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|Year and Month||December, 2016|
|Number of Days||Two|
|Crew|| 5 (between 25-30 years of age)
Shakila, Sanjaya, Amila, Kasun and my self
|Accommodation||Sherwood Cottage (Nuwara Eliya)|
|Transport||Car and walking|
|Activities||Waterfalls seeing, Hiking and photography|
|Route||Peradeniya -> Kandy -> Haguranketha -> Rikillagaskada -> Padiyapelella -> Ragala -> Nuwara Eliya -> Ramboda -> Pussellawa -> Gampola -> Peradeniya|
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We had started our journey around 7.30AM from Peradeniya and we had planned to reach Nuwara Eliya without the normal route (through Gampola and Ramboda). Actually Padiyapelella Ragala route is one of most beautiful route to reach Nuwara Eliya.
Andawala fall is a first water fall that you can see after pass the Padiyapelella town. She is located at Munwatte, about 8km from Padiyapelella just by the road. She was very poor at that time due to dry season.
Our next destination was Lover’s Leap Waterfall. She is located before 5km from Nuwara Eliya when you travel via Padiyapelella Ragala route. We were able to reach Lover’s Leap waterfall after 15-20 min walk. We had met the person who live around that area and he said water level was very low because of the water has turn to difference areas by using pipe line from upper part of the falls. It is so sad news for natural lovers as well as the people who live around the lover’s Leap waterfall.
We arrived to Nuwara Eliya around 1.00 PM and had our lunch and buy some foods for our dinner. Around 2.30 PM again we started our journey to Piduruthalagala Mountain. No need to get prior permission to go Piduruthalagala Mountain. But you should provide your details (Name and ID no’s) at the STF check point which located at starting point of පිදුරුතලාගල. The road is good condition and you can travel by your own vehicle. There is no permission to go highest point due to security reason. But we were lucky to see highest point of Sri Lanka after take the grand permission from one of Navy officer.
1st day we stayed at Nuwara Eliya and 2nd day we had planned to go Bomuru Ella. This waterfall is located around 14km from Nuwara Eliya town. You should turn to left after pass the Haggala botanical garden. Name boards are available along the road and you should walk around 2-3km by walk to reach Bomuru Ella.
- Andawela water fall
- Lover’s leap water wall
- Piduruthalagala Mountain
- Bomuru Ella
Special thanks to kasun’s mother for provide the lunch.
Thanks for reading. Have a safe journey.