Travel Blogs from Kataragama, Sri Lanka

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Looking For Leopards, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Looking For Leopards

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... I suspect that most Brits believe that a ``cuppa`` would facilitate the growing of a new arm in just the right circumstances?). And Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) has been one of the largest tea exporters in the world. DH (where the D stands for Dunking My ...

Great food and the Gem, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Great food and the Gem

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... on safari at Yala National Park. On the first night of our arrival we went into the town of Kataragama. It's one of three holy sites in Sri Lanka, where Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and even Christians congregate on pilgrimages to give offerings to the ...

Kataragama - Sacred Sri Lankan Town, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kataragama - Sacred Sri Lankan Town

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... itself. The Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and sometimes even Christian all worship here together - its one of the most sacred sites in Sri Lanka along with the Temple of the Tooth which we already visited in Kandy. We stayed for about an hour, smelling the ...

1st Stop - Selva Kataragama Temple, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

1st Stop - Selva Kataragama Temple

A travel blog entry by venoth

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After breakfast in the hotel this morning, we left for another temple which is part of the Kataragama group of shrines. This temple is the left most hill among the cluster of 7 temples. This temple is dedicated specifically to Lord Vinayagar. After ...

3rd Stop - Holy Temple of Kataragama, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

3rd Stop - Holy Temple of Kataragama

A travel blog entry by venoth

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   We finally reached the holy temple of Kataragama, the city where religious harmony is present. The temple itself was not too busy but we had to queue a long time, I think about two hours before we got into the sanctum.  I went around ...

Kataragama, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kataragama

A travel blog entry by mies

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On holiday!, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

On holiday!

A travel blog entry by swanning_around

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... to the climate! We flew back to India and stayed two more nights at the Quality Airport Hotel before traveling on to Sri Lanka. I don't think I mentioned the Indian head wobble or bobble, particularly prevalent in Southern India. I had seen it in films ...

Leaving Rivendell, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leaving Rivendell

A travel blog entry by aldebaran

... so is to get to the train station in Ella on time to catch the 6am (ish) train to Nanuoya. We're driving from Kataragama to Ella, and then from our destination to Kandy. Another long day of travelling. We're getting the train because it's supposed to ...

The Temples on the Heights, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Temples on the Heights

A travel blog entry by aldebaran

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Today we woke up at about 8am. In comparison to the past couple of mornings, I'm classing this one as a lie in. Ben and I are sharing a room at the Eco Lodge, but he managed to stay sleeping even though I was crashing about. Anywho, after a lovely ...

The Eco Lodge, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Eco Lodge

A travel blog entry by aldebaran

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... and humble; there was a peace about the place that is very hard to put into words. I've said this before about other places in Sri Lanka, but the pictures don't capture the full beauty of it. I think it's to do with something inside that relaxes, or is ...

Kataragama, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kataragama

A travel blog entry by aldebaran

... we quickly dropped our bags off at the Lodge, met the owners, Carla who was from Portugal and her husband Moona, a local Sri Lanka (with awesome dreadlocks, I might add). They're both lovely people, very caring and friendly. We dropped our bags and then ...

Falls, Baby Elephants and a Safari - all in a day!, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Falls, Baby Elephants and a Safari - all in a day!

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles

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... was concentrating on trying to spot all the animals. Yala National Park, also known as Ruhuna National Park, is the second largest in Sri Lanka. Located on the southeast side of the island and covering an area of 1,259sq km, the national park is famous ...

Our first safari!, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Our first safari!

A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort

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1 NOVEMBER 2012 - We both ordered omelettes for breakfast in our hotel in Tangalla beach.  We get fried eggs with lots of toast, juice and tea.  We head off to Tissa. Our trip takes about 1.5 hrs and we check into a hotel which is ok but not ...

Ruhunu (Yala) National Park, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ruhunu (Yala) National Park

A travel blog entry by aldebaran

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... fowl, which is a bird very much like a cockerel but smaller and with not as much plumage (also the national bird of Sri Lanka according to our driver), black crested cuckoos, and little green birds that look like kingfishers called bee eaters. The name ...

Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by ryan_and_vicks

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... in 2004.  It had not even dawned on us until that point how much damage both mental and physical had been done to Sri Lanka although later on our visit to the tsunami museum we would certainly find out.  After Yalle National park is was back ...

A hidden Buddha behind the dunes and Yala NP, Katagamuwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

A hidden Buddha behind the dunes and Yala NP

A travel blog entry by tpuckett

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... like sentries guarding a well-preserved statue of a Buddha and two Bodhisattva figures." from http://www.discoverlk.com/food-of-sri-lanka/94-meat.html The issue is that the official government approved history and what all children are taught in school ...

Yala National Park, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by lajsoper

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... will remember those from our trip to India), and the most spectacular vibrant green and yellow bee eaters, eagles, rare fisher owls, the Sri Lankan national bird (which is just a rooster with a yellow cockscomb rather than a red one) and lots of peacocks. ...

Kataragama - A pilgrimage, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kataragama - A pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by prasadsw

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Temples and Fish in Kataragama, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Temples and Fish in Kataragama

A travel blog entry by meltin4

Although I felt I could have quite happily spent a very long time on the coast, I moved on to a little town called Kataragama.Here there was a Mosque, along with a Buddhist and a Hindu Temple.I saw my third snake since arriving here, met people feeding ...

Herbal essences! And a lot of waving!, Kataragama Sanctuary, Sri Lanka travel blog

Herbal essences! And a lot of waving!

A travel blog entry by sarahoverington

The next morning we woke up to the elderly lady having been amused by Dirks snoring and me saying that was the most fun I've had on a floor… For breakfast we ate coconut roti with mango and passionfruit jam and a fresh pineapple. Deepika then took ...

Kataragama, Sri Lanka, Kataragama, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kataragama, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by asitha_mirando

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Long time in the saddle - day 8, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Long time in the saddle - day 8

A travel blog entry by lynnd99

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Today we set off from the hill country with the knowledge that the total for today was around 102km - the longest day on the bike of the trip. Since there were no steep uphill riding on this days riding I was looking forward to challenging myself for ...

first day of the festival - fabulous kataragama, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

first day of the festival - fabulous kataragama

A travel blog entry by mandy_karl

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We got a tuk tuk to the tea plantation factory, which was really interesting hearing about how tea gets from the plants to our cups. We were surprised that the factory did not own any plantations and buys the leaves from the fields. After the 3 buses, ...

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