Paravithota at Ingiriya – ඉංගිරිය පරෙවිතොට

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Paravithota  Image source : licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Paravithota
Image source : licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Paravithota ( also known as Paveithota, Parevithota) is a picnic and bathing place in Ingiriya bordering Medakanda Forest.  Due to its proximity to Colombo, this has become a very  popular destination for one day outings.

A small tributary of the Kaluganga flowing over rocks creates number of shallow pools suitable for bathing in this area. With the surrounding forest cover, this has become a ideal picnic ground for many.

Without a proper management of the area, Pavavithota has unfortunately become victim of its own popularity with the ignorant visitors disposing their garbage in the same area.

When traveling towards Rathnapura, pass Ingiriya town and travel 1.8km to reach the Nambapana School Road (also referred to as Paravithota Road) to the left. Travel about 1 km on this road to reach the Paravithota bathing area.

Expect some crowds on weekends.

Alternate Names : Pareithota, Paravithota, Parevithota, Pareitota, Paravitota, Parevitota, Parei Thota

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Map of  the Paravithota at Ingiriya

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Traveling to Paravithota at Ingiriya

Route From Ingiriya to Paravithota

Through : Homagama – Southern Highway – Bandaragama – Ingiriya
Distance : 60 km
Travel time :1.5 hours
Driving Directions : see on google maps

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