|Year and Month||2015 February 22|
|Number of Days||01|
|Crew||9 (Aged 25-35)|
|Activities||Scenery, Photography, Hiking, Waterfall Hunting|
|Route||Mawanella -> Peradeniya -> Katugasthota -> Madawala -> Panwila -> Hatale Mini Worlds End -> Hunnas Mountain -> Madulkele -> Huluganga -> Alakola Estate -> Back to Home via Panwila|
|Tips, Notes and Special remark||
The Hunnasgiriya Mountain is the Highest mountain in the area and an attractive hiking location. It is also identified as a special biodiversity location.
There are two paths to hike Hunnasgiriya Mountain peak.
- From Panwila -Path is much clear – Easy trail – Guide not required
- From Elkaduwa – Path is not clear – Difficult trail – Guide is required.
Hiking the mountain from panwila is recommended as we can travel 80% of the trail by the Vehicle and also can visit Hatale Mini worlds end.
- Hatale Mini World’s End
- Hunnasgiriya Peak
- Huluganga Ella
- Alakola Ella
We all gathered at Peradeniya and started our trip with 5 Motor bikes. We had our breakfast at Madawala and reached Panwila around 8:30 am.
After passing the Panwila Filling station there is a road to left with the name boards which is the road to go to Hunnasgiriya mountain range.
Mini world’s end is a good viewing point. The Entire knuckles area can be seen from here.
After viewing the beautiful scenaries, we traveled up to the trail head which starts at the corner of the Hunnasgiriya Tea estate as shown in the map. Riding through beautiful tea estates gives a wonderful experience. We parked our bike at the centre of the tea estate and started the trail.
After entering the forest path we went around 300 meters in the path and came across a small stream. There is a waterfall at the bottom part of the stream.
Walking in the forest patch is not much difficult. Its almost a flat terrain with clear footpaths.
We used a Madulkele route to return as we wanted to travel Huluganga. This is a decent route some parts of the are concreted. This joins the Panwila road and we have to take the Bambarella road to reach Huluganga. Huluganga ella is located at the centre od the town. There is a viewing desk as well.
Alakola ella located 3 km away from the Huluganga town. There is a separate road. We couldn’t go near the falls as we ran out of time.
Its was a great tour at the end and everybody enjoyed well.
Thanks for reading.