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"Yatiyantota: Pull over and cool off" Top 5 Page for this destination Sri Lanka Off The Beaten Path Tip by Maxus

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  Take a break at Yatiyantota
by Maxus

Coming down from the Hill Country towards Colombo the change in temperature is quite dramatic, by Kitugala it is getting hot and after four days in the cool of the hills our non-air conditioned vehicle is getting uncomfortable.

At Yatiyantota we buy a picnic and turn off the A7 onto the B428 towards Bulatyopitya, just after the 3 kilometre post is a quiet stretch of river, which is perfect for a cooling swim.

There is the usual litter (and a half-buried length of barbed wire) near the trees but the shore is clean and the water is clear. Towards the bridge it is deep enough to swim, the friendly locals show off their English and teach us to fish, fantastic.

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  • Written Jan 27, 2007
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