Best Traveling Destinations Of Kegalle

Best Traveling Destinations Of Kegalle

     Kegalle is a district of Sri Lanka’s Sabaragamuwa Province. It is one of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts.  The District of Kegalle is nestled between the central highlands and the western southern plains, with a beautiful natural scenery. Rubber farming has spread throughout the majority of the District, and minor export crops like as coffee, pepper, cocoa, rice, clove, and nutmeg are also grown there. Bogala in the Kegalle District is located to Sri Lanka’s greatest graphite mine. It’s also a tourist hotspot.

So today I am going to tell you about five beautiful tourist spots in Kegalla area.

Bible Rock
Bible Rock
Bible Rock
Bible Rock 1
Bible Rock 3

     It is a mountain in the Kegalle District, located in the Aranayaka area. It spans 797.7 meters tall and 710 meters wide. It is rising 2,618 feet above sea level, and has long been special for painters, poets, and photographers.
Bible Rock, a striking flat surface, is also closely related to Sigiriya Rock. Bible Rock is clearly visible from Colombo to Kandy, especially by train. Batalegala Rock is a popular mountaineering destination among locals and foreigners alike. It can be clearly seen on the Kandy Road at the Kadugannawa Junction. The top of the rock consists of an abandoned temple with a small stupa and a devalaya.

Beautiful views from the top of the mountain
– Ambuluwawa Mountain
-Asupini Falls
-Kabaragala mountain
-Adams peak

Bulathkohupitiya Waterfall Paradise Beautiful "Dedugala"
Dedugala 1 1

     The distance from Colombo to Bulathkohupitiya via Karawanella is 84 km. Alternatively, you can reach the open air (78 km) and actually go to Bulathkopitiya (25 km). The Bulathkohupitiya division of the Elimahangalla district is a place where you can experience beautiful mountains. This borders the Kandy District on one side. It is bordered by Dedugala and Pelampitiya villages to Kandy. Udapelampitiya, the highest point in the area, is 4000 feet above sea level. It’s a cool place with frequent mists. A road from Bulathkohupitiya to Nawalapitiya via Dedugala and Pelampitiya has fallen. However, a vehicle like a car can only go up to Udapelampitiya on this road. This is one of the most scenic roads. From Bulathkohupitiya to Dedugala. M. The 20-lane road is narrow but carpeted. Another km from Dedugala to Pelampitiya. M. 7 should go uphill. All these roads are full of elbow bends. Meanwhile, a number of waterfalls can be seen. Tourists can also see all the surrounding waterfalls in one day from Colombo.

Traveling to Goraka Falls- Amitirigala.
Goraka Falls 1
Goraka Falls

     Ruwanwella Divisional Secretariat is a beautiful place where people make a living from agriculture with the love of the gods Sumana Saman and Satpathini who shine in the greenery with natural and biodiversity. The beauty of this area is doubled and tripled by waterfalls, streams and rivers. Indurana Falls, Goraka Falls, Wangedi Mol Falls, Mahalla Falls, Dunumala Falls, Dunumala Falls and Goraka Falls are two of the popular tourist attractions. 

This waterfall is located in Namalgamuwa village in the Amithirigala South Grama Niladhari Division of the Ruwanwella Divisional Secretariat Division in the Kegalle District of the Sabaragamuwa Province. From Ruwanwella, Avissawella Main Road No. 102 / A, Turn left at Thalduwa Junction and proceed on Amithirigala – Nittambuwa Road. M. You can reach this waterfall from Namalgamuwa Junction by traveling about 350 meters on the Goraka Ella Road.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 3
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 2

     Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of the major tourist attractions in the Kegalle District. There are two main ways to reach Pinnawala. This can be reached by taking a train from Rambukkana Railway Station to Kegalle for 2 km. The Pinnawala Orphanage can be reached by taking a bus from the Kegalle-Karadupana junction on the Kandy-Colombo road, turning towards Rambukkana and traveling about 4km.

The Elephant Orphanage was established in the year 1975. The main objective of this orphanage was to take care of the helpless wild elephant calves and adult elephants and release them back into the wild. Today, about 84 elephants live in the 25-acre sanctuary. Although not a natural environment, the elephants receive the love and kindness of the staff and tourists.

Bathing in the Ma Oya every day is a hobby of the elephants. Tourists can also get the opportunity to milk the baby elephants. The intricacies of the cute and cute baby elephants are one of the most endearing moments of the day, as is the opportunity to see a large number of elephants in one place. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage can be used as a day trip destination where you can visit the Pinnawala Free Zoo and the nearby village.

Kegalle Degalathiriya Cave Temple
Kegalle Degalathiriya Cave Temple

     Degalathiriya is one of the places associated with King Walagamba which can be seen throughout the Kegalle District. There is a cave temple at the foot of the big rock of Degalathiriya. In the distance you can see the mountain called Managala. The rock where the cave temple is located is called Mahagala. The strip of land between Managala and Mahagala is called Degalathiriya.

Mabopitiya Junction is about 13 km from Kegalle on the Bulathkohupitiya Road. From there take the road on the left, pass Devalaya Junction and Bogahamula Junction and take a difficult road for about 3 km to Degalathiriya Cave Temple. When you go to the foot of the Mahagala in Degalathiriya you will find the temple.
Inside the cave you can see the temple. The murals of the temple seem to have been painted somewhat in recent times. Until its restoration around 1946, the cave contained frescoes from the Kandyan period. In the year 1816, we came to know that there is written evidence that a monk first lived in this cave temple. In front of this cave, you can see some old stone pillars which can be said to be old. They appear to have been repaired during later repairs. They may have been taken from an earlier temple.

When King Walagamba lived in this area, he used to carry a Bo plant in a bowl. When I tried to take the Bo plant back to this place, it had sprouted roots. At that time the king said, “The great Bo is located.” It is said that the name of the village called ‘Mabopitiya’ was derived from that. It is said that the Bo tree that can be seen near the temple at the foot of the rock in Degalathiriya is a descendant of the Bo tree that was planted at that time.

There is a large gap near the Vihara rock cave that can be traversed through the Mahagala. The Degalathiriya where the temple is located and the village called Athurupana on the other side of the rock are connected by this rift. On the other side of the temple, near the crevice, there is a large stone lamp. There is a wonderful story to be told about this lamp as well.

In the past, the stone lamp here provided light to those who passed through this gap. As a precautionary measure, we heard a loud noise in the distance and were ordered to turn off the lamp. It is said that the name “dessert” was coined after the command to turn off the light or to turn it off. At the entrance to the monastery you can see carved watchtower panels on both sides of the stairway and between the steps of the temple and the dagoba. Although the two watchtowers near the monastery are similar, the two watchtowers near the dagoba are slightly different. History has it that carved watchtowers date back to the early days of their construction.

Visitors to the Degalathiriya Cave Temple can climb to the top of the nearby Mahagala and see the beauty of the surroundings. Behind the cave, on the other side of the rock, there is a small flight of steps leading up to the top. As mentioned earlier, this rock, which separates Degalathiriya and Dessert, stretches for about half a kilometer. The view from the top is breathtaking. On one side you can see Urakanda, Batalegala and Ramasara mountain range. On the other side is the Dotaloya hills.

Walking along this rocky outcrop overlooking the vast expanse is also a wonderful experience. The width of the rock is sometimes as narrow as three or four feet. That’s why you have to walk very carefully in those places. It can be said that there is very little rock that can be easily reached in this manner not only in the Kegalle district but also in the whole of Sri Lanka. When you walk to the end of the rock, you will see a wonderful rock formation in the shape of a tortoise.

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