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|Year and Month||June, 2011|
|Number of Days||Two Days|
|Crew||6 (between 22-23 years of age)|
|Accommodation||Telgamu Oya Forest Bungalowa|
|Transport||Train,hired van and busKandy -> Matale by trainMatale -> Ilukkumbura by hired van
Ilukkumbura -> Matale by hired van
Matale -> Kandy by bus
|Activities||Hiking, Wildlife, Photography|
|Weather||ExcellentSunny, mist, cloudy, windy (various in various locations)|
|Route||Kandy -> Matale -> Rattota -> Riversturn -> Pitawala pathana -> Ilukkumbura and return on the same route|
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We organized this trip during our university vacation.
We started our journey from Kandy to Matale by morning 7:10 train and arrived Matale at 8:30 a.m.
All the crew members gathered at Matale town. After buying some necessary food items at Matale we hired a van to go to Riversturn.
On the way to Riversturn we visited Bambarakiri Ella which was located about 1-2 km from Rattota. It was a short and easy path about 100m to the falls from the main road.
Then we continued our journey towards Riversturn through the tea estates, mountain range and mist.
There is a radio transmission tower at the summit of Riversturn.
We had our lunch at Pitawala patana, then we walked along the pathana towards mini-worlds end.
We arrived Telgamu oya wana niwahana at about 4 p.m. We introduced ourselves to cook and helped him to arrange the place.
Then we took a bath and spent unforgettable night with ghost stories, fearful sounds of wild animals and delicious dinner.
Next day we had our break first and start our trial to Manigala. It was a dry season for Ilukkumbura area. We spent our evening at Telgamu oya and returned by a hired van.
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