Archive | July, 2010
Delft – The largest island in Sri Lanka (Neduntheevu | Neduntivu) Travelogue

Delft – The largest island in Sri Lanka (Neduntheevu | Neduntivu) Travelogue

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Neduntheevu or Neduntivu (Tamil: நெடுந்தீவு), also known by its Dutch name Delft, is an island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. This island is named as Delft in the Admiralty Chart unlike the other islands in the area which are named with their Tamil names. The island’s area is 50 km² and it is roughly oval-shaped. Its length is 8 km and its maximum width about 6 km.

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Kukuleganga Holiday Resort, Makeli Ella, Fa Hien Cave (Pahiyangala)

Kukuleganga Holiday Resort, Makeli Ella, Fa Hien Cave (Pahiyangala)

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This trip is always memorable in my life as it was the first trip which opened doors to many trips. Please keep in mind that this is a trip we went 3 years back and some of the places roads might have changed. I think its a duty of a traveler to share the experience whether is old or new. So people can see what was the previous state of the places,roads and etc.

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One Special Trip to Kandy

One Special Trip to Kandy

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We checked lot of reputed hotels in Kandy before the wedding and most of them we were able to book with discounted rates through my sister in law who was in hotel trade. Yet we were curious about a less popular hotel with a very good view towards Knuckles Range. Ultimately we found the exact hotel we needed “Kandy Panaroma Resort”.

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Galboda / Galaboda waterfall (30M)

Galboda / Galaboda waterfall (30M)

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Galaboda is a small village locate in between Watawala & Nawalapitiya. The main access to the village is the railway track. There is a beautiful waterfall higher than 30m, but the width ranges from between 3m and 6m, depending on the season with a distance of 1-2km from the railway station, known as Galaboda waterfall.

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“Hathmale Falls” – seven story falls 45m

“Hathmale Falls” – seven story falls 45m

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We planned our journey week after the Sinhala Hindu New Year. Although my wife’s father is from Deniyaya I haven’t been to that place. So i was excited and planned the journey to visit attractions in Deniyaya. We started our journey early as always and we were able to witness breathtaking scenery on the way to Deniyaya.

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Exploring Nature at Dehiwala Zoo

Exploring Nature at Dehiwala Zoo

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I thought of visiting the National Zoological Garden Sri Lanka for so long and for the last 10 years i couldn’t fix a date. So this time i took a sudden decision and visited the zoo. I went there early and many carnivorous cages were empty and i asked an official regarding this matter and he informed me that the animals will be back to cages after cleaning.

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Few hours with the hidden beauty at Kitulgala.

Few hours with the hidden beauty at Kitulgala.

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Kithulgala is a small town located within 3 hours drive from Colombo. It is famous among travelers in several ways. Being a very popular natural river-bathing place with crystal clear river water, being the most suitable place for white water rafting in Sri Lanka, being a film location for award wining movies, being a place providing evidence in evolution of modern human (Beli lena), having a popular colonial type rest house (Govt. rest house) are some of them.

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Dondra Head Lighthouse (161ft) | The Highest lighthouse in Asia

Dondra Head Lighthouse (161ft) | The Highest lighthouse in Asia

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This is a continuation of another trip and the original trip is to Deniyaya and on the way back we stayed the night at Unawatuna and in the morning we discussed about the plan for the day and one crew member suggest we go to to Dondra Lighthouse and we accepted it. I was so happy cause Me and my wife went to Point Pedro the furthest point of Sri Lanka from north and now we were going to visit most southern point of Sri Lanka.

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Scenic hike to Uduwara and Nagadowa Falls

Scenic hike to Uduwara and Nagadowa Falls

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Our target was to reach Uduwara Falls and Nagadowa Falls and normally you have to take Devils Staircase road from the beginning of the track but Ranjith took us in a short cut which is a steep climb through tea estate which joins devils staircase on the way. It was tiring but saved lot of time.

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