Palm Garden Village Hotel
Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
5.30 start for Wilpattu National Park. Join jeep and guide at park entrance. Full day tour of Sri Lankas biggest n.p 60 k drive each way to sea and back along muddy, flooded and rutted tracks. Still monsoon in this region and it rains heavily a few times in pm.
But worth it - huge nos of birds , deer , mongoose, land monitors, crocodiles and v …
Run along beach and come across a recently drowned fully clothed body of a man who had obviously been dragged from water but just left. Very disconcerting.
Again delicious breakfast. Leave with Stanley at 8 for 5 hr drive to Anhuradhapura. Much evidence of recent heavy flooding en route.
Palm garden hotel 5 k outside Anhuradhapura so get …
Up with the lark – well, Helen was, I didn't sleep quite so well. Curry for breakfast, surprise surprise, though I had bacon and Sri Lankan omelette. No chilis.
Driving to the big staircase at Mihinitale today. En route Helen sorts out her banking problems. It costs 25 rupees on Bernard’s pay as you go phone …
... After this we visited temples in a cave. After a steep climb up about 300 stairs we saw some really impressive temples and some fantastic views, including sigiriya... We will be there in a couple of days. At our new hostel (much better than our last... It has air con and no cockroaches!) we have spent a blissful evening eating, drinking beer and teaching the locals how to play UNO!
... was another ancient city that is being uncovered. There were some huge Buddha statues carved into a rock face. On the way from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya we saw wild elephants walking down the road, which was amazing. They are very dangerous and one road through the jungle it closed at 6pm as the elephants are dangerous and take over. There were tree houses all over the place for people to climb to if an elephant comes and apparently a couple of people a ...
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This is a must-experience hotel. The luxury of it comes from few rooms and humongous landscape! I did not stay here but the food was excellent. Pricey accommodation but well worth it!
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