Ohiya – Kalupahana Jeep Track ( Devils Staircase | Devils Road )
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This travelogue is dedicated to Amila & Narmada, Krishan, Hiruna, Nirmal and to My Lovely Wife…..
We started the journey from Boralanda and traveled through Boralanda – Ohiya Road which was an interesting drive; road was in good condition most of the time and for few kilometers there is a nice drive through turpentine forest.
Then after some drive we came across Ohiya station which is a main landmark. From there you need to pass the station and have to continue the road up to few kilometers where it comes to a Y junction. Road to the right leads to Horton Plains and road to the left leads to Udaweriya estate. We started the journey from that point around 4.05PM.
While traveling on this road you will be able to see the road we need to tackle and an abandoned tea factory and some scenery. The road is not good from the start but in some places they have laid concrete; so we wished it was like that it will be same through out the journey but it was a wish which didn’t came through. We had to travel through house complexes of estate workers and I must say I feel very sorry for them.
After a descend we came to a place where there was a small town and near that place there is a burned jeep. If anybody know the story please educate me on that.. When we reached this point we were able to see “Devils Staircase” in a distance.
Just before few kilometers to Devils Staircase we stopped and enjoyed the view and captured some golden moments.
After few minutes drive we entered the “Devils Staircase”; simply it is a steep ascend with hair pin bends and I must say Amila was an excellent driver and he took the 4 bends in a lightning speed; pity I couldn’t even take a photograph.
Anyway I was stunned and it was a remarkable experience for me even I was not the driver.
WoW! Amazing driving Amila…
Then we continued the journey towards Kalupahana and came across a small water stream which was bambarakanda falls water source. After this we came across the famous “V-Cut” with a narrow passage. After passing this we stopped to take a photograph and we were able to see the winding road underneath.
Have a Safe Journey!