18 July 2016

Enchanting Forest

This is another photo from the cloud forest of Sri Pada reserve. Isn't it magical to wander in these forests?

07 July 2016

Crying Demon

This 60m waterfall is situated above Sama Chetiya (Peace pagoda) of Nallathanni Sri Pada route. The name of the falls is 'Yaka Handu Ella'. It translated to 'waterfall of the crying demon'. I have no idea how it got its name.

I took a photo of the same falls sometime back from the top of Adam's peak.

03 July 2016

Cloud Forest

Cloud forests are generally found in tropical mountainous areas. The main characteristic is that there is a low cloud layer. The mist gives an enchanted look to the forest. Cloud forests are quite rare and found in very few places in the world. Luckily, we find cloud forests in most of the montane rain forests in Sri Lanka.

Above picture was taken inside a cloud forest somewhere in Sri Pada range.

26 June 2016

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 June this year, which had one of the highest level of rainfall, compared to last few years. The result is so many waterefalls that you would not see on other times.

I saw this anonymous quintuplet on the way to Sri pada just after this bend.

22 June 2016

Makara Thorana to Sama Vihara

This is the path from Makara Thorana to Sama Chethiya on the way to Sri Pada peak (Nallathanni Route). When you take the bend, you will see four more water falls.