28 June 2010

Power Station

This scenery was captured between this point and this point.

You can also see Laxapana hydro power station below.


Frieda said...

that's an impressive landscape. Your country looks truly beautiful!

Dominic Sansoni said...

Driving down into and through that valley is one of the loveliest roads I know. A walk through the hills in the distance must be magnificent.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much for your comments!

Kirigalpoththa said...


Yes, I agree with you. This area and beyond is Kelani Valley, a wonderful area for hiking.

Further down the road you will see beautiful Saptha Kanya range on to your right. (Also the same road will lead you to beautiful Maussakelle area.)

The road up to mile post zero is incredibly beautiful with sceneries like this one. In fact that road goes much closer to the mountains (Kiripanagala or Kabaragala belongs to the same range of Saptha Kanya) shown in the picture.

Anyway my photos will never be a match to your most impressive photos taken recently :)

Thanks a lot for your comments.

rainfield61 said...

To hike up the mountain and have such a view is always a delight.

Amila Kanchana said...

Whooa! A taste of paradise!

Anjana Gunawardena said...

Great capture K!

That’s one tiny power plant ha? =D

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Great shot, K...... Isn't it fun to hike WAY up on a high mountain??? You got some fabulous pictures.

Janith said...

The valley with the power plant sitting in the middle! Beautiful stuff K! :D Love the mountains in the distance.

NicoleB, Egypt said...

What a weird place to put a power plantation. But I guess that's a good spot, logically thinking :D
That valley looks amazing to me.

George said...

This is a beautiful mountain scene. It reminds me of some of the power-generating dams in our Smoky Mountains, but your mountains seem to be much higher.

Offthebeatentrack said...

Lovely, I really need to spend some quality time in that area...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, it is a treat to see such sceneries after a hike.

This part is really a paradise.

Tiny from far but, this is a medium size hydro power plant with a capacity about 50MW.

Yep, I think you know that better than me :)

Yes those mountains are lovely.

It is an ideal place for a hydro power plant with good water supply throughout the year.

I have not heard much about hydro power in US other than gigantic Hoover Dam of River Colorado, but I’m sure power-generating dams in Smoky Mountains must be bigger than the one here.

Just make a trip that way and a quality time is assured :)

Thanks all for your lovely comments

Magerata said...

Hi KP, you have done it again! I have marked down the 0 mile post. It will certainly be a point to visit!

Emma said...

wow what a landscape! mabye one day i will get to see sri lanka for myself :)

Jane said...

Wow, what a wonderful view!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, that is a very interesting point - it is on normal Sri Pada route via Norton Bridge/Maskeilya.

Hope you will be able to do that :)

Thanks a lot :)

Harshi said...

Beautiful scenery! Air pollution might be next to nil with all this greenery around here.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, you can feel it when you breath this air. So fresh!

Loshini said...

A power station nestled in greenery. What a contradiction. Love the scenery :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much for your comments :)

Sankara Subramanian said...

Heavenly landscape. I am sure the landscape will get greener and denser with the monsoons hitting SL in full force.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, usually during monsoon period, landscape gets greener in most part of Sri Lanka. This particular area is in the Kelani River Valley which has water 365 days. So whether raining or not this area looks always the same..green as ever :)
Thanks very much for your comments.