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Author Topic: Trail to sri pada to udamaliboda  (Read 3588 times)
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« on: December 11, 2009, 12:07:02 AM »

Hello,
 I want to know some information in this trail
we hope travel this route & camping in night between udamaliboda & madahinna ambalama
do you know someplaces plz give information
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 01:31:35 AM »

Check this post - Trail to Sri Pada from Uda Maliboda, Deraniyagala
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 04:43:37 AM »

Supun,

Note the following points also as we have taken the same route in 2007 and lost our way in middle of the jungle.

1. The total distance from Maliboda junction to Sri Pada is 14 kms and it can be sub divided into 4 sections.
(a) 2 km from Maliboda juction to Udamaliboda tea factory - Tarred motorable road.Better to take a vehicle from Maliboda to avoid time delays. Buses are running only up to Maliboda.

(b) 3km from Udamaliboda tea factory to Pandeniya river (Entance point to the jungle) - Jeep road without tarred in 2007 but may be tarred by now. You may have to walk the distance if you don't have a 4 wheeler.

(c) 5km from Pandeniya to Medahinna ambalama on Kuruwita road - This is the most challenging part of the journey. Don't take it easy as the steep mountaions are there with full of leaches on the way. It will take at least 5 - 6 hrs to complete this stage. There is no any good camping place on the way except the Seethagangula which you will find after 4 km from Pandeniya river. There also enough space was not there for camping plus it is not advisable to camp on a rock in centre of the river. Mind that you have to cross the seethagangula and walk towards the left hand side on the bank of river to find the way. This was the place we lost our way and had no choice other than to stay the night at Seethagangula.

(d) 4km from Medahinna to Sri pada maluwa - This is the normal Sri pada route from Kuruwita, Eratna. You will not find much difficulty on this road.

2. Start from Udamaliboda as early as possible. Better you can be there at least by 8 am.
3. Even though you may find many places to bath on the way do not waste time on bathing too much as you have to reach Medahinna before 6 pm.
4. Take some thing to get rid of leeches. (Soap or salt...)
5. Do not carry heavy bags with much load as you have to climb steep mountions.
6. Take the route only during Sripada season as it is cleared by villages at that time only.

hope this will be helpful to you.

have a nice journey.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 05:14:57 AM »

We are hoping to take this travel as soon as possible.
only your details we,ve got.
thanks machan......
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 03:13:31 AM »

Hello Supun,

One thing I would like to add.

Don't forget to bring enough food for all the team members. There were almost no good places to buy food items after Maliboda until you meet the Kuruwita road. Don't bother about water.

Also, we saw many elephant dung on the way until we reached Kuruwita road. People in the area says that those elephants don't harm humans, anyway keep the fact in mind.

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 11:20:39 PM »

Also please be aware of the weather conditions as well. You have to cross quite a number of water streams during this trail and if it rains heavily there is a big chance in finding difficulties on crossing these streams or to find the path immediately after streams...
But we found this difficulty during off season so it might not be the case for you since you are planning to go during the season. But jut keep this note in mind.

All the best!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 08:44:26 PM »

Hello charith,weli & Hiru,

Thanks a lot for the information.

Best Regards,

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010, 09:36:31 AM »

Hello
         Oh Yeah ! We did it. It is a great experience.
          Read about our experience at my friend's blog.
          http://sandunonblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-post.html
          We hope to travel at remaining two trails to Sri Pada (Mukkuwatta, Rajamale) as soon as possible.
                                                                                                                                     
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2010, 09:48:52 AM »

Well done!!!

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2010, 10:24:58 PM »

Hi Supun,

Thanks for your report but I found difficulties reading the text on that blog. Is there any special font to be added Huh

I could only see the pictures.  Sad
It seems a very interesting trail so I suggest you to write a Trip Report to Lakdasun so that will benifit everyone.  Smiley

Cheers,
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2010, 10:35:06 PM »

Hi Amila
Actually we did the same trail on the same day as Supun and his friends did!
here is a detail report on the trail, hope this will be helpful
http://www.lakdasun.com/forum/index.php?topic=1502.0
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2010, 03:25:28 AM »

Hi Ashan,

Fabulous  Shocked
Tremendous  Shocked
Remarkable  Shocked

That is what I have to say !!!  Grin

Cheeeeeeeeers,
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2010, 03:32:49 AM »

Hi Amila
Thanks! Charith's post did help us a lot.
so thanks charith
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2010, 04:34:43 AM »

Thanks Charitha and Ashan,

This is what we can call Team Work  Cheesy

BIG Cheers  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2010, 10:10:23 AM »

Ashan & Amila,

Thanks for the comments....

One Correction.....It should be Charith.....Not "Charitha"

But now there are 2 charith's in the forum with "Charith Eranga" from Deraniyagala. Waiting for "eli hata"report from you charith...

Cheers...

Charith.
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