Deer Park Hotel

Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Polonnaruwa

Dragged along - day 2

A travel blog entry by lynnd99


First real day of riding in Sri Lanka 80 km door to door cycling. The group is small and friendly and today tended to slick together. The route today had us ride through unfenced jungle where elephants lived although we didn't see any (which was good and bad). We stopped before entering and had watermelon and pineapple on the side of the road on …


A travel blog entry by travelburnett


7am start. Out from the hotel we ride unmade roads for the first 13km and then rejoin the tarmac for a hot climb followed by a good descent. We stop at a crossroads beside a town and chat with the friendly police manning a checkpoint. Then we ride along beside an irrigation river trying to spot crocodiles. We meet another larger cycling group (16) …

Camp Anawanna

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


... out loud with the best of them, if I do say so myself. For some reason, though, I cannot pronounce Polonnaruwa, our next Sri Lankan stop, for the life of me. While reading aloud from Lonely Planet, I kept saying Polonawana (it just rolls off the tongue!), which evoked Camp Anawanna, which devolved into us singing the "Salute Your Shorts" theme song throughout the ruins.

"Camp Anawanna, I hold you in my heart..." Good times. My mission when I get back ...

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by pyevanni


... hill country, we took one of our most terrifying bus rides through the mountains up to Ella. As there were no seats left on the bus, we were forced to sit on the steps leading out the back of the bus with a wide open door, our feet hovering maybe a foot above the pavement. This alone would have been scary enough, but the bus driver was insane and didn't want to waste any time at all, especially around corners, so most of the 4 hour ride was spent clinging on for dear life to ...

Exploring Pollonaruwa

A travel blog entry by lucifrost


... see pic. I can't imagine what that would have looked like but apparently he was 4 foot so i'm guessing pretty funny, as he probably had to be lifted up there.

Secondly we went to an 11th century Hindu temple, where women and men who had trouble conceiving would come and pour milk onto the phallic shaped rock in the middle of the temple (see pic) and it would run through a system, be blessed and they would drink it when it dripped out of the side then become ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Giritale, Polonnaruwa, is near Fish Market and Wasgamuwa National Park.
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