Tourmaline Hotel

over looking the breathtaking Hantana, Kandy, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kandy

The Buddha Has a Sweet Tooth for Kandy

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


... we caught a bus heading to Kandy.

This bus was very different from the others we've taken. For starters, it had upholstered seats. And air conditioning. Shockingly, it didn't stop to pick people up along the side of the road once all of the seats were taken. And it didn't slow down to let roving minstrels with tambourines hop on board in order to serenade up and down the aisle, or to let hawkers jump on and display their wares, which range ...

Tea, cake and Kandy

A travel blog entry by junglebelle


... meant 7 hours, departing at 5am, but no seat reservation, and first class wasn't possible (which makes it harder to keep an eye on all 27 of our bags). On the plus side, the whole journey would be about 2 each. Bargain! The alternative was a car and driver, which we hadn't done yet in Sri Lanka and sounded kind of fancy! We were told it would take 3 hours and cost us a whopping 60. That was way beyond our budget, so of course we took the car. :) We decided ...

A day at millennium

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson


today i started my day as usual with cleaning my elephant rani's bed including throwing away 64 (can be even more some days) dung balls and half eaten palm leafs. then i helped to wash her in the river, had two shifts in the fruit shop (where we sell fruit for the tourists to give the elephants), hung out with the new volunteers and showed them some stuff. also attended the "vet ...

Biggest lunch ever

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson


today i said good bye to the guys ive been travelling with for a while. before their train to colombo we had the biggest lunch ever, including the amazing sizzling (had been craving my new favourite food since the day i left kandy about a week ago). this time we ordered 3 different ones with steak, fish and chicken. also shared onion and cheese ...

Not Platform 9 ¾

A travel blog entry by resiststatusquo

... bag, 35lb backpack and the humidity. The humidity has got to me more than any other tropical place.

Finally, I made it to the observation car. One of the workers turned me right around and said last car. Frustrated and still nervous it would leave the station, I began almost running to the end of the train. I felt like an idiot, but I didn’t see any way around it. I reached the last car and the attendant helped me ...

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This hotel, located on over looking the breathtaking Hantana, Kandy, is near Fresco Paintings at Sigiriya Rock, Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, and Galle Fort.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent