History of Rummassala – A Mythical spectacle

This is a significant tourist spot in Galle, Sri Lanka. Beach destinations in the country such as Unawatuna attracts a great deal of tourists thus a monumental natural phenomenon like the Rummassala hill in the neighborhood is a bonus for all those who are looking for a nature lovers.

RUMASSALA SRI LANKA | Photo via CantaloupeHotels

RUMASSALA SRI LANKA | Photo via CantaloupeHotels

Location

This is a glorious hilltop that towers behind the popular Unawatuna beach, offering spectacular views of the Southern coast of the country. Thus tourists visiting Unawatuna beach or those staying in hotels and resorts in the area such as Cantaloupe Hotels may easily hike Rummassala.

Colonial use

It was referred to as ‘Buena Vista’ in the colonial times, directly translated as pleasant view. Rumassala was used as a watering point by the colonials. The crafts were stocked with fresh water from the hill top.

The legend

According to the ‘Ramayanaya’ the Indian Monkey Warrior God, ‘Hanumantha’ went in search of herbs to cure their army during the battle with the Sri Lankan King ‘Ravana’. Unable to find the herbs in the island Hanumanta was compelled to go to go back and bring back a part of the Himalaya Mountains. The Rummasala hill is said to be a chuck that fell during his journey.

The biodiversity

Deriving from the Himalayans or not, the Rummasalla hill is home to a vast variety of reptiles, mammals, insects, medicinal plants, and indigenous birds and animals. It appears as a beautiful emerald tower by the picturesque ocean.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.
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The Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati -Makati’s Green Lung

Makati is a city of the Philippines and one of the 16 districts that make up Metro Manila. It is also known as the country’s financial hub. The Ayala Triangle Gardens is an urban park in this city.

Location

Ayala Triangle itself is a subdistrict of the main Makati business district. The district is therefore full of many offices and buildings, making Ayala Triangle somewhat of a concrete jungle. With the construction of the Ayala Triangle Gardens, the people have a relaxing garden to visit and take a break from the worries of everyday life.

 

The Garden

The garden also serves as a green lung, which gives the city a fresh supply of oxygen and lightens the busy and hectic nature of the area.

 

Landscape

Spreading over an area of 20,000m2 and open to public each day from 6.00am to 10.00pm, the Ayala Triangle Garden welcomes both locals and tourists. Ensure to base yourself in a Manila Hotel in Makati such as the Berjaya Makati Hotelthat is located in close proximity to this attraction.

 

A getaway from the hectic life

The Ayala Triangle Garden is a peaceful and a quiet place where you can spend some time off work doing something leisurely. Thus it is well worth a visit when staying at Makati

 

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St.Clair Falls in Hatton , Sri Lanka – Beauty of a bridal veil

The natural beauty of Sri Lanka’s hilly central region is enhanced by many cascading waterfalls, large, medium and small with some of them cascading through lush, green tea gardens. Diyaluma, Dunhinda, Devon and St. Clair’s are among the top most cascades of water in the country. The beautiful volumes of water are a great attraction to visitors to the region. Many of them opt to stay in bungalows and Nuwara Eliya bungalows cater to diverse budgets and are generally family friendly. If you are visiting the area and are looking for high end, well heated comfort, then the Scottish mansion styled Jetwing Warwick Gardens with all amenities would be a good choice.

The St. Clair’s Falls in Hatton is also known as the Bride’s Veil owing to its shape being like a bride’s veil. It is also called the ‘Little Niagara’ of Sri Lanka. The Falls are along the Kothmale Oya (a tributary of the Mahaweli River) and derives its name from the tea plantation through which it tumbles over three rocky outcrops to a large pool below. The Falls are formed from two waterfalls and are regarded as the widest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

The main waterfall (Maha Ella) cascades down from a height of 80 meters and the smaller waterfall (Kuda Ella) flows down from a height of 50 meters further downstream. The St. Clair’s Falls rank as the twentieth highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and is best seen from the Hatton – Talawakelle Road. It also can be seen from the Avissawella-Nuwara Eliya road.

To get to the Falls you have to go down a steep gradient among tea bushes. The St. Clair’s Falls have been affected by the Upper Kothmale Hydro Project but the Sri Lankan Government has ordered the release of 1,668,618 cubic feet of water for 10 hours and 30 minutes between sunrise and sunset to ensure a continuous flow. However, in spite of this, the earlier vast volume of water has dwindled but the St. Clair’s Falls are still worth a visit.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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