Sri Lanka- First Impressions

by Mridula on April 20, 2013

in Canon D550,Photography,Sri Lanka

If you are visiting Sri Lanka from India you will find a lot of similarities. On our way to Unawatuna we found countless Tata and Ashok Leyland buses playing on the streets. There are Bajaj Autos, and I spotted an Alto parked right at the airport.

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

  I also spotted Kajol and Katrina looking out from various hoardings in the city. The traffic from the airport till the various places we crossed was heavy and chaotic, another reminder of India. But I seriously thought the traffic sense was less harsh than Indians. Sri Lankans do honk in the city but they do not cut off each-other which the same jest as people in Delhi.

Flowers at the Hotel, Sri Lanka

Flowers at the Hotel, Sri Lanka

But once we reached the expressway, the taxi driver didn’t honk even once! The vehicles would follow each other at a safe distance and overtake with a lot of consideration. It is a two lane expressway but the experience was very nice. The route is also quite scenic and completely green. It was just that we were very tired as we started from Delhi quite early and took a connecting flight from Chennai after a long gap.

Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle, Sri Lanka

I also thought one section of the beach at Unawatuna is full of tourists and the locals use it a little further ahead and they remain quite separate. I wonder how this is achieved as the tourist beach is full of women in bikinis and yet the locals do not come this side. I wonder if this is possible in India.

Sunset from the Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka

Sunset from the Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka

I also find the hotel staff at Unawatuna polite in general. We by now have had meals at different places and I found the people very polite and soft spoken. We already feel that our stay is too short.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Anuradha Shankar April 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Beautiful photos, Mridula!!!! this is one country i would love to visit… lets see when the time comes.


shooting star April 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm

im liking the blue sea…cant get off my eyes from dat pic!!


Niranjan April 23, 2013 at 2:31 am

Interesting observations and nice captures. Looking forward to your stories!


Vishal Arora April 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Very beautiful images…i had a friend working in Nestle who visited sri lanka very frequently because of his work…..on returning he used to show postcards from sri lanka…your blog just reminded me of that…


My Say April 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm

wallah !! crazy .. amazing Lanka !!


Vishal Rathod April 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

Was waiting for this Mridula and first impression is wonderful . The place seems to be like heaven . Srilanka beaches are rated in top 5 romantic destinations of world.

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Mridula April 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Sathya thank you we are having a great time!

Shrinidi yes this part is quite beautiful I have to say. Try it out the Chennai Colombo fares are to die for! Flying from Delhi makes it expensive.

Thank you Debopam.

Easwar that is sad to hear.

I agree with you Rat!


Rat April 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Srilanka, the beauty of places.. great beaches in Galle n unawatuna.. lovely capture.


Easwar Arumugam April 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm

After the genocide, people from Tamilnadu will never dare to visit SriLanka. Nice, lovely pictures.


Debopam Banerjee April 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Lovely blue water……… Really loved it……….



Shrinidhi Hande April 20, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Need to go to this part of SL next. Waiting for your next post


Sathya Narayanan April 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm

wow..awesome and detailed first impressions

now i love to see srilanka :)

Have a safe stay



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