Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanical Garden in Avissawella was opened to the public towards the latter part of the year 2014. This wet zone botanical garden covers a land area of 79 acres (32 ha) while the climate is quite cool and temperate. The wet zone plants are well nourished since there is a stream that flows through the garden. The gardens are yet to be expanded to 105 acres in the future.
Kumari Ella is 4m (13 ft) waterfall in Puwakpitiya, Avissawella; just about an hour and a half of travel time from Colombo. This little cascade has a deep plunge pool at its base that is extremely dangerous to swim in. Kumari Ella gains its name from Kumari, the daughter of King Rajasinghe I of Sitawaka (he ruled in the mid to late 1500s), who died by drowning there.
Bopath Ella is a waterfall situated in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka. It has a shape very similar to the leaf of the Sacred fig or “Bo” tree, which has earned it this name. The waterfall is a major tourist attraction in the country.
Surrounded by verdant mountains and vibrant tea plantations, Castlereagh Reservoir in the Central Hill Country of Sri Lanka makes a breathtaking scenery. The natural artistry of Castlereagh Reservoir is complimented by the Castlereagh Dam that, in fact, creates the Reservoir by amassing water from Kehelgamu Oya. Water in the Reservoir is used for generating hydroelectricity, a main source of electricity in Sri Lanka.
Kotmale Hanging Bridge is located in kothmale Oruthotawella in Nuwara Eliya District, Bridge was built over the Mahaveli river. Bridge was built between Oruthotawella and Thispane Kanda Villages. This Bridge is nearly 100 meters long, Bridge was constructed during the British Era. Before buiding the road over the Kothmale Dam this bridge was the only way to cross the Mahaveli river, other than boats and cribs.
West of the road from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, Kitulgala is a popular adventure-sports centre located amid thickly forested hills. Most visitors are the young and energetic of Colombo, but foreign visitors are also starting to discover the region’s white-water rafting, jungle trekking, birdwatching and cave exploration.
The Makandawa Forest Reserve is one of Sri Lanka’s richest and most unspoiled rainforests. It covers an area of 1155 hectares and lies close to the village of Kithulgala, one of Sri Lanka’s centers for adventure sports. The reserve hosts a plethora of rare and endemic flora and fauna. It also hides one of Sri Lanka’s well known ancient treasures; the Belilena Cave.
Belilena is a well known large cave in Sri Lanka, located 8 km from the town of Kitulgala. Evidence of prehistoric human presence as early as 32,000 years ago was recorded at the site. The skeletal remains of ten individuals were discovered by Paul E. P. Deraniyagala, who attributed them to Balangoda Man.
Pidurutalagala Mountain, which is also called Mount Pedro in in English is the tallest mountain on the island and situated in the Central Province. It is also the only ultra prominent peak of the island, and one of only 1515 ultra prominent peaks around the world. The mountain of Pidurutalagala has a forest reserve surrounding it.
Aberdeen Falls is a 98 m high waterfall on the Kehelgamu Oya near Ginigathena, in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. Aberdeen is named after Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland and the capital of Aberdeenshire.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the jungles of Sri Lanka.