Sri Lanka

Discover the beauty of Shankra Festival 2022 in Sri Lanka: located in the wild vegetation, be prepared to be amazed by pristine landscapes, mesmerising beaches, ancient heritage and culture.  Be part of our international gathering and start this seven-day adventure into psychedelic trance music, discovering exciting sounds, enriching activities, and local traditions.

On The Road - Sri Lanka
Feb 11, 2021 | Shankra Sri Lanka

Considering that the total surface of Sri Lanka is about 65'000 km2, so a bit bigger than Switzerland, we could say that distances are not really vasts and getting around the island is cheap and easy.

First of all, get ready to experience local transports, as domestic flights are limited and expensive in this country, formerly known as Serendib or Ceylon. Public transports available are train and buses, which are cheap but most of the time crowded. Other ways to explore the country are on a bike, a rental car, even a three-wheeler…let’s discover some practical information about them!

TRAIN

When you think of Sri Lanka, one of the most typical images that comes to mind is a train, traveling through a jungle-like landscape. Trains are the most comfortable way to cross the country via public transport, compared to buses: they are actually slow, but the journey is more relaxed and you can find many information in English. The national railways are run by Sri Lankan Railways.

BUS

There is nothing more colorful, messy, loud and typical than a bus ride in Sri Lanka. You can find snacks and gifts, locals and tourists, all packed in a small bus. Bus routes cover about 80% of the nation’s 90’000km of roads. There are both public buses or buses from private companies which offer, at a higher price, a deluxe service. Don’t forget to buy a ticket for your bag, as usually luggage space is limited or nonexistent.

BICYCLE

The best way to explore both historical sites and the less crowded roads of the Northern and Eastern part of the country, is to rent a bike. Enjoy the breeze and get lost in the natural landscape! You can rent a bike even in hotels and guesthouses all around the country.

Location

Shankra Festival 2022 will be located in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

Music

We begin a new journey, always driven by our love for music. Exploring the realms of Psychedelic Trance, you will have the chance to feel immersed in exciting sounds and musical experimentations.

Participate

We believe that every human being can contribute to the creation of something unique by expressing their talents, skills and knowledge. Connect with us by sharing your competences!

Children's Village

It would not be a connective experience without including one of the most important elements of our lives, family. Spend time with your children, surrounded by nature: cultivate with them a curious mindset, through the diverse activities organized in the Children's Village.

Workshops

Inspiration is the primary source of action: we find something new that awakes our interest, that becomes enthusiasm and may change our daily routine. Get inspired with our program of workshops and activities: you will have the chance to learn new and exciting skills, training your body and feeding your soul.

Lectures

Knowledge is the most precious value we can gain. Through knowledge, we can get in touch with deep meanings and unexpected connections that can change our perception of reality. Enrich your personal culture by following our program of lectures: a broad range of topics will be addressed, covering different areas of interest.

Live Painting

The most powerful way of creating is using our imagination. Sharing our visions with people is like selling plane tickets to our personal world: you will be able to travel through the artistic expressions of painters and creators, presented in a unique environment.

Healing Practices

Reconnecting with your body, touching inner spots and cleaning your spirit is sometimes a much-needed process that we tend to underestimate in our daily routine. At Shankra Festival, we want to give you the techniques to consciously work towards a deeper understanding of yourself, your spirit and the planet, with the precious help of healers from all around the world.

Theatre

We can explore much about ourselves, through watching somebody else's interpretation of reality. Theatre is not just a show to enjoy, it is a journey inside human nature. Explore innovative point of views and discover the emotional approach of life through our theatre program.

Cinema

Watching a movie can be a profound transformative experience: we observe, we learn, we feel and we come out with new ideas that modify our interaction with reality and people around us. Find new inspiration and get in touch with the work of visionary directors from around the world.

Performance

Expressing what we have inside is the engine that makes us create. At Shankra Festival we want to showcase diverse performances, from dance shows to theatre acts, fire performances and juggling exhibitions.
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