20 November 2010


This photo is from Knuckles Range. The place is famous as Pitawalapathana. Dikpathana (Pronounced as ðIkpʌƟənə) is another name to the same plain.

'Pathana' is a local name for grassy plain, usually seen in mountainous regions.

You can view Maningala as the backdrop here.


පිටස්තරයා said...

Divine !!!!

Janith said...

Nice picture, K. Love those Pathanas. :)

P.S. I see (following that link) that Blogger has restored those old comments! :D

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks mate :)

Oh yes I also saw they have restored the lost comments. Think it was a temporary db issue. Thanks :)

Carol said...

Beautiful mountain in the mist and the plains with the grazing animals. There is even a tiny baby there too. Your world is endlessly breathtaking. Your eye captures the beauty uniquely. Thank you so for sharing it with your readers.

Frieda said...

It's always a pleasure to get to know new places through your pictures!

rainfield61 said...

I like this Pathana.

George said...

This is a very beautiful scene. I like the green field with the mist-covered mountains in the background.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hello There, I always look forward to seeing your photos.. Those mountains are awesome.... You are lucky to get to see them in person. I'll have to be content just seeing photos.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful landscape.

Naquillity said...

magnificent view. thanks for sharing.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for the comments :)
yes, there were many cattle grazing in these plains. Glad you like my photos.

Pleasure is mine :)

Yes, this is unque and bit different to the Pathana we see in Horton Plains.

This area always brings delightful sceneries.

Knuckles range is like that. You can take pictures for days and still you won't feel content.

Thanks mate!

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot :)

Linnea said...

It looks like another "cool" spot on your divine island! Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the day...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much for your comments! :)

cat said...

You sure live in a beautiful place!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Cat! :)

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Lovely Pathana!

Is this an open area that you are free to roam, or is it privately owned land?

I ask because some of the most alluring vistas are for the most part "off-limits" here in Brazil, and in the US, as well.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Amaris,

I think there should be some valid reasons to make those places ‘off-limits’.

Knuckles Range is named as a conservation forest in Sri Lanka and managed by the Department of Forest Conservation. People are allowed to move freely but strict regulations are there for the protection of these forests.

A nominal entry fee is introduced for some areas including this particular pathana part for sustainability.

Knuckles Massif was recently named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO along with Horton Plains and Peak Wilderness Area.

Thanks a lot for your comment.

Harshi said...

Such a lovely place, I almost don't remember it anymore. All those greens and blues.. indeed a must visit heavenly spot.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, it is a must visit place!
Thanks for your comments.

sumedha Obeysekera said...

Beautiful work..this is a very nice place.. Cheers!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Sumedha! :D