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Wow! After so many holidays in Sri Lanka, this time we could spend few hours relaxing in a calm and quiet atmosphere while watching the nature’s beauty at its best! This is the lake we visited at Dambana, Sri Lanka in our road trip to Mahiyanganaya. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of this lake as it is not that famous (or I don’t know about this lake)


Once we reached there I was surprised by the clear sky and beautiful water. It was so spacious and windy. The lake was peaceful and allowed us to capture beautiful moments as we wanted. However I was too concern about my son who loves to run here and there, but still my camera is full of beautiful views of this lake in Dambana.


Well, Dambana is popular as the place for Sri Lankan indigenous people, called as Veddah. Most of the time people visit Dambana to meet veddah community. But, it seems this lake is not popular among those, because I didn’t see much pollution there. 🙂  If this lake is much popular, I know people start visiting Dambana to enjoy bathing and swimming.


It was October 1st last year and Children’s day. We met some students and teachers from a nearby  school who have visited this lake as a celebration for Children’s Day. The teachers were so friendly and showed us the best hospitality of Sri Lankans. We too joined with them for some snacks as they invited us.

Some children were enjoying their time swimming and bathing
Beautiful Dambana -Sri Lanka
There are huge trees around this lake.
Beautiful views around the lake in Dambana
For Amma and Sanu it was a perfect Place for a Photo 🙂
We reached to the lake by this three wheeler (Tuk Tuk) parking our vehicle somewhere as it is easy to reach with such small vehicle.

And we didn’t forget to enjoy our lunch in a place near Dambana (Main road at Mahiyanganaya and a restaurant called ‘kohomba Sevana at 52 mile post)

Dambana - food
We enjoyed food including Fried Lake Fish

We enjoyed typical Sri Lankan lunch with rice and curry.The place was decent and perfect for having lunch in this kind of road trips.

Dambana - food
Sri Lankan Food at Mahiyanganaya

It was such a nice visit to Dambana and I hope we will be able to visit this place again.

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Yoda Wewa -Thissamaharama Sri Lanka
Yoda Wewa -Thissamaharama Sri Lanka

Built by King Mahanaga (as per ancient records) in the late 3rd Century BC and situated in between Thissamaharama to Yala main road, Yoda Wewa is an ancient reservoir of Sri Lanka which still provides water and irrigation needs to the people around. The exact location we see this ancient tank of Sri Lanka is Yodakandiya (A small town in between Thissamaharamaya and Kirinda).

Yoda Wewa -Thissamaharama Sri Lanka

In our previous holiday in Sri Lanka, Thissamaharamaya was one of the places we visited and I could capture few photos of this tank.(Yodha Wawa),however these were captured from the running vehicle and not the captures I really wanted. Sometimes time also matters when we travel and on that day our aim was to reach Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Dewalaya. So, I had to happy with these captures. 🙂

Yoda Wewa Bund is about 2400 feet long with the height of 15 feet. The tank carries a capacity of around 31,500 acre feet of water. Therefore it is the main source of irrigation facilities to the paddy fields around the area making Yodhakandiya, Thissamaharamaya areas as agricultural areas which produce a major portion of rice harvest of the country.

Paddy Fields-Thissamaharamaya

Above is just a capture of a paddy field which I captured in Yodhakandiya.These paddy fields were just opposite the Yodha wewa and thought it is nice to share with this post.

If you visit Sri Lanka and visit the Yala National Park,you will see these landmarks along your route from Thissamaharama to Yala.In our visit,we didnt have much time to stay or relax,however we could visit few temples and ancient places of southern Sri Lanka.Hope to visit these places again and most probably,some nice captures!

Whenever I have some free time,I really enjoy by visiting other travel blogs and weekend linkups are a great source to find some recent travel posts.So,this week I am linking with Weekend Travel Inspiration #wkendtravelinspiration hosted by Albom Adventures and other great travel bloggers.

Read all the posts of this road trip in below links,

Road Trip to Kataragama

Tissamaharama Temple

Ruhunu Maha Devalaya-Kataragama

Yodha Wawa-Tissamaharamaya

Kiri Vehera-Kataragama

region known as the Lake District is an
area located in northwestern England, United Kingdom, in the county of Cumbria.
It has a population of about 420,000 people. It also boasts many picturesque
villages and towns, so it is probably useful to have a guide to them to help
you decide where you want to go.

people are looking for a Lake District City Guide to help them plan their
visit. Well, there are no actual cities in the Lake District so I guess this
article is perfect for what they are looking for.

nearest city to the Lake District is Carlisle which is also in Cumbria – just
like the Lake District, but it’s not in the Lake District. Oh, and Carlisle is
sometimes just considered a town and not a city at all – it is the larger
non-metropolitan district of the City of Carlisle which is a city! Confused? Me
too! Anyway, whatever, Carlisle is not in the Lake District so let’s move on.
you are a new visitor to the area you may already have heard of some of the
more famous of these Lake District villages and towns, such as Windermere,
Keswick or maybe you’ve heard of Cartmel where they have the Cartmel Races.
More frequent visitors to the area will no doubt be more familiar with some or
all of the other places marked on the maps.
are indeed many villages and towns in the Lake District, but they can be easily
divided into North Lakes Towns and Villages and South Lakes Towns and
villages.  As for the lakes, they may not
be some of the biggest European lakes,
but that doesn’t mean they are not worth visiting. The most important ones in
the region include Bassenthwaite Lake, Haweswater Reservoir, Windermere,
Coniston Water, Ullswater, etc.

How many lakes are there in the world?
Water has a very special
allure to most people, and that’s probably partly because we are mostly made
out of water. Either we are talking about lakes,
rivers, seas or oceans, everything seems to be more exciting and more beautiful
when there’s water involved.

I’m sure you’ve marveled at
the beauty of a mountain lake on many occasions, but have you ever wondered how
many lakes there are in the world? Are there perhaps 10,000? Maybe even
100,000? Well, according to the latest count, there are approximately 117
million lakes in the world. The research was made using satellite images and
powerful computerized mapping technologies, by an international team made of
scientists from Sweden, Estonia, France and the United States. 
The lakes counted in this
massive endeavor were lakes 0.2 hectares in surface area or bigger. For
comparison’s sake, 0.2 hectares is half an acre or one and a half Olympic
swimming pools.  The combined area of all
the world’s lakes is about 5 million square kilometers or about 2 millions
square miles, roughly 3.7% of the Earth’s non-glaciated land area. An important
thing to note is the fact that the Caspian Sea, the world’s biggest lake, was
excluded from the count.
Why was it excluded? Well,
that’s probably because many people actually consider it a sea and its water is
salty. The Caspian Sea also has a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers,
far larger than any other lake.
How many lakes are there in the world?

So what are the biggest freshwater
lakes? In terms of surface area, that honor goes to Lake Superior, about 82,000
square kilometers in size. However, in terms of volume, the honor goes to one
of the planet’s biggest treasures, Lake Baikal.  The Siberian lake is the deepest lake in the
world, and with a volume of 23,615 cubic kilometers, it contains roughly 20% of
all the world’s freshwater. 
Needless to say, the lakes
on our planet are also one of our biggest assets. We should strive to protect
them and care for them for generations to come.

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