Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Hill Country and my Patchwork Buddha!


Leaving the well kept and delightful station at  Ella, I was delighted see an encased Buddha with little bits of Patchwork...thus my Patchwork Buddha!!

 The seven hour trip from Ella to Kandy is reputed to be one of the finest in Asia and although I would not know about that we were so impressed with the beauty of the countryside and were amazed at the ingenuity of the engineers who built and designed this railway route.

The Hill Country is truly beautiful with its tea plantations covering the hills, little waterfalls, dense forests, little villages where the people grow every kind of vegetable. the temperature is fresh and pleasant and the views are a feast for the eyes!

Pattipola is the highest station in Sri Lanka and is 1891m above sea level.

A huge water project being created on the outskirts of Kandy.

 The first five hours of the journey were wonderful but it began to drag during the last two hours as we had a difficult baby sitting opposite us. But who could blame her!!

We were pleased to arrive in Kandy and to find a pleasant place to stay!!

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