11 January 2010


This interesting creeper was found in the middle of the trail to Mulawella. These types of creepers are in abundance in this primeval forest.

More interesting things were in store in this trail, all the way up to the mountain.


Sankara Subramanian said...

Very nice...a thicker one would make a great hammock...

the thinner ones can be used to swing from one tree to the other like Tarzan...:-)

clo said...

dancing roots....beautiful...:o)

Janith said...

I know this place and i took a photo also. yeah it is amazing. there are nice views from top of mulawella. isn't it?

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Neat-O. :)

Great pic!!

Chavie said...

Beautiful K! :) Truly a wonderful creation of nature!

Whacko said...

ela! need to go to sinharajah.. can u include some info about how to get there etc.will be very helpful!

rainfield61 said...

Wow!! I have not seen one in my jungle.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Good picture, K.... And that looks like the perfect name, CREEPERS...

eileeninmd said...

Neat looking creeper. The name is fitting! Great shot!

Tammie Lee said...

very cool looking creeper!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

What an amazing tree indeed! Just beautiful!!

Rajasthani Turbans

Kirigalpoththa said...

Oh yes, the thicker one will be ideal for a hammock :)

Yep, they sure can dance!

Glad you have passed thro' this place. The view from Mulawella is amazing. I'm attaching the full set of pictures with my next post. :)

Thanks a lot :)

Yep, the nature does these thing best!

I have included some vague description in one of my earlier posts. The closest route from Colombo is Kalawana via Mathugama. From Kalawana take the route to Weddagala. From Weddagala pick the route to Kudawa village. You have to travel about 6k from Weddagala to reach Kudawa village and the forestry office of Sinharaja. You will definitely need a vehicle with good ground clearance to pass this 6 km stretch. To enter Sinharaja and reach any of the destinations, you need a guide. This is a rule set by the Forestry Department.

But now you see it :)

Yes, it is creepy ;)

J Bar,

Thanks a lot :)

Thanks :)

Yep it is an amazing creeper!

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!!!

George said...

This is absolutely amazing.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot for your comment!

Harshi said...

That's one creepy creeper. Prolly it was a prehistoric snare laid to capture a mammoth or a T-Rex! lol

Kirigalpoththa said...

Creepy Creeper - I like that..Yes it is very creepy.. Could be a snare for an elephant :D