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Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Location: Horton Plains, Sri Lanka

Horton Plains National Park. It was known as Mahaeliya prior to British rule.

Cloud Forest, Patana Grassland, Native Rhododendron plants, Nelu trees, Sambur Deer, Mini Bamboo plants, Baker's Falls, Worlds End being main attractions.

Horton Plains National Park is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka 32 km from Nuwaraeliya. Can be reached from Pattipola and Ohiya.

Most beautiful Upper Montane Forest Range of Central Highland of Sri Lanka.

The plateau of Horton Plains with an elevation of 2100 m also bears the 2nd and the 3rd highest peaks of Sri Lanka, namely Kirigalpoththa (2389m) and Totupolakanda (2357m).

Horton Plains experiences an average rainfall of around 5000mm contributed by South West Monsoon and North East Monsoon.

Rain falling on Horton Plains plateau feeds tributaries to Mahaveli river to the North (through Uma Oya), Walawe river to the South (through Belihul Oya and Kiriketi Oya) and Kelani river to the West (through Bogawantalawa Oya).

Friday, 29 January 2016

Location: Melbourne, Ballarat, Australia

A train journey to historic city Ballarat by VLine diesel VLocity train (DMU) on 29th January 2016.

The distance was covered in one hour thirty minutes, with the train reaching maximum speed of 150 kmph at selected locations.

Photos captured from the moving train were beautiful and offered variety changing from city landscapes to places of geological interest and recreational sites. Ballarat city offered monuments of history and architecture related to history of Australia and Gold rush.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Location: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

A beautiful day for the lovers of sun and sand. Many visitors on the beach enjoying on a late Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Uploaded 12 photos captured in December 2006, on my visit to Ballerat

Monday, 05 August 2013

Just building up. Will upload photographs and related write-ups on local as well as foreign travel.

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