Sri Lankan High Country and Kandy

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By: leelefever on March 12, 2006 - 4:01am

The high country of Sri Lanka really blew us away.  It's a land of tea plantations, high mountains, cool air and the second largest city in the country, Kandy. We'll say more later, but here are some pictures from the few days that we were there.

This is Sachi at one of the real highlights of the trip- a place called Worlds End in the Horton Plains National Park.  We got up at 4:30 am to hike up to this spot for sunrise.  The park is a flat plateau that dramatically drops off 900 meters to the valley floor.  Pictures can't capture it.

We stayed at a hotel called Ambiente in the town of Ella, which is situated in Ella Gap, a valley leading out of the high country.  When we got there,  Mervin, our driver pointed to a waterfall and said that it is much bigger when it rains.  It rained that afternoon and we couldn't stop watching it grow from this:


To this:



Post From: Colombo, LK
By: Mom (not verified) on March 12, 2006 - 8:55am
 I am glad you two were able to find this guide. that is the way to go. be sure to let us know what you see on the wildlife safari. Keep up the good work at having fun. What an experience you two are having!!!       Mom