When we visited the Perindiniya Gardens in Sri Lanka, I took many many close up photographs. But this one stood out. It wasn’t like just any other flower. But it had something more to it. In a way it reminded me of crackle chocolates, in other ways it reminded me of corn that had been bitten into. In yet another way, it reminded me of a lovely, beautiful opening of many flowers but visible to the eye only in a close up.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”


This is the famous Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. If you go to Sri Lanka, this Buddhist relic is a must visit. From the outside, the temple looks like this. Each inch of the temple has a story hidden in it and there is no dearth in terms of symbology. Whether it the engraved marbles with four animals or the paintings depicting the journey of the tooth, every nook and corner has a bigger picture connected with it. Take a look when you visit!


A long shot of the temple at night.

Here we call it VIBGYOR!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Roy G. Biv.”


Tea plantations in Thekkady. Lush green leaves with a strong fragrance of tea.


The Buddha. Orange robes. Serene. Calm. Beautiful. At Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.


Tiny doors decorated in Green, Orange and INDIGO. The handiwork is undoubtedly matchless. The paintings on the ceiling and the walls are also breathtaking. Will share them in some of my other posts soon. – Junargarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan.


Violet flowers from the Orchid section in the Perendinia Gardens at Sri Lanka. A must visit for everyone.


Yellow flowers seasoned with deep red spots. Those petals are aesthetically beautiful and symmetrical. No wonder nature is unparalleled in its beauty. Shot at the Perendinia Gardens in Sri Lanka.


Peacock blue. Up close and personal. Such stunning beauty. Unforeseen in nature. Shot at the gardens of the Laxmi Niwas Palace at Bikaner, Rajasthan.


Red. The walls of the Junargarh fort epitomise royalty and the skillful craftsmanship of nimble fingers have left their marks on them. Awestruck by intricacy, colour, contrast and hardwork, one can just keep staring at it and never get bored. – Junargarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.”


On the way back from Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka I happened to see this statue of the Buddha. While we could not stop to get down and take a picture, I decided to take from through the window. That is the little black line you see on the left! The tinted glass window! On the way photographs are definitely a keeper! – Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.



Candles lit at the stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Nothing speaks serenity better than the pleasant and vibrant hues of candle flames. Orange, Red and mustard mingle to give you the essence of purity.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Blur.”




Faces, expressions and colours. All on one wall. Found this in a woodcut shop in Sri Lanka. 🙂 Amazing stuff indeed. 🙂

These are masks that are very famous in Sri Lanka. The shop had so many more faces hanging on the walls. The colours, the expressions, the shapes and sizes were simply fascinating. They tell a story about the place. They represent history, folklore and myth. It was wonderful.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Wall.”