From the verdant hillsides and rolling tea plantations of Ella and beyond to the temples and lakes and busy streets of Kandy, there isn’t much about this part of Sri Lanka that hasn’t been written about before. I was lucky enough to have some time for a quick stopover earlier this year on my way to an assignment in southern India. These tourist trails are well-worn and at times a bit worse for wear, but the overall sensation of being in the mountains is still overwhelmingly positive. The air is cooler in tea country and the sun just a bit more golden in the early hours when it crests over the distant horizon. It’s almost enough to make you forget about the 8-10 hour standing room only train ride up from Colombo.
This isn’t much of a narrative post. There are plenty of other blogs that can tell you about how to travel in Kandy and Sri Lanka. It’s an incredible country, but one that defies easy description, even in its most innocuous and traveler friendly form. So in lieu of any grand statements or ponderous observations, I’ll leave you few viewers with a few photographs from the trip. The world is a beautiful place, and I’ve always had an easier time of showing than describing it.
9 thoughts on “In the Hills of Sri Lanka”
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Hi Aaron! Welcome back! I was missing your photos 🙂
Stunning images, impressive expressions of life in a country of nature and beauty!
Very nice! Thanks again for sharing your photos with us. 8-10 hours SRO!! Well done.
Your photos never disappoint. Love seeing the world through your lens.
These were the photos I wished I was able to make out of Sri Lanka. Thanks a lot, Aaron.
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Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing.
This is simply amazing! The photographs are breathtaking and stunning! As a Sri Lankan, I recommend this to every other person out there in different parts of the world.