Trip to Nuwara Eliya
Although I have been to Sri Lanka many times,this was the first time I got chance to go to Ashok Vatika known as Sita Eliya.
The place is far away from city so I always felt lazy to travel there alone.This time I was with my wife and she too insisted to go there.
We left our Hotel in Mount Lavinia for Rathmalana Airbase which is just 5 minutes drive from Mount Lavinia Hotel (Famous hotel facing sea).We took Chopper from the Airbase and reached Nuwara Eliya Helipad in about 50 minutes.Before I carry on further here are few tips for international travellers.
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Nuwara Eliya is very beautiful place on the hills full of greenary.Inside Sita temple photography was strictly prohibited and I respected the rule.I am posting here the pictures of the temple and surroundings.
There is a small statue of Lord Hanuman with mata Sita symbolizing the place where lord Hanuman showed her ring of lord Rama as identification proof.nearby is some cavities on stone ( it is said that those are footprints of lord Hanuman.
There is famous Gregory lake near Sita Eliya temple, a must see place.You can hire speed boat or simple boat and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.Be ready to negotiate fares as they will try to charge you hefty amount knowing you are a tourist.
To be continued….
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