Sri Lanka 2017 – Haputale, Liptons Seat, Local Village, Hindu temples, tuk-tuk driving and road safety

Haputale and tuk-tuk

After arriving at Haputale, the tour continued with tuk-tuk. Drivers are driving well, and we have the impression that they are in control of it!
The tuk-tuk’s were decorated as it was a local Hindu holiday.

Tuk-tuk, which is decorated
Tuk-tuk, which is decorated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before we drove, we stood and waited at the two Hindu temples. This day was a public holiday, and a part of the locals took part in it. Many came in their own tuk-tuk.

Local had taken their nicest clothes on, and they would very much like to be photographed.

Hindu holiday
Hindu holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindu holiday
Hindu holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindu holiday
Hindu holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were also invited into the Hindu temples.

The first temple was related to the area of Tamilnadu in the South of India.

Hindu temple, which had ties to India
Hindu temple, which had ties to India

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside the Hindu temple
Inside the Hindu temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incense inside the Hindu temple
Incense inside the Hindu temple

 

 

 

 

 

On the way to Liptons Seat

There were narrow, winding mountain roads on the way to Liptons Seat, where our bus could not be run. But it could tuk-tuk’s.

We saw green tea-fields coming up everywhere.

Tea fields
Tea fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

A worker in the tea field
A worker in the tea field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liptons Seat is the place where Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton frequently chose to consider his big tea estate from.

He naturally founded the brand Lipton, which is currently sold by the Unilever Group.

He also succeeded in becoming a Knight (Royal Victorian Order), and in the years 1899-1930 Thomas Lipton participated in the America’s Cup, one of the biggest racing in the world.

Liptons seat
Liptons seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Lipton sits
Here Lipton sits

 

 

 

 

 

Local village

It was just time to go into a local village where tea workers live.

There was a quite relaxed atmosphere – especially for the dog:

Idyll in the small village
Idyll in the small village

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting a small village
Visiting a small village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were also welcome to look into their hindu Temple:

Hindutemple
Hindutemple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindutemple
Hindutemple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… and so it seemed inside the Hindu temple:

Hindu temple as seen from inside
Hindu temple as seen from inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindu temple as seen from inside
Hindu temple as seen from inside

 

 

 

 

Road safety in Sri Lanka

In several places we saw that the locals had decorated their car. This should give them “Good Luck” in traffic.

Even our own bus, which we drove around in Sri Lanka, had such a decoration.

This should probably act as an additional safety measure besides having a driving license 🙂

Decoration on car that should give luck
Decoration on car that should give luck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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