Thursday, August 26, 2010


After so much of waiting my midterms finally came to an end. It hadn't occurred to me until recently, that once we start the semester we don't have much of a break. I dunno if it's a good thing, lots of work and little play makes Jack a dull boy.

Anyway, leaving all that a side I got a chance to take a short break and go to Bandarawela to take a look at a camp site we are planing to go to. On our way we passed, I would say one of the best sites you would ever come across in Sri Lanka, Haputale. I'm sure Kirigalpoththa would agree.

Haputale is located roughly 170Km from Colombo, the capital. The Climb is very famous among tourists because of the view. The road runs along a edge of many mountains showing travelers a spectacular view. Sadly this trip was made before I got my new camera. The pictures you see below were taken using "Kalu Kella".

The clods, the shadows it made, the green, was mesmerizing.

Mountains were covered with tea plantations, which made it even more mind blowing.

The sunlight that escaped through thick clouds and hit the mountains added wonderful patterns to the scene.

The gorgeous tree that I love, I still dunno why.

Hope you enjoyed the post.



  1. Lovely! I remember when we were journeying through those scenic roads in Haputhale everyone in the vehicle moves to the side of the vehicle where you can see the drop. It was such a fascinating view, all the way down to the southern parts of the island.

  2. that tree my friend. that tree.

    -Hugs it-

    p.s looks like a goood trip. :)

  3. Fantastic shots! And I agree with what you said about Haputale. You can actually catch clouds there.

    What is the camp site you are planing to go?..I'm just curious :)

  4. Wow! fantastic scenery and great post.

    you guys keep adding to my places to go list and im running out of paper :)

  5. Gran reportje amigo, me gusta.
    Un cordial saludo.

    José luis

  6. What a gorgeous area!! It looks like paradise!
    I'd love to see it in person someday. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow! Awesome post Me-shak!

    Yeah! Agree with silent moments. Even me running out of space for my list too :D

  8. Sachira :D
    I know man, one of the best there ever will be. I wonder how far you can see? Do you have any idea. The mist makes it really hard to figure out. Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate it man.

    GG :D
    I know. I'm highly fascinated by big ass trees. Bloody amazing how this one had taken shape. Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate it.

    K :D
    We are not going there any more. This was a cam site in Bandarawela, on the Walimada road. It's a amazing place. Really cheap and god food also. Some where close to St. Thomas' collage. I love tat post. Bloody wonderful isn't it?Thank you for your comments as all ways. I really appreciate it.

    SM :D
    We'll be adding more for sure. There is so much to see and we'll never get tired of it. Thank you so much for your comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to write them. Thank you.

    Jose :D
    Thank you Jose, it means a lot to hear that from you. I really appreciate your comments. Really. Thank you.

    Amaris :D
    Thank you Amaris. You should definitely come and see them. We'll love to have you over. Thank you for your comments as usual. I really appreciate it. Thank you.

    Anjana :D
    Thank you. It means a lot to hear that from you. Ha ha, we'll be adding more. When you come down on holiday we should all meet up and do a round tour. That will be super. Thank you for your comments as usual. I really appreciate it.


  9. I thought I would never hear about Kalu Kella again. :) Haputale is lovely.

  10. Some wonderful views, I agree the mountains do look similar to the Cook Island ones, quite rugged and jagged, so very beautiful with the mistiness, well worth the walk, your tree is attractive, pleasing in shape and form.

  11. Hey thanks bro, we should meet up. It will be wonderful …. Why don’t we do it soon? ;)

    FYI … I’m already in Sri Lanka and I think you might have noticed it from my recent posts ;) I’m really stuck in my home garden … lol

  12. HOOOOO! :D

    Brilliant pics dude, as always. Glad that I got to see these a bit earlier than the rest of the world! ;)

  13. Beautiful... love the tree too! :)

  14. Gallicissa :D
    I did not throw her away. She is there. Now I'm seriously considering of getting her fixed. Thank you.

    Glennis :D
    Thank you. I think like wise. Really beautiful. Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate it a lot.

    Anjana :D
    Yes, I have. We'll organize something. Soon.

    Chavie :D
    Thank you machan. I really appreciate your comments. The driving force for me, most of the time. I really appreciate it, and good to have you back!

    Angel :D
    Thank you. It means a lot to hear that form you. I really appreciate it! That makes three of us :D