Totupola Kanda is a mountain peak in the Horton's Plain Range in Sri Lanka. You can see it on the righthand side when travelling by train from Nanu Oya near Nuwara Eliya to Haputale. It is covered with montane forest to the very top. It is not a spectacular steep or rocky mountain like Adam’s peak, but indeed, Totupola is higher than Adam’s Peak mountain, namely the third highest in Sri Lanka, the altitude is 2,357 m above sea level, 114 m more than Adam’s Peak.
Totupola and also Sri Lanka’s second highest mountain Kirigalpota, which is the neighbouring peak of Totupola, are surrounded by the Horton Plains already situated more than 2000 m above sea level. This is why the peaks seem to be only hills when seen from Horton Plains.
There is a signboard directing to the Totupola Kanda in the visitors area of Horton Plains National Park. The trek is not as well-prepared and cleared as the beloved trek to World’s End and Baker’s Falls, only few visitors take the long trek to Totupola Peak. Finding the correct trail is not easy, but otherwise the trekking tour to Totupola is not strenuous. Despite the amazing altitude, the panorama is not as breathtaking as that at World’s End. However, the excitement of this trek is the untouched montane forest in this rarely visited area. Be aware, this forest is not only a national park, leaving litter is strictly prohibited, it is also a World Heritage Site!
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