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Wellawaya Kaluwala Ella Falls – වැල්ලවාය කලුවල ඇල්ල

Wellawaya Kaluwala Ella

Kaluwala Ella is a small but beautiful waterfall lying in the Monaragala District close to the Wellawaya town. The natural pool on top of the waterfall is relatively safe and it’s one of the best bathing sites in the whole district.

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Kanabiso Pokuna and Kanabisawaramaya Rajamaha Viharaya at Handapanagala – හඳපානාගල කණාබිසෝ පොකුණ සහ කණබිසවාරාමයරජමහා විහාරය

Kanabiso Pokuna

Both sides of the Handapanagala Bund consist of rocky plains. On to top of the rocky plain at the end of the bund lies a rock pond called Kanabiso Pokuna. The drip ledge cave near the Kanabiso Pokuna has been listed as a archaeological protected monument by the Department of Archaeology.

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Sellaba Rajamaha Viharaya at Wellawaya – වැල්ලවාය සෙල්ලබ රජමහා විහාරය

Ruins of Sellaba Rajamaha Viharaya

Wellawaya Sellaba Rajamaha Viharaya ( Sellabawa Rajamaha Viharaya) is an ancient cave temple with ruins to prove its place in the ancient buddhist heritage in Uva. The ruins of this ancient temple is spread around a large forested hill off Sellabawa.

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Alugallena Monastery at Maligawila – මාලිගාවිල අළුගල්ලෙන වන සෙනසුණ

Alugalge lena / Alu lena boardering hulandawa oya

Alugallena is an ancient monastery lying on the banks of Hulandawa Oya near Maligawila. A single dwelling built under a ancient rock cave is occupied by a single monk.

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Lower Ravana Ella (Bambaragama Ella Falls) – පහල රාවණා ඇල්ල (බඹරගම ඇල්ල)

Lower Ravana Ella (Bambaragama Ella Falls)

The Lower Ravana Ella or the Bamabaragama Falls is one of the most popular falls in the country. lying right on the middle of one of the most scenic and popular routes in the country this is one of the most visited waterfalls.

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Ravana Ella I (Upper Ravana Ella) – ඉහළ රාවණා ඇල්ල

Rawana Ella I (Upper Rawana Ella)

This is generally considered the real Ravana Ella Falls due the close proximity of the cave which is considered a place there Sita (in Ramayana) has hidden by the Lankan King Ravana for a while.

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Galkanda Ella Falls (Nisansala Ella) – ගල්කන්ද ඇල්ල

Lower Segmant of Galkanda Falls

The Galkanda Ella (Nissansala Ella / Diya Ne Ella) waterfall consists of 2 parts, upper and lower and lies on the Beragala to Wellawaya Road en route to Diyaluma Falls

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Ihala Diyaluma Ella Falls (Upper Diyaluma Falls) – ඉහල දියලුම ඇල්ල

Height :  30 meters (approx) District : Badulla This is a small waterfall lying above the famous Diyaluma Waterfall in on the Beragala – Wellawaya Road. This fall is known by many names such as “Punchi Diyaluma Ella”, Kuda Diyaluma

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Diyaluma Ella Falls – දියලුම ඇල්ල

Diyaluma Ella Falls

At 171m, Diyaluma Ella Falls is the third highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The torrent of water cascades down to the Koslanda Plateau and during rain it is a spectacular sight.

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Diyabetma Ella Falls (Koslanda) – කොස්ලන්ද දියබෙත්ම ඇල්ල

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This little-known Diyabetma Ella Fall (5m in height) in the middle of jungle is rarely visited due to the difficult terrain. The water comes from the Walawe River, which springs from the Samanala mountain range and incorporates the Belihul River at Demodara.

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Ellewala Ella Falls – ඇල්ලෙවල ඇල්ල

Elle Wala Ella Falls

Elle Wala Ella is a small but beautiful waterfall lying in the Monaragala District on the Ella – Wellawaya Road.

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Alakolagala Ella Falls – අලකොලගල ඇල්ල

Alakolagala Ella Falls

Height : 30 metres District : Badulla Such is the scale of this 30m fall, it can be seen from up to 3km away. The water collects to form a deep pool, significantly enhancing the beauty of the area that

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Yudaganawa and Chulangani Viharaya – යුදගනාව ස්තූපය

Yudaganawa Stupa and the image house

Yudaganawa Temple is located close to Buttala on the Wellawaya– Buttala Road. This is one of the largest Stupas in the country and dates back to 2 nd century BC. This is thought to be place price Tissa and his

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Rahathangala Kanda at Buttala – රහතන්ගල

Yudaganawa Wewa

Legend has it that the Rahathangala was miraculously created by Arahats (Rahatun in Sinhala) as a barrier to the battling princes Dutugemunu and Tissa.

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Maligawila [2]

Maligawila - Maligawila Buddha Statue and and Dambegoda Bodhisattva Statue

In the Culavamsa there is a verse probably referring to the King Aggabodhika who ruled during the 7th century and which says, ‘ In Kanagama (the Village of the Blind) he built a hospital named ‘ The Image’. There the

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Maligawila Buddha Statue and and Dambegoda Bodhisattva Statue – මාලිගාවිල

Maligawila - Maligawila Buddha Statue and and Dambegoda Bodhisattva Statue

Maligawila Buddha Statue is carved out of a single limestone rock and stands about 14.5 metres high. This is the tallest free standing buddha image in the ancient Sri Lanka. Dambegoda Bodhisattva statue, Another massive statue in the same complex stands 500 meters away.

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Habessa Ruins (Hebessa)

Habessa Ruins

Ruins of an ancient temple complex lies in deep in the jungle bordering the Yala National Park. Known as Habessa Ruins. Among these ruins are an ancient inscription and a cave with a large reclining Buddha statue with murals painted

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Dowa Raja Maha Viharaya – දෝව රජමහා විහාරය

Dowa Raja Maha Viharaya

Dowa Raja Maha Viharaya lies few kilometres away from the Bandarawela town on the Bandarawela – Badulla Road. This temple is thought to be done by King Walagamba in the in first century BC. This is one of the many temples built by the king while taking refuge in the Uva province after an Indian invasion.

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Enchanting Buduruwagala [4]

buduruwagala

Having got off a rickety bus at a dusty junction of Buduruwagala, a fertile farming village near Wellawaya in an awe-inspiring mountain range of Uva province, I tried to find my way to Buduruwagala rock carvings, on a rock which

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Seven wonders of Buduruwagala [3]

buduruwagala

It was late in evening when we reached the Buduruwayaya rock and archaeology site.. In the fast fading twilight, amongst the last songs of the birds, seven figures stood silent and still – in deep meditation. It seemed not to

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Buduruwagala [2] – බුදුරුවගල

buduruwagala

The name Buduruwagala literally means ‘stone images of the Buddha’. The site consists of seven magnificent east-facing figures carved out of a sheer rock face, the outline of which is believed to resemble a kneeling elephant.

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Buduruwagala Buddha Statue – බුදුරුවගල රජමහා විහාරය

Buduruwagala Carvings

Buduruwagala is located about 5 km from the Wellawaya on the Thanamalwila road. The name Buduruwagala means “the rock with the statue of Buddha”.

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