Saturday, June 7, 2014

Ella and Ravanella water-falls, Sri Lanka.

The distant mountains seen from the Ella Rest-house.

The early morning smile from the balcony of the rest house.

Ravanella water-falls on the road to Wellawaya.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Dawn at the Ella Rest House, Sri Lanka.

If you look closely you can see a black structure which is the railway bridge close to Demodera, on the Colombo Badulla railway line.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Flowers at dawn, Rest House, Ella, Sri Lanka.

A 'Black-rumped Sun Bird' seeking honey from a flower.
The photos were the result of a walk at dawn in the premises of the Rest House at Ella.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dolphin & Whale-watching cruise, off Galle, Sri Lanka.

Photos and videos of a Dolphin & Whale-watching cruise off Galle, Sri Lanka. Please click on the web-link below with the speakers on:-

Nuwara Eliya to Ella, Sri Lanka.

The old British colonial building housing the Post-office at Nuwara Eliya.

The statue of Lord Buddha at Dowa.

The hills of Uva.

Hill close to the Ella Rest House.
The drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is  downhill all the way. From the central highlands of Sri Lanka to the plains of Badulla is beautiful. The carpeted roadway leads between misty mountains past Hakgala and Welimada. The busy town of Bandarawala leads to Dowa where the roadside Buddhist temple boasts of a standing statue of Lord Buddha carved on a rock. This carving is claimed to have been done in one day by a sculptor a few centuries ago. Going past Demodara where the railway line from Colombo to Badulla makes a loop on itself one comes to the turnoff to Wellawaya. This road climbs the hill to traverse the 'Ella Gap' in the mountains. Coming down hill the Ella Rest House stands about 500 meters on the right hand side. The view from the Rest House is absolutely stunning..

Monday, June 2, 2014

Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka.

The clear mountain air, the soft caressing breeze, bird songs and children playing what tranquility and peace there was in this place.