3 hour drive from Dambulla to Colombo

the last post of Sri Lanka trip time to say goodbye, the beautiful Sri Lank a 3 hour drive from Dambulla to Colombo stopped at a rest stop CHC Awanhala Ambepussa arrived Colombo International Airport our CX flight was cancelled, we were asked to take the same flight on next day! luckily we got on a SQ... Continue Reading →

boat ride on Kandalama Tank

Heritance Kandalama Hotel is a cliff-side hotel on Kandalama Tank’s shore. Kandalama Tank’s shore ride in an “Angula”, the Sinhala name for a high floating raft Kandalama Tank bird watching Heritance Kandalama Hotel finished the enjoyable 1-hour boat tour

food @ Heritance Kandalama Hotel

during our stay in Dambulla, we ate all our meals at the hotel because of its remote location, unfortunately there is only 2 restaurants in Heritance Kandalama Hotel, very limited choice wow, too many guests! why their tea tasted so bad? set lunch

Dambulla Golden Temple & Rock Temple

a tour to Dambulla Golden Temple & Rock Temple (Dambulla cave temple) Dambulla Golden Temple Dambulla Golden Temple walked uphill around 15 mins walked uphill, finally arrived Dambulla Rock Temple (Dambulla cave temple) Dambulla Rock Temple (Dambulla Cave Temple), also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, refer to UNESCO web-site... Continue Reading →


Dambulla is a big town, situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, around 148 km away from Colombo. visited a wood factory demonstration of a "special" wood's characteristic vegetable distribution in Dambulla a little shop in Dambulla a local street food stall in the gas station Sri Lanka street food a grocery store in Dambulla

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya (The Lion Rock) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is located in The Central Province of Sri Lanka, it is a massive column of rock, around 180m high. Refer to UNESCO web-site for more details. Sigiriya Rock Fortress Pavilion Gardens of Sigiriya Rock Fortress The Sigiriya Rock seen from the Fountain Gardens Fountain... Continue Reading →

Six Senses Spa

Six Senses Spa is located on the top floor of Heritance Kandalama Hotel Six Senses Spa at Heritance Kandalama We had 3 SPA treatments during our stay at Heritance Kandalama 1st day treatment room 2nd day treatment room 3rd day treatment rom Six Senses Spa retail shop

deluxe room of Heritance Kandalama Hotel

Heritance Kandalama Hotel has 2 wings - Dambulla wing (view of the lake and / or the Dambulla rock) and Sigiriya wing (view of the the rock fortress) make sure you book a higher floor, otherwise you will only see garden and trees we stayed at deluxe room in Sigiriya wing ok size, but very old-fashioned beware... Continue Reading →

Heritance Kandalama Hotel

It is not fair to compare Heritance Kandalama Hotel with Amangalla or Ceylon Tea Trails Heritance Kandalama Hotel is not bad, but very so-so, not luxury nor comfy. The location is good in term of sight-seeing, very close to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigiriya Rock Fortress. main entry Heritance Kandalama Hotel is... Continue Reading →

Isiwara Ayurvedic Village

during our road trip from Hatton to Dambulla, we asked our driver to recommend a local restaurant stopped by Isiwara Ayurvedic Village for lunch Isiwara Ayurvedic Village is a restaurant and herb garden herb garden restaurant serves buffet style food was so-so


Hatton is located 120km away from Colombo in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, it is a little town in the heart of the Tea Country, the gateway to Adam’s Peak.

the making of tea

one of the must-do activities in Sri Lanka is visit the Tea Factory 7-steps in tea processing: 1. plucking 2. withering 3. rolling 4. fermentation 5. firing & baking 6. sorting & grading 7. packaging tea tasting

tea trail – S3

back to my Sri Lanka travelogue Each bungalow has a few recommended hiking routes choose from a leisurely promenade to a real hike of up to 6 hours we picked the easy one – S3 Starting point - Wanarajah Estate Summerville Division follow the marked trails the real "tea trail", the tea worker's job is... Continue Reading →

full board @ Summerville Bungalow

first day at Summerville Bungalow our lunch super yummy strawberry tart afternoon tea nice tea with nice view dinner 2nd day lunch room rates include international wines, premium spirits & liqueurs, beer, juices and soft drinks ... afternoon cream tea dinner at day 2 last day at Summerville Bungalow all the foods were so delicious!

Castlereagh Lake

Time to say Goodbye to Castlereagh Bungalow Definitively Ceylon Tea Trails is ranked high in my top favourite hotel or resorts list, my only regret was staying only one night at Castlereagh Bungalow, luckily 2 more nights at Summerville Bungalow. The staff of Castlereagh Bungalow suggested us to transfer to Summerville Bungalow by kayak. That’s a good... Continue Reading →

full board @ Castlereagh Bungalow

Ceylon Tea Trails room rates include bed tea, full English or Sri Lankan breakfast, 3-course lunch or rice & curry (gourmet packed lunch if on excursion), traditional afternoon cream tea (scones, clotted cream, jams, cakes, sandwiches), pre-dinner cocktails, 4-course gourmet dinner, a selection of international wines, premium spirits & liqueurs, beer, juices and soft drinks,... Continue Reading →

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