Tag: Minneriya

Somawathi National Park – සෝමාවතී ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය

Somawathi National Park

Size 37,645.5 hectares Main attractions Large herds of Elephants, Deer, Wild boar, Bear, Birds and Fish The Somawathi National Park is one of the four national parks set aside under the Mahaweli River development project. The other three national parks

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Minneriya National Park – මින්නේරිය ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය

Minneriya National Park

Situated 182 km from Colombo, Minneriya National Park is dominated by the Minneriya tank. This is another park where you will find the Elephants in large numbers.

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Kaudulla National Park – කවුඩුල්ල ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය

Kaudulla National Park

Size 6,900 hectares Main attraction Large herds of Elephants, Deer, Sambur, Wild boar, Leoperdm Bear, Birds and Fish Situated about 190 km from Colombo, Kaudulla National Park is dominated by the Kaudulla Tank built by the sister of the famous

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Somawathi Rajamaha Viharaya (Somawathi Chethiya) – සෝමාවතී චෛත්‍යය

sithulpawwa rajamaha viharaya

The miraculous Somawathiya (Somawathi Chethiya) was built in 2nd century BC enshrining the right tooth relic of Buddha. The only other tooth relic lies in Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.

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Medirigiriya Vatadage [2] – The Gem on a Rocky Platform

Medirigiriya Vatadage

Earlier this month when it was raining continuously in Colombo we decided to take a trip to Medirigiriya. Not knowing what type of weather to expect our vehicle was packed with umbrellas and raincoats in addition to the usual sun

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Medirigiriya Vatadage – මැදිරිගිරිය වටදාගේ

The majestic Medirigiriya Vatadage on a rock pedestal

Medirigiriya Vatadage is situated in a beautiful surrounding has a history going in to the pre-Christian times.

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Giritale Wewa Reservoir – ගිරිතලේ වැව

Sun setting over Giritale Tank

Giritale Wewa does not aspire to No. 1 and No. 2 nor (may be) to subsequent reservoirs, by way of the area covered, leaving those priority places to reservoirs as Minneriya Wewa and Parakrama Samudra but if one were to give it a priority place by way of fabled history that could turn out to be factual too, Giritale Wewa comes somewhere among the top.

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