Sri Lanka

We are back from a holiday in Sri Lanka. It was full of happy moments. We enjoyed road trips to different places in the country. Therefore, I have lots of photos to share in the coming weeks. 🙂

Sri Lanka

With the economic crisis, the condition of Sri Lanka was not good in the past few months. There were queues for fuel and gas. There were issues with some products such as milk powder. The fuel quota was 20 liters per vehicle per week. However, with proper planning, we could manage available fuel for our road trip mainly to Anuradhapura, Mahiyanganaya, and Katharagama.

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The road views were beautiful. We enjoyed the beauty of nature. I didn’t forget to take some photos while traveling here and there.

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Our road trips were full of mountain views, lakes, and paddy fields.

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Though we enjoyed views along the way, the main purpose was to visit some Buddhist temples. Anuradhapura is one of the cities in Sri Lanka,that we visit in our every Sri Lanka holiday.

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Thuparamaya Temple

In this holiday, we planned another pilgrimage to Anuradhapura. We visited Thuparamaya, Ruwanwelisaya and Sri Maha Bodhiya during our 3 days trip.

Here is why Anuradhapura ancient city is a must visit place in Sri Lanka.

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Blue Lotus for sale near temples

After spending 3 days in Anuradhapura, our next stop was Mahiyanganaya. Our route was through Minneriya and Polonnaruwa town. The views were beautiful along the way.

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Buddha Statue near Giritale Lake

We visited the above Buddha statue when we were in Giritale. The statue is located at the bank of the Giritale tank. We stopped there for refreshments as there was a restaurant on the other side of the road.

(Read more about this Buddha Statue near Giritale Lake)

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Giritale Lake

Read more about Giritale Tank.

Giritale Tank
Giritale Lake

Below are some of the moments that we enjoyed during our road trip in Sri Lanka.

Manampitiya Bridge
Sunset over Manampitiya Bridge, Polonnaruwa
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Stray dogs are a common sight in Sri Lanka. My son was happy to see such dogs at almost every stop.
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A cute puppy with its mom
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A beautiful lake (Dalukana Wewa)
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Crown Flowers (Wara Mal)
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A stream
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Playing with water is fun! 🙂

While we were in Mahiyanganaya, we also visited Dambana which is home for the indigenous people of Sri Lanka (Vedda People). We visited Dambana in 2016 when the child was very young. Check our previous lake experience in Dambana and our road trip to Dambana.

Dambana Wedi Gammanaya
Museum of indigenous people of Sri Lanka- Dambana

On this trip, we visited a museum of indigenous people. It was a nice experience to talk with the Vedda people. My son had a great time with different experiences.

Dambana Wedi Gammanaya
With indigenous people of Sri Lanka, at Dambana

We never forgot to stop from time to time to enjoy Sri Lankan food and Ceylon tea. It was a great rest for us when we travel long hours. My son could enjoy moments at these stops.

A fruit stall
Ceylon Tea

I have a lot of travel stories, memories, and photos to share. It was another memorable holiday in Sri Lanka. I hope I will be able to visit Sri Lanka soon in another few months to spend time in the homeland where I was born and raised. 🙂

Do you enjoy road trips? Please share your thoughts below.

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  1. What great photos from your trip. I can’t wait to see more of them. That Buddha statue is amazing, and the lake is really pretty. I hope you had a great T day and have a great week ahead too. hugs-Erika

  2. Oh Amila, I loved seeing photos of the country of your birth. I imagine it was a nice trip for you both. Everything is so green and lush. Thank you for sharing these photos of your trip to Sri Lanka and your Ceylon tea with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. What a magnificent road trip full of beautiful art and scenes. So happy you were able to go on your tirp. We haven’t traveled since 2019! Happy T Day.

  4. What a fabulous adventure. What great shots too. Love the pups. I would want to take them home.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Everything looks so green and fresh there. I love all your photos and am glad you could do your pilgrimage.

    I am sorry to hear that Sri Lanka’s economy is troubled. After reading your post I looked into the situation a little bit. I hope they can get themselves back into good shape somehow.

    Happy Holidays to you.

  6. Awesome photos from your trip! I especially like the photo of the stream beside the bamboo trees, it looks so tranquil. And the paddy fields too, the scene looks refreshing. All your photos are magnificent! I’ve learned to love road trips since last year when we’ve had our new motorbike, and thanks to blogging that I’ve been inspired too! Mine’s here ~ Ms. Donyarific

    • We had a great time in Sri Lanka and I love road trips. It is great that we can stop from time to time to enjoy the beauty of nature and the surroundings. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Have a great day!

  7. Hello,
    What a lovely trip, I enjoyed all the scenic views of the paddy fields, mountains and the lake. The temple and buddha are beautiful. Love the pretty flowers! Cute photos of your son and the dogs. Great trip report.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy day.


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