Kuruwita is located and surrounded by the boundary of the Nuwara Eliya District including the peaks of samanala Mountain ranges in the North – East, the Ayagama Pradesheeya Sabha in the south – west, the Rathnapura Pradesheeya Sabha in the South – East and the Eheliyagoda Pradesheeya Sabha in the North west. It is approximately 87 km from Colombo. It used to be served by the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge Sabaragamuwa Railway, a branch of the national railway system. Rathnapura is the main administrative district and the electorate of the Kuruwita area in which there are two Divisional Secretariats called Kuruwita and Kiriella. The main occupation of the people in this area descended from multi-ethnic and multi-religious background is Agriculture and gemming. Kuruwita is very well known for the nearby waterfall called Bopath Ella. Bopath Ella is situated at Kuruwita, few miles away from Colombo Rathnapura high level road. At this Bopath Ella you find beautiful ancient history, the Delgamuwa Raja Maha Vihara, a temple that is reputed as the hiding place of the Tooth relic of Buddha during the ruling period of Portuguese in the country. Bopath Ella has a shape very similar to the leaf of the Sacred fig or “Bo” tree, which has earned it this name. The Bopath Ella, is one of the splendid and attractive place which is located at the Kuruwita and all the nifra-structure facