Sunday, June 26, 2011

Would you join us on a trip to Galle along Western coast? Part 01

You have been reading my various travel notes on this blog site. In addition to those notes, I am hoping to write an article series like this. What I meant by a series here is that it is impossible to write a travel journal on a trip to Galle from Colombo from one blog post. However, all of you know that the Galle Road starts from the famous tourist paradise Galle Face green. Therefore, let us start from that point.

Galle Face Green
Galle Face Green is one of the most stunning and historical places in our country. Built during the colonial period, this open space was used to give punishments like hang and shoot people in public. However, now this beautiful green space is used for important state occasions. The evenings of the Galle Face green are always eventful. Filled with locals and foreigners, it is the place to relax in Colombo. Most of the top hotels of the country Galadari Hotel, Ceylon Continental Hotel, Taj Samudra Hotel and a hotel with a rich heritage, Galle Face hotel overlooks Galle Face Green.

When we travel ahead passing the Galle Face green, what we meet next are the most magnificent areas of the Colombo city. What we call as Colombo 3 and Colombo 4 are Kolpity and Bamabalapitiya towns. If you are into clubbing and casinos this is the area. Not only those, these are also places great for a shopping spree. Two popular shopping malls, Liberty Plaza and Majestic City, are also situated here.

Our next destination is Wellawatta or area known as Colombo 06. This is also a highly populated city with often traffic blocks. Wellawatta Beach is the most beautiful beach belongs to the Colombo municipality. Day and night beach is filled with joggers, fun lovers, Romoes, and Juliets. It is the ideal place for the foreigners who have the hobby of fishing.

The next city is Dehiwala. Turning left from Dehiwala Junction, and taking another left turn from the Karagampitya junction leads you to the Dehiwala National Zoological Gardens. Many local and foreign animals reside here. Pay a visit here to see the beautiful world of animals.

Mount Lavinia Beach
When you pass Dehiwala, the next destination is the world famous Mount Lavinia Beach. Crowded all throughout the day, this is a beautiful and fun filled coast. Tourists come here very often to swim in the Indian Ocean, to play water games, to bask under the hot sun and to play on the golden sandy beach. Mount Lavinia Hotel, which has a dreamy fairy tale love story hidden inside the hotel walls, is also situated in this famous beach.

Next, you meet the cities Ratmalana, Moratuwa, and Panadura. Beautiful Bolgoda Lake, Moratu River and an urbanized environment can be witnessed here. Then you enter a quiet Wadduwa Beach. The beauty of the serene beach is enhanced by the coconut lands along the coast. The three star hotel Blue waters, and other hotels like Wadduwa Holiday Resort, Villa Ocean View are some of the hotels in Wadduwa.

So, here we conclude the first episode of our journey to Galle. If you want more information on places, we mentioned here, or about the hotels nearby, call on the number below or send us an email.

Let us go to Balapitiya from Kaluthara from our next episode.

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 Part 02 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rocky Cliff Wooden Bungalow…

Today we are going to tell you about a perfect tourist destination where you can relax yourself after a busy routined life. How do you like to spend a night at a wooden Bungalow isolated among high serene mountains? Count stars from the balcony and watch the glittering lights on the mountains, we believe that the description itself takes you to a dreamy world. Then here is what you are looking for. The Place is Rocky Cliff Wooden Bungalow…

Let us describe the adoring cottage. This wooden cottage has one bedroom, living room, balcony, dining room and a kitchen. This is a spacious cottage, which can easily accommodate from two people up to six people. If it is a group of boys, this cottage can even accommodate up to 10. In addition to that, visitors can use tents for extra persons.

Now your concern is about food, right? Do not worry about that. If you provide all the supplies to the caretakers, they will prepare you a great meal. Of course, they will take care of the bites as well. If one is yearning for a meal with rice and curry or for an Indian meal, wait until the best meal on Earth is served. However, make sure you provide the needful.

What do you need to know now? Sanitary facilities? The main wooden cottage has a super clean toilet and a bathroom. For those who use the tents have clean washrooms and open shower facilities. There is also beautiful waterfall and a waterspout at the end of the land to have showers with the nature.

Now lights, there is no light bulbs at the Bungalow. Lanterns and Gas Lamps will chase away the darkness for you. The torch kept at every bed will be there for you in an emergency. The management will take the responsibility of charging mobile phones. All you need to do is hand them over the switched off phone at night, and in the morning you will have a fully charged phone.

