Deniyaya, also known as Punchi Nuwara Eliya, has become extremely popular with tourists due to its biodiversity and beauty. So today we are going to tell you about the places you can visit in the Deniyaya area. In this article, we will inform you about the places you can visit on the way from Matara to Deniyaya and the places you can visit in Deniyaya.
A little introduction about Deniyaya
Coming from Matara to Akuressa, take the Deniyaya Road from Akuressa, and after passing several towns such as Pitabeddara, Morawaka, and Kotapola you will come across Deniyaya. Deniyaya is one of the coldest places in the South, attracting a large number of foreign tourists. On the way to Deniyaya and in Deniyaya you will often see tea estates. Coming here, you can see the roadside out of the large tea estates just like Nuwara Eliya. Also, Akuressa Deniyaya Road is a winding, hilly road. Also, when going to Deniyaya, you should be aware of the slope that is often seen on the right side of the road.
Places to visit on the way to Deniyaya.
1. Olu Dola
Olu Dola is not a big place. But a very beautiful place. Where water also flows, it naturally forms like a small lake. It’s a great place to bathe. This is in the area called Hulandawa which is found on the Deniyaya road from Akuressa. You have to go here on a vine bridge. The journey to Olu Dola will be an unforgettable one.
2. Elamaldeniya Rajamaha Viharaya
If you want to visit the Elamaldeniya Temple, you have to change the road at Pitabeddara and go a little further on Siyambalagoda Road. When you turn off at Paragasthenna Junction you will find the Elamaldeniya Temple. It is said that this temple is a Rajamaha Vihara built during the reign of King Walagamba. It is said that this temple was dedicated to the god Rajjuru Bandara. Therefore, many sad people come to this temple to express their grief to God. It is said that they often received help. The temple has a series of long steps that can be seen from the top. But we can not take responsibility for the leeches hanging on the leg.
3. Athamala Falls
This Athamala Falls is found on the Deniyaya Road, a short distance down the road to the right near the Nil Ella Estate, which is found while passing Pitabeddara. It is said that the Athamala Falls because an elephant died here in the past. It is a beautiful waterfall that is not very tall. But you also need to be reminded, this place is not good for bath.
4. Gatabaru Devalaya
Gatabaru Devalaya, as famous as Dewundara Devalaya, is believed to be a place of miracles. This place is also known as a sacred place belonging to the God Rajjuru Bandara. On the way to Deniyaya Road, take a road on the left-hand side a little away from Kotapola town and you can reach the Gatabaruwa Devalaya.
5. Sathmale Falls (Satmahal Falls)
Sathmale Falls is located in a beautiful and unique landscape, a short distance from Deniyaya town. You may ask what is so special about this. A waterfall is a place where water usually rises and falls. But the water in this waterfall falls from layer to layer. It is also known as Hatmale Falls which has seven floors. A beautiful place to go and see. Do not wait for the bath. A little scary.
Patna is a wonderful place in the middle of a tea estate in the Pallegama area of Deniyaya. Patna also has a wonderful location. There is a large boulder with a small amount of water flowing through it that can slide down. It’s like slipping in a seo and coming down. A different kind of place you should visit. But I kindly request you to bring your own polythene plastic when you arrive. Read more about Patna fall…
7. Sinharaja Rain Forest
One of the gateways to the Sinharaja Forest, a world-renowned biodiversity system, is located in the Pallegama area of Deniyaya. You don’t need to say anything strange about Sinharaja. The Sinharaja Forest, which belongs to the category of tropical rainforests, is a marvelous creation of nature with a large number of waterfalls, wildlife and plants hidden in its lap.
There are a number of quality accommodation facilities built to cater to those who visit Deniyaya. If you visit Sinharaja you can also stay inside the lodge.
Also, when Sinharaja enters, the signal on your phone is completely lost. If you are going to visit Sinharaja then let your relatives know about it.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful country. But when people come to this kind of natural beauty and have fun, they do things that harm that beauty. If so, will this beauty remain the same? Let’s think for a moment. Let us preserve this beauty too.