24 November 2010

Mini World's End

‘World’s End’ in Sri Lanka usually means a high precipice. The one at Horton Plains is the more famous one. In addition there are many mini world’s ends in most parts of the Central Highlands.

Usually these places get misty very easily and sometimes you may not see anything other than the white clouds over the edge. To me the real feeling of world’s end is when it is full of mist. But many people like to see it on a clear day. So you can see the spectacular scenery below and over.

This picture was taken at the mini world’s end of Pitawalapathana. You can get to that rocky ledge and witness an incredible view of Knuckles Range and beyond.

To see more scenic images, explore this wonderful site - Scenic Sunday.


Janith said...

That's really a breathtaking pic K, with the green carpet of the forest below and misty mountains all around. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes,below you see endless forest belongs to Knuckles Range.
Thanks for the comments.

rainfield61 said...

Yes, we must be very careful, otherwise it is then the end of the world.

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful and peaceful place. If that precipice was here there would be people climbing all over it.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Gorgeous view!!

The mist framing the top is captivating. The field in the center, below really accentuates the trees surrounding it - and enables us to see just how high that precipice is!

Indrani said...

Slightly scary, you have taken a wonderful shot. :)

Μαριανα said...

I like your title "mini end". Seems a really beautiful mini end...
Cheers from mediterranean :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

I think you picked the most appropriate reason to name it as world's end :D

Good point. I think for some reason we do not find rock climbing or abseiling in Sri Lanka that much, although there are plenty of places to do so. May be due to the element of risk involved with those sports.

Yes, this precipice is easily over 1000 feet. I too loved the field in the middle and the dense forest around it.

Yes, the place is not for the Acrophobia sufferers for sure. :)
But you can get to the ledge fairly easily and safely and take some stunning pictures.

It is not a mini end but a massive fall if you jump over it :)

Thanks all for your comments.

George said...

I can understand why this is considered a "World's End". Standing there on a misty day must be an incredible experience, but I'm glad you've shown some of the forest and and the mountain in the background.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wow---I'd love to sit on that rocky ledge and just enjoy the beauty all around me... What a fabulous picture. We saw some fog/mist in the mountains here just like that.

Magerata said...

Places like these will drive rock climbers insane. I have witnessed some climbing the face of El Capitan The last record was 2 hour 36 minutes and 45 seconds to climb a vertical like your photo, which is 2900 foot drop. El Cap is 7569 feet tall from sea level.
Thank you for the wonderful photo.

Anjana Gunawardena said...

Wow breathtaking!

This is the same place that we heard the sad news few days ago?

Is that a cricket ground? ohh!! I would love to go and see a match from up there =D

Hoot-a-Toot said...

As usual, a beautiful photo. I've been to this place!

joco said...

That is high alright. Scary :-)
Happy THANKSGIVING to you and thanks for being a cyber friend.

Harshi said...

Wow.. that's a breathtaking + spine chilling sight! World's ends are truly nature's marvels.

Tammie Lee said...

such beauty, thank you for sharing this with us.

Frieda said...

That's a beautiful picture of a beautiful place. You captured it very well...

Kirigalpoththa said...

I will try my best to show the same view on a misty day too :D

'I'd love to sit on that rocky ledge and just enjoy the beauty all around me' - that is exactly what we did. We were there for almost 2 hours. :)

2900 feet in 2 hour 36 minutes is insane! You need to be insanely fit and possess lot of stamina as well as be a very brave person!

Sorry, I’m not aware about the news. What is it??
Hey, it is not a cricket ground, but it looked like a small village there and those fields are paddy fields. :)

Glad you have seen this place in person :)

Wish you the same :D

Yep, these are hiker's delights and I used to see many similar places known and unknown during my hikes :)

You are most welcome!

Thanks very much :)

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.

Knatolee said...

Mmmm, so beautiful!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Knatolee! :)

Naquillity said...

incredible picture. i'd be climbing out to the edge so i could sit down & take it all in. beautiful. hope all is well.

Kirigalpoththa said...

I'm fine and thanks very much for your comments!

Linnea said...

That's quite an amazing view you're showing us there! It almost looks like some sort of ancient rock carving. Beautiful!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for your comments :)

Carol said...

Extraordinary! The surface and view are amazing. Mist floating over the lush landscape adds to the spectacular scene. I should love to stand there! One's imagination can fly away from such a place.

Kirigalpoththa said...

'One's imagination can fly away from such a place.' - very true! :D
Thanks for your comments!