Thursday, August 1, 2013

A special thanks to Petr & Katerina

Petr and Katerina stayed with us in January of this year. After unloading their bags we realised that most of their stuff was camera equipment! They did not take long to get it set up and before we knew it, they were ready to explore with their camera gear. Unfortunately the equipment did not make it possible to walk far but after spending a few days with us, mostly sitting in the rain and waiting on species of wildlife they were kind enough to share some pictures they took.

These pictures were taken mostly by Katerina, who spend hours waiting, capturing and eidting (while Petr was sleeping, so we were told). She now has her own website at where you can see more of her great photography and pictures of Sri Lanka.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

A glimpse of the wildlife at Polwaththa. Have to be observant!

Some of the common animals not in picture: Deer, wild boar, our dogs, cat and 60 plus species of birds.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Upcoming Kandy Esala Perahera

For those who do not know what the Esala Perahera is - it is an exhibition of the tooth relic of The Buddha (as a symbol, the inner cast is displayed on the back of a majestic elephant) which was brought to Sri Lanka from India about 2,000 years ago.  The festival is also meant to evoke the Gods to produce rain for the cultivation of crops, good health and fertility. The Perahera consists of hundreds of dancers and drummers, about 70 colourful elephants, fire jugglers and other performers, which is generally about 2 km long. It is one of the busiest periods in Kandy as people from all corners of the country come here to pay homage to The Buddha and which has also turned out to be a big tourist attraction with an ever-increasing demand for tickets.

The festival takes place for about 12 days in August and is set to take place from the 11th to the 21st August, with the 5-day Randoli Perahera starting on the 16th and the Day-Perahera on the 21st. The Randoli Perahera is a larger and more beautiful procession with more elephants and drummers.

For our guests we will be giving a service of not only booking tickets, but also providing transport at a reasonable costs by our 4x4 jeep that can transport max. 9 persons. You will be brought and picked up behind the Dalada Maligawa (temple of the tooth) which is a 10 minute walk to the main entrance of the Temple where the processions starts.

For more information feel  free to contact us.