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  • Travelling in Sri Lanka for 2 days under the budget of INR 5000

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  • Ayubowan,
    Great job, thank you very much for visiting my motherland and making a great video like this, Theruwan saranai!!!

  • Really appreciate all of your guy's respectable attitude.. awesome.. And good luck.. Keep it up! 😋 Blesses from Sri Lanka..

  • Kandy is my hometown. One thing this video missed was the Royal Botanical Gardens, which is over 500 years old. If visiting Kandy, a neat thing to see is the Pera Hera festival with over 100 elephants. dancers and other performers, that takes place during July.

  • Last year Christmas I.e on 2018, 25th December. I visited Sri Lanka…. it's a WoW place. I stayed in Colombo and visited Loving Kandy on day 1 and visited Negambo on day 2. I visited all places what you shown in the video. The spice garden and next to that there will be elephant ride and tea factory etc during on the way to kandy from Colombo. I'm from Tamil Nadu, India. Sri Lanka is looking like my home. Everyone speaks in my mother tongue Tamil. This brought very close my heart. I visited Kandy Kathirgama Kandhan. On day two, I visited Colombo. Colombo doesn't have much hang over places, only Buddha Temple is there. Then we visited Negambo. Wow. What a scenic place Negambo. Love you Lanka. Love from India

  • Informative History info With some spectacular shots in between.
    I think u guyz have a skill of capturing the integral essence of the place.
    Enjoyed the video so much. Thanx.

  • It's really impressive that you guys have covered a lot of tiny detail about the Sri Lankan culture and rituals! Kudos!

  • I have non words to explain the vibes we get when i watch these incredible videos about my country. Kandy is my favourite place in the whole world. Thanks for the very informatic and responsible detailed about its histoy and culture. Perfectly done.

  • you have studied well about sri lanka. I was amazed by your knowledge of sri lankan history. you know what kind of clothes to wear when you go to a temple. I really appreciate it. WoW what a great person you are. it is nice to see your enthusiasm to learn new things.🇱🇰🇱🇰

  • I have seen so much videos of my country .. but this video is awesome.. who ever the cameramen is did a very good job and nicely described everything. Thank you 🙏🏼

  • Teruwansaranai budusarani ..🌷👍👑 tanks you nice werry god 👦 my contry srilanka yes ♥️ i love is 🇱🇰

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  • Kandy is a city of serenity,it cured my nose allergy without taking any medicine after a year of stay in KANDY.

  • I'm a srilankan and I'm working in UAE. I love my country but not the people who living there. Thanks a lot for uploading the video❤❤❤❤❤❤❤💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋👌

  • Guys your video is awesome. I would like to request you to visit Sri Lanka in the month of August and go to Kandy, In August we have the biggest cultural & religious even called Kandy perahera (Esala Perahera.) It is beautiful to see….. pls come again. love from SL.

  • this is awesome to see how you guys enjoy. what happened to LANKA?so happy to see you are helping that pup.

  • The entire point of this channel is going down, now it feels like some sort of luxury travel vlog. We wanted things to be raw like the way you guys started, not the people you guys have become now. You take pre booked tours, eat in high end restaurants, what is happening to the vagabond of this channel?

  • You would get more spices in kerala, India… And ayurvedic medicines like ashwagandha, ksheerabala, brahmi etc

  • Spice trade (3000 BC – 1000 AD)

    Kerala was a major spice exporter as early as 3000 BCE, according to Sumerian records.[19] Its fame as the land of spices attracted ancient Babylonians, Assyrians and Egyptians to Muziris [3] in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE. Arabs and Phoenicians were also successful in establishing their prominence in the Kerala trade during this early period.[20][21]

    Muziris in the Tabula Peutingeriana, an itinerarium showing the road network in the Roman Empire.

    According to Sumerian records Kerala still referred to as the "Garden of Spices" or as the "Spice Garden of India". Kerala's spices attracted ancient Babylonians, Assyrians and Egyptians to the Malabar Coast in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE.[citation needed] Arabs and Phoenicians established trade with Kerala during this period.[citation needed] The Land of Keralaputra was one of the four independent kingdoms in southern India during Ashoka's time, the others being Chola, Pandya, and Satiyaputra.[citation needed] Scholars[who?] hold that Keralaputra is an alternate name of the Cheras, the first dominant dynasty based in Kerala.

