Horton Plains

  Route 01

Colombo -> Awissawella -> Dehiowita -> Karawanella -> Kitulgala -> Ginigathhena -> Hatton -> Thalawakele -> Nanu-Oya -> Ambewela -> Pattipola -> Pattipola Entrance – Horton Plains National Park (approximately 200km)

Route 02 

Bandarawela -> Boralanda (Via Hputale or Diyathalawa) -> Ohiya [13km] -> Ohiya Entrance [5km] -> Horton Plains National Park Visitor Center

 

  • All campsites are located within around 500ms from the Horton Plains Wildlife Centre and all sites consist of a permanent toilet (squatting) and garbage disposal facilities.
  • No plastics or polythene is allowed within the park, the officers at the gate would check your bags occasionally but are not that strict, in any case if you bring any plastics please make sure to dispose them accordingly at the garbage pit at the site, don’t leave them scattered in the campsite.
  • Nights in Horton Plains will get really cold, so make sure that you take enough warm clothes including socks and warm gloves if possible.
  • You are not allowed to make campfires, but the officers would not come to check on it at night but it its advised to take a gas-cooker or Stove as it is harder to make fires with the constant mist and rain.
  • Don’t shout and sing very loudly disturbing the peacefulness. When we camped there was another group who were singing very loudly disturbing visitors and were evacuated by the Wildlife Officials.
  • Don't do any harmful things to the nature.

Booking procedure-

1.You can log in to Department of wildlife conservation Sri Lanaka web site and do the reservations. Click here->  Reservations 

2. Department of Wildlife Conservation 811A,Jayanthipura,Battaramulla. Sri Lanka. Tel No : 0094-112-888585Fax     : 0094-112-883355  Email : dg@dwc.gov.lk

 

Namunukula

Route 01 - Colombo->Malabe->Avissawella->Ratnapua->Badulla->3rd mile post on Passara-Badulla road -> Deyangalla division of Glenalpin estate -> Namunukula peak

Route 02 -Colombo->Badulla by Train. -> 3rd mile post on Passara-Badulla road -> Deyangalla division of Glenalpin estate -> Namunukula peak

 

  • There are several pathways, going from the 3rd mile post is the easiest way.
  • Carry at least one bottle of water per person. During dry season there are no water sources after the tea estate. The well found at the camping site is not good for drinking purpose.
  • No/less leech attacks during dry season.
  • It is freezing cold on the top at night with continuous wind. Be ready with your clothes and blankets.

Bambarakanda falls

Route 01 - Colombo -> Ratnapura -> Balangoda -> Kalupahana (left turn from Colombo – Badulla highway [A4] at Kalupahana, between 172nd and 173rd km post & Drive 5km) -> Bambarakanda

Roiute 02- Colombo fort to Ohiya then -> Udaveriya Estate-> Devil’s Staircase by foot (4*4 Jeep track)

  • Be prepared to face any weather conditions. In these parts the weather can change very quickly from bright sunshine to extreme mist
  • Some leech protection will be needed as the leeches may occasionally bother you.
  • Be extra cautious when you walk along the pine plots as the dry pine needles can be dead slippery
  • Some energy boosting stuffs would be needed as the journey uphill is a bit tiring.

Chariot Path

Route: Colombo->Pussallawa (Gampola - Nuwaraeliya road) -> Delta Estate -> Perettasi (Frotoft Estate) -> Chariot Path

The barren land here is believed to be the route along which king Ravana took princess Seetha from his capital city Lankapura to Ashoka Vatika, to show her the beauty of his kingdom which was a paradise on earth. To date no vegetation grows on this passage except grass.

  • Be prepared to face any weather conditions. In these parts the weather can change very quickly from bright sunshine to extreme mist
  • It is freezing cold on the top at night with continuous wind. Be ready with your clothes and blankets.

Kalpitiya

 

 Route-

Colombo -> Palavi -> Kurinchanpitiya -> Kudawa-> Kalpitiya.

Exploring the wilds was always our thing, we had the wonderful experience of camping on a mountain, so now we thought of getting our feet wet; the beach. Our country is blessed with beautiful beaches, so after much thought we chose Kalpitiya, the beautiful peninsula in the Puttlam district as our destination.

Kalpitiya is located in Puttalam district, North Western province of Sri Lanka. It is known for its serene beauty. It consists of 14 islands. It has a total area of 16.73 km. The people of Kalpitiya are mostly fishermen. It is now developing as an attractive tourist destination.

Wangedigala

Route-

Colombo -> Halpe -> Brampton Division -> Halpe -> Colombo

This is a mountain range situated close to Kalupahana and facing the Badulla A4 road.The mountain trail will be within a forest area and more grassland covered environment until high elevations are reached. Hiking along the path the whole area can be seen beside the mountain range and Bambarakanda falls also can be seen from a different angle.After hiking along the grasslands the pines forest area is reached and the summit of Wangedigala can be reached. Hiking within the rocky stones within a slight forest area the summit of Wangedigala can be reached. The whole area of Kalupahana and distant areas of the province and Horton Plains can be seen from this area. Having a resting time after the hike the trail along the Wangedigala mountain range can be reached. The distant Bambarakanda falls can be seen clearly.

Camp site 01

On top of the Namunukula Mountain
Bambarakanda falls
Chariot path
Wangedigala