The Royal Lotus

Giritale, Polonnaruwa District, North Central Province, Sri Lanka | 1 star hotel
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This 1 star hotel, located in Giritale, is near Inle Lake, Mergui Archipelago, and Golden Triangle.
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    Travel Blogs from Giritale

    Giritale, Polonnanuwa

    A travel blog entry by mknox on Jan 01, 2014

    41 photos

    Day 5: Like any New Years day you appreciate a wee sleep in. Fortunately our next stop was only 1 hour up the road so we headed off at a respectable 9.30. Our NY day activity was cycling through the small villages around Giritale Tank (reservoir built in 7th century). Cycling around the waterways and villages of Giritale. This was a lovely way to spend the morning and early afternoon, just watching people as they went about daily life, bathing in river and greeting kids who ...

    Temples, Tea, Herbs, and Carvings

    A travel blog entry by resiststatusquo on Oct 18, 2013

    ... filter back through my body. I don’t think I could ever convert.

    We went to two others. Same routine. Another temple was built on a decent amount of land. Dogs were playing in the courtyard. A music offering to Buddha was going on and I had to wait fifteen minutes to go inside the little cave where he was kept. Begrudgingly, I waited. The inside held the same things. A monk was keeping watch over the donation basket. As I walked in, his cell phone rang and ...

    Ward 1 & Sri Lankan Cultural classes

    A travel blog entry by lottiep23 on Sep 10, 2013

    ... a little girl who had low sugar levels, the Dr wiped her hands off on her skirt then opened the door to the testing room. The toilet was more like a sewer with water flowing from a dripping tap down open guttering. When a nurse was taking blood she put the cannula in the girls hand (without consent) and then squeezed her hand and caught the blood drops in the open test tube!! It was open to possible pathogens in ...

    Baby Elephants, water & mud!

    A travel blog entry by rupertcdean on Jul 24, 2013

    4 comments, 4 photos

    After I had said goodbye to the Van der Poorten’s at their beautiful Plantation Home, it was a full hour before Nuwshad reached the northern town of Dambulla in the dry area of Sri Lanka. Dambulla is famous for its Royal Rock Temple caves carved into the side of a huge rock some 200m high.

    The climb was relatively straight forward, but the full heat of the dry area was fierce. Pilgrims of all ages were managing easily enough around me, ...

    How to get to Kandy, the hard way.

    A travel blog entry by kate2013 on Jun 27, 2013

    ... Negombo, about 10 min away, but there wasn't any more trains going that day so our only option was to get to Colombo train station and try and get on a train from there. After a hair raising 1 1/2 hour tuk tuk ride through Colombo in rush hour we arrived at Colombo train station. Nerves shattered to bits we headed for a sign "Tourist Train Info"and were ushered in. The relief of getting off the tuk tuk alive and now sitting in an air conditioned office we started to relax. The man ...