06 March 2010

More from Dedugala Road


Today, I’m bringing you the remainder of the refreshing journey I went from Bulathkohupitiya to Dedugala.

As I mentioned in a few other posts, this stretch of 12 km has many surprises. A traveler will come across prominent waterfalls like Rukmal Ella and Rikilla Ella. Also, he will see many smaller unknown water cascades like this one.

One of the prominent sceneries along this road is the 3000 feet high Dulgale Mountain. The road will go pass many rubber estates as shown in the above picture.

In addition to above, the narrow winding road will take you through many interesting places like this cave.

More pictures uploaded here.

24 comments:

Tes said...

That winding road really looks interesting. And there are so many wonderful sights along the path! How cool is that!

betchai said...

oh, this road looks like highway to heaven, with the tree arches framing the path, beautiful!

Chavie said...

Beautiful collection of pictures K! :D I love those winding roads that go through rubber estates! :D

rainfield61 said...

I like to see the parade of those rubber trees.

Tes said...

Interesting winding road, and so many wonderful things to see along its path! Good capture! :)

I left a comment but it did not appear... hmm

Loshini said...

terraced green slopes + winding roads... very scenic

Kirigalpoththa said...

Tes,
Yep the winding roads are one of my favourites. I think there have been a slight delay in the first one and I posted both comments.

Betchai,
Highway to heaven - I like that. Yes you feel that when you travel on roads that lead you to high mountains :)

Chavie,
Yes, it is vey cool o walk through rubber estates. Infact,we get many in Kalutara district than here.

Rainfield,
Think we both have similar intrests :)

Loshini,
yep winding roads are great :D

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

Trädgårdsmakare Hillevissan said...

Hello!
I've spent sometime here, for he first time. Beautiful photos of a very special part of the world, I can understand your concern for your nature and not wanting hordes of turists destroying it in ignorence. Such a pity that not everone can be gentle and humble in Mother Natures presence...
Thank you, and I added myself to your list:-)

Greetings from Sweden, Europe, have a lovely weekend! Hillevissan.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I loved your slide show, K.... What a great hike. I love that little narrow road, the mountain peaks and that waterfall. Amazing.

Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

George said...

This looks like it is a most beautiful road to travel. I like the way it winds around the mountain and through the rubber plantations. No wonder it is a favorite journey of yours.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Beautiful area - each angle of your journey. Thank you for sharing. It's lovely...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hillevissan,
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments! Glad you like my blog and thanks for your ideas on protecting nature! Saw your beautiful blog too.
Greetings from the magical island of Sri Lanka! :D

Betsy,
It is a great area for hiking and glad you like the pictures!

George,
Yes I never thought I would see so many beautiful places when I started the journey. It really had lot of surprises!

Amaris,
You are most welcome and thanks a lot for your comments!

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!!

Me-shak said...

I love the angle of this photo. And the trees have fashioned themselves according to the shape of the road. Super work K.

Cheers =D

Linnea W said...

How pretty!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Me-Shak,
I think it is partly due to the neatly planted rubber trees. Thanks :)

Linnea,
Thanks a lot :)

Tammie Lee said...

there is something wonderful about photos of roads, especially when lined with trees.

lohang said...

absolutely fascinating. i've been to Dedugala many years ago and these pics tempt me to go again. it is not that far from where i live (kegalle- bulathkohupitiya road) it's a shame that we, the "local" people don't travel that much in these parts. thanks for posting.

p.s i love your blog. one of my top favorites theses days though i haven't posted any comment before. cheers!

nadia said...

Great shots! Absolutely breathtaking.

NicoleB said...

Lovely lush green road!
I so would love to travel your part of the world for a few weeks!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Tammie,
Yes, one of my favourite past time is taking photos of roads :D
Thanks for your comments!

Lohan,
Thanks for dropping by!
You live in such a great area. Next time I'm on that way I'll let you know :) BTW how far are you from Bathalegala / Bible rock?
Glad you like my blog.:) I saw your website and it is really cool!

Nadia,
You have an amazing website. Thanks for dropping by :D

Nicole,
Why not plan it now? :) May be you'll stay more than few weeks!
Thanks a lot for your comment as always!!

Ann said...

before I read your commentary, i wanted to ask if they were rubber trees. Then you told me. They look like the tree in Malaysia.

Is Sri Lanka still tapping the trees. Rubber fetched a high price now.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Ann,
Yes they are rubber trees and rubber cultivation still going on here. Looks like you know a lot about rubber! :)
There were quite a lot of issues sometime back due to global price reductions resulted by complimentary products and other reasons.
But now the market is good for natural rubber and I too heard rubber cultivators are getting a good price.
Infact I went to a small scale rubber estate and went through the entire process of making latex sometime back in Maragoda, south of Sri Lanka.
Thanks a lot for your comments!

Eden said...

What a beautiful place. Love the subtle greenery in the surroundings. Love to take a walk there someday :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

You'll like a walk there for sure..Thanks Eden! :)