SRI LANKA: RAMBODA , NUWARELIYA
Next day we checked out from topaz hotel. Topaz hotel had a beautiful colour themed rooms. The interior was very good. The views from the hotel was too good and could see the sunrise in the morning.
We left for Nuwareliya. On the way our first stop was at a Tamil Murugan Kathirvel temple. It was quite busy as there were 2 functions happening at the temple.
From there we went to Chinmaya hanuman temple at Ramboda.I studied in Chinmaya Vidyalaya which is run my Chinmaya Mission. It was so proud moment to visit a temple built by them in Sri Lanka. The temperature in Ramboda was too good and cold. We visited the temple and went around the temple. The temple had a nice garden with flowering plants. The scenic view from the temple was very good! After praying to the 10 feet Hanuman we left.
We stopped at 3 places for scenic views and photographs.At one stop we could see 3 waterfalls. We also visited the Ramboda waterfalls.It is the 11th Highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.It is formed by the tributary of Kothmale river.
We had to climb some rocks to see the waterfalls in different views. We climbed a little and realized it was never ending so climbed down. There were many monkeys around this area. We also stopped outside the Ramboda tunnel for the waterfalls photo. We visited the Blue Field tea estate and went around to see how tea is manufactured. Also tasted free tea. Then we reached Nuwareliya. We were taken to restaurant Two.The restaurant is like a makeshift tent on the road side. The restaurant food was too costly(2500 LKR) and also not tasty. Just had food as we were hungry and checked into heaven seven hotel. We were later told by few tourists with whom we went in the evening that they bought food parcels from the restaurant at the Chinmaya Hanuman temple and it was tasty, filling and cheap.
We left for a walk for dinner. The hotel is up hill and hence climbing down is easy. But when we eat food and need to walk uphill it takes your breadth! Then we walked to this hotel Ambals, that I saw on trip advisor to have dinner. On the way we met the same 2 people we met in the tea factory, since they didn’t know the route, we asked them to join us and walked with them. We found the hotel easily and had dosas there(100 LKR /dosa). It was very cheap compared to the lunch we ate. We had decided to go to Horton Plains the next day. This was outside the itinerary, and we had to pay a big amount extra to go there. After a long discussion, we decided we will go there.