Monday, October 27, 2008

Fishing Hut - Maskeliya

The Fishing Huts is a pair of beautiful log cabins situated on the edge of the Mooray Estate, Maskeliya, bordering the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary. Built by tea planters many years ago as a Trout fishing location, this wonderful place is one of the best hideouts in Sri Lanka for the adventurous nature lovers.

"Fishing Hut" situated on the Maskeliya-Adam's Peak Road is accessible by three routes: the Hatton Road via Dickoya, Norwood to Maskeliya; the Ginigathena-Maskeliya Road cutting across Rozella and Norton Bridge and finally through Kitulgala straight to Maskeliya.

The road through the estate is winding and steep and though more suitable for a four-wheel drive vehicle, it is accessible even by van or car. Strategically placed signposts dot the way so there is no chance of getting lost. The climb up is breathtaking. The Moussakelle reservoir spread below us and the 'Samanala' range loomed in the distance. Even more spectacular was the panorama from the viewpoint constructed at 4200 feet above sea level. Standing there and looking down, down, down gives you an unimaginable 'on top of the world' feeling.

Fishing huts is owned and managed by Maskeliya Plantations Limited. Reservation can be made at Maskeliya Plantations Limited office located in Arpico Complex, Navinna, Maharagama. (Tel: 0114-310888)


The place we stayed : Fishing Hut Number 1



Entrance to the Hut and the Watch Tower





More and More breathtaking sceneries



Beautiful View From the view tower. Behind is the Buthalu Oya



Our Gang Bang :) From Left : Asa(Asanka), Deto(Dinusha), KinJoe(Gayathra), Siri(Sudeera), Cima(Ruchira), Gurulugomi(Madura), Mola(Sandamal), Thoppi(Tharindu), Me and Mike Hazi(Hasith) Taking this picture of course!!!



Having fun at Buthalu Oya :)

More Pictures can be found at http://picasaweb.google.com/hasithonline/FishingHut, http://picasaweb.google.com/hasithonline/FishingHut2#
Google Map of the Place : http://wikimapia.org/#lat=6.7946508&lon=80.5243778&z=17&l=0&m=a&v=2

3 comments:

Hasith Perera said...

Excellent place on earth!!

Ramesh Thiruchelvam said...
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Chan said...

ela kiri machan...keep it up...