Sri Lanka : Land Of Ravana !!

12th Sep 2018

Majestic Sri Lanka

Photo of Sri Lanka : Land Of Ravana !! by Piyush
Day 1

My first day in Colombo { Beautiful Railway Track parallel to Marine Drive Road}

Photo of Marine Drive, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Piyush
Photo of Marine Drive, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Piyush
Day 2

Morning View from My Ravana Face Hotel.

Photo of Ella, Sri Lanka by Piyush

When you travel alone, you tend to mingle with people. I made a friend on my way to Hotel from Airport. He was a part timer Uber driver ( Private vehicles can be used for Uber Taxis and don't get confused with Yellow and White number Plates.) and we agreed to explore Ella together ( I had to bear the fuel cost which was still cheaper). What happened next I covered Colombo- Ella-Habarna in a taxi and with a new friend. What else do you e

Day 3

I reached here searching for legacy of Ravana, we all know about Rama . This cave is considered as a tunnel build by Ravana and connects different cities. It's all legacy now but history footprints are still here. It's isolated & might scare you but if you are in Ella this is a must visit.

Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Piyush

The #RavanaCave is located about 2 km from the Ella town. History stats that the cave is used by King Rawana to hide Princess Sita. Archaeological finding include a human skull dating back to 20,000 BC. Isn't this place is a #goldmine for people who believe in #Ravana and the historical puzzles?

If you are here, pls don't forget to bring flashlight, it's pitch dark inside the cave.

This track is still functional !!

Photo of Nine Arches Bridge, Sri Lanka by Piyush

It's a beauty isn't it?

Photo of Nine Arches Bridge, Sri Lanka by Piyush

#9ArchBridge is one of the best examples of #colonialera railway construction in any country and the views are breathtaking. I had to trek almost 1.8 miles amidst thick forest to reach here.

Popular rumors suggest that when construction work commenced on the bridge, the Great War began the steel assigned for this site was reallocated to Britain's War related projects at the battlefront. As a result, the work came to a standstill, leading the locals build the bridge with stone bricks and cement, but without steel. #NoSteel

Photo of Sri Lanka : Land Of Ravana !! by Piyush
Day 4
Photo of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka by Piyush

There is a bit of history associated with #Sigirya Lion Rock fortress, historical record points that this place was built by #Kashaypa and was abandoned after his death. Then Buddhist monks claimed it and used this place. However there is another version of history which is usually not talked about. Sigiriya may be the Alakamandava (the City of the Gods) that was built up before 50 centuries ago by King Kubera who was the half-brother of Ravana (Ravan) as described in the #Ramayanaya. This is also claimed by some historians, I want to believe it and you can believe this too.

You saw this image now go back and look at the Lankan national flag !!

Photo of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka by Piyush

Famous lying Buddha Sculpture at Pidurangala rock.

Photo of Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka by Piyush

I spent a day in Habrana, tried local delicacies, made friends and took state transport bus for my return Journey to Colombo Fort Bus station. There are regular shuttle services from the bus station ( every 30 minutes) to the airport.