Road Trip to Kataragama,Sri Lanka

Road Trip to Kataragama,Sri Lanka

We spent another holiday in Sri Lanka during last November. After sharing photos and details of our road trip to Anuradhapura, now it is time to share photos and stories of this Road Trip to Kataragama,Sri Lanka.
We started from Colombo, however we spent first few days with some of our relatives live in that area. It was a nice time and I totally enjoyed my time there.My parents are from Southern province of Sri Lanka,so we always have great time there with our relatives and childhood memories.

Do you know what is above plant?It is a green gram plant. (mung bean).Below are fruits of Ugurassa (flacourtia indica),Those are not yet ready to eat.

 

We could breathe fresh air in spacious lands and surrounding together with good food with just harvested fresh vegetables and fruits. I also could capture some beautiful flowers.

 

Our next destination was Thissamaharama, and we started the journey early in the morning.
Thissamaharama is a town in Southern Province of Sri Lanka and in Hambantota district.Our this visit to southern parts of Sri Lanka is after about 4-5years or more than that. Almost all infrastructure of that area was developed and specially we could see the changes to the roads. Unlike earlier, we could reach our destination
in few hours.
Road Trip to Kataragama,Sri Lanka

 

One of the interesting view along the road is Hambantota Lewaya (Inlet).

 

 

We also passed the place where ‘Kalu Dodol’ stalls are. Hambantota is popular for this sweet called ‘Kalu Dodol’ and we decided to stop there in our return.
Another popular food item is Curd made of Buffalo milk. It is a common sight in this area, buffaloes and curd
stalls.

 

Straying buffaloes are a common sight  in this area.I also captured some of them along the roadside. 🙂

 

We could see lot of birds and animals along the roadsides. Peacocks were a common sight. However, I captured most of these photos from inside the vehicle while traveling, so I was unable to capture any bird or an animal.Instead I could capture few photos of beautiful trees and bushes along the road.

 

After few hours travel,we reached to Thissamaharamaya and the first place we visited was Thissamaharama Temple, which was built by King Kawanthissa in 2nd century BC.

 

My next post will be about this ancient temple.Come back again and enjoy this series from Southern Sri
Lanka.(Ruhuna)

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Amila, thank you for sharing your beautiful road trip in the lovely Sri Lankan countryside. I enjoyed the sights along the way – the fruits, the flowers, the buffalo, the expansive space, etc. I wish to visit Sri Lanka someday. I look forward to more your road trip post.

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