With all these, what is there for sightseeing in Kotmale? You can go for a tour at the Kotmale Hydraulic Power station and Upper Kotmale Hydraulic power station. Since Kandy is just 40km away and Nuwaraeliya is 30km away, you have the capability of visiting places around those areas too. If anyone does not want to leave the premises, they can also spend the leisure time by playing outdoor activities like Badminton, Volley Ball, and indoor activities like Chess, and Carom. If you are into cycling, the management will also provide the necessary equipments for cycling around the area. In addition to that, facilities for hiking in the jungle and bird watching are also available. Also, for those who love adventure, there is a special package with adventure sports.

Now, let us talk about money. The cost only to spend a night here is Rs. 7500. If camping at the premises Rs. 500 will be charged from each person. If anybody is expecting to camp here, then there should be at least five in the group. Additionally, charges will differ according to the service. As an example, the honeymooners will get discounts and the adventure lovers have special packages.

For more information about the place or for bookings 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Come for white water rafting along the Kelani River

First, I must apologize for not being able to put up a blog post for sometime due to my busy schedule. However, as soon as you see the topic, you will remember the exact place where you can go on these rides. Further explanations are unnecessary the place is Kithulgala. According to my experiences, Kithulgala is the ideal place for one-day trips. The prehistoric Belilena, the setting and the ruins of the Oscar awarded film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’, low country wet zone forests, picturesque tea estates and rubber estates makes Kithulgala the perfect tourist destination. Adventure activities around the River Kelani attract visitors mostly.

Therefore, this post is dedicated for those who wish to visit Kithulgala. First, let me to tell you how to each this magnificent destination. Mainly there are our routes to reach Kithulgala. For those who live in Colombo, West coast and even in Southern Parts of the Island, the easiest route is coming to Awissawella, then take the right turn from Karawanella and reach Kithulgala via Yatiyanthota. The residents of  kurunegala, Kegalle, even who lives around Anuradhapura, Pollonnaruwa, Trincomalee and Jaffna can reach Kithulgala passing Kegalle, Galigamuwa, Ruwanwella and turn left from Karawanella thereafter the first town after Yatiyanthota is Kithulgala. For those who come from Kandy, Gampola and Matale, the best route is coming to Ginigathhena via Nawalapitiya and turn right. Also those who live around Central Mountains can come to Ginigathhena via Hatton and then turn left to Kithulgala.

Kitulgala Beli Lena
Before going any further, let us talk about Belilena. This is a cave, which has a history of around 25000
years. Belilena belongs to the mid rock era Mesolithic era). The cave complex consists of three caves, and the entrance of the main cave is around 60 feet while the cave is 40 feet high. The gorgeous waterfall, which falls from top of Belilena to the foot of the cave, doubles the beauty of the atmosphere. The carbon tests done so far, had identified parts of round 30 people.

Next I’m going to tell you about the background setting of the world famous movie ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’. Still there is a hanging bridge in that place. This movie, which was related to the Second World War, was out on screens in 1957. From the movie setting, which brought seven Oscar awards and many more awards, only the pits and the steel parts remain here.

Then comes the environment there… Visitors can witness the beauty of a low country wet zone forest. There are many animals like wild boars. Kehi Bella, or the Ceylon Blue Magpie, and Red Babbler, birds endemic to Sri Lanka, and spear headed lizard can also be seen here. If you are keen on water sports, Olu ella (Olu Fall) and a rock pool at the place will be ideal for you.

Now, White Water Rafting along the River Kelani is the most popular event at kithulgala. This adventures 45 minutes, four kilometers journey is an very whelming experience. Wearing Safety Jackets and Safety Helmets is necessary. Jumping four fatal jumps, falling from the boat, and fighting with the angry waves you will enjoy the journey to the fullest. The first five minutes you will lament for getting on to the boat, however within ten minutes those thought will vanish and you will love every second of it. At one point you will ride underneath the hanging bridge, and at another point you will get an opportunity to float on the water bed where the bottom of the river is 40 feet under you. We know you love the idea, but scared. Join us with our certified lifeguards to enjoy this amazing journey.

Therefore, I will stop the short post about kithulgala. Visit Kithulgala join us. Here are the details.

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