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Nayabedde Cave - Dambatenne Upper Valley Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 03/07/2010
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Nayabedde cave is on the highlands above Dambatenne valley. Closely are St. Chaterine´s Hill and Lipton Seat, with 1935 m the highest mountains in this area. Nayabedde is a tea plucker village with some hundred workers living in large houses. From this place you will have a awesome view to the upper valley of Dambatenne, Lipton Seat, Samimale Rock Temple and the SLBT tower. Nearby is an interesting colorful hindu temple with a godness ridung a colourfull horse.

Nayabedde Cave

This cave is unknown to most of people even lot of people pass it every day. So you can ask a taxi driver how to get there but for sure most of them don´t know the way. Our Cache has been long time in this cave till Jimmyblue and Mr. Sikligar came to find it.

We decided to keep the cache outside but nearby at a safer place cause somebody had blocked the cave by lot of stones. Cause of this the cave was full of water. It was a nice experience for Jimmy to discover our cache.

Our cache is a big red box with logbook, pen and trade items.

Nayabedde village lies some hundred meter north from the cave. An old story sad this cave goes on to Ella but in reality it stops after less than 25 m.

WARNING: The cave has been blocked by stones to prevent visitors from accidents. Please do not enter the cave. This will help to protect the animals like birds, bates and others living in here.


Start from Haputale
You can start this tour either by bus (20 Rs.) or directly by 3-wheeler (700-900 Rs.) from Haputale. All 30 minutes there are busses starting behind Risara Bakery and ending at the Dambatenne tea factory (9.2 km).

Start from Dambatenne
There shall be one early bus around 7 AM from the tea factory to the top. Otherwise you have to walk ( 45-60 min.) or take a 3-wheelers taxi (500 Rs.). Arrange yourself some waiting time. At 4 PM drives a bus from Bandaraeliya down to Dambatenne.

Hiking from Dambatenne Tea Factory
Follow the road to Lipton Seat and take the steps in the left corner of the zigzag road (shortcut). The first steps are starting after the hospital/temple. Next shortcut is in the next bench of the zigzag road. On top turn left to the SLBT antenna. The cave is closely.

The cave
looks like a tunnel in the side wall of the road. There is lot of wet and muddy soil around here. Before entering first time people told us this cave goes all the way to Ella. But we came to know that the cave makes inside a right turn and ends after 25 m. There is some kind of life flying and crawling around. The walls are full of spiders and this little animals (photo).

Horse Temple
After all this there is an interesting hindu temple with a colorful horse and rider. To find it you have to pass Nayabedde cave and turn right after 600 m. Another 300 m takes you to the Nayabedde Horse temple. Get behind the temple in the tea, if you like to see the triangle of Adams Peak. Nearby is the Nayabedde school TV No. 2. It´s the large ground down under the temple. The green grass invites for a picnic. Watch down to the Dambatenne tea factory. Lipton Seat is on your left, Samimale Rock temple right above the factory. 130 m down south from the school ground is the entrance of Nayabedde cave.The village of Nayabedde is nearby. Last change to buy something for your next tour to Samimale and Surungamuni.

One of my children is worried about Jimmy-Blue. He is a hungry beatle with blue wings, white body and yellow dots. Jimmy likes to travel to one of our next cache boxes. If somebody will help him?

Common needs: Walking stick, bush knife, food parcel, 2-3 l water, tool knife with scissor and saw, torch, all weather dress or umbrella, jersey, good shoes, long shirts and trousers - cause of thorny bushes, bur and sharp gras.

Cache problems? Please report to Shirodhs White Monkey at 3-km-post, Dambatenne Road, Thotulagala, Haputale.

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