Waulpane Cave is located in the village of Vavulpane in a beautiful environment in the Kamburugamuwa Grama Niladhari Division of the Kolonna Divisional Secretariat in the Ratnapura District.
Looking at this cave shows a mysterious and frightening nature. As we passed through the stream flowing in front of the cave and entered the mouth of the cave, we first felt the unbearable sound of hundreds of thousands of bats along with the unbearable smell of bats. The stream could also be seen flowing inside the cave. Do you have torches to take a good look at this cave that is sinking in darkness. Carry an umbrella or raincoat to protect the bats as they fall like a downpour.
There are hundreds of thousands of bats above their heads as they enter the entrance to this world-rare cave. After a very difficult journey through the stink of bats, the stink of bats, the slippery rocks of bats, you can see another amazing creation of nature man who can not believe his eyes. It is one of the few underground waterfalls in the world. Kivul Falls is the tallest and lowest underground waterfall in Sri Lanka. This waterfall is about 30 feet high and is known as Vavulpane Falls.
We are now in the middle of a cave about 300 meters long. The cave itself is shrouded in darkness, except for a flash of light and a small beam of light flowing through a small hole in one side of the cave. Bats fly close to our bodies. All this reminds me of scenes from some horror movies, and I do not have enough words to describe that experience.
The cave is believed to be home to more than one million bats and is home to about 1000 species of bats, of which 7 species are endemic to Sri Lanka. We also need to be careful as the venomous snakes that come to eat the bats may be in the cave.
According to locals, the water in the cave never sees sunlight and is believed to be home to blind fish. Inside the cave, we could see limestone figurines of various shapes. As we approached the cave entrance we could see the cave. To get out of the cave we had to cross a fairly deep gorge and some of us in the group exited the cave exit through this gorge and the other group including me exited the cave with a slight difficulty at the entrance.
Leaving the cave, we reached the exit of the cave through a jungle path, and as we entered the cave from the exit, we could see the hiri lambas (hiri granites hanging from the top of the cave) and the fossils of animals and plants that have been around for millions of years. it was. In 1960, two French and Sri Lankan geological survey teams conducted excavations and confirmed that the cave was about 500 million years old.
On the way back we saw the source of the Kivul waterfall which creates the inner Kivul waterfall as well as the places where the Kivul water enters into the cave. We jumped into the giant of the river and bathed as we wished and completed our journey very successfully.
So for those of you who like to travel, this is a different kind of journey full of horror. So it is your responsibility to preserve the unbroken beauty of that environment for future generations as well.