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...Early Evening Carrom Competition...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Family Time is Fun Time, as our guests from Cambridge, UK experienced thoroughly during their Stay at the Lodge using the short rainy break for a Full On Game of Carrom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Carrom is a popular board game in Sri Lanka enjoyed by children and adults alike which is played either between two or four people. The carrom board has round holes on each of its four corners and small nets attached to the bottom of these holes to catch the nineteen carrom pieces used in the game—nine black pieces, nine white pieces and one red piece called the ‘queen.’⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The nineteen carrom pieces would be arranged in the centre of the board and the players would choose which coloured pieces they wanted to play with. They would then take turns to slide—or ‘pocket’—each of the pieces into the holes, using a slim disc.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The player who pockets all the pieces of their chosen colour wins but only if they can pocket the queen before the last black or white piece on the board.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While it might be tempting to while away entire days Indulging in the Views, reading a good book, playing Cards or Carrom that would be a great pity – because there is so much more to Explore here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The extraordinary Biodiversity is best experienced on foot – in the company of a guide. Trekking in the forest is a thoroughly immersive experience – allowing you to experience its Tapestry of Sights, Sounds, Smells and even Textures up close, with the nearby animals less likely to be disturbed by your presence.