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 …

From Boys to Men

A travel blog entry by carjack83 on Jun 02, 2014

... learnt to ask the obligatory question before sampling though, which is “How many chilies are in it?”! Today it was vegetable soup so there was a grand total of 0.

This afternoon, I tagged along to English class with the older ones. They were going to have a written test but instead they wanted to speak English. So I asked them questions along with the teacher and then they in turn, asked me. I was fine with ...

Chapter 3: Where a monkey steals Toby's shirt

A travel blog entry by tobyhb on May 22, 2014

... quaint garden path toward the grand dagobas, a striking site and one of the most iconic images in Sri Lanka. The dagobas (or "great Stupas") rise ominously and magnificently above the skyline, and the sense of atmosphere is only increased by the long procession of pilgrims wearing all white and bearing gifts, chanting against the beating of a Kandyan drummer.

The next day we left Anuradhapura to head south along the Cultural Triangle to Dambulla, where we found ...

1236 steps later...

A travel blog entry by holly.smith on Jan 23, 2014

13 photos

... highest point. This doesn't sound like very high but, because it is so steep, to get to the top you have to climb around the edge of the rock, which is a total of 1236 steps! I think we all wished it wasn't so hot that day as the climb was, understandably, pretty exhausting.

Just under half way up, there is a cave inside the rock with frescos from when the palace was built. Most of the frescos were destroyed by monks ...

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This hotel, located in Giritale, is near Fish Market and Wasgamuwa National Park.
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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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    TripAdvisor Reviews Giritale Hotel

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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    From Room at Giritale Hotel, Looking Across Lake
    Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka