Mihintale is located in the north of Sri Lanka, close to d’Anurâdhapura. This site is a place of pilgrimage because it was the meeting place between Devanampiya Tissa and the emissaries of Ashoka ( Mahinda and Sanghamita ) who imported Buddhism in the island.
Ravana Falls – Sri Lanka
This waterfall measures approximately 25 m in height and it currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. The falls have been named after the legendary king Ravana, which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. In the Ramayana, Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) kidnaps Rama’s wife Sita to exact vengeance on Rama and his brother Lakshmana for having cut off the nose of his sister Shurpanakha. Ravana had hidden princess Sita in the caves behind this waterfall. At the time, the cave was surrounded with thick forests in the midst of wilderness. After a long and arduous search, Rama fights a colossal war against Ravana’s armies. In a war of powerful and magical beings, greatly destructive weaponry and battles, Rama slays Ravana in battle and liberates his wife.
It is also believed that Sita bathed in the pool at the waterfall feet. Nowadays this pool has a mystical status
A quiet sunset, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Peacock, early morning, on the top of the tree to escape predators. Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka
Temple of the Tooth or Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Young Buddhist monk
Temple of Kandy, Sri Lanka
Mahout and bathing elephant, Sri Lanka