20 August 2010


There are many routes to enter Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. A7 road via Ginigathhena Pass is one of them. This particular picture was taken at Ginigathhena.


Amaris in Wonderland said...


It's SO green... The flora is lovely.

Frieda said...

You show us another beautiful place! Your pictures make me want to travel... :-)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous picture, K.... I say this alot---but everything is just o GREEN there...

Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

There are truly an infinite amount of paths to reach the top of the mountain. We each take a unique route in a special quest to feel high and on top of the world.

George said...

This is a wonderful scene. I like the lush green foreground and the mountains reaching to the clouds in the background. Very beautiful.

Wikeds said...

I remember passing through Ginigathhena quite a few times on the way to Nuwaraeliya. Yeah, its a picturesque town. Brings back good memories...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Glad you like it :)

Yes, that is the whole idea :D
Why not make a trip one day.

That is something we can be proud of to this date. We still have lot of greenery in this country.

Natural Moments,
Can't agree more on that Bern! You are very correct.

Tea estates are always provide lush greenery. Thanks a lot!

Yes, most of the entrances to Central highlands like Ginigathhena, Balana, Haputhale, Balakaduwa are very scenic places.

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

rainfield61 said...

You have to travel through a tea plantation.

Am I right?

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

the landscape looks so peaceful, but is it politically?

Me-shak said...

The A5 is a lovely road. Super pictures as all ways. Wasn't it raining there?

Penny Says said...

TEA..pure tea...somehow manages to bring out the flavor of our culture...:))lovely...:)))

deborah matlack said...


silent moments said...

Very relaxing...I'm seeing why green never goes out of fashion :)

Naquillity said...

the views are wonderful at your part of the world. simply beautiful. hope you're having a great weekend.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yep you are correct. In this area you will see estate after estate of tea plantation.

For me, the life in Sri Lanka has never been more peaceful than this :)

This was taken a week back. It was raining but just 'po-the-ring' :)

Yep it was brought over by the British, but now become our culture :)

Thanks a lot :)

Silent Moments,
It is an evergreen fashion :)

Thanks a lot for your comments.

Μαριανα said...

Green and dampness. I like it so much!

Are there big insects? This would be a problem for me as I am afraid of them. :)

Amila Kanchana said...


Rajesh said...

Wonderful sight. Very refreshing.

Kirigalpoththa said...

There are insects here but not big ones. You will find a few ants, moths and mosquitoes. That is all about it :)

Yep, it is heaven :)

Glad you like it.

Thanks all for your comments.

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Such lovely green! The tea estates look awesome

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot Sankara! :)

Harshi said...

I've had tea as long as I could remember but I've yet to see a tea tree up close. Well.. I've only seen tea estates from a distant. =D

Awesome photo with another beautiful hue of green.

Kirigalpoththa said...

No tea in Kandy? I'm sure there are..well perhaps not in the town but further away from the city. Thanks for your comments.

Tammie Lee said...

lush green is so lovely~

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Tammie :D