Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The charms of Mount Lavinia.

Mount Lavinia or Galkissa as known in Sinhalese holds an ethereal charm. A mere 12 Km from the Colombo Fort it shows the madness of the Galle road and  any main town of Sri Lanka but going away from the busy Galle Road the charm of the famous beach and the magic of the legend of the famous hotel draws in any visitor.

The beach and  surroundings draws a horde of people on public holidays and  on weekend evenings and  that is best to avoid if one prefers enjoying the beach in peace. But do go to the beach early morning when the crowds are less and you can enjoy the waves the fresh air and the ambiance in peace, though its not fully deserted.

One can behold spectacular sunsets

Monday, April 30, 2012

A train ride to the misty hills.

The train was due to leave the Fort Railway station at 9.45. We booked the new " Rajadhani Express" train box and  was at the station around 9.15. Managed to buy some water bottles and  a few biscuit packets from the station canteen. The train box was very  clean and  comfortable and  peaceful as it was less crowded than the  other coaches.

Speeding away from the hustle and  bustle of the city to the smaller towns dotted amidst the paddy fields, houses along the way gives one an idea of how the people live. You get a glimps of a group of women either chatting with the neighbors or kids playing in the gardens as it was the  school holidays.
The  landscape changes from flat paddy fields to the hills and  to cooler temperature. Rain slows the train down yet the journey though is long doesn't feel tiring.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Views of Wadduwa beach from the Wadduwa holiday Resort

Wadduwa is an hours drive from Colombo. The numerous times we have gone there we have always headed to the Wadduwa holiday Resort, which is economical, homely and relaxed.

The restaurant on the beach , where one can enjoy a meal over looking the sea.

Images of hills

Transport mode in the village.

The sun playing hide and seek amidst the clouds

Sometimes the sky brings forth master pieces of images for us to enjoy. This was captured around 9 am.

The elephant Dance at the Dehiwala Zoo - Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

Weekend afternoons the Dehiwala Zoo has an elephant show which is entertaining to both the young and the old.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura Sri Lanka.It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site.

The steps leading to the top of the mountain flanked by Plumeria obtusa "Araliya trees".

Aradhana Gala, where the Arahant Mahinda landed.