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Bolthumbe Saman Devalaya – බලංගොඩ බොල්තුඹේ සමන් දේවාලය

Balangoda Bolthumbe Saman Devalaya

According to legend the history of the Bolthumbe Saman Devalaya goes as far as Ravana Era. Even today, a prominent place is given to King Ravana in all its activities.

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Polwatta Amuran Ella Falls – පොල්වත්ත අමුරන් ඇල්ල

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Polwatta Amuran Ella waterfall is an 18 meter unconfirmed waterfall published in the official website of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council.

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Thini Oya Ella Falls (Biso Ella, Besam Ella) – තිනි ඔය ඇල්ල (බිසෝ ඇල්ල, බේසම් ඇල්ල)

Upper section of Thini Oya Ella Falls (Biso Ella, Besam Ella)

The stream originates from the Burangamuwa Forest Reserve and flows to the Thini River. Three beautiful pools form at the top of the rock before the water cascades down over two rock ledges, creating the 45m-high Thini Oya Ella Fall also known as Biso Ella and Besam Ella by some.

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Kanabadu Ella Falls – කනාබදු ඇල්ල

Kanabadu Ella Fall during the dry periods

Flowing down 30m and over a vast expanse of rocks 2m wide, the source of the Kanabadu Ella Fall is an aquifer. Except during times of severe drought, the flow of water is constant.

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Ulugala Kaluwala Ella Falls – උලුගල කලුවල ඇල්ල

Ulugala Kaluwala Ella Falls

At the top of the 38m-high Ulugala Kaluwala Ella Fall, there is a pool filled with dark water (kaluwala), which gives rise to its name. King Mayadunne, of folklore, is said to have washed here.

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Nagarak Ella Falls – නගරක් ඇල්ල

Nagarak Ella Falls

Height : 9 meters District : Badulla Ratnapura Several streams merge to form this 9m-high Nagarak Ella Falls, which cascades into a pool made of a basin in the rock. The nearest town is Belihul Oya – take the Horton

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Meddekanda Ella Falls – මැද්දෙකන්ද ඇල්ල

Meddekanda Ella Falls

At 18m high and 2m wide, the Meddekanda Ella Falls can be viewed from Meddekanda Bazaar. Caution is advised as bathing in its plunge pool is dangerous.

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Hal Ella Falls – හාල් ඇල්ල

Hal Ella Falls

This twin-streamed Hal Ella Fall (Haal Ella Fall) flows over a protruding rock face and resembles an upturned receptacle used for carrying water. It is 7m high and 12m wide. Upstream, the woodland contains several hal (Vateria copellifera) trees, the fruits of which fall into the stream and drift over the fall, hence its name.

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Gurumeti Ella Falls – ගුරුමැටි ඇල්ල

Gurumeti Ella Falls

Height : 15 meters (approx) District : Ratnapura Gurumeti Ella Falls is an unlisted waterfall lying close to Pinnawala on Balangoda -Bogawanthalawa road. The waterfall lies just before the popular Ranmudu Ella and can be seen from the road itself.

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Gerandi Rikili Ella Falls – ගැරඬි රිකිලි ඇල්ල

Gerandi Rikili Ella Fall

Height : 15 meters District : Ratnapura The Gerandi Rikili Ella Fall is 15m in height, with a width of 3m. It forms part of the Bolthure River, which begins on the right slope of the 1805m-high Dethanagala Mountain. The

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Diyavini Ella Falls – දියවිනි ඇල්ල

Diyavini Ella Falls

The 60m high Diyavini Ella Fall forms part of a tributary of the Diyavini River, which is in a jungle 8km east of Balangoda, south of Vikiliya.

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Dodam Gallena Ella Falls – දොඩං ගල්ලෙන ඇල්ල

Dodam Gallena Ella Falls

The source of the 30m-high Dodam Gallena Ella Fall springs from the Dangadova Mountain and flows via Bullathgama to the Walaweganga River.

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Diyan Ella Falls – දියන් ඇල්ල

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Height :  20 meters District : Ratnapura Diyan Ella Fall is one of several falls located in the Walawe Valley, Ratnapura District. The double-streamed fall (20m in height) flows through jungle, from Ravana Mountain to the Walawe River. Its source

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Balangoda Ranmudu Ella Falls – බලංගොඩ රන්මුදු ඇල්ල

Balangoda Ranmudu Ella Falls

At 45m-high and 3m-wide, the Balangoda Ranmudu Ella Falls is located near the Ranmuthu River, and cascades down a massive rock formation.

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Maragala Gallenagoda Len Viharaya – මාරගල ගල්ලෙන්ගොඩ ලෙන් විහාරය

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In quest of King Walagamba in exile Once upon a time as king Valagamba in exile trekked through the jungle trails, he felt tired with fatigue. In order to get some respite, he sat quite exhausted under the spreading canopy

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Lendora Raja Maha Viharaya – ලෙන්දොර රජමහා විහාරය

Lendora Raja Maha Viharaya

Whom we met at the Kottimbulwala Rajamaha Viharaya in the suburbs of Balangoda informed us of an interesting old temple called Lendora Raja Maha Viharaya in the close vicinity of Belimalliyaddha. According to him the viharaya shrine room which was

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Kuragala [2] – Awesome ‘meditation porch’ at Kuragala

Kuragala buddhist monastery

We travelled 22.1 kilometres along the Balangoda – Kalthota road to the Kuragala and Hituwangala rocks. Unfortunately we reached the site at about noon and it was scorching hot. Parking our vehicle at the bottom of the mountain we trekked

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Kuragala buddhist monastery at Balangoda – ඓතිහාසික කූරගල

Dawn on Kaltota Road - Prehistoric Kuragala

Kuragala is a vast Buddhist monastery complex 18 km’s off Balangoda on the Kaltota road. This complex covers number of rock outcrops which is collectively known as Kuragala.

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Kottimbulwala Raja Maha Vihara at Balangoda – කොට්ටිඹුල්වල රජ මහා විහාරය

Kottimbulwala Raja Maha Vihara

It is really worth visiting! Midway between Balangoda-Hatangala road, the Kottimbulwala Rajamaha Viharaya stands majestically, attracting as it has done for centuries, several thousands of pilgrims and an equal number of researchers and jovial drifters, irrespective of age or religious

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Beligala Rajamaha Viharaya at Balangoda – බලංගොඩ බෙලිගල රජමහා විහාරය

Beligala Raja Maha Viharaya

The Beligala Rajamaha Viharaya is believed to be another achievement of King Vatta Gamini Abaya (aka King Walagamba) during the period of 103 BC to 89 BC.

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