The elephant toll booth. No food? No pass!
The Island of Sri Lanka is full of elephants where ever you go. So we took this road trip to Kataragama temple knowing that we will encounter some elephants in the region. A lot of people travel here to offer prayers and other ways of offerings to the “Kataragama Deviyo.”
This elephant is a well-known notorious yet friendly elephant in the region. Highly respected and protected by the masses of the area. Probably one of those elephants that receive all the food in the world. We also took this chance to observe the so-called “Elephant Toll Booth” in the main road of Buttala.
Many people who visit the Kataragama temple also visit other areas around, and they are all kind and generous to offer food to our beloved Sri Lankan elephants. In this situation, you can hear people shouting at the couple that got down to give bananas to the elephant. This elephant is known to attack people when they are vulnerable, especially when they are out on the road from vehicles.
If you ever visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, make sure to visit the Kataragama temple to gain blessings from the Kataragama Deviyo. You can also find more elephants in some locations mentioned below.
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