The Royal Lotus

Giritale, Polonnaruwa District, North Central Province, Sri Lanka | 1 star hotel
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Giritale, Polonnanuwa

A travel blog entry by mknox


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 ...


A travel blog entry by memini


Had my breakfast at the same shop at train station. 7 am was my train ride. It sways and it hops literally. It was fun for the two and half hour ride to Kandy. And it cost 280 rupees. Kandy was more alive as it's a small city. But it has a lot of bakeries. Every few shop there's one. Went to Lake Kandy and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Got a tuk tuk to send us up the hill. ...

Baby Elephants, water & mud!

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


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, ...

Backpacking With The Kids: Day Out in Kandy

A travel blog entry by desertmum


... took great delight in attempting to run around the place shouting out, "bum, bum, BUM!" at what seemed like a million decibels. Needless to say, we felt more at ease outside with the kids. There was also a tiny museum and an area where you can light a candle. The children, to be honest, were more taken by the chickens scratching around outside and the random elephant in the grounds.

After about an hour, we decided to move on from the temple and head off for lunch. ...

Sigiriya and Kandy

A travel blog entry by daveandjenna


... down to the previous resting spot to look for them, much grumbling at Dave by Jenna for putting the tickets in the guide book from which they'd apparently fallen out (silly idea) and scrabbling around by a frantic Dave. Security men looked on helpfully, suggesting we check this pocket and that pocket of our bags, which we did, but still the tickets did not materialise. Not fancying the trek back down to the main entrance to buy some, we negotiated a Rs 2000 bribe ...

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This 1 star hotel, located in Giritale, is near Inle Lake, Mergui Archipelago, and Golden Triangle.
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