Semmbuwaththe and Hotel Hunnas Falls


MapCrew : 11

Transportation : Van

Duration : One day

 

 

 

This was my second time to Semmbuwaththe and you can find my first visit https://wayfarersnotes.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/sembuwaththe-lake/

Sembuwatte Lake is in the border of the Campbell’s lane forest reserve and it is a man made lake using a land which was a golf court earlier. The road to the lake lies through the Elkaduwa tea estate, Hapuwidde division which is belong to the Elkaduwa plantations. The road towards Elkaduwa starts almost in the Wattegama town and there is about 12.5kms to Elkaduwa from Wattegama. There is a bus service from Wattegama to Elkaduwa.

This time we used a hired van and the journey started from Piliyandala. It was around 7.30 when we passed peradeniya. We used Peradeniya – Gannoruwa road and then Gohagoda road to avoid Kandy town. Then we went to Madawala from Katugastota and then to Elkaduwa.

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We went up to Elkaduwa tea estate by the van and had to walk around 1 Km to Sembuwaththe Lake. My previous visit to sembuwaththe was on a misty day but this time it was a bright and a sunny day. The view was breathtaking……

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We walked along th pathway which is around the lake. The only thing disturbed the walk was Photo shooting!
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There is a man made swimming pool near the lake which is filled by a natural stream, but at the time we visited the pool was emptied for some reason (Cleaning may be) and was refilling. The Lake is said 35 feet deep and there are warnings not to swim in the Lake. After a long walk around the lake we went to Hotel Hunnas falls for Lunch around 12.30 p.m. First thing we saw was Roberosia Trees with pink flowers near the hotel golf court. There is a large pond inside the hotel premises where many large Carps live. The food was tasty and we had a great time swimming in the pool and walking around. We left the hotel around 6.30 p.m. because there is a long way to come back.

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