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|Year and Month||January, 2016|
|Number of Days||One ( January 29 )|
|Crew||7 (between 25-65 years of age)|
|Activities||Religious , Photography|
|Weather||Morning Cold & day time hot|
|Route||Nawinna -> Ratnapura -> Pelmadulla -> Madampe -> Rakwana -> Deniyaya Road -> Kadamuduna Juntion -> Sinharaja Aranya -> Back on same route|
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We started our trip on 29 January 4.00 a.m & we reached to Rakwana town around 7.00 a.m. From there we took Deniyaya road to reach Aranya. We passed famous 10 bends ( Wangu Dahaya ) & surrounding view was superb. We reached Aranya at 8.00 a.m & first we had our breakfast there. After we we met Nayaka thero. Important thing is there was mini hydro power station & it build by one of senior bikku in aranya. It supply electricity to whole aranya / piriwena. Around 55 monks living there.We walk & see whole aranya area & went to mini world’s end because we have more time till Ceremony start. We heard that one wild elephant came to aranya in every morning. But that day elephant not came & we missed him.
We have to walk 2 – 2.5 km’s to Mini Worlds End from aranya. We have to pass tea estates & views was amazing. When we reached to summit we can see the Rakwana town nicely. We spent some time there & rushed back to aranya to attend to the ceremony. At 10.30 a.m Foundation Stone place for Pindapatha Shalawa. After attending ceremony we met Nayaka Thero & other senior Threos. We donate pirikara & other stuff for aranya.
We came back from there on 12.00 p.m. We had enough time & we planed to visit another important / historical places. So on the way we went to see Delgamuwa Raja Maha Viharaya & Diwaguha Raja Maha Viharaya
( Batathota Len Viharaya ) in Kuruwita.
After visiting there we return back to home around 8.00 p.m after completed another memorable trip with lot of amazing memories. Hope to come again with another trip report.