The Royal Lotus

Address: 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

    What the butler saw

    A travel blog entry by williamluff on Jan 10, 2015

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    ... hours. I go for a walk around the grounds and bump into a man with a big hat, who turns out to be Faris, the estate manager who rediscovered the house as a dilapidated ruin in the middle of overgrown rainforest in 2002. He restored it to its former glories over the course of six years, turning it from a complete wreck without infrastructure into the boutique hotel it is today.

    Local villagers helped rebuild the land into a sustainable environment which now grows its ...

    Day 7

    A travel blog entry by lou_sinton on Jun 01, 2014

    5 photos

    ... where there were some great views over Kandy, and to top it off some cultural dancing. I for one significantly contributed to Kandy's economy today! I also had my first Sri Lankan curry which was delicious. And to top it off our lovely tuk tuk driver Noor even went home to fetch us a bag full of avocados from his back garden. Such a ...

    Hand feeding the orphaned elephants

    A travel blog entry by hayleymarsh on Jan 28, 2014

    42 photos

    ... the red bananas tasted very different to normal ones, I certainly couldn't tell any difference and had it not been for the red skin I wouldn't have known any different. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is home to 89 abandoned elephants, many of which are babies. They have been looked after here for so long that it isn't possible for them to be released back into their natural habitat. The orphanage was opened in 1975 on a 25 acre property and was originally started to house ...

    Giritale, Polonnanuwa

    A travel blog entry by mknox on Jan 01, 2014

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    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, Tuk Tuks and Thunderstorms

    A travel blog entry by amy2009 on Oct 30, 2013

    ... to take our shoes off and i quite enjoyed walking around in all the puddles!

    The next day we planned to see the huge white Buddah on top of the Kandy hills. Raju took us up in his tuk tukand ran out of petrol halfway up the hill! So we free rolled all the way down, weaving in and out of traffic, all the way to the petrol station!! Probably one of the highlights so far, it was so funny! Love laid back attitude here about these things! The Buddah was quite ...