The Ohiya Gap, Central Highlands, Sri Lanka #3
Also known as the Nagadowa Valley, the Ohiya Gap is a deep cleft in the southern face of the Central Highlands, leading up to the Horton Plains plateau. Its northern wall is formed by the Haputale Ridge. The valley affords stunning views of the foothills, and the southern plains of Sri Lanka. On a clear night, the lights of ships off the southeast coast, over 100km away, can be seen. Shot from the Devil’s Staircase, the jeep track that was once the Kalupahana-Udaweriya Road, on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines. My story, The Devil’s Staircase, runs in the March 2017 issue.