16 August 2009

Summit Point


The train journey to Badulla from Colombo is one of the best rides to enjoy the beauty of Sri Lanka. I mentioned some of the interesting trivia of this trip, in one of my earlier posts.

The train takes you up to about 6200 feet above sea level till Pattipola and then start to descend slowly towards Badulla. The highest point which is known as 'summit point' lies close to Pattipola Station.

The above picture was taken just before the train passes this summit level.

27 comments:

Angel.Pearls said...

Great shot//Eva

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Eva!

James said...

That is a really nice picture, especially when enlarged. I like the curve of the train and the people that can be seen.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

oh my goodness, I would love to take this train ride!!

Sunny said...
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Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shot, Eva! I would love to be on that train, too! Always love the trains!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Kirigalpoththa said...

James,
The sceneries here are awesome so, all commuters would be either close to a window or a door. The view is very nice when the train takes a bend :)

Jan,
You'll surely love it..Train takes a long time to pass this area as the steep climb but that makes it more interesting.

Sunny,
Oh yes..I used to live close to the main railway track when i was small, and I was quite fascinated with the locomotives. One of my best train experience was the climb to Mount Snowdon. That was a real train journey!

Sylvia,
I too love trains but none better than the steam engine :)
Have a great week!

Thanks all for your comments!

Chavie said...

that's a wonderful pic K! I just love mountain forests!! :)

Gadgetgirl said...

Now I love that! =D

Harumi said...

What a lot of greenery surrounding our centuries old steam train.. =D Classic shot K!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
Yep, I too like those unique vegetation in high mountains.. The train is passing just that at this point :)
Thanks for your comments!

Gadgetgirl,
Thanks a lot for your comments!

Harumi,
Yep the railway track goes thro' the greenest areas of SL..
I didnot see the viceroy special - the steam train for sometime..Hope it is still operational.
Thanks a lot for your comments!

rainfield61 said...

You have taken your best chance and timing for the shot.

Michelle Johnson said...

Nice shot. Is this the train that you see the waterfall(post below this one) from? Hope all is well this today.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rainfield,
I agree. Timing was quite good :)

Michelle,
Yes. It is the same train. :)

Thanks both of you for comments and have a great day!

Denise said...

Hi Eva, what a lovely train ride that would be and this is a beautiful photo. My husband many, many years ago had the good fortune of visiting your country while he was in the navy. He said it was one of the most beautiful places he had ever visited and remember how much I enjoyed him retelling his experiences when he got back home.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Denise,
Glad your husband had a good time in Sri Lanka. Next time you also make a visit here :)
Thanks for your comments!
Best wishes
K

Sunny said...

As a child in England, we used the train a great deal, I loved the sound and motion. Your wonderful photo brought back pleasant memories.
Sunny :)

Sorry this is a reposted comment, it was deleted in error.

George said...

This sounds like a wonderful trip to take, especially since we could also see the waterfall below.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sunny,
No problem. Thanks for your comments!

George,
Yes, St. Clair waterfall is one of the main sights during this ride :)
Thanks for your comments!

Gallicissa said...

That looks a rich forest patch. Thanks for sharing.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Gallicissa,
You are welcome. It is the best of the best of Hill country forest reserves as per my understanding :)
Thanks for your comments!

Icy BC said...

This must be a very beautiful, and enjoying train ride, since you can see the scenery on both sides. What a great photo!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Icy BC,
Thanks a lot for your comments! Yes you can view sceney on both sides. There is a place called Idalgashinna about two stations from this place. It is situated in a cliff where you can see both sides below. The scenery is amazing I will update them soon :)

Glennis said...

I love train journeys, and would like to join this trip. great photo.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Glennis,
Thanks for your comments :)

SloganMurugan said...

I want to ride that train!

Kirigalpoththa said...

SloganMurugan,

You would surely love this train ride :)