Travel Blogs from Dambulla
... else for the whole afternoon. In the glaring heat of the midday sun, most animals retreat to hiding places in the shade, so we spent much of the next few hours driving through deserted bushes and water holes. We were just about to give up and call it a day when the driver began reversing up the road at breakneck speed, clearly having caught wind of something. When he stopped, there were two leopards, casually strolling along the side of the road, right next to our jeep! It was ...
... which the hotel is built against, was incorporated into the design of the building. After a brief rest we headed out again to see the Golden Temple and the Rock Temple. The Golden Temple has a Budha statue is 100 feet high and the Rock Temple has 5 caves that contain statues of Budha that are over 2000 years old. You'll have to look at the pictures as it is hard to describe in words. All I can say is that it was well worth the climb to reach ...
I have now been living in Sri Lanka for three weeks, and the set up of where I live gives an authentic experience of life here. I'm staying in a district of Colombo known as Kotte, which is best known as home to the parliament buildings. The area seems to go by several names, including Rajagiria, Kalapalawawa, and Koswatta, and I'm still not sure which is the most appropriate. Then again I'm not sure most tuk-tuk (taxi) drivers know either, judging by the number of ...
... When we arrived in Dambulla, we were greeted at the Bus stop by a Tuk Tuk driver. After the usual preliminary questions, he took us round the corner to the Sunflower Inn. It was pretty decent, so after a bit of negotiation on the rate, we checked in. We had some noodles for lunch at the on-site restaurant, which were served in typically huge portions! After lunch, we walked down to the Dambulla Cave Temples. At the front of the temple complex ...
... Information Centre, I was asking about Nuwara Eliya. Then someone talked to me. That was the Croatian guy I had met in the bus from the international airport to Fort Station. So we decided to have lunch together. To tell the truth, I had had light lunch before that, but it was nice to have dessert with him. Hanging out with a friend is always more enjoyable than visiting a sight. After I left him, I took a long distance bus to Nuwara Eliya.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet