Giritale Hotel

Giritale, Polonnaruwa District, North Central Province, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Giritale

Cycle to Polonnaruwa 40km

A travel blog entry by j_harry on Jul 01, 2014

1 comment, 9 photos

Today is our final day on the bikes. We start the ride from the Giritale Hotel and work our way along a river and lakes for a couple of hours. Conditions are great, sun is out and the ride is very enjoyable. From here we ride to the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa. This is truly spectacular, and remains mostly untouched, with the exception of a few …

Cycle to Sigiriya 70km

A travel blog entry by j_harry on Jun 30, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

....brief interruption to blog due to tuk tuk incident. Back on track now and updating the last few days. Today we are on the road to Dambulla to visit the famous temple cave complex, before reaching our hotel on a lake. On to the tuk tuk incident. Basically it confirms my theory the white line is purely for the sake of the tourists piece of mind …

Turtles, leopards, pujas and food poisoning

A travel blog entry by tobyhb

... get a tan... In the afternoon, I decided I would visit the tsunami memorial statue. Unfortunately, the tuk-tuk driver dropped me off in the middle of nowhere, so I spent quite a long time walking around a quite remote village. I'm fairly sure I must've been the only white person these people had ever seen, since my presence seemed to provoke reactions from amusement to shock to even anger. Needless to say, I walked as quickly as I could.

After maybe 20 minutes, I arrived at ...

Where Sri Lankan Notions Go to Die!

A travel blog entry by japansnew2me


... could possibly be disappointed by this country was shattered by the fact that it IS a gem hiding in plain site. The ancient ruins, killer surf, unique food, friendly smiles, and short distances to everything made it paradise on a shoestring.

I definitely have notched it up as a country that has only further fueled my travel desire. Sorry mom, it might be a while until I come home for ...

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by pyevanni


... extravaganza in gruelling heat with some overly confident and possibly suicidal bus drivers. The only thing keeping us awake was the fear we had for our lives, speeding around mountain roads. Finally, after midnight, we arrived in Galle, an old Dutch fort. We stayed here for a day before heading to Unawatuna, a beautiful but touristy beach town where we spent 5 days, including a very rainy Christmas day. Our most enjoyable time in Sri Lanka was spent in Mirissa, further along ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGiritale Hotel

    Reviewed by j_harry

    Overlooking the lake

    Reviewed Jun 30, 2014
    by (9 reviews) Adelaide , Australia Flag of Australia

    The lake

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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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    From Room at Giritale Hotel, Looking Across Lake
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