Passing Through: Pinnawela

Our journey took place in January 2013 With approximately 100 elephants, you will certainly get a chance to view these charming creatures here, in captivity. Established in 1975, this elephant orphanage is located in Pinnawela near the town of Kegalle. If travelling between Colombo or the airport and Kandy or further north towards Sigiriya, you can…

Passing Through: Colombo-Kithulgala-Delhousie

Our Journey took place on January 9th 2013 The route to Adam’s Peak took us from Colombo upwards. We made an early morning start, so as to enjoy scenic surroundings as we drove into the highlands. Colombo – Kithulgala We left Colombo at 8am, heading eastward and inland via the towns of Avissawella and Hatton, before…

Passing Through: Top and Toe

Our journey took place during March 2016 Since we were passing by the south of the island and the Northern Province on the same trip, it became a themed mission to stand at both the southern (Dondra) and northern (Point Pedro) most points of Sri Lanka. Colombo Airport – Dondra Just outside the airport area is the…

Sleepless in Sri Lanka: Climbing Adam’s Peak

Our journey took place on January 9th/10th 2013 About Adam’s Peak Located in the hilly Central Province, this conical shaped mount is the 5th highest peak in Sri Lanka at 2243m above sea level (tallest is Pidurutalagala near the city of Nuwara Eliya). The mountain is surrounded by hills, tea plantations, lakes and the Peak Wilderness wildlife sanctuary (with…