.
There are few interesting facts on the formation of the Sinharaja Rain Forest in Sri Lanka and how it came in to being. The present rain forests in the world are being an evolution of the earlier rain forests dating back to 150 – 200 million years. There had been three strips of large rain forest lands called Amazon, African and Far Eastern at that time. However these large extents of rain forest areas were later became less in area content and were confined to smaller areas. Then about 140 million years back, during the Paleosoic era, a part of land from the Southern hemisphere called Gondwanaland , where present day India and Sri Lanka also were situated, started its slow process of separating from the main land. About 55 million years back during Cretaceous era that land mass called Decan plate , where Sri Lanka and India were located separated from the Southern hemisphere , started drifting towards the equator and joined with the Northern hemisphere called Laurussia.
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