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|Year and Month||February, 2014 (21st)|
|Number of Days||Three Day Trip|
|Crew||3 (between 30-33 years of age)|
|Activities||To worship Sri-Pada, Wildlife, Photography, Nature Sceneries|
|Weather||Excellent – little rain for 10 mins|
|Route||Colombo -> Kuruwita -> Erathna -> Adewikanda -> Idikatupana -> Haramitipana -> Summit -> Nallathanni -> Hatton -> Colombo|
|Tips, Notes and Special remark||
|Related Resources||Trail Guide: Kuruwita Erathna Trail to Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak)|
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We are a group of 3 people decided to go and worship Sri-Pada via Kuruwita-Erathna road as we have already been there via Rathnapura-Palabaddala route and Hatton-Nallathanni route.
We started the journey from Petta CTB stand around 2PM on 21st Friday, 2014. There was a Rathnapura bus and we took it to go to Kuruwita. It was around 4.30 when we got down from kuruwita. Our aim was to go up to Erathna and stay there. However after getting down at Kuruwita, we were lucky to catch the last bus that goes up to Adewikanda which is the last point that public transport is available during Sri Pada season. We got meals for the night and bread for the following day morning. Around 5.10PM the bus started from Kuruwita to go up to Adewikanda. If we got down from Erathna, there are few kms that we have to walk or go by a taxi to get Adewikanda. Around 6.30PM we got down from Adewikanda and we stayed the night there. Our main objective was not to climb fast but to walk as normal and see the nature as well. That is why we didn’t start it at night.
The following day we visited Mahamevna Asapuwa for religious activities at Adewikanda and started the journey afterwards
Before warnagala resting place, there is a large rock bed with a water stream on the right side of the way (not more than 100m from the path) and it is very beautiful to see and also a good place to rest a little while.
We were planning to get down via Hatton route but there was a massive crowed who had blocked the way down. Therefore we decided to climb down via the Rathnapura route till we get the cross road that links both Rathnapura and Hatton routes together. It was a good idea and we could reach to “Idikatupana” without any problem.
At Gangulethenna we had breakfast and around 11 AM we could reach to Nallathanniya where we got a bus to Hatton.
We saw lots of people are not aware of how valuable the nature is and polythene is everywhere. It’s less on Kuruwita route because the amount that tackles that way is less compared to Hatton route. Another important fact we noticed is that, there are certain procedure followed by the owners of the boutiques on Erathna route such as they don’t sell cigarettes and having price list so that people can see the prices of each item they sell.
We had walked 24kms in 28 hours. If it is the kuruwita trail, it’s much better not to hurry because it makes us tired soon as well as we won’t be able to see the nature and surrounding. Finally we want to thank all Lakdasun members and especially the trail details published. (http://www.lakdasun.org/trails/trail-18-kuruwita-erathna-trail-to-adams-peak-sripada.htm). It was a great journey at last and having long lasting memories. You may see the video here too. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkVOP3Iz1_U& ). Thank you.