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|Year and Month||March, 2016|
|Number of Days||One|
|Crew||3 (Myself, Chamara & Anupama)|
|Activities||Hiking, Photography & scenery|
|Route||Mallawapitiya -> Ridigama -> Rambadagalla -> Keppitigala -> Ankumbura -> Meezan Ancoombra estate -> Returned back on the same route|
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After tackling Handurukanda in the morning we wanted to explore something new. The best thing is I selected this location with the help of Google earth and it did pay off as predicted. After having lunch at Ridigama we took the B264 route which was been carpeted and reached Ankumbura. The mountain which we were planning to climb was clearly visible from this road. From Keppitigala town we had to climb uphill through winding roads with fantastic scenery and the road was bordering the base of this mountain.
Just before Ankumbura we took the road leading to the factory (Meezan group). After passing the tea factory we took an uphill road towards the left and reached the end of it where we parked and started hiking towards Mahagala through the tea patch. After passing the tea patch it was a difficult path through the tall mana but somehow we got to the rocky edge. The edge provided similar scenery just as Alagalla. We saw plenty of paddy fields bordered by Bisogala mountain range. On the opposite side overlooking the tea estate, peaks of Mathale could also be seen. This mountain is actually the border between Mathale & Kurunegala districts. Two of my favourite mountains which are Etipola and Wiltshire were seen close by. Few peaks of Knuckles were also appreciated. After hanging around we decided to get back and on the way we lost our way and had a very hard time traversing the mana bushes.
After reaching the estate we hiked about 500m’s along the tea estate until we reached Kuda gala which was one flat rock with an acute drop providing a feeling like been at a worlds end. We did enjoy the stay at this point more than Mahagala. It was almost 5pm so we headed back to our vehicle to call it a successful day of hiking before reaching our homes.