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Upper Hunas Falls – ඉහළ හුන්නස්ගිරි ඇල්ල

Upper Hunas Falls

The 50 meter high lesser known Upper Hunas Falls lies above the Hunas Falls Hotel in the Hunnasgiriya Estate.

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Sudugala Ella Falls – සුදුගල ඇල්ල

Sudugala Ella Falls

Height : ?? District : Kandy Sudugala Ella Falls is also known as Heightenford Falls and Galpoththa Ella Falls. The width of the waterfall exceeds 60 meters and the water slides over over a slanting rock bed. Although this fall

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Rahas Ella Falls – රහස් ඇල්ල

Rahas Ella Falls

Height : 15 meters District : Kandy The 15m tall Rahas Ella fall made up of two sections, formed by a brook (that flows from Devalegammedda village to Upper Wattegama) of the Ravan Oya (river), which begins in the Hunnasgiriya

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Sitakotuwa Ella Falls at Gurulupotha – සීතාකොටුව ඇල්ල

Gurulupotha Sitakotuwa Ella Waterfall

The 60m-high Sitakotuwa Ella fall is located in a patch of wood on a historic site called Sita Kotuwa, believed to be linked to the Ravana-Sita saga.

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Ratna Ella (Navarathna Ella) Fall – රත්න ඇල්ල (නවරත්න ඇල්ල)

Ratna Ella (Navarathna Ella) Fall

Height : 101 meters District : Kandy The 101m Ratna Ella (Navarathna Ella) fall is the highest in the Kandy region and the stream that serves it irrigates the paddy fields of the surrounding villages. Superstitious villagers say that there

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Kelvin Falls – කෙල්වින් ඇල්ල

ogimage waterfall

This 3m-high Kelvin Falls is situated near the hamlet of Windsor Kelle (Windsor Forest) and flows down a 1050m slope to the Wee River.

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Kaluwa Wetuna Ella Falls – කලුවා වැටුන ඇල්ල

Kaluwa Wetuna Ella Falls

Kaluwa Wetuna Ella is a 30 meter waterfall lies hidden deep inside the jungle in Hasalaka on the jungle track to its big brother, 101 meter Ratna Falls.

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Hulan Ella Falls, Kalugala – කලුගල හුලං ඇල්ල

Kaugala Hulan Ella Falls

The Kalugala Hulan Ella Falls is a large waterfall which is at least 80 meters in height lies between the Uda Dumbara and Kalugala. The waterfall can be viewed from the main road after traveling about 3.5 km on the Uda Dumbara – Kalugala Road.

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Jodu Ella Falls (Bambarella Knuckles Falls) – ජෝඩු ඇල්ල (බඹරැල්ල නකල්ස් ඇල්ල)

Jodu Ella Falls (Bambarella Knuckles Falls)

Height : 45 meters District : Ratnapura The twin falls of Jodu Ella Falls , also known as ‘Bambarella Knuckles falls’, have identical lengths (45m) and cascade simultaneously from both ends of the mountain into the Mahaweli River via the

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Hunas Falls – හුන්නස්ගිරි ඇල්ල

Hunas Falls

Height : 48 meters District : Kandy The Knuckles mountain range extends up to Matale – the Hunnasgiriya is located at one end, 1765m above sea level. This area is subject to every climatic condition of the island. A group

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Huluganga Ella Falls – හුළුගඟ ඇල්ල

Huluganga Ella Falls

Huluganga Ella Falls is one of many waterfalls created by the stream originating from the Knuckles mountain range. The cascading water sprinkles the villages of Elliyadda and Aratthana, before flowing to the Victoria Reservoir.

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Vishnu Devalya of Kandy Kingdom – මහනුවර විශ්ණු දේවාලය

Kandy Vishnu Devale

Different historical documents have called this deity and the Devale by different names. Robert Knox, the English Prisoner has called the deity in this devale “Aluth Nuwara Deiyo”. According to legend the “Aluth Nuwara Deviyo” was brought to Aluth Nuwara in Kegalle District from Devinuwara in Matara.

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Ulpange (Queen’s Bathing Pavilion) උල්පැන් ගේ

Queens Bathing house on the edge of the Kandy lake

The Ulpange or the Queen’s Bathing Pavilion is situated partly in the waters of the Kandy Lake and the other part on land near the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

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Naga Vimanaya (Sri Naga Viharaya) in Kandy – නාග විමානය

Naga Vimanaya (Sri Naga Viharaya)

Just above the Malwatu Maha Viharaya in Kandy and near the present Wales Park on the hills is found a small but beautiful old viharaya called Naga Vimanaya. This is a supposed to be a place where Velivita Sri Saranankara Thero lived for some time.

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Malwatu Maha Viharaya at Kandy – මල්වතු මහා විහාරය

Entrance to the Malwatu Maha Viharaya

Across the lake from the temple of the Tooth Relic, is situated one of the great centres of the Sangha, belonging to the Siam Nikaya, known as “Malwatu Maha Viharaya”. This great monastery consists of two sections.

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Magul Maduwa (Audience Hall) of the Kandyan Palace – මගුල් මඩුව – මහනුවර රාජධානිය

Magul Maduwa of the Kandyan Kingdom

The “Magul Maduwa” of the Palace is where the king met his ministers and and carried out his daily administrative tasks. This was also known as the “Maha Naduwa” (high court) by the local residence as this building was used by the king as the court.

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