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Top things to do in Sigiriya

Top things to do in Sigiriya

Sigiriya is an iconic destination in Sri Lanka that has been visited by thousands and thousands of locals and tourists to-date remains an architectural marvel, which is often considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. “Sigiriya Rock” is a landmark that boasts the irrigational, engineering and the remarkable architectural capacity of our ancestors. 

Climbing the Sigiriya rock is a must do if you are planning a trip to Sigiriya. However, if you are seeking for more information about the surroundings, activities and some of the things to do in Sigiriya, here is a simple guide that will help you plan the trip better.

  • Climb Sigiriya Rock (Aka Lion Rock)

    Mandatory as it is one of the Top Attractions in Sigiriya. (Tip ⇒ Morning is the best time to climb the rock, as it is much cooler than it will be during midday)

  • Visit the Pidurangala Rock

    Another interesting climb and the beauty is you will see Pidurangala situated right next to Sigiriya Rock and it hold its own beauty once you climb to the top.

  • Visit the Sigiriya Museum

    Visit the museum to learn more about the historical importance of the Kingdom of Sigiriya.

  • Visit the Minneriya National Park

    (This is your cue to visit a national wildlife park while you are in Sigiriya. Experience the wildlife (elephants) in Sri Lanka.

  • Cycling Tours

    You can take your own Cycling tour in Sigiriya by renting a bicycle for the day.

  • Hot Air Ballooning

    If you are in the mood for an extraordinary experience, try the hot air balloons in Sigiriya. The Sri Lankan ballooning season is from November to April and is definitely one of the most unique things to do in Sigiriya.

  • Visit Historical Buddhist Temples

    You can also visit Dambulla Cave temple, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa (but will include a drive of about an hour). These three places hold very significant importances in Lanakan history.

These are some of the top things one can do in Sigiriya.

When looking at the accommodation options, there are tons of hotels, hostels, resorts and apartments available in and around Sigiriya depending on your requirements. Team at Global Housing and Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd understands the requirements of the visitors and carefully curated our latest project “The Kingdom”. It is one of the largest real estate projects in place that is designed purely for leisure as a means of escape from the chaos; perfect for those who seeking a Luxury Hotel Residency in Sri Lanka. We recommend you give “The Kingdom” a chance and you will be mesmerized.

 

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Top things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Top things to do in Nuwara Eliya

“Nuwara Eliya” A beautiful city offering landscapes of beautiful lush greenery, a temperate climate (the closest to winter Sri Lanka will have) and many picturesque waterfalls in the central hills of Sri Lanka. This city is a blessing in disguise and one of the popular destinations for both foreigner and locals to escape from the ever so tropical island life.

Despite being a small city there are a variety of places to visit and things to do in Nuwara Eliya and the list unfolds from sightseeing, botanical garden visits, hikes, and beautiful temple visits etc. Some of the Top Attractions in Nuwara Eliya are; Horton Plains National Park, Bluefield Tea Gardens, Gregory Lake, Lover’s Leap Falls, Sita Temple, Pedro Tea Factory, Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Bomburu Ella Waterfall, Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Ambewela Farms, St Clair’s Falls, Moon Plains, Devon Falls, Damro Labookellie Tea Center and Tea Garden.

The beauty of this city is that it has something to offer to everyone. A Stroll in Victoria Park and a little picnic, A Boat ride in the Gregory Lake or even a trek to Horton falls. Another exciting thing around Nuwara Eliya is for the Waterfall Junkies; it is the perfect place to go hunting for waterfalls and you will never know what you will stumble upon. Hidden jewels of beauty in the hills.

Traveling to Nuwara Eliya means you must do at least a stayover to enjoy the city at night and to experience the weather and what the city has to offer you. In the past the tendency of all travelers both foreign and locals was to stay over at hotels and holiday homes but with the real estate market taking an unexpected turn in Sri Lanka there have been some amazing projects that have and are coming up in the hill country offering traditional Apartment, Hotel Residency or Mixed developments. This has been a game changer in the real estate world and for tourists and locals as well.

