The road from Kandy to Uduwela village and beyond to Galaha has now been finally repaired and resurfaced – other than a couple of very short stretches of a few metres which are awaiting surfacing but easily passable. The final piece in the jigsaw was the demolition and rebuilding of the bridge in the village which closed direct access to Jungle Tide for a few weeks but was finally reopened on 15th October. During the bridge works we had to arrange shuttles of local tuk-tuks to ferry guests to and from their own transport parked in the square on the other side of the bridge. Luckily it was after the end of our busy season and the guests were all very positive about it.
The last 700 metres of road when you turn off the Kandy-Galaha road remains a private and unsurfaced tea estate road but any vehicle can cope with it (slowly) and all our guests now have to face is five minutes bumpy ride rather than the almost 30 minutes it was a year a so ago.