Day 9: HABARANA to KANDY
Intricate and delicate murals created using indigenous traditional plants; a divine creation by ancient kings Millennia ago fueled by peace, religion and love pay tribute to Lord Buddha in this temple of the Holy.
The well preserved cave monastery and world heritage site is the epicenter for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims alike for over 22 centuries. Home to 157 Buddha statues including a 15 meter long reclining Buddha, highlights the truly magnificent spiritually fueled artistic ability of those who lived in the past.
Matale Spice Garden
With a spicy history of spice trading beginning Millennia ago by Greek, Roman and Arabic merchants, this garden is home to a wide variety of sought after spices providing grounds for herbal and Ayurvedic or natural medicine.
For the uninitiated ‘Batik’ is the end product of a design drawn on fabric, painted with wax and dipped in a boiling pot of dye. In a blaze of colors out comes a batik. Choose your very own design, unique to contemporary Sri Lankan art from among wall hangers to pennants, flags, cushions or sarongs!