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12 Sep 2007  30 th Wedding Anniversary we had a fantastic holiday definitely go
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Great country, Fantastic People, lots to see and do.

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  • 1. Our Photos And Travelogue From Sri Lanka

    Our Photos And Travelogue From Sri Lanka (Pearl Of The Orient)

  • 2. Club Hotel Dolphin
    Club Hotel Dolphin, Waikkal, Central Province

    We stayed at the Club Hotel Dolphin situated in Waikkal, a small fishing village, which has a beautiful palm fringed golden sandy beach, near Negombo on the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The Club Hotel Dolphin is 40 minutes drive from Katunayake Airport.

  • 3. Chaaya Hotel Citadel, Kandy

    Chaaya Hotel Citadel, Kandy, Chaaya Hotel Citadel is situated on the banks of the River Mahaweli in secluded surroundings, offering guests a peaceful retreat within easy access to the hustle of Kandy.
    Our room terracotta floor tiles with twin beds, TV with International Channels, mini bar, individual controlled air-conditioning, it had pleasant river view looking red tiled balcony but has tea and coffee making facilities. But hey we took our own anyway.

  • 4. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala, Sabaragamuwa Province

    Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage it is situated on the Colombo Road. And is the World?s only Orphanage for Homeless Elephants It houses about 70 or so, young and adult abandoned or orphaned elephants which are trained for work but they can enjoy life in the sanctuary. Also outcasts like Raja, an old blind elephant who was wounded by hunters, lives on the farm, as does an elephant rumoured that lost a leg to a landmine explosion.
    The farm supports itself in part through tourism, which come for a rare close-up view of the animals.

  • 5. Millennium Elephant Foundation in Kegalle

    The Millennium Elephant Foundation is situated on a 15 acre estate known as Samaragiri, which has been home to the Samarasinghe family for many generations. The family has owned elephants since the 1960's and in 1979 Mr. Samarasinghe (1939 - 1991) opened the estate to the public as the "Elephant Bath". there's also a small museum there

    Here you can wash an elephant take a ride through a village and paddy fields and best of all take an elephant shower deffinelty go there.

  • 6. Tea factory Nuwara Eliya

    We then visited a tea factory that is about 30 minutes out of Nuwara Eliya it was very interesting to see the process for producing tea, and sample the tea it was only a short visit and a bit disappointing as we expected to see the plantations which we didn?t.

  • 7. Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya

    This is a huge and beautiful botanical garden park. The gardens occupy a horse shoe shaped area around which the Mahaweli River flows. as we strolled through the through the wide avenues lined by coco de mer, royal palms trees, elephant foot trees which really look like elephants feet and legs, we then pottered through the orchid house, where there the large varieties of beautiful orchids are cultivated and the ever present lotus flowers.

  • 8. Temple Tooth Kandy

    Temple Tooth Kandy,Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is over 400 years old is Kandy?s most popular attraction, beautifully situated on the edge of Kandy lake: is the White painted Buddhist Temple of the Tooth.

  • 9. Dambula cave temple and frescoes

    Dambula cave temple and frescoes, Dambulla Rock Temple is a magnificent gallery of Buddha images and wall and ceiling paintings not seen anywhere else in the Island. It is a complex of five cave temples with its origin going back to the first1st century BC.

  • 10. Sigiriya The lion?s throat

    Sigiriya The lion?s throat, The stone fortress of Sigiriya is absolutely breathtaking, in part a natural wonder, part constructional masterpiece, and part palatial scene. We first saw it across the plains from the fresco caves, it approx 370m high with dark stripes and a green grass crown were you can just make out some remains of the buildings.

  • 11. Luckgrove spice garden at Matale

    Luckgrove spice garden at Matale, At the Luckgrove spice garden at Matale, we enjoyed a conducted tour of the garden of spices and herbs. It was a feast for the senses: cocoa, vanilla, pineapple, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg and ginger, a symphony of smell. Finally we reached a clearing with a covered sit out and sat down to hear more about spices and different oils that are produced there.

  • 12. Galle

    The capital of the southern province is a city with a colourful history. and home of the stilt fishermen