17 February 2009
Pattipola Station to Farr Inn
Night mail train from Colombo to Badulla reaches Pattipola Station very early in the morning. Pattipola is the railway station, which is located at the highest point from sea level in Sri Lanka. Once I walked from there to Farr Inn at Horton Plains. It was very refreshing especially early in the morning.
The road is beautiful throughout and the magnificent panaromic view of Nuwara-Eliya side will not make you feel tired during the steep climb.
At top of the plain, the scenery will be even more charming. You will not find many souls other than occasional sambhur deer who comes out of the thick forest into the plain.