Category: Sri Lanka

Dolphin Watching and a Trip to Pigeon Island in Trincomalee, Sri Lakna

By Mridula Dwivedi November 29, 2016 20 Comments , , ,
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My Srilanka trip was in June 2016. Sometimes I feel what I can remember about a trip after 4-5 months is actually what the trip was about! I hardly take any notes on my trips. I reconstruct them more through the pictures I click. But I clearly remember the day when I went Dolphin watching and to Pigeon Island in Tri...

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Kumana National Park, Eastern Sri Lanka

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When the alarm went off at 4.30 am I groaned, it could not be 4.30 already! However as we were traveling in a group, I got up somehow and stumbled down on time to go to the Kudumbigala Monastery and Kumana National Park near Ampara in Eastern Sri Lanka. [caption id="attachment_23621" align="aligncenter" width="10...

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Arugam Bay- A Hot Surfing Spot in Eastern Sri Lanka

By Mridula Dwivedi July 24, 2016 32 Comments , , ,
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Truth be told I was tired when I arrived at Arugam Bay in eastern Sri Lanka. It took us longer to reach from Digana, where we were staying at the previous night. The route was beautiful. In fact the whole of Sri Lanka, in whichever way I have traveled, is scenic. [caption id="attachment_23400" align="aligncenter"...

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Kudumbigala Monastery, Ampara, Eastern Sri Lanka

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It was a 5.00 am start and if you ask me I am no fan of 5.00 am starts. Five in the morning is for being sound asleep but it was not to be because we had plan to catch up the sunrise at Kudumbigala Monastery in Eastern Sri Lanka. We were far away from the monastery when the sunrise happened and yet it was a beautifu...

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Victoria Golf and Country Resort at Digana, Sri Lanka

By Mridula Dwivedi July 14, 2016 18 Comments
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My eyes popped out as I looked out to the golf course at Victoria Golf and Country Resort at Digana, Sri Lanka. Right there at the course there was a helicopter parked! It generated a lot of curiosity among our group while we had our lunch at Araliya! We were told that some golf club members took a flight from Colom...

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Srilankan Airline- Blogger on Board!

By Mridula Dwivedi July 11, 2016 20 Comments ,
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I recently flew Delhi-Colombo-Delhi with SriLankan Airlines. I was going to Sri Lanka to attend the TBC Asia 2016 with Cinnamon Hotels. The fun started at the check in. I was given an envelope and there was something in it for me. I had ample time before I was to board the flight, so off I went roaming around T3. ...

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An Unforgettable Journey to Eastern Sri Lanka

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I got only a fleeting glimpse, much of it from a moving bus, but it has been an unforgettable journey to Eastern Sri Lanka. I have but briefly touched upon the cities of Batticaloa, Kattankudy and Trinclomalee but the impressions I am going to carry back are lasting. The Grand Old Tree As a tourist I crave...

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How Do You Like to Explore a Place?

By Mridula Dwivedi September 2, 2013 8 Comments

So how do you like to explore a place?  When you arrive at a new place how do you really wish to explore it if you were given a free hand? I know that will depend on the city, its size and many other things. Still there is a particular way in which we like to explore places. I have listed 5 of my favorites. Cars...

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5 Budget Hotels Where I Enjoyed My Stay

By Mridula Dwivedi August 29, 2013 13 Comments , ,

To the 5 budget hotels that I have enjoyed, there are at least 50 that I didn't. Some of them were outright nightmares. One day I will talk about them too. Thinking about those experiences, I guess they will generate more conversation but for today I talk about the good ones. One word of caution about the word budg...

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A Tale of Two Flights- Indigo and Air India

By Mridula Dwivedi June 27, 2013 6 Comments , , ,

I flew with Air India to Sri Lanka and with Indigo to Nepal. Both have been recent vacations, I have enjoyed a lot on both. And guess what? All the flight were on time too! The choice of the air carrier was determined by cheap airline tickets. To Sri Lanka I was traveling with my nephew who talks a lot! It was grea...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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