Pitamaruwa Mini World’s End from Roeberry, Madulsima (පිටමාරුව කුඩා ලෝකාන්තය – මඩොල්සිම)

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The next time you are taking a trip to Badulla to see the early settlers don’t forget to break the journey to visit Madulsima World’s End.

Travelling a distance of 180 Km from Colombo you reach Passara town and from there get on to the Pitamaruwa Road, to reach Madulsima.

Legend says that the town got its name ‘Pitamaruwa’ because this was the place where tea boxes being transported were exchanged from one set of caravans to another.

In addition to the main Worlds End site at Horton Plains, there are at least 4 other popular viewpoints on the mountains of central Sri Lanka with deep precipitous edges known as mini World’s Ends. They are Madolsima Mini World’s End, Selagama Mini World’s End, Pitawala Pathana Mini World’s End and the Deanston Mini World’s End. Out of these, the last two are located in the hills of Dumbara range. The Madulsima World’s End is located at the end of the lush Roeberry Estate tea plantation.

When you reach you will see a range of mountains dotted with small, dry forests. The salient feature of Madulsima World’s End is, that the visitor can view a vast plain starting at the bottom of the mountain and ending towards the East coast. But at Horton Plains visitors can see a range of mountains and rock debris from a precipice. It is managed by the Tourist Board of the Uva Province.

The elevation of the Madulsima mountain is 1257 feet and is 2300-3400 above sea level.

The highest part of the rock belongs to the Roeberry Estate and the lower part to the Dorapoda in the Bibile district. The range of mountains is always covered in mist and has a salubrious climate at all times. A panoramic view of waterfalls such as Umang Oya, Bambarabotuwa and Kekunagala can be seen.

After taking the road towards Metigahatenna from Madulsima you have to take a right turn at Kuruvigolla and proceed along Pitamaruwa road passing Ambalama junction towards Cocogalla. Currently, they have carpeted the road for a short distance and from there onwards it was pure torture. You really need a good 4WD or a Piaggio trishaw to tackle this road which leads to Roeberry.

Just after passing Cocogalla You will notice D.S. Rock which resembles Hon. D. S. Senanayake on the opposite hill. After passing Cocogalla and reaching Elamanna you have to take another right turn in the direction which was saying “mini worlds end 1.1Km”.

After tackling this difficult path you will arrive at a summer hut where a footpath begins. Proceeded along that for 100 meters. When you reach the top of the hill it is possible to see, other ranges of rocks such as Dehigala and Doraboda covered in thin forests.

Primary Source : Sunday Observer

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Route from Badulla to Madulsima Mini World’s End
Through : Passara
Distance : 40 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
Driving directions : see on Google map

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