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|Year and Month||September, 2010|
|Number of Days||One day|
|Crew||2 (25yrs old.)|
|Transport||Bajaj Platina Motor bike|
|Activities||Waterfall hunting, wildlife, Photography, hiking|
|Weather||Very bright and sunny after a huge rain the day before|
Hikkaduwa -> Galle -> Udugama -> Kanneliya
Kanneliya -> Udugama -> Mapalagama -> Nagoda -> Baddegama -> Hikkaduwa
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|Related Resources||More about Kanneliya – Kanneliya Rain Forest – the bio-diversity hotspot|
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We started form Hikkaduwa at about 5.30 in the morning. The crew was two in my motor bike (I & my girl)
We turned into Udugama Road from Galle and Stopped at Nakiyadeniya to have the breakfast. The weather was quite nice and cool after a huge rain last night.
After traveling about 30km we were able to reach Udugama Town. Then we traveled about 2km along Neluwa road we reached to the entrance of Kanneliya reserve.
The beauty of the forest……. Don’t worry about the tarred road through the forest. It was built about 30yrs ago when the forest is given to the timber cooperation. No vehicle is driven along this way now except of an urgent matter.
The soil of the forest is little bit different. It is made of special rocks called Condolite and Charkenite. See the board.
The endemic and beautiful Fauna………..
The beauty of the forest……………
We explored a natural cave in the forest also. It was a natural habitat of bats. Most of the bats were endemic species. A small waterfall inside the cave……..it was quite noisy inside the cave….
After coming out of the cave we started our journey to the waterfall called Anagimala ella…….
Mr. Chithrasekara is the best guide to travel in Kanneliya as he has got a fair knowledge of flora and fauna….