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TravelPod Member ReviewsMountView Cottage Nuwara Eliya
The people that run this place are great and they have been very helpful. However I am still frustrated about having a pay issue when I arrived. The rooms were not so great as they stayed pretty damp the entire time. I am sure this place is fine for most backpackers.
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Coming back down from Delhousie was a treat! My journey up the previous day had been in the dark for the best part of it so today I was able to enjoy the views and not only that, I was able to do so from the front seat of an air-con car. I couldn't even recall the last time I had been in one of these on my trip.
The two Aussies, who stupidly and regrettably I got no contact details for, where delightful and great company for the day.
We wiggled through the ...
... of 100 rupees, 50 pence! The 5 course meal was served in the Grand formal dining room by waiters all dressed in white including the gloves. We felt we were amongst the privileged classes! The food was delicious with a distinctly European flavour and the evening culminated being served tea by the roaring log fire, with a photo of Queen Elizabeth looking down on us. An unforgettable experience but we will certainly be back to our favourite Rice and Curry ...
... are not allowed to camp at the summit. So you need to come down and camp at one of the 3 campsites at Horton Plains. A permit for an overnight camping stay costs just over 2500/- bucks. But you also need to have luck on your side. Only one party is allowed at a camping site. And we were lucky.
Next came the route mapping. We had two options. We could have taken the Night Mail to Badulla and gotten off at Pattipola or we could’ve gotten off at Ohiya. Either way, ...
... hand. I am not making this up. We scurried onto the train at Fort Colombo station with our intended destination being the seaside town of Hikkaduwa on the south west coast. Four stops later and we finally had seats, and from there on it was a relaxed and rather therapeutic ride; coconut trees, windswept beaches and lone water monitor lizards transfixed our gazes through the permanent gape of the train windows. Shortly after our arrival in Hikkaduwa, we found ourselves ...
... while watching my fellow travellers wrestle with the hill. The next 16 or so km were a steady, unrelenting climb until they reached the highest point in Sri Lanka. I jumped back on the bike to coast to the accommodation at Nurawa Eliya. I was happy with my hill climbing efforts without killing myself or being miserable pushing through a long step ride. At dinner there was a celebratory cake which topped a great day of hill climbing that challenged ...