Hotel Hemadan

25A River Avenue, Aluthgama, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aluthgama

Ganga Garden and Paradise island

A travel blog entry by eileen.bracey


... Buddhist temple on the hill top. Back at our hotel we had a much needed shower before heading out to the temple of the tallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka AND we saw our first elephants! How exciting! Our very chatty tuk tuk driver told us lots about the island and the disaster of the tsunami. We have enjoyed our stay and might come back for Claire's wedding as they have a lovely balcony with wonderful views! Off to Galle ...

A lot of elephant

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley


... bacteria), then dried again. Then it is pulped and spread out onto mesh boards for drying. Once dried, is pressed into flat (albeit it still quite bumpy!) paper. Along the road with the sanctuary are several other elephant places. All offering rides and bathing. I didn't want to do that. The other touristy pop ups here - spice gardens. There were loads. I counted at least 10 within a 15 minute drive. We stopped at one of them. A guy took us round showing us ...

A herd of elephants...

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown


... growing concerns over animal welfare. There were elephants with slight marks around their ankles where chains were used to clip them to rings set in the concrete floor to assign them a feeding spot but that was it. New shelters and enclosures were under construction and rolling fields and jungle surrounding the place provided authentic food. We witnessed elephants smashing up bark, stripping branches, hoovering up leaves etc so felt fine about ...

Backpacking with the kids: Pinnawela bound

A travel blog entry by desertmum


... We arrived at the Elephant Bay Hotel sometime in the afternoon, what a view! The first thing you see is the restaurant area that overlooks the impressive river. It just so happened that the elephants from the local elephant orphanage were there too, having their afternoon dip. We were all captivated by this sight, so spent ages on the deck near the restaurant taking photos and watching them playing. NB, If you've ...

Negombo - hmmmm.

A travel blog entry by dash34


... fish market was really cool too - very interesting looking fish. The people were kind of staring at me, I don't think they see many tourists there.

Back to the hotel for a cool beer and dinner, which was very nice. They had free internet which was fairly quick, so I managed to get some pictures uploaded and do some research for the rest of the journey.


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This hotel, located on 25A River Avenue, Aluthgama, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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