When Steve McCurry shared to the world the image of stilt fishermen of Weligama, a coastal town South of Sri Lanka, the world took notice. The photograph not only showcase an honest description of the everyday people and their surrounding, but somehow it introduces to the wider audience across the globe, a form of traditional […]Read more "The Stilt Fishermen of Sri Lanka"
There are a lot of things I was looking forward about Sri Lanka and taking the local train is definitely one of them. Though, experiencing the Kandy to Ella scenic train route as it navigates the Tea Country is one for the books, I know that to truly experience this magnificent country is to simply […]Read more "Train Travel in Sri Lanka"
The town of Galle is distinguished by two reference point – inside and outside the Fort area. Inside the fort area, where everything is neat and organized, exuding a more touristic vibe, while outside is a constant buzz of public vehicles plowing the main road and the people going about their daily lives, a more […]Read more "Outside Galle Fort, Sri Lanka"
From the hill county of Ella, I travelled approximately 7 hours aboard the local bus to the seaside town of Galle, with the intention of spending a few leisurely days admiring the archeological heritage monuments of Galle Fort and to experience its one of a kind sunset. Galle Fort, an old trading port, first built […]Read more "Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka"
Including the hill country in your Sri Lanka travel route means allocating time to do some hiking. The sacred Adam’s Peak or Sri Pada is the most popular choice for many, particularly those that has time and stamina to tackle the 5,500 steps to the 2,243m elevation summit. Adam’s Peak is a sacred religious site […]Read more "Little Adam’s Peak, Ella, Sri Lanka"
Nestled in a valley of 1,041m elevation, the town of Ella (known locally as Elle) is Sri Lanka’s most famous hill village. Surrounded by mountain ridges and tea plantations, it is the perfect place to rest and relax for a few days, whether you are coming from climbing Sigiriya Rock or about to go to […]Read more "Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Ella, Sri Lanka"
Train travels in my opinion is the best way to explore any country. It might be slower and longer, but it is often more relaxing and easy to do. Most of the time, there is no need for advanced purchase and no need to check in two-three hours in prior, you just simply board your […]Read more "A Beautiful Journey, The Kandy to Ella Train Travel, Sri Lanka"
If there is one image that entice every visitor from around the world to visit the tiny South Asia nation of Sri Lanka, it has to be Sigiriya, the enigmatic image of a rocky outcrop towering over the surrounding green plains. Often referred to as the “8th Wonder of the World”, the UNESCO World Heritage […]Read more "Ancient City of Sigiriya & Pidurangala Rock, Sri Lanka"
Located 72km away from the town of Kandy, which makes it a good day trip is the town of Dambulla, for its famous rock cave temple. I visited Dambulla combined with Sigiriya, travelling all the way from and back to Kandy in a day using the ever reliable Tuk tuk arranged by the owner of […]Read more "The Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sri Lanka"
I started each year with a list- of books I wanted to read, of tasks I wanted to complete, of relationships I wanted to rebuilt, of attitude I wanted to change and obviously, of places I wanted to see. Though I am blessed to be able to tick off few things here and there, purely […]Read more "Kandy, The Cultural Capital of Sri Lanka"