A pic-tourism of some parts of Lanka – Part II

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A pic-tourism of some parts of Lanka – Part II

You can never see enough of a country, let alone this world!

-Sriparna

I hope you enjoyed my first pic-tourism of Lanka, here’s another one…

An unplanned exploration: Sigriya

Did you read how I found out about Sigriya? If not, read it here right now 🙂

Towards the destination; (c)Sriparna
Towards the destination; (c)Sriparna
Commencing the initial climb; (c)Sriparna
Commencing the initial climb; (c)Sriparna
The ground level view; (c)Sriparna
The ground level view; (c)Sriparna
The holistic view of the actual rock that has to be climbed... (c)Sriparna
The holistic view of the actual rock that has to be trekked… (c)Sriparna
And the climb begins; (c)Sriparna
And the journey begins; (c)Sriparna
Rock Art; (c)Sriparna
Rock Art; (c)Sriparna
The octagonal lake; (c)Sriparna
The octagonal lake; (c)Sriparna
This is how high and bright the sun was; (c)Sriparna
This is how high and bright the sun was; (c)Sriparna
Between the pillars; (c)Sriparna
Between the pillars; (c)Sriparna
Look at the steps... (c)Sriparna
Look at those steps… (c)Sriparna
The second set of stairs; (c)Sriparna
The second set of stairs; (c)Sriparna
Yes another one; (c)Sriparna
Yet another one; (c)Sriparna
The view from our first halt; (c)Sriparna
Took our first halt and enjoyed this view; (c)Sriparna
These stairs lead to a beautiful (no camera allowed zone)cave art section; (c)Sriparna
These stairs lead to a beautiful (no camera allowed zone)cave art section; (c)Sriparna
From where we'd started; (c)Sriparna
From where we’d started; (c)Sriparna
And we see the holy Buddha standing tall within the bushes; (c)Sriparna
And we see the holy Buddha standing tall within the bushes; (c)Sriparna
The view from our second halt; (c)Sriparna
The beauty captured, from our second halt; (c)Sriparna
The last climb.. see the lion paws on either side of the stair case? (c)Sriparna
The (almost) last climb; (c)Sriparna
A little bit more of those...sigh.. I had lost count by now :) (c)Sriparna
A little bit more of those…sigh.. I had lost count by now 🙂 (c)Sriparna
Almost on the top... both the sun and winds were really strong here! (c)Sriparna
Almost on the top… both the sun and wind were really strong here! (c)Sriparna
The view.. mesmerizing! (c)Sriparna
Every view was mesmerizing! (c)Sriparna
Phew... enough already! (c)Sriparna
Phew… enough already! (c)Sriparna
This is the ancient trick, we climbed up to see... ages back, the kingdom invented a mechanism to pump water 150m high on this rock! (c)Sriparna
This is the ancient trick, we climbed up to see… ages back, this kingdom invented a mechanism to pump water 150m high on this rock! (c)Sriparna
And it's crystal clear! (c)Sriparna
And it’s crystal clear! (c)Sriparna
My folks were dead tired by now :) (c)Sriparna
My folks were dead tired by now 🙂 (c)Sriparna
The descend, was a bliss! (c)Sriparna
The descend, was a bliss! (c)Sriparna

  1. This looks fantastic. I love the fact that I can look at the pictures and get a clear image of what is available to see as well as some cultural sights! That rock is amazing! I would love to go there. More of these posts please!

  2. Hi Sriparna! Thanks for showing us photos of your trip to Sri Lanka! I’ve not seen the part one, so I also took the chance to have a look at it. Good thing, you’ve put the link at the top of this post. It’s my first time to have a glance of what Sri Lanka looks like and I am in awe. I bet you and your companions got really tired during the trek! But it’s worth it, right? The view at the top is just awesome!

  3. So much hiiiiiiking! I need to exercise a little bit more before I plan to go here :)) But I must say, the rock formations are awesome! So legit! Definitely noted. As a traveler I will definitely go here!

  4. wow.. breathtaking views! and I really would love to check Sriparna. I don’t know how tiring it would be with all the walks and a bit of climb, but, I would surely do this just to see all that you posted here. Your photos says them all.

  5. Sri Lanka is one of the Asian countries I’d really want to visit! Your photos are just stunning and I can see from the pictures you took that this place is also full of history. Really looking forward to seeing this country in person! 🙂

  6. I would love to visit Sri Lanka! Your post makes me want to visit it even more. The veiws are really amazing! Lots of climbs. But totally worth it. Love the trip you did.

  7. Sigiriya was my favorite when I visited Sri lanka. The weather was perfect and the view from the top is breath taking. Beautiful site. I am sure you would have enjoyed your trip. 🙂

  8. This must be one of those places that you really really need to work to see, and your leg muscles will remember it long after you leave. But it looks brilliant.

  9. Wow, now that’s a nice hike, the views are absolutely stunning!
    Are those claws carved in the stone? Amazing!
    I hadn’t heard about Sigriya before, but will definitely add it to my list when I visit Sri Lanka!

  10. You have captured some nice views of this trip. How long did it take to get up? I would be afraid to climb all those steps on the steep mountain, as I am afraid of heights.

  11. Having also done this trip earlier this year, your photos made me feel as if I was taking the trek all over again. You captured the journey up wonderfully!

  12. love the way you tell about this place. It’s amazing information the places with wonderful pics. I’ve never gone there before. Noted it!

  13. During our brief stay in Sri Lanka (five days) we only stayed in Negombo area. We wanted to come here, but we decided to ditch the plan in the end. 🙁

    I’m very interested in the huge Buddha statue in the middle of the vast forest. I wonder if it is the same statue described in Michael Ondaatje’s “Anil’s Ghost.”

  14. That is surely a difficult climb. However, the beauty is worth every step. I would love to do the same climb if I can only visit Lanka. I hope I can travel the world soon.

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