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|Year and Month||13th December 2016|
|Number of Days||One|
|Crew||Prakash & my self|
|Activities||Hiking & Photography|
|Route||Wennappuwa –> Chilaw –> Wariyapola -> Kadiragala|
|Tips, Notes and Special remark||
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I had never heard about this place until I visit Werapola kanda which is situated in between Wariyapola & Kurunegala. On the way towards Nathagane Mountain in August 2016, Ashan & I saw Werapola Mountain, then paid attention to that as a warm up hike & when on the top of Werapola we noticed a small peak with a pagoda on the top of it in Wariyapola side, from then both of us keen to know about this small peak. Finally, our minds were bit cleared with the information given by Chief priest of Werapola Rajamaha Viharaya regarding that unknown peak is called as “Kadiragala”.
Later on, ashan was able to visit this place & he didn’t forget to inspire me to visit this place by appreciating the beautiful sceneries of the place as he said that “Kadiragala is a nice place to see the sunrise as well as sunset”.
On the morning on Unduwap full moon poyaday Prakash & myself headed to wariyapola, from there we took the Piyumgolla roas as per the directions given by a three wheel driver. After riding 1 km along Piyumgolla road we turned left then we rode another 500m to reach Kadiragala Rajamaha Viharaya.
As the Chief Monk was not there to get the permission to visit the mountain we clearly explained our intention to few villagers then started our mini hike. Finding the path was not a problem at all, so we reached the top within 20-30 minutes in that ensued.
There was a recently built pagoda, a Buddha statue & we could identify the remains of an old sthupa on the flat summit. Most of the prominent mountains in north western province were clearly visible motivating us to stay there for long time to enjoy the sceneries around.
After spend about one hour we decided to get down to visit Kadiragala Rajamaha Viharaya situated at the base of the mountain.
We were keen to know the historical information attached to Kadiragala but, unfortunately we couldn’t talk with Chief Priest or any other elder person at that time.
Thanks for reading…