One of the villages within the Paranakuru Korala is Kehelpannala, also known as Keselpannala. According to historical accounts, a Brahmin named Divakara from India, accompanied by two disciples, settled in this village and made it their home. It is said that the village derived its name, Kehelpannala, from the practice of using banana leaves for constructing dwellings.
While building the Central Expressway between Colombo and Kandy, a discovery was made of ruins of two ancient stupas which has never been reported before. The site lies in Rambukkana Miniyampitiya area in Kegalle District.
There is a stone staircase with 100 steps leading from the temple grounds to reach this cave temple. The cave temple is built under a rock that protrudes from the mountain. The len viharaya (cave temple) is 43 feet 8 inches long. To the south of the temple building is a small stupa inside the cave. The len viharaya has both front and side entrances.
Walalgoda Ambalama is located in Rambukkana 4.5 km away from the town surrounded by lush paddyfields overlooking mountains. This is a simple square structure built of brick and mortar. The four half walls on the four sides are thick, suitable to seat on the wall. There is one opening to enter the Ambalama.
Turning north from Godakawela town on the Pelmadulla – Pallebedda road and traveling 7 km along this road, Ammaduwa Devalaya is found on a small hillock to the left. This devalaya has been established in 1452, during the reign of king Parakramabahu VI of Kotte kingdom.
According to historical records, Beligala Sri Wijaya Sundararama Rajamaha Viharaya popularly known as Beligala Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the places that the first 32 shoots of the Sri Maha Bodhi (Dethispala Maha Bodhi) was planted which dates this temple to pre christian era.
Wattarama Sri Arahantha Maliyadeva Rajamaha Viharaya is an temple with a history of over 2300 years lying between Polgahawela and Kegalle. This temple is so named due to its close association with Maliyadeva thero who is believed to be last Maha Arahath of Sri Lanka.
Gedaramada Ella (Ellegala Ella) Waterfall is an 10 meter high quite wide waterfall hidden in the jungles off Thalagune. You need to find your way through the jungle paths to reach this fall.
There are atleast 7 waterfalls in the Hunnasgiriya Bambaragan Oya waterfall cluster. These waterfalls vary from 10 meters to over 50 meter giants hidden from the main access routes.
There are 5-6 watefalls in this cluster with first waterfall is found just above the bridge flowing at a angle on the Kandy Mahiyangana road at Udadumbara. The water twists and turns over the contours of the rock underneath. The falls starts wide and then thinner at the center and again widens at the tail again.
The 50+ meter tall Labookellie Estate Waterfall cascades in two steps inside the Labookellie Estate and can be seen just above a strawberry shop by the Ramboda – Nuwara Eliya Road
The 30 meter tall Hakkkunu Ella Waterfall cascades in two steps inside a forest patch among tea plantations in Halgolla in Poojapitiya DS hidden from the general public.
This 100 meter high Eli Hatha waterfall is in fact collection of 7 waterfalls on the Naya River on the Sri Pada Nature Reservation. Each fall is identified by a number starting at the bottom.
Wewalthalawa is part of the Halgolla Tea Estate and the top of Wewalthalawa is covered in Lush Tea bushes all around as if a velvet has been spread over the whole area. It is a high altitude plateau surrounded by number of peaks rising above it.
Aluthnuwara Dedimunda Dewalaya, built during Parakramabahu II dedicated to Dedimunda, A powerful deity who stood beside Buddha when Mara was trying to stop prince Siddhartha attaining the blissful state.
Utuwankanda is the place that Sri Lanka’s most infamous bandit Soora Saradiel made his hideout in mid 1800’s. What Robin Hood to the Engish, Saradiel was for Sri Lankans.