If you are familiar with traveling or hiking, it is for sure that you have heard of the Kondagala peak, which is above the famous Loolkandura estate. Going through the background facts, Loolkandura is the place where the first tea … Continue reading Kondagala; the first hike of MHC for the hiking year 2017-18
Arangala, which is named after its shape which is similar to Arungal (අරුංගල් – traditional ear rings) is situated beside the A9 (Kandy – Jaffna) road at Naula. The highest among the three peaks is about 750m high. Me and … Continue reading A two man trek to Arangala
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Bathalegala or the Bible rock is the isolated rock which is similar to Sigiriya in shape which you can see very clearly from the Kadugannawa pass. It is about 800 meters in height and is a very popular destination for … Continue reading Bathalegala; the best view for the least effort.
First I would like to clear off a miss conception of people thinking this is the Hunnasgiriya you come across on the way to Mahiyanganaya. But ‘no’. This is a conical mountain that stands west of the Knuckles range with an altitude of about 1500 m and is one of the catchment areas of Amban ganga and Hulu ganga. There are two trails to reach the peak ; from Elkaduwa side and from Panwila side. As per information I collected, we decided to ascend from the Panwila side and back-route as Elkaduwa trail was said to be not very clear. … Continue reading Hunnasgiriya ; where my roots lie
This is actually a three day tour and it had a hike to Manigala in the day in middle. On day one, we (three males and two females) got onto a bus at about 11.30 a.m from Kandy to reach Dambulla. We reached Dambulla in about two hours time and had the lunch there. Then we took a Mahiyanganaya via Kalu ganga bus to reach Kalu ganga where we had a generous host. We (another female joined the company) spent the night there and took a private vehicle from Kalu ganga at about 7 O’clock in the morning (29th … Continue reading A one day hike to Manigala
As usual, the members of Mora Hiking club gathered in front of the University main gate at about 3:30 a.m. and took off to Hawagala on the bus we had hired. We reached Balangoda, had the breakfast there and headed to the University of Sabaragamuwa to collect our lunch packets. Then we came back towards Balangoda and took the road towards Udagalagama to reach the mountain. It was about 10 O’clock when we reached Udagalagama as we had to wait until the breakfast was prepared and wait some time to collect the lunch packets as well. We had to leave … Continue reading Hawagala ; A hike to remember…