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Scenic Corbats / Corbets / Corbetts Gap via Meemure and Lakegala Mountain

Scenic Corbats / Corbets / Corbetts Gap via Meemure and Lakegala Mountain

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We had a sound sleep but suddenly waken near dawn by a roar of a wild animal. We stepped out from the tent with some knives, lanterns and torches. We scouted the area but couldn’t find anything unusual. It was nearly 4 o’clock.

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Sembuwaththa / Sembuwatta / Sembuwatha Lake, Matale

Sembuwaththa / Sembuwatta / Sembuwatha Lake, Matale

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We started the journey around 9.00 am from Kandy. It was a 2 hour drive to scenic Sembuwaththa Lake. This beautiful lake is situated in Elkaduwa – Matale district. If you are travelling from Colombo first of all you have to reach Kandy city then take the Kandy Matale main road. Once you come to the Ukuwela junction turn right towards to the Elkaduwa road.

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Exploring Kudumbigala | Kumana | Bambaragasthalawa

Exploring Kudumbigala | Kumana | Bambaragasthalawa

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Kudumbigala is one of the wonderful places I have ever explored. It is an old monastery which had been re-discovered in recent past. Most fascinatingly, it has become one of the most interior monasteries, where Theravadhi Buddhist monks are occupying under very basic facilities.

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Few hours with the hidden beauty at Kitulgala.

Few hours with the hidden beauty at Kitulgala.

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Kithulgala is a small town located within 3 hours drive from Colombo. It is famous among travelers in several ways. Being a very popular natural river-bathing place with crystal clear river water, being the most suitable place for white water rafting in Sri Lanka, being a film location for award wining movies, being a place providing evidence in evolution of modern human (Beli lena), having a popular colonial type rest house (Govt. rest house) are some of them.

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Knuckles Dothalugala Camping Experience

Knuckles Dothalugala Camping Experience

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First day we stayed at Deanston conservation centre Dormitory and we covered Mini Worlds End. Our second day objective was to do the “Dothalugala Trail” and to stay at Dothalugala Dormitory. As I stated earlier trip report we didn’t knew there was a camp site.

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My Engagement at top of 2nd highest mountain Kirigalpotta (Kirigalpoththa) (2392M)

My Engagement at top of 2nd highest mountain Kirigalpotta (Kirigalpoththa) (2392M)

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Our 2nd day objective was to do the Kirigalpotta Nature Trail and My Engagement on top of Kirigalpotta. But it previous night it rained….. Tent got damaged… didn’t have a good night sleep and crew members wanted to return home so we did Circular Trail. We finished the trail around10AM we had our breakfast on campsite and returned to the Van.

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World’s End, Mini Worlds End, Bakers Falls Circular Trail (8Km)

World’s End, Mini Worlds End, Bakers Falls Circular Trail (8Km)

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But unfortunately there were heavy showers at night with extreme wind conditions. Our tent got damaged. Water came in to the tent and we had to take a decision and there were no alternative other than returning back to our Van. It was 11.30PM and we started walking on the rain to the Van. Phew! This was a once in a lifetime experience. I don’t think anybody have ever walked around 12AM inside Horton Plains.

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Horton Plains Camping | Camp Site 3

Horton Plains Camping | Camp Site 3

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We booked the camp site 3 from Wild life department which was the totally isolated from crowd but unfortunately when we reach there, the camp site numbers had been changed by Wildlife Dept. Earlier site number 2 had been changed to 3. We got the camp site in between the two (1&3 earlier).

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Totupota (Thotupola) Kanda Travelogue (2359m) 3rd Highest Mountain in Sri Lanka

Totupota (Thotupola) Kanda Travelogue (2359m) 3rd Highest Mountain in Sri Lanka

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.

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