Thursday, October 16, 2008

Trip to Sri Lanka - Day 3(Kandy)

Story Board:

The plan - Day 1 (Flight and Dambulla) - Day 2 (Sigiriya) - Day 3 (Kandy) - Day 4 and 5 (Colombo Beach)


We reached Kandy on Day 2 evening from Sigiriya. We went to Panaroma Point and had nice views of the entire city from there.

Evening Cultural Dance Show

There was a cultural dance show at 5:30 PM. It was nice to see around 10 types of Sri Lankan Folk dance. Most of them were similar to Indian Folk Dance. There attire were attractive

Light Dance

Peacock Dance

Devil Dance

Some skillful circus with dance touch

At the end dance with fire

Tooth of Relic - Temple

Morning we checked out and started at around 9AM and reached tooth of relic temple, where it is believed that Buddha's tooth preserved. But main offering is done to the Tuskar at the first floor. Tooth is supposed to be preserved and opened only during "Parihara", where the Tuskar is taken out for procession around the city.

From there we moved towards Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Pinnawala elephant orphanage

We reached elephant orphanage at around 2 PM. Elephant feeding is done for small elephants in feeding bottles at around 12 Noon. We missed it. However all the elephants were left in the river for bath. We saw them playing in water while having lunch. (Again Veg Noodles, nothing else)

Romantic giants..

After that we drove towards Colombo. On the way we drank so called - King Coconut -- Wow it was so sweet and tasty. We also captured a small baby enjoying King Coconut.

Yet another marriage we say on the way. I am not sure why new-weds were asked to sit on road side :-). Rohita told that it was Kandian type of marriage.

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The story Continues..

1 comment:

Shashi said...

Sakattagittu Kar. Srilanka virtual tour noDikonDu banda haage aytu, odi.