Pathway to Gems.
In response to the weekly photo challenge prompt Pathway,I’d like to share some pictures that I captured during my visit to a Gem mine a few days back with a group.
It was a long walk to begin with through a plush green wide pathway to a narrow and rigid one leading to the site.
As we drew close all we could see was a small cadjan hut,to our dismay.Since we were in huge expectation about the place,the sight of the it astonished us for a moment.Later on we figured it out that beneath the hut lies a tunnel several feet in depth,where only workers could get in to dig for Gems.
Sri Lanka, the island known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean lives up to its nickname as a hotbed for a variety of gems.Being ever popular for its Ceylon Blue /Star Sapphire and many other types of Gem stones,
It was indeed a rare opportunity that I got to visit the Gem mining sight in Ratnapura aka The City of Gems which is almost a 3 hour drive from Colombo.