Mora Hiking Blog

The blog of the Mora Hiking Club includes articles from its members covering wide scope of interests of the Club. This includes personal experience and opinions of individual members and the formal activities of the club as well.

Brandigala1Hiking is not just climbing a mountain but exploring. Hike to Brandygala was my second experience of a hike. In order to succeed a hike companionship and togetherness can consider as two main pillars other than strength or fitness of the body. Except climbing exploring the ecosystem and animal behavior, photography, adventuring are major goals of a hike.

Our main target was to climb and explore Brandygala mountain range. Since it was established as the main goal photographing, drawing, and adventuring can consider as sub targets. During a hike the expectations of people are different from each other. They’ll get the taste of a hike by different ways. It is a great opportunity to identify various ways to enjoy the hike.

From the beginning onwards it was a fresh experience and a challenge. It has become more challengeable because I was in the middle of our semester end examinations. But due to the fever of hiking and adventuring I participated to add another wonderful memory for my memory album. Most of the faces were new for me due to the participation of all 4 faculities. It was a challenge to deal with new friends. From the start of the hike I have started for hunting new friends and they have become friendly through the hike.

Read more: Hike to Brandygala - 2016

Mora StridianStridian literally means the first step of a long journey. In fact, this step that was organized by our club is our first step of a long journey and no doubt that it is also a giant step. The foundation to this event was laid at the PERA CHAMPS Hiking Competition organized by the Explorers Club of the University of Peradeniya, a few months ago. The participants from our university at this event felt the urge of sharing their unforgettable experience with the members of Mora Hiking Club. In two days of cold December, 11th and 12th presented the opportunity to make it a reality. Stridian can be named as a highly successful event organized by a small group within a very short period of time.

Large amount of work had to do before the competition. Organizers got ready in a rush but with the good plan in hand. The obstacles were many, but one by one were overcome with the organizers going ahead. University Explorers Club of Peradeniya offered a unlimitted support in this.

Read more: STRIDIAN 2016 the First Step

Chariot Path

The word Chariot Path means a lane in which an airplane is taken off. The chronicles mention that this path was initially built to use for the “Dandu Monaraya” of King Rawana; as per the things we got to know from some friends who went in the path earlier. This has led to the name given as Chariot path which is situated closer to Piduruthulagala mountain range in Pussellawa.

The ancient information reveals that this is a routine in which King Rawana took his Queen Seetha from the Seetha Kotuwa in Gurulupotha – Hasalaka to Hakgala Botanical Gardens area. The journey had been a romantic tour for which he took the Queen to show the elegance and grace of his kingdom. Due to these tours, even to date this path is an unfertile land which consists of heavy grass.

For a person who comes from Colombo, the easiest path will be to reach Pussellawa in a Colombo – Nuwaraeliya bus. We started our journey from Colombo around 5 in the morning and came to Pussellawa at around 10.30 in the morning. We bought all the needed food and other requirements from Pussellawa as this is the final town to be found in the route.

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