REASONS TO TRAVEL
The Hot Air Balloon Festival
The Annual Hot Air Ballooning Festival organized by the Ceylon Air Ship and Balloon Club is held in March in and around Sigiriya, Hambanthota and Colombo with the participation of nearly 40 participants from around the world. The Balloonists follow a path around the country traveling from down south to North-central plains of Sri Lanka and ending in Independence Square in Colombo for final display of the balloons participating in the event.
Maha Shivarathri Day
Another religious and cultural event is Maha Shivarathri Day, which occurs either in late February or early on in March, it commemorates the union of Lord Shiva with the Goddess Parvathi. Ceremonial prayers and rituals are carried out. Maha Shivarathri Day which is considered an auspicious for women, involve married women praying for the wellbeing of their husbands and sons, whereas spinster pray for husbands who holds the qualities of Shiva, who is also considered the perfect husband.
Adam’s Peak Climbing