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On the road early, we travelled through villages spread along the road. It felt very rural despite the constant line of houses or businesses close to the road because of dense trees and foliage surrounding us. The morning tea break was spent beside a peaceful lake. We saw a bride, dressed beautifully in red, and groom at their homecoming ceremony. …
... comfortable seats for the fairly bumpy ride to Anuradhapura.
The view was stunning, and peacocks are native here!
So you're looking over a field full of cows and brush, and all of a sudden you see a glimmer of metallic blue and it's a peacock.
It's the craziest thing.
It feels really magical, like seeing a unicorn.
About an hour from our destination, it started to ...
... worth climbing. Unluckily we werenīt able to stay till the sunset because we had to start heading back and try to catch a bus to Inamaluwa and from there to Habarana. We succeeded and were back in our hotel at about 20.30.
It was another tiring day! Before we fell asleep we changed our plans for the next day. Instead of going to Polonnaruwa we decided to go directly to Kandy. We were running out of time and Polonnaruwa would only mean more temples without a special significance. Letīs go to Kandy! ...
... in the second class which was acceptable. Very simple seats (two and two facing each other), old fan, open windows, rather dirty. However, it was only 4-hour ride so we figured that we would be fine. We were indeed :) When we got hungry we stopped one of the guys who were passing through the carriages every 10 minutes and offering snacks and drinks.
We arrived in Anuradhapura at 20.00. Unfortunately we forgot to get off the train in the New Station so we ...
... off we go! We soon see a pair of fairly young males and then go off in search of the herd. We find the herd of about 20 Elephants comprising a number of large females and lots of younger elephants including 3 very young babies.
It took us ages to find the hotel! We asked tuctuc drivers and eventually whilst talking to the third tuctuc driver a local English speaking man came and offered his ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHeritage Hotel Anuradhapura
Tropical gardens, magic pool
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