Nuwaragala Kanda belongs to the Maha Oya Divisional Secretariat in the Ampara District of the Eastern Province. Nuwaragala is geographically important as a remnant mountain (more than 300 meters high after erosion) belonging to the Gal Oya mountain range, which is located in half the plains of Sri Lanka (region between 30-300 m above sea level). The height is 658 meters.
This area is associated with the aborigines of Sri Lanka. It is said that an ancient group of people lived in the jungle called Heethala Vanni associated with this mountain. VANISHED TRAILS, written by RL Spittle, a British physician, describes this area. The book was translated into Sinhala by Mr. AP Gunaratne under the title Deleted Dadaman.
If one travels through the Rambaken Oya valley through the Pollebedda aboriginal village in the Mahaoya Divisional Secretariat Division in the Ampara District, one can reach Nuwaragala, a marvel of nature and a marvel of nature, by visiting the wonders of the ancient royal children.
On the top of the mountain you can see Pettigala mountain, Savula Hela, Ethbedda, Walas mountain and Gal Oya mountains. Borupola Wewa, Rukam Wewa, Unnichchiya Wewa, Weligahakandiya Wewa, Nuwaragala Tenna Wewa and Rambaken Oya Reservoir are clearly visible. It extends to the east coast of Sri Lanka. If you camp, you can see the sunrise clearly.
The ruined tanks were scattered throughout the ruins of dykes and settlements. Ruins of a large city can be seen on top of the rock called Nuwara Gala. This city must have been the administrative center at the time. A tourist accustomed to difficult jungle trekking will not understand anything about this buried city. It will give no relief to his cognitive microcosm. But if you watch it patiently one day, you will not be able to make any assumptions about the splendor that existed here at that time.
Mahiyanganaya --> Padiyathalawa --> Mahaoya --> Flying Village (Kandy-Ampara Road). From there you have to walk about 04 km to the foothills. A tractor can be used for this. You have to climb another 2-3 km from the foot of the mountain.
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