Nildiya Pokuna, located at a distance of 13.3 km from the Ella, is a great place to have an adventurous experience. Legend has it that King Rawana brought Sita from India and kept her in a very comfortable and very safe place. Many believe that the site is now a ruined underground palace complex filled with blue water. This is a very risky, well worth the trip. You too can have this experience as soon as possible, but do not ruin the place.
Nil diya pokuna history:
Legend has it that King Rawana brought Sita from India and kept her in a very comfortable and very safe place. Many believe that the site is now a ruined underground palace complex filled with blue water.
Legend has it that King Rawana abducted Goddess Sita and hid in this cave. It is said that there were several tunnels under this rock which stretched for many miles. The tunnels from the Ravana Ella cave to the cold light of Nuwara Eliya near the Bogoda Rajamaha Viharaya and the Dowa Rajamaha Viharaya can still be seen today. It is also a memory that bears witness. In addition, it is believed that the tunnel was designed to reach several other areas hundreds of feet below the surface.
Rumor has it that there is a throne and a crown in it. However, no further action was taken as the tunnels were closed under the protection of the Police Special Task Force.
Nil diya pokuna ella:
Ravana Falls or Bambaragala Falls is a huge waterfall that can be seen on the Ella-Wellawaya road in the Badulla District. Thousands of acres of rock formations in the background of the waterfall and the surrounding area are associated with the history of King Rawana. It is also said that there is evidence to support many of these stories. The Ravana Raja Maha Viharaya near the Ravana Falls and the cave near it which is considered to be the residence of King Rawana also give evidence of historical stories.
Nil diya pokuna entrance:
After passing Ravana Falls for another 3 km on the Wellawaya road turn off at Karandagolla 10th mile post to Bandarawela. We can find the tunnel with the help of the villagers by going about 3 km down the road which is an alternative route and passing through a grove below the road. This tunnel and the largest underground cave in the country to date "Nil Diya Pokuna".
Located in: Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway to reach the Nil Diya Pokuna.
Traveling Time: 13.3 km (25 min)
Cost : Free
Nil diya pokuna guide:
- Your size will definitely affect yours
- Definitely need a guide.
- Provides Head touch and other support guide, (talk beforehand)
- Those who are afraid of the dark do not go.