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Impressive Kandy – SriLanka #AtoZChallenge

This post is in continuation of my last blog post about my Sri Lanka journey. You can read it here. We had landed at Bandaranaike International Airport early morning and travelled directly to Kandy. Kandy has been declared as the World Heritage site by Unesco. Enroute we had also visited Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.

Pinnawala Elephant orphanage

It is a care center for orphaned wild elephants located in Pinnawala village. It has largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The elephants are taken care of & nurtured. There are shows like – feeding time, bathing time for elephants where you can get close to them. The baby elephants being bottle fed with milk is a heartwarming sight.

In general the elephants looks healthy but few of them were restrained with chains. Seeing chained animals is always painful. 🙁

After this we proceeded to the hotel in Kandy for check-in. Our next stop for the day was Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

It is a Buddhist temple where the relic of Buddha is placed. It has a serene environment. The shoes are to be removed outside and visitors must be dressed appropriately as it is place of worship. The intricate designs in the temple are  bewildering. We also got to attend the evening prayer session. The temple was crowded but worth the visit.

Dance performance at Kandy Lake Club

The dance performance consist of the 12 dance forms practised in Sri Lanka. The dancers are well-trained. We had to reach early to grab the seats. Each dance form tells a folklore which keeps you mesmerized.

Also the show ends with a fire performance by the dancers. It is the highlight of the show.

After a long day and stroll along the Kandy Lake we went back to the hotel to retire for the night. I will be continuing further with my travel experience in the next post,so stay tuned for more!

Have you visited Kandy and did you visit the Tooth Relic Temple or the dance performance.I would love to hear what you liked about the city. 🙂

Holidaying in Sri Lanka! #AtoZChallenge

Sri Lanka, located in Indian Ocean, has a rich cultural history and beautiful landscapes. I had visited the place in March, when the weather is pleasant. We had finalized the itinerary ourselves and contacted a tour operator to arrange the transport in Sri Lanka.

If you want to travel across the whole country then be ready for a long vacation. I had travelled to Sri Lanka for a long weekend from Bangalore. The flight route was Bangalore-Chennai-Colombo and return via the same route. My trip covered –

  • Kandy
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Bentota
  • Colombo

I will be sharing detailed blog posts about my holiday experience in coming week.Stay tuned for more!

Have you visited Sri Lanka yet ? What places had you visited ? Do comment and share your journey with us! 🙂

 

Too much to write about !

Hello people ! It’s been long time since I have written a proper blog. Too many things too handle.

I have changed address both in real world & the virtual world – shifted to Delhi & then moved blog to this new address. To be honest, both were time consuming but fun processes. Shifting cities – packing – unpacking – settling down – phew…I can write pages on dos & donts about moving to a new place. Maybe I will write about it soon.

Forgot to mention, I also attended my first IndiBlogger meet the same day I landed in Delhi. Met some wonderful fellow bloggers & looking forward to meet them all again. Things got busy in office too.Then, I have also been travelling here & there,

– Spiritual journey to Tirupati & Shravanabelagola
– Journey to Kashmir for escaping the harsh summer
– Long weekend adventure in Sri Lanka
– Short trip to Dehradun & Mussorie

I have so much to write about all my experiences to these wonderful places. For sure, next time when you visit the blog it wont be just some random post like this… 🙂

Happy reading till next time we meet !
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