Today is our first day with our driver. We had set up a meeting point in the city center and met each other around noon. Our driver’s first mission was a simple one. He should just bring us to our accommodation in a small town called Naula.
The beginning was a bit rush to get out of the busy trafic of Kandy, but once outside the city the road got calmer and we got to know our driver it little better. He suggested to stop in Matale for a quick visit of a hindu temple.
It only took about ten minutes to walk around the temple and have a closer look at the numerous hindu statues on the temple. Next stop was a road side restaurant where we experienced our first rice and curry buffet.
Our driver needed a few phonecalls to find our remote guesthouse in Naula, but we arrived with plenty of time left to enjoy our wonderful chalet in the Sri Lankan jungle.
For dinner we got again rice and curry. We tried our best to finish everything but it turned out to be an impossible job. When we were finished, there was still enough food left to feed an entire family.
Dambulla Cave Temple
The shoe stall and the entrance building to the Dambula cave temple.
Golden Temple of Dambulla
A little further north on the main road is this enormous Golden Temple of Dambulla. For those people wondering, it does not belong to the cave temple site.