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Nuwaragala Kanda, In search for the castle of King Mahasen

Nuwaragala Kanda, In search for the castle of King Mahasen

We started the journey 7.20AM and we used Wewala road and on our way we could witness the spectacular scenery. Near Wewala tank we saw a dog sounding almost like a fox and it was weird. As it seen the dog was the guard dog of the cattle of cows.

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Adventurous Hike to Wangedigala & Wangedigala Kand

Adventurous Hike to Wangedigala & Wangedigala Kand

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The Wangedigala and Wangedigala Kanda are two different peaks and we were not aware of that. Thanks to Mrs.Sera and her daughter we were able to spot the two peaks and were able to learn the difference. Wangedigala is a rock platform on the left side of the mountain and it’s like a stage and when it looked down from the resort we saw the shape of a “Wangediya”. Most people confused about Wangedigala and Wangedigala Kanda.

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A night at Mara-Vidiya (Deadly path)

A night at Mara-Vidiya (Deadly path)

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Sigiriya is a well-known fortress that is very famous not only in Sri Lanka, but in whole world. Most people don’t realize Sri Lanka has yet a similar kind of fortress type historical places still beneath the shades of jungles. Nuwara Gala (Close to Pollebedda off Maha Oya) and Dimbulagala (16 km off Polonnaruwa) are two such places.

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Delft – The largest island in Sri Lanka (Neduntheevu | Neduntivu) Travelogue

Delft – The largest island in Sri Lanka (Neduntheevu | Neduntivu) Travelogue

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Neduntheevu or Neduntivu (Tamil: நெடுந்தீவு), also known by its Dutch name Delft, is an island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. This island is named as Delft in the Admiralty Chart unlike the other islands in the area which are named with their Tamil names. The island’s area is 50 km² and it is roughly oval-shaped. Its length is 8 km and its maximum width about 6 km.

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One Special Trip to Kandy

One Special Trip to Kandy

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We checked lot of reputed hotels in Kandy before the wedding and most of them we were able to book with discounted rates through my sister in law who was in hotel trade. Yet we were curious about a less popular hotel with a very good view towards Knuckles Range. Ultimately we found the exact hotel we needed “Kandy Panaroma Resort”.

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Galboda / Galaboda waterfall (30M)

Galboda / Galaboda waterfall (30M)

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Galaboda is a small village locate in between Watawala & Nawalapitiya. The main access to the village is the railway track. There is a beautiful waterfall higher than 30m, but the width ranges from between 3m and 6m, depending on the season with a distance of 1-2km from the railway station, known as Galaboda waterfall.

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Kayts, Pungudutivu and Nagadipa (Nagadeepa) Travelogue

Kayts, Pungudutivu and Nagadipa (Nagadeepa) Travelogue

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Kayts, also known as Leiden in Dutch, is a small island off the coast of minority Sri Lankan Tamil dominated Jaffna Peninsula in the North of Sri Lanka. It is also sometimes referred to as Velanai. Kayts is also the name of an important village within the Island. There are number of other villages within the island such as Allaipiddy, Naranthanai and Karampan.

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Sri Pada Karunawa (Adams Peak Travelogue) Hatton Route and Kuruwita Route

Sri Pada Karunawa (Adams Peak Travelogue) Hatton Route and Kuruwita Route

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Sri Pada is the only mountains in the world where four major religions get together and worship.Adam’s Peak is an ancient pilgrimage that is considered sacred by Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Muslims. It is a conical mountain 2,243 meters high. It is believed that Lord Buddha during his third visit to Sri Lanka placed his footprint on the summit of this sacred mountain.

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Trincomalee, Nilaveli, Koneswaram, Lovers leap Travelogue

Trincomalee, Nilaveli, Koneswaram, Lovers leap Travelogue

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This was a very long trip and we drove 1200Km in 4 days First we went to Katharagama and Then Nuwaraeliya and then Trincomalee. So i have started route map from Nuwaraeliya. Road condition is very good till you pass Habarana but there are some road constructions going on Kantale to Trinco… Specially they are straitening the “Yaka Wanguwa”.

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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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Mannar and Talei Mannar Travelogue

Mannar and Talei Mannar Travelogue

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We started our journey around 12.30 AM and continuously drove up to Puttalam it was 2.45AM when we arrived Puttalam. From Puttalam there were 2 roads to go to Talei Mannar. Short one goes through Willpattu but it need a 4×4 vehicle and the other one through Madawachiya and joins A14 road.

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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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