As a child I was always fascinated by stories of the jungle. “Tarzan” and “The Jungle Book” were my windows to the beauty of Sri Lankan wildlife. As a child I wanted to be ‘Mowgli’ and experience the mystery and wonder of the untamed jungles for myself, and now I live that dream as a Naturalist showcasing the beauty of Yala National Park.
At a young age I became an avid observer and this drove me to become a bird watcher. Different colors, shapes and calls transported me to another world. Even after many years I can still remember the exact place that I saw some species for the first time.
As a young man, my friends would know that I was in the jungles and far from “civilization” if my mobile phone was switched off. I was regularly out of reach. I now know the peace to be found within and amongst the myriad sounds of nature to be calming for the spirit and soul, and also hugely addictive. I can never tire of being in nature.
Back then my motive was to have “been there & done that” and I traveled far in order to accomplish this. I journeyed through every jungle, to every mountain and every waterfall to witness the great beauty our country has to offer. I immensely enjoy every small detail of the creation of Mother Nature and I ensure I take time to admire it. I prefer to call myself an admirer of nature rather than a naturalist.
From today I will be bringing you my breathtaking wilderness experiences through our Taru Villas “Our Stories” page.