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10/12 2013 - 10/2 2014

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To gain understanding of my tour, I have found some maps. This is a rough plan, leaving the east coast until after the monsoon.

The main purpose is to find and inspect wild orchids. They are scatted all over the island, and I will be look for them on the tour, which will bring me from one hot-spot to another. Along the route, some other sights of interest are found. There is a list of those below the maps.

 
 

THE PLAN FOR SRI LANKA - MK I

Location Why
Negombo city near airport
 
WEST COAST South Tropical
Hikkaduwa city Cheap sleep
Moonstone mine Mine + shop
Hikkaduwa Lake Monitor & birds
 
SOUTH  
Galle city Colour, exotic, Fort
Kottawa ConservatonForest Nature
Koggala Lake Nature, pole fishermen at beach
Matara city Fort, sleep...
   
BIT INDLAND  
Sinharaja Forest Reserve; Nelluwa village Rainforest, falls 60m, plants
Uda Walawe NP Elephants
Embilipitiya city to get to Uda Walawe NP
   
COAST  
Bundala NP Wetland, birds, mammals
Tissamaharama city Wilderness
Yatala Wehera Pagode/stupa? + museum
Tissa Dagoba Old Pagoba
Yala NP Dry woodland, grass, Leopard, elephants, 
 
HIGHLAND  
Haputale city To Horton + 166 Diyaluma Falls 171m
Ella village Cosy town, hiking, 
DELAYED Horton Plains NP+World's End Nature!  Trail, ORCHIDS
Nuwara Eliya city English, park, Lovers Leap 157, highest peak
Ramboda Falls 108m
POSTPONED Jungle Tracking in Kitulgala Rainforest
Henerathgoda Botanical Garden BG... Near Gampaha. Train from Colombo
Kandy city Nice large city, lake, Tooth temple
NOT REALLY Helga's Folly Strange hotel
Peradeniya BG BG...Bus 644 at ClockTower.
POSTPONED Knuckles Range Mountain forest (hard to walk in)
Yapahuwa rock fortress 100 m tall
 
WEST  
Anuradhapura ruins Ruins
Wilpattu NP (done on public road) Undisturbed, few animals
   
NORTH; Jaffna  
Jaffna city Tamil, fort 
Nallur K. Kovil temple Huge
Miralliamman Kivil temple Dazzling - or not...
Jaffna Islands Tamil culture
 
EAST  
Uppuveli city To dive at Pigeon Island
Akana Buddha statue Carved into the rock
 
EAST INDLAND  
Ritigala Ruins Ruins in the jungle
DONE EARLIER Dambulla city Cave Temple, market
DONE EARLIER Sigiriya city Temple, museum, gardens, nature
Minneriya NP + Kaudulla NP Elephants
Polonnaruwa city Ruins, temples, museum
Medirgiriay/Mandalagiri Vihara Ruins
Back to Mihintale city Ruins
Knuckles Range Mountain forest (hard to walk in)
Recomented: Dimbulagala Viharaya Ruins
EAST CENTRAL COAST  
Vakarai cuttage. Cosy beach - OR NOT
Gal Oya NP Just drow through Elephants
Maligawalia Buddha Statue Statue
Okkampitiya city Marked Thursdays
Monaragala city Great city
 
EAST SOUTH COAST  
Pottuvil city Lagoon tour,
Magul Maha Vihara Temple
Kumana NP+R (Yala East) Nature, mangrove, expensive
 
From here, I either go by the mountains or the coast, depending on where I find most orchids. I finish in
COLOMBO NORTH  
  Fish marked
DONE EARLIER Muthurajawela Marsh Nature
Jiffi in Mirigama city Factory visit
 
CITY  
POSTPONED Fort Colonial buildings, history, Temples, 
POSTPONED Pettah Bazzar; marked, temples, Wolvendaal church
Kala Pola Art Market Couldn't find it Local Artwork
 

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