The Lakeside Hotel At Nuwarawewa
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... us of Ranthambore!! Minneriya Lake was built by King Mahasen. It is so large, that there is still an abundance of water here when other lakes have dried up in the summer months. This is why there are so many elephants here. When the sun starts to set and it cools off, the elephants come out of the jungle and go for the water.
The roads were not the only thing that reminded us of Ranthambore. The jeeps and trucks were all moving around the elephants to get ...
... significance of each ruin of which
I am posting a picture.In the afternoon we drove to the nearby town of Mihintale to
see its mountaintop temple and dagoba. The place’s holy significance is that it
was the spot where in 247 B.C. while he was stag hunting Sri Lanka’s king
converted to Buddhism and began to process of making Sri Lanka into a Buddhist
nation. It was quite a climb to the top of the hill and painful in the
... In the already scorching weather everything in the cafe radiated heat, as if someone just microwaved all the furniture before you stepped inside. A bucket of rice and a table full of small bowls of curry arrives and you gear yourself up for the ensuing chilli challenge. As you wolf down sweet, fresh tomato curry, zesty spiced grated carrot, coconut prawn and sticky sweet aubergine curry your mouth is on fire and sweat is pouring from your body. If you stop eating you'll only ...
... to the entrance. The entrance fee is incredibly high - RS 3,900 / USD 30 (includes Rock of Sigiriya, Mirror Wall and Museum of Sigiriya). Unfortunately we didn´t have enough time to go to the museum. When we were about to start climbing the rock it was already 15.30. The museum seemed to close at 17.00.
While walking through the original Sigiriya´s gardens we had a chance to learn that Sigiriya used to be a monastery (1-2 centuries B.C.) with caves surrounding the rock. ...
We got very lucky and appeared to be in Sri Lanka on one of their Poya days which is a day when the moon is full. In Sri Lanka all Poya days are national holidays so most people don´t work. Local people who profess Buddhism take this day very seriously and all of them head to one of the Buddhist temples to worship Lord Buddha and pray. They always bring some flowers or aromatic sticks or candles. These are offered to Buddha. Since everybody wants to ...