Totupota (Thotupola) Kanda Travelogue (2359m) 3rd Highest Mountain in Sri Lanka
By : Dinesh Deckker
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|Year & Month||Number of Days||Crew||Weather||Transport|
|July 2008||4 Day Trip||5||Misty / Raining / Extreme Wind||Van|
|Colombo -> Awissawella -> Dehiowita -> Karawanella -> Kitulgala -> Ginigathhena -> Hatton -> Thalawakele -> Nanu-Oya -> Ambewela -> Pattipola -> Pattipola Entrance – Horton Plains National Park (approximately 200km)|
|Horton Plains Campsite|
|Travel Tips, Travel Notes and Special remarks|
This travelogue is dedicated for my lovely wife Subhashini
We started the journey from Colombo. We used a Nissan Caravan as our transportation. First day we stayed at Havaeliya and next day morning we started the journey towards Horton Plains. You will need to purchase a ticket before entering Horton plains. Our main target was to cover most of Horton Plains within three days and First day we planned to treak to the top of Totupola kanda. When we arrived at Horton Plains it was cold and Misty.
We asked a wildlife officer where the Totupola Kanda is and he asked us couple of questions before giving the directions. Wildlife officers in Horton Plains are very concerned about the Nature and now they have completely stopped use of polythene inside Horton Plains. We should be thankful for the effort.
We saw the sign board directs to the Totupola Kanda trek, but most of the people comes to Horton Plains was unaware about Totupola Kanda. May be it is for Good…
If you are visiting totupola kanda for the first time keep in mind that these are virgin forests and vegetation and don’t try to spoil it by throwing garbage, polythene and etc…
Totupola Kanda trek is fairly easy though it’s the 3rd Highest Mountain in Sri Lanka. But some places it harder to find the road as road not been cleared for months and very rarely people visit this beauty.
While trekking you will be able to experience the most unique beauty of Nature.
Some parts of the trek seems like you are in a Mystic World. It is so beautiful and a rewarding experience
Though it is dense forest in some places we didn’t had any problem continuing the journey. Then we got the first glimpse of the peak, then only we realized that we have come almost all the way.
Have a Safe Journey…..