02 September 2009

Ambewela


Ambewela is a very picturesque area in the hill country and you reach here on the way to Horton Plains just before Pattipola. It is situated 6000 feet above the sea level and the temperature is always around 15ºC through out the year.

The climatic conditions are ideal for rich grasslands and to raise dairy cattle with high yield of milk production, therefore this area is popular for dairy farming. In addition the same area is popular for tea plantation and vegetable cultivation.

Above picture was taken from the train while passing Ambewela area.

20 comments:

George said...

This is a wonderful picture, especially since it was taken from a moving train. I like the mist over the mountain in the background.

rainfield61 said...

15ºC, what a good temperature. It is so nice for any activity.

Chavie said...

breathtaking... but sad when I remember that the pastures and estates at Ambewela are eating into the precious mountain forests of the Hakgala reserve...

Kirigalpoththa said...

George,
One of my favourite is the mountains covered with mist. There are plenty of such sceneries here!

Rainfield,
Yep its cool temperature in a very cooool place!

Chavie,
Yep, need a balance of both - human activities and the nature..Two things that do not go quite well together.

Thanks all for your comments!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture from the train, K. 6000 feet above sea level, huh???? Wow--that's pretty high up there and it looks pretty cold. I'd love it since I love cold weather.

Looks like a gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Michelle Johnson said...

what a great picture and from a moving train no less. you captured the mist playing in the distance really well. i just have one question where's the cattle? just kidding. have a wonderful day.

James said...

'Suburb camera work,' right back at you! I knew I liked you from the first sentence in your description, 'I'm addicted to camping and hiking.' I feel, as I'm sure you do, it's just an honor to have a camera in my hand and be able to catch a bit of that feeling in an image! I look forward to keeping up with your experiences, there on the other side of the world!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Betsy,
This is one of the highest area in Sri Lanka. The climate is very close to a country in the temperate zone. Infact there is a place called New Zealand Farm where the area resembles to grassland of New Zealand.

Michelle,
Good question. The cattle graze in an area bit further away. I could not capture them from the train but surely I'll show you one soon :)

Hi James,
Atleast my addiction is not a bad one :)
i'll surely follow you via your blog from this side of the world :) - you have some great photos in your site!

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!!!

Dave Coulter said...

Lovely shot....

betchai said...

very peaceful, an inspiring place to sped time.

Harumi said...

That's a cool capture, esp. from a moving train! Hope to see some cattle too the next time. =D

Thanks a lot for sharing these interesting facts about Ambewela. Didn't know this place was set at an altitude 4 times higher than ours. It sure sounds like an amazing place.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Dave,
Thanks for the comments!

Betchai,
Yep, and it is an exciting area for camping too!

Harumi,
You are welcome! I'll have to wait till my next visit to capture cattle..but won'y be too long :)

clo said...

hello...:)
in large size this shot is fantastic...
you have a wonderful nature around you...
every time i'm so happy to see your island ...
thanks...
have a good weekend...:o)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Clo,
Thanks for your comments! A lot to learn about photography - I understand that when i see your exceptional photos :)
Have a great wkend !!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Karen,
Thanks a lot for your comments!

eileeninmd said...

What a great photo! Hard to believe it was from a train! I love foggy scenes.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Eileeninmd,
I too love the mist a lot! It was taken from a slow moving train :)

Anonymous said...

Nice photo, but I think it's not Ambewala. It is actually Great Western, Talawakelle.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Anon,
I think I have to go through the photos again. Thanks for pointing it out.