Going to the west from Nuwara Eliya

(Nuwara Eliya→Talawakelle→Mlesna Tea Castel→Hatton→Ginigathhena→Kitulgala)

Left Nuwara Eliya for the west.

Left Nuwara Eliya for the west.

Past the town of Nuwara Eliya, tea field stretched as far as the eye can see.

The small town of Talawakelle is on the highway A7.

The small town of Talawakelle is on the highway A7.

A strange parade appeared in front of my car. It blocked the road.

A strange parade appeared in front of my car. It blocked the road.

Sri Lanka once took place a large-scale ethnic conflict. Tamil ethnic riots occurred in the eastern and Colombo. The civil war lasted 26 years. The guide said that such a parade is carried out for ethnic antagonism appeasement policy.

Women wearing traditional costume.

Women wearing traditional costume.

The procession seems to be women and children.

The procession seems to be women and children.

Most women enjoy dressing up and going out in the world. My wife is so, too. She likes shopping, theatergoing and dislikes the housework.

Kept driving to the west, St. Clair waterfalls, Mlesna tea plantation, Mlesna Tea Castel.

Kept driving to the west, St. Clair waterfalls, Mlesna tea plantation, Mlesna Tea Castel.

Hatton Junction

Hatton Junction, highway A7

Hatton is a small town with about 15,000 inhabitants in the Central Province. It is located in the highlands surrounded by tea plantations. It is situated at an elevation of 1,271 m above sea level.

Walking into Hatton Town, Main Street, Town Centre, Hatton Town Hall

Walking into Hatton Town, Main Street, Town Centre, Hatton Town Hall

Hatton Railway Station

Hatton Railway Station

Approaching Kitulgala Town from Hatton, Sri Lanka

Through the Ginigathhena Town, approaching Kitulgala Town from Hatton, Sri Lanka

Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country.

Kitulgala Rest House; I had a lunch at the restaurant.

Kitulgala Rest House; I had a lunch at the restaurant.

Interior of Kitulgala Rest House. Walking down the passage to the table on a riverside.

Interior of Kitulgala Rest House. Walking down the passage to the table on a riverside.

Riverside restaurant of Kitulgala Rest House. Kelani Ganga River, Young people are enjoying the rafting. This is my table. “What was the cuisine? Curry. Is it good? My mother's curry was the best.”

Riverside restaurant of Kitulgala Rest House. Kelani Ganga River, Young people are enjoying the rafting. This is my table. “What was the cuisine? Curry. Is it good? My mother’s curry was the best.”

The Kelani River is wide at Kitulgala, large numbers of people make the excursion from Colombo at weekends to enjoy the beautiful scenery, play in the river.

Found flowers along the way.

Found flowers along the way.

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