A Photo Journey through Sri Lanka – Part 3

Day 2 in SRI LANKA!

 

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Day 2: The view from our hotel Grand Kandy Villa.

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The Grand Kandy Villa is a large villa having spacious rooms, very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was great and manager was very hospitable.
Would definitely recommend!

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Met this lovely traditionally attired lady on our way to Botanical Garden ๐Ÿ™‚

Chatting with friendly locals is a wonderful way to get the real feel of a countryโ€™s culture and atmosphere.

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First stop of the day โ€“ Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

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Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.
It attracts 2 million visitors annually.

The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.
The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres, at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.

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At the Gardens, we were given a map and 2 hours to roam around and soak in the beauty of nature, at our own pace.

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Behind me flows the Mahaweli River,ย the longest in Sri Lanka.

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Everywhere the camera pointed was another great shot!

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One with nature! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Never a shortage for suspension bridges in this land!๐Ÿ™‚

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Thousands (literally) of BATS just hanging around!

I donโ€™t want to be caught anywhere near here at night…!

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That, my friends, is a single tree! The branches form this amazing wooden labyrinth.

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Srilankan TUK-TUKs ๐Ÿ™‚
Interestingly, itโ€™s called a tuk tuk in Thailand too.

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The Botanical garden was so beautiful that two hours passed in a jiffy!

More pictures of our last day in Sri Lanka coming soon!

All photos are our own and intended for the use of this blog alone.

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