It was a long weekend, which had already become longer as we had a friend’s wedding to attend on Thursday 9th February 2017. We, the office colleagues were due for a trip after last year’s visit to Sri Padaya. Kasun ayya suggested for camping at Chariots Path and guys needed no second invitation. Most of the guys had not experienced a camping experience prior, including me. We were excited to experience something new.
Chariots Path is considered as one of the most picturesque camping sites in the country. An open plain, on the mountain range behind Frotoft Estate, Pussellawa, which is known and Perattasi, which is considered to be the path on which King Ravan took Sita Devi in his chariot, Dandu Monara, to show her beauty of his kingdom which was a paradise on Earth and the plains are believed to be the launching and landing area of his Chariot. It is also believed that to date no vegetation grows on the plains except grass. Read More
Sri Padaya, also known as Adam’s Peak or in Sinhalese Samanala Kanda – සමනළ කන්ද; “Butterfly Mountain”, is the fifth highest mountain in Sri Lanka. 2,243 m (7,359 feet) tall conical mountain is a sacred summit for Lankan Buddhists where ascending the mountain is not just a hike for them but a pilgrimage as the sacred footprint of Lord Buddha is placed on a rock on the summit of the mountain and they, Lankan Buddhists, consider hiking the mountain is a must for at least once in a lifetime. Read More
If you want to be isolated from the modernity and its complexions and wanted to be get charmed of flawing water and its purity Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the place to be. Sinharaja is a national park and a world heritage site designated by UNESCO, the largest rain forest in Sri Lanka and a popular hiking site among local and foreign tourists.
Sinharaja covers an area of 23000 acres. It’s a huge observation and hiking premises. Sinharaja is a bird watchers’ paradise. It is a home of over 25 endemic species and many a myriad of others. Read More
Bible rock, known as “Bathalegala” is a 798 meters high mountain to be seen from Kadugannawa Pass, which is located in Hathgampala turning from Gewilipitya in Aranayaka road from Mawanella which is about 25 – 30 kilometers away from Kandy, Sri Lanka. There were some hikes in Mawanella area previously, but not to Bible Rock, which was one of the best hikes to be involved with. Read More