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|Year and Month||July 2016|
|Number of Days||July 9 -10th|
|Accommodation||At Somawathiya Temple|
|Weather||Hot and sunny|
|Route||Colombo -> Hingurakgoda -> Somawathiya -> Palliyagodella -> Diyasenpura -> Medirigiriya -> Hingurakgoda -> Minneriya -> Habarana -> Dambulla -> Back to Colombo|
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On July 9th morning we started our journey around 5.00 a.m. We stopped our relative’s houses in Thulhiriya & Inamaluwa for breakfast & tea. We took our lunch roadside place after passing Hingurakgoda. We reached to temple around 2.30 p.m. After taking little rest we attend to Evening “Gilanpasa Poojawa”. Next day early morning we prepared breakfast & went to “Kir Ahara Poojawa”. After attending poojawa we came back to our rooms & had our breakfast. Around 10.30 again we went to attend “Buddha Poojawa”
After that we packed our bags & left from the temple around 12.30 p.m.
Our next destination was “Medigiriya Watadageya”. We used Sungawila – Palliyagodella – Diyasenpura road. Sungawila – Palliyagodella road is in very poor condition.( pls don’t use this road ) We spent more time to reach Medirigiriya due to poor road condition. We had our lunch in Medirigiriya & we spent more than 1 hour there. After that we we started our return journey. On that return journey we went to see less known & hidden place in Dambulla. It also “Somawathiya Temple & Ruins” It was built by Great King “Walagamba” for his wife “Soma Deviya”. It was very beautiful place & we spent big time there. We left from there around 6.30 p.m & reached to home at 11.30 p.m. We finished another big tour with lots of happy memories.
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Somawathiya Viharaya & Ruins – Dambulla