Trekking in Haputale, Ohiya, Horton Plains & Bambarakanda Waterfall
If you are much attracted into hiking trips this is your ultimate chance to witness most beautiful parts in hill country of Sri Lanka.The Journey will be starting from Haputale and first you will be trekking through a protected rain forest which will lead to a very scenic mountain cliff where you would be able to witness train passes through the colonial era railway line built by British’s to transport the tea harvest to Colombo port. Then you will walk parallel to rail road’s amidst misty tea estates with fascinating views of the valley below. You will come across the railway tunnels and then you will come across a hill country railway station and from there again you will enter a forest and you will be having your picnic meals on a scenic cliff.
After the meal we will again enter a scenic forest and come across very remote tea estate and a village where you will be able to interact with locals .These locals are originally brought from India by the British colonial settlers to work in the tea estates. You would be able to see tea plucking ladies and weighing of plucked tea harvest. You are encouraged to interact with them and give them some gifts where they will highly appreciate and admire.
After this you will descend to another remote tea estate and you will be staying in a small house in the area . This house will not have commercial luxury items but with basic amenities and which is very clean. At your stay in this house you will be treated from the residents from all of there heart. The view from the home stay is very beautiful as it directly sits looking toward a nice view point. On arrival you will be served a warm Tea with a smile. The cook, care taker and your trekking guide will ensure that your stay here will be pleasant one by going that extra mile. They will show you how to wear the Sri Lankan traditional dress for ladies, the Saree, sing songs after a warm dinner with Sri Lankan rice and curry and share their life experiences in this remote tea estate village.
After the brink of next day you will be served with warm cup of tea and hearty breakfast and it will be time to say goodbye to the home stay and their friendly residents. Then you will be taken to another mountain cliff to get the best view of the valley below and through a remote tea estate where again you would be able to interact with villagers and their children. After this you will be coming across a path with very narrow with three hair pin bends called the “Devils Staircase “end of this the tea estate the scenery come more fascinating.
After this you will be having your chance of bathing in cold waters of waterfall called the “Lanka Falls”. You will be served a picnic meal at this place. The next stop will be the “Bambarakanda Waterfall”.It is Sri Lanka’s highest waterfall and if you are willing you will be delivered to the place where the waterfall starts. Then you will be descending further with the view of Bambarakanda waterfall view intact. Here too if you wish you can have a swim at the base of the waterfall.
After this your adventurous two days trekking in Sri Lanka highlands will come to an end.