04 April 2009
Laggala to Pallegama
This is a stretch of road with spectacular beauty. This road marks the upper boundary of Knuckles Range and to reach here you have to go pass Matale on A9 and turn towards Raththota at Mandandawela.
The whole area is hilly and the climb starts after Raththota. Laggala is situated at a higher altitude and there will be a fair descend towards Pallegama. You will go pass beautiful Pitawalapathana area and towards Pallegama, you will see the merging of lower country and the hill country. There are some excellent hiking routes and mountain climbs in this area.
The same, Laggala- Pallegama road stretches to Wasgomuwa Nature Reserve and also any traveler can reach Polonnaruwa of North Central Province via Elahera. I will bring more details about Wasgomuwa Reserve and beautiful Elahera - Polonnaruwa Road via Angamedilla later.