Off Season Sri pada season is from December to April each year. Any other period is off season and not many people go there. The weather is not suitable and temple at the top of the mountain is closed and open for few hours during full moon poya days only.Yet, travelling during off season has other virtues. This picture was taken in ...

Kaluwara and Kalumediriya I have a few Kaluwara (Ebony - Diospyros ebenum) trees in my garden. The timber is jet black and one of the hardest. These plants are now available at many places in Sri Lanka.I am still looking for a rare tree called Kalumediriya (Calamander or Coromandel - Diospyros quaesita). The tree seem to be very similar to Kaluwara. It is ...

Garden After 5 Years This is my home garden.The top picture was taken in 2011 when we first did the landscaping. Second picture is taken a few days ago.See the difference that it has done over the 5 years. There are 31 trees planted in my 15 perch land (around 500 sq.m) including Ebony, Satinwood, Hora, Mango and Kumbuk.In another 5 years, it should look like Sinharaja Forest

Lakegala This is a super destination for hikers. Lakegala is situated in Knuckles Mountain Range close to a very remote village called Meemure. The above picture was taken from that village. As per the legend, Ravana, a mythological king of Sri Lanka used this mountain as a landing strip for his aircraft.Once I tried this with a bunch of friends but ...

Lakegala This is a super destination for hikers. Lakegala is situated in Knuckles Mountain Range close to a very remote village called Meemure. The above picture was taken from that village. As per the legend, Ravana, a mythical king of Sri Lanka used this mountain as a landing strip for his aircraft.Once I tried this with a bunch of friends but ...

Norochcholai This photo was taken near Norochcholai close to Puttalam Town (Pass Mundal Lagoon) Norochcholai is a fishing village. Also this area is close to famous dolphin watching sea area around Kalpitiya. Norochcholai is just three hour drive from Colombo.

Norochcholai This photo was taken near Norochcholai close to Puttalam Town (Pass Mundal Lagoon) Norochcholai is a fishing village. Also this area is close to Kalpitiya which is famous for dolphin and whale watching. Norochcholai is just three hour drive from Colombo.

Poonagala This picture of Poonagala hills was taken from Wellawaya. I love Wellawaya because of this scenery.Poonagala hills are famous for its viewing points such as Lipton Seat, Millennium Point and Pilkington’s Point. Also Diyaluma falls form from the streams flowing from these hills.

Poonagala This picture of Poonagala hills was taken from Wellawaya. I love Wellawaya because of this scenery.Poonagala hills are famous for its viewing points such as Lipton Seat, Millennium Point and Pilkington’s Point. Also Diyaluma falls form from the streams flowing from these hills.

Towards Diyathalawa You will go through this Pinus forest, if you travel from Haputhale to Diyathalawa. Haputhale, Diyathalawa and Bandarawela known for their cool and less humid climates, quite close to temperate zones in the world.This stretch of forest is about 3-4 km. More pictures of this beautiful area is shown here.

Towards Diyathalawa I went thru' this forest, while travelling from Haputhale to Diyathalawa. Haputhale, Diyathalawa and Bandarawela known for cool and less humid climates, quite close to temperate zones in the world.This stretch of forest is about 3-4 km. More pictures of this beautiful area is shown here.

Wellawaya Wellawaya is a town in Monaragala District, with access roads to Arugam Bay, Thissamaharama, Haputhale and Ella. A2 main road, which starts from Colombo, ends at Wellawaya, after passing the entire southern coastal belt. A4 road to Batticaloa also goes pass Wellawaya.It is a beautiful place as you can see the mountains of Haputhale and Ella from there. I posted ...

Wellawaya Wellawaya is a town in Monaragala District, with access roads to Monaragala, Thissamaharama, Haputhale and Ella. A2 main road, which starts from Colombo, ends at Wellawaya, after passing the entire southern coastal belt. A4 road to Batticaloa also goes pass Wellawaya.It is a beautiful place as you can see the mountains of Haputhale and Ella from there. I posted about ...

More Unusual Guests I met this unusual guest recently. The photo came from a mobile phone as I was not ready for him. I have seen a few porcupines but this one was quite big. Hope someone can identify the exact specie.

More Unusual Guests I met this unusual guest recently. The photo came from a mobile phone as I was not ready for him. I have seen a few porcupines but this one was quite big. Hope someone can identify the exact specie.The specie was identified as Indian Crested Porcupine (Hystrix indica), thanks to Bushana.

Peeli Hatha ‘Peeli hatha’ means seven springs of water. I saw only one spring of water but the rocky ledge would create seven of them during rainy season. Above place was found about one kilometer from this tree.It was a nice pool of water but I was disappointed to witness this mess in the vicinity.

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