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Namunukula Mountain (6,677 ft)

Namunukula Mountain (6,677 ft)

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Morning Rays came through the window gave us a wake up call for our journey. We had our breakfast and started the journey by 8.30AM. Our main target was to climb 5th peak (The Highest peak) in Namunukula Mountain range.

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Scenic hike to Uduwara and Nagadowa Falls

Scenic hike to Uduwara and Nagadowa Falls

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Our target was to reach Uduwara Falls and Nagadowa Falls and normally you have to take Devils Staircase road from the beginning of the track but Ranjith took us in a short cut which is a steep climb through tea estate which joins devils staircase on the way. It was tiring but saved lot of time.

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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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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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