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|Year and Month||April, 2014|
|Number of Days||One Day Trip|
|Crew||4(between 17-35 years of age)|
|Transport||Micro sports double cab up to Uda-delwala thereafter by foot|
|Activities||Waterfall hunting, Hiking, Wildlife|
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We started from Nivithigala around 9am in the morning. The crew was three and we used a micro sports double cab..
The drive to Delwala was quite effortless. To get to Delwala one has to turn from Kalawana road at Pabotuwa to Uda-Delwala road. From Delwala to Udadelwala road condition not too bad and can be managed by a car with some ground clearance.
After reaching Uda-delwala, there is a gravel road to right as one pass the temple of Uda-delwala. This road can only be managed by a 4wd vehicle or by a three wheeler. Otherwise one has to walk 1 km to reach the starting point of the hike. We were lucky as one boy volunteered to guide us. Otherwise we might have spent hours looking for the waterfall as some places path was not clear.
After reaching the 1st fall we started to climb. But the stretch from 1st fall to 2nd fall is strenuous. We had to use all four of our limbs in some instances. It took us 45 mins to reach the 2nd fall. On the way to 2nd fall we reached the top of 1st fall.
It was very disheartening to see the destruction brought by “walla patta” fiasco to this virgin rain forest adjoining Sinharaja.
We had to finish our journey of climbing from 2nd fall as time was not permitting. We hope to cover the remaining 5 falls on next time, probably with one night stay in the forest.