Sri Lanka Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate — the coolest area in Sri Lanka. 1,493 total views, 2 views today Tweet

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Sri Lanka – Kandy

Waking up early the next morning, (Day-2) we got ready and the moment, we stepped out, the view of Kandy Lake was quite mesmerizing. Kandy Lake, also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, …

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Sri Lanka – Sigiriya Fort

Our first destination of this international trip was the Sigiriya Fort which is located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Sigiriya (meaning Lion Rock in Sinhalese), an ancient rock fortress, is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site. The name refers …

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Sri Lanka – The Departure

The D- Day finally dawned! The flight time was 3 am the following morning, the excitement of course started a day in advance. Frequent con-calls flew between us to discuss how many sets of clothing we’d need, the type, as Mr. G the beach boy mentioned that entry to casino …

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Sri Lanka – The planning

My passport done, I wondered what next? Keeping in mind the strange look given by the passport officer at the Stage 2 during renewal, I promised myself that I would have the stamping’s of at least 10 different countries before my next renewal! 1,685 total views, no views today Tweet

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Pulicat Lake

Woke up at 10.30AM on a fine Sunday morning. Heard a loud noise.Realized I forgot to switch off the TV last night.Searched for the remote.Found it under the cot and switched the TV off. Closed and opened the eyes peacefully.Thought of how to spend the day? The first decision was …

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Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan – India’s greatest mathematical genius who made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series. At the age of 5, Ramanujan entered the primary school in Kumbakonam in January 1898. At the Town High School, Ramanujan was to …

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Valparai

Valparai, a tea plantation town, a hill station and a tropical rain forest – all rolled into one located 3,500 feet above sea level on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats. There are 40 hairpin bends on the way up to Valparai from Azhiyar. Amazing hill station which …

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Pamban bridge

Pamban rail bridge, an engineering marvel and India’s first cantilever bridge was the only source of connectivity to the holy town Rameshwaram till the year 1988. The need for rail connectivity between the main land and the island was felt in the late 1870s, when the East India Company, expanding …

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