Being the Number 1 Hotel Residency Developer in Sri Lanka at Global Housing and Real Estate (pvt) LTD, our newest development in the hill country is Grand Residencies – Nuwara Eliya. The Property is developed in a perfect serene location with a charming natural landscape that harmoniously combines with the temperate weather to create the perfect getaway for our clients. 

It is the perfect combination where Leisurely indulgence meets luxury and modernity making it perfect sense for seasoned investors or first-time buyers. With this development coming into place Nuwara Eliya has become a perfect destination for Leisurely travels, explorations and even for residence purposes (for those who want to get away from the city life)

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Top reasons to invest in Sri Lankan real estate market

Top reasons to invest in Sri Lankan real estate market

Lately Real Estate Investment in Sri Lanka has been a hot topic amongst investors and as result of the demand there has been a massive rise in developments of New Apartments in Sri Lanka. A probing question from most of our potential investors / buyers has been why Sri Lanka and what are key reasons to invest in our tiny island. Well, here is why we at Global Housing and Real Estate (pvt) LTD believes Sri Lanka should / could be your next favorable investment.

Picture a view from a sky rise apartment where the ocean is the first thing you wake up to and the crashing waves, salty breeze is the last thing you experience before bed. Being called the paradise island in the Indian ocean offering multiple landscapes of Ocean, Lush greenery and everything nature could offer, this is just a glimpse of modern day living in Sri Lanka.

Located in a strategic geographical location, our tiny island is right in the center of a commonly used trade route in the global market and is also rich in so many natural resources. Even though the country is considered a developing nation it is home to a vigorously growing metropolitan city and upcoming global hub; Colombo and Port city respectively are big selling points.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka is also a popular tourist destination and as result attracts many investors and elite locals who are seeking for property investments as the growth potential in the real estate markets have been showing great hikes.

As per market research, insights and with the experience we hold being the #1 Hotel Residency Developer in Sri Lanka it has come to our attention that there are a multitude of Upcoming Apartments in Sri Lanka, and we assure our clients that we bring a combination of different product categories to the table so that it allows them to suit the best investment that will enable large returns over time. 

Our developments range from traditional Apartment, Hotel Residency or Mixed developments. Some of our upcoming projects are Ocean Breeze – Negombo (bringing in the best of the coastal of Sri Lanka), Marriott Residencies – Colombo 06 (an upcoming project that brings modern living and comfort amidst the hustle and bustle in Colombo), The Kingdom – Sigiriya (a beautiful project that meets heritage and modernity), Grand Residencies – Nuwara Eliya (a project that will open doors to experience the beautiful hill country).

According to real estate market experts, if the property development and real estate market continues to grow Sri Lanka might even be the next Singapore.

 

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Advantages of having a second home away from home

Advantages of having a second home away from home

Are you contemplating a second investment on a property that can be your second home? This is a constantly nagging question that most of our buyers have. Especially when you are thinking of purchasing a second home away from home; most often this second home is likely to be a means of escape, a side income etc. The question is if it is worth the investment and most often our answer is it depends on the reason for investment.

Some of the Pros in investing in a second home can be that there is a potential income as you can use your house to generate additional income by renting it on a short term basis when you don’t plan on using it yourself and this concept is considered one of the best Investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. You will be part of a different community, allowing you to have more quality family time, it will be an asset (and your own) and finally will also help you to diversify your investments.

On Top of all the above, the most significant importance as we see today is that there is a massive rise in the need for Holiday Apartments in Sri Lanka. As a solution for this increased market opportunity At Global Housing & Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd we offer you properties that boast luxury, comfort and modernity and an escape from the busy life. Our properties are available for both sale and renting out allowing our buyers to also benefit from a passive ROI overtime.

Even Though the concept of Holiday Homes in Sri Lanka was existing in the past, today it has taken a new turn with the rise in apartments. Some of our best properties that are built aligning to the concept of a second home away from are; The Kingdom – Sigiriya, Grand Residencies – Nuwara Eliya, Ocean Breeze – Negombo.

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Huge gain potential for the Investors in Sri Lanka. Don’t miss the opportunity

Huge gain potential for the Investors in Sri Lanka. Don’t miss the opportunity

The talk of the town in the most recent Sri Lankan Real Estate News is the prevailing up & coming real estate Investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. It has been identified that there is a massive gain potential for investors keen on investing in the Sri Lankan Real estate market and therefore you shouldn’t miss the opportunity.

At Global Housing and Real Estate (pvt) LTD, we have been the #1 Hotel Residency Developer in Sri Lanka and with our experience over a decade in the market we can affirm that the real estate market (especially in and out Colombo) being inaccessible to most Sri Lankans is now a myth.

If you are a potential investor / buyer seeking for Investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, we assure you that now is your window of opportunity and here is why we think you should consider it.

Today, the interest rates in Sri Lanka are possibly the lowest that it has ever been in the recent past and the fixed incomes have also radically taken a downward trend whilst the most secure method of saving (for Sri Lankans specially) “the fixed deposits” are extremely unattractive as a result of the drastic drop in interest rates. Therefore, our suggestion and advice to all our clients / inquirers is that if you are at least keen in preserving the value of the money your best bet is a good real estate investment.

However, it is also our responsibility to emphasize that these investments do come with a risk as it will all depend on your place of investment and purpose thus, it is crucial to understand the market dynamics and the external factors.

Being in the market for so long we are here to advise you and guide you regardless of if you are a 1st time buyer or a returning investor. It is with the long-term experience we have diversified our projects to cate to client needs. As a result of the constant market research today we offer a range of properties in our portfolio starting from traditional Apartment, Hotel Residency or Mixed development consisting of commercial and residency mix for higher long-term return.

There is an evident opportunity in property investments currently in Sri Lanka and if you are keen in exploring your opportunities speak to us and our team will assist you.

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Here are five things to consider when buying an apartment in Sri Lanka

Here are five things to consider when buying an apartment in Sri Lanka

Apartments have become a pervasive attribute across the Sri Lankan urban development landscape since the recent past. Purchasing an apartment is a significant decision that has to be made considering multiple factors as it involves a hefty amount of money involved and it is not a reversible decision that can be done overnight.

At Global Housing and Real Estate (PVT) Ltd we pioneer in the building, operating & managing services related to property development offering affordable real estate in Sri Lanka. As the luxury apartment real estate market continues to grow the apartments for Sale in Sri Lanka is in an increasing trend creating a surplus in choice for the buyers making it difficult to narrow down their choices.

There are several crucial factors that require attention pertaining to the purchase decision and here are five factors to consider if you are keen to buy an apartment in Sri Lanka. This simple compilation based on our expertise over a decade will help buyers to navigate swiftly to make the right decision before you make a lasting commitment to the investment.

  • Know your developer

    The developer plays a vital role as the capacity to deliver what they promise is important. However, there are multiple companies that build apartments around the island but selecting the one that comes with expertise, experience and credibility is not easy to find. Best advice is to narrow down your choices then visit us (developers), visit similar projects that have been completed and are in progress to get a hands on experience

  • Location of the property

    It should be top of the list when looking to buy an apartment in Sri Lanka and to ensure it aligns with the purpose of your purchase, residential living, holiday home etc.

  • Know what you can afford

    And then narrow it down alongside your requirements as factors like Number of rooms, bathrooms, living room, pantry, laundry room, and other amenities will also affect the price of the apartment.

  • Facilities

    Facilities that come along with apartments is another key factor because most often buyers look for an apartment for convenience thus, prior knowledge on what facilities do you predominantly require will help narrow down.

  • After sales service & maintenance

    After sales service & maintenance is another crucial factor as the property maintenance is important because it will be a shared parking lot, elevators etc. Thus, maintenance is critical.

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