Katalagolla Oya, which gives life to 12 waterfalls, is a hidden gift of nature in a vast forest. This stream originates as a tributary of the Magaveli River. It is located in the reserve of three main reservoirs in Sri Lanka. This reserve is briefly known as Victoria, Randenigala, Rantambe. The reserve is made up of mountains, hills, valleys, falls and many beautiful waterfalls.
There are 12 waterfalls created by the Katalagolla Oya that can be seen all over the reserve in one day.
You can't go without proper advice because it is an event where wild elephants roam. There is no excuse for leeches while walking in the wild. So many leeches.
To reach this reserve you have to take the Kandy to Mahiyangana road to Ududumbara and turn to the Mahawela road. Go to the end of the road near the Mahawela Grama Niladhari office. That road ends at the elephant fence of the RVV Reserve.
From there it is not possible to enter without proper instructions. After about 2km from the other side we can hear the sound of Katalagolla Oya. So when we go closer to Oya we find the first waterfall.
Height in Katalagolla Oya:
The waterfall is about 5 meters high. Going further from there you will come across the second waterfall which is about 10 meters high. The 8th waterfall is the tallest of the dozen waterfalls, about 50 meters high. The trip was a bit risky but an unforgettable one.
So go see these dozens of waterfalls with the right guidance. But come back without destroying that beautiful environment.