    In the last centuries BCE the coast became important to the Greeks and Romans for its spices, especially black pepper. The Cheras had trading links with China, West Asia, Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire. In foreign-trade circles the region was known as Male or Malabar.[22] Muziris, Berkarai, and Nelcynda were among the principal ports at that time.[23] The value of Rome's annual trade with the region was estimated at around 50,000,000 sesterces;[24] contemporary Sangam literature describes Roman ships coming to Muziris in Kerala, laden with gold to exchange for pepper. One of the earliest western traders to use the monsoon winds to reach Kerala was Eudoxus of Cyzicus, around 118 or 166 BCE, under the patronage of Ptolemy VIII, king of the Hellenistic Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. Roman establishments in the port cities of the region, such as a temple of Augustus and barracks for garrisoned Roman soldiers, are marked in the Tabula Peutingeriana; the only surviving map of the Roman cursus publicus

    In the last centuries BCE the coast became important to the Greeks and Romans for its spices, especially black pepper. The Cheras had trading links with China, West Asia, Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire. In foreign-trade circles the region was known as Male or Malabar.[22] Muziris, Berkarai, and Nelcynda were among the principal ports at that time.[23] The value of Rome's annual trade with the region was estimated at around 50,000,000 sesterces;[24] contemporary Sangam literature describes Roman ships coming to Muziris in Kerala, laden with gold to exchange for pepper. One of the earliest western traders to use the monsoon winds to reach Kerala was Eudoxus of Cyzicus, around 118 or 166 BCE, under the patronage of Ptolemy VIII, king of the Hellenistic Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. Roman establishments in the port cities of the region, such as a temple of Augustus and barracks for garrisoned Roman soldiers, are marked in the Tabula Peutingeriana; the only surviving map of the Roman cursus publicus.Merchants from West Asia and Southern Europe established coastal posts and settlements in Kerala https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Kerala?fbclid=IwAR2F8oONYXECcQpNH2Xt_wiE_UyMyj897NbvQfgpXUI5F40ob8jBc30C_E0

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/pandian-dynasty-roman-greek-connections-pmp-pmi-acp-itilv3?fbclid=IwAR0_R1uYGM_kvnURiVsaTkkY8A7cVjCFarrYZpPKPxj5u2jGJHB2GigQ-ag

    https://www.thebetterindia.com/15551/indians-trade-site-with-ancient-romans-arikamedu-travel-pondicherry/?fbclid=IwAR0wUlCSWNdSySoeYuvnsqKgB1HfS5B8x8Zg9pnqe4gBnSG4GJ0sfTRTiAw

    https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2010/04/south-indians-in-roman-egypt.html?fbclid=IwAR07ZUT5wDgTEhCwR9u2vmHRqy6cULH0Utf6bNd_X28Le7BX9Q5yxmOsLHQ&m=1#fdBEQOFPyedlg0E0.97

    https://www.revolvy.com/page/Indo%252DRoman-trade-relations

    Arabs have been trading with South India in Pre Islamic times as well as Islamic times

    For Arabs, Malabar was the most familiar place in the whole Indian subcontinent. The relationship between Arabs and Malabar has a history that dates back centuries. Arab merchants were trading spices such as ginger, pepper and cardamom as well as things like sword, ivory and silk from Malabar, and these were precious as well as prestigious commodities in Arab souks. A sword from Malabar, an icon of the best blacksmith craftsmanship was a prestige symbol for Arabs. Cultural exchange was also taking place through Arab merchants. Hence, names of places in Malabar and their customs were quite familiar among the salesmen of Okaz souk in Taif. Similarly, residents of Malabar were well aware of the changes happening in the Arabian peninsula. Many Arabs selected Hind as name for their daughters. 

    Trade and cultural links between ancient India and Arabia date back to third millennium BC.[1] By 1000 AD, the trade relations between southern India and Arabia flourished and became the backbone of the Arabian economy.[2] Arab traders held a monopoly over the spice trade between India and Europe until the rise of European imperialist empires.[3] India was one of the first nations to establish ties with the Third Saudi State. During the 1930s, India heavily funded Nejd through financial subsidies

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%E2%80%93Saudi_Arabia_relations?fbclid=IwAR1xgkrj1OOhT7KpsAr4ciNb9YFIgp6RDRMUbRGbB6vwAdV3bXm3rs7So0E

    Early history

    In 1613, the town of Kuwait was founded in modern-day Kuwait City. In 1716, the Bani Utubs settled in Kuwait. At the time of the arrival of the Utubs, Kuwait was inhabited by a few fishermen and primarily functioned as a fishing village.[16] In the eighteenth century, Kuwait prospered and rapidly became the principal commercial center for the transit of goods between India, Muscat,Baghdad and Arabia.[17][18] By the mid 1700s, Kuwait had already established itself as the major trading route from the Persian Gulf to Aleppo.[19] wikipedia

    "Kuwait," the word for "small human settlement," was so named by Iraqirulers of that era. Throughout the nineteenth century and up to World War , Kuwait was a "Qadha," a district within the Basra Province, and it was an integral part of Iraq under the administrative rule of the Ottoman Empire.  

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait_City?fbclid=IwAR34IttRmY1o-mPwD_c0aXEgX0-Pp9tAXsqNLac8beMHd_hmSal_Fp1ZzU8

  • the dravidians are the original Mediterranean and Sumerian people who are Canaanites, the pre Islamic deities of the Sabaeans, Phoenicians and Nabateans are derived from them

    The Mediterranean Peoples (Dravidians)

    (Extracts from ‘The Original Indians â€" An Enquiry’ by Dr. A. Desai)

    How the Mediterranean people came to be called Dravidians makes interesting story. The Pre-Hellenistic Lycians of Asi Minor, who where probably the Mediterranean stock called themselves Trimmili. Another tribe of this branch in the island of Crete was known by the name Dr(a)mil or Dr(a)miz. In ancient Sanskrit writings we find the terms Dramili and Dravidi, and then Dravida which referred to the southern portion of India.

    South India was known to the ancient Greek and Roman geographers as Damirica or Limurike. Periplus Maris Erithroei (Periplus of the Eritrean Sea) in the second or third century AD described the maritime route followed by Greek ships sailing to the South Indian ports: “Then follow Naoura and Tundis, the first marts of Limurike and after these Mouziris and Nelkunda, the seats of government.â€

    Dramila, Dravida and Damirica indicated the territory. Then it was applied to the people living in the territory and the language they spoke, in the local parlance Tamil and Tamil Nadu or Tamilakam.

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    The Mediterraneans or Dravidians were associated with the ancient Sumerian civilizations of Mesopotamia and of Elam (southern Iran). Authors have pointed out ethnic, linguistic and cultural affinities between the Sumerians (Mesopotamians) and the Dravidians of South India, and concluded that both probably belonged to the same ethnic stock. HR Hall writes: “The ethnic type of the Sumerians, so strongly marked in their statues and relofs was as different from those of the races which surrounded them as was their language from those of the Semites, Aryans and others; they were decidedly Indian in type. The face-type of the average Indian today is no doubt much the same as that of the Dravidian race ancestors thousands of years ago…And it is to this Dravidian ethnic type of India that the ancient Sumerian bears most resemblance, so far as we can judge from his monuments. He was very like a Southern Hindu of the Deccan (who still speaks Dravidian languages). And it is by no means improbable that the Sumerians were an Indian tribe which passed, certainly by land, perhaps also by sea, through Persia to the valley of the Two Rivers.â€

    Hall is of the opinion that Dravidian people must have migrated to Mesopotamia from India, whereas others think Dravidians came from Mediterranean regions, which was their earlier home. KP Padmanabha Menon writes about their close relationship: “Orientalists, many of them, are prepared to concede that the Sumerians, the Mediterranean race, are branches of the early Dravidians.â€

    http://noolaham.net/project/45/4423/4423.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0MCRbMSYkJAT2fNoWx32_GqRez8_NF6SDw-mjKc6LQSGMHr66p5n4GMi4

    https://docs.verbix.com/Documents/EtruscanDravidian?fbclid=IwAR2D7RBx1HIYmsI0Qmyiawd87vHiWHo3DY69KWjQKZ9LxOxD0VcTdnldmX4

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-royal-asiatic-society/article/div-classtitleiii-etruscan-and-dravidiandiv/D0676358A2238A1E872BAAE70BB964F5?fbclid=IwAR1reIqdIY9LzSv-ZbDdgLEK5v8k1ESf7mRSXZ4uwN5_lCtoznZ3npZd5G0

    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/tu-history-lydia.htm?fbclid=IwAR3jCsYK1KqxOWb9wXUyMWz3LqpBG–DZSi0hrfFfvYtvvbSAw–jl8ieUk

  • Thank you for visited us. Sri Lanka. Really appreciate you mentioned about the temple of the toothrelic. You described how to behave if somebody is visiting the Buddhist temple. I liked it so much. Every nation has their own culture. Everybody should respect it. You gave that massage nicely. Thank you and warmly welcome you again. Wish you all the happiness!