Monday, July 3, 2017

Two trips in Sri Lanka with Vignaraja, June 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Here are the routes of the two trips Dr.Wignaraja with his three Australian doctor friends, Dr.Kaluaratchi and myself as 'tour guide' did.
A.  Trip from Colombo to Avissawella, Ginigathena, Hatton, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Wellawaya, Maligawila, Embilipitiya, Rathnapura and Colombo. Two over night stays.
B.Trip from Colombo to Anuradhapura – Isurumuniya - Mihinthale,  Jaffna, Thiruketheeswaram, Mannar, Pesalai, Madhu, Thantrimale, Anuradhapura, Colombo. Three overnight stays.

The air-conditioned van we hired for the trip was driven by M. Suresh, a careful and courteous driver. His Sri Lankan Telephone Number is 0778948749. You can ring him up and discuss details re Rupees per Kilometer etc. with him.

The Hotels we stayed at during our first trip were:-
1.       ‘Grand Elle Hotel’, Elle -  

2.       The Centuria Lake resort, Embilipitiya -047 223 0514.

The places we stayed at during the Jaffna trip were:-
1.       The Gnanams Hotel –

2.        Pilgrims Rest, Thantrimale – Telephone 0728027626 – Three bed-room attached bath and you have to order your meals to be brought from out.

Videos  posted by me to Youtube. Please click on each of the blue lettered links:-

1st Trip

Kithulgala to Nuwara Eliya:-

Nuwara Eliya Gardens:-

Nuwara Eliya to Ella:-

Ella to Udawalawe :-

Udawalawe National Park:-

Milk feeding time, Elephant Orphanage, Udawalawe:-

     Centauria Tourist Hotel, Embilipitiya:-

2nd Trip

Jaffna to Thirukketheeswaram:-

Thirukketheeswaram to Pesalai:-

Pesalai to Thantrimale:-

Sights at Thantrimale:-

Thantrimale to Karawanella:-

Please inquire re further clarifications -

Philip G V

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