I went Kealiththa on last week end. I'm sorry I forgot to invite Lakdasun friends to join with me. That was my third time visit there.
How to go:
Route 1 - Kumana > Kuda kebaliththa > Ada Kumbuka > Gal amuna > Maha siyambalawa devalaya (Kebaliththa)
Route 2 - Yala > Block 2 > cross kumbukkan oya > Kuda kebaliththa > Ada Kumbuka > Gal amuna > Maha siyambalawa devalaya (Kebaliththa)
These routes you have to take permission from DWLC Kumana is ok but Yala you need special favor. Because officially they are not allow to cross the Kumbukkan oya. After you cross it, it is Kumana so with out permission its illegal. But negotiation with park office they allow to go Devalaya.
Route 3 - Monaragala > Kodayana > 5 Kanuwa (5th post) > Kotiyagala > Bogas handiya Road or Kammal yaya road.
31Km from Kotiyagala to Deavalaya.
Extremely 4x4 route. there are big tractors with trailer as the transport method (LKR 12,000 for tour). if you use your own vehicle you need all the 4x4 recovery accessories (reliable winch/snatch belts/hi-lift jacks/extra fuel) and driving skills. at least need two 4x4 vehicles.
This time I went via Makola > Rathnapura > Beragala > Wellawaya > Monaragala > Kotiyagala > Bogas handiya road > Devalaya > Kammal yaya road > Kotiyagala > Athimale > Siyambalanduwa > Monaragala > Wellawaya > Ella > Kumbalwela > Bandarawela > haputhale > Rathnapura > Sweet home. Smiley
Vehicle: Honda XR250 motor bike.
I start from Makola Friday 18th 10:15 pm, Kotiyagala 19th Start at 9:00 am, reached at Devalaya 1:30 pm, Start again 5:30 pm, Wadigala (Kammalyaya rd) 12:05 mid night. stay on the rock (sleep well on naked rock), 20th 9:00 am start again, 11:00 at Kotiyagala police post.
Road is terribly mud. aprox millage 35 + 35 = 70 km. out of 70 50 km is mud. we were stuck many times and it was a nice adventure ride i ever made.
VERY IMPORTANT: Before you do this you need the faith of Kataragama God and need to prevent from 'Kili' for at least 7 days. The faith is the protection of this pilgrim. Call me or mail me I'll give you more info. next mid May I'm hoping to going again. Perhaps you can join with me.
I'll share some photographs for your information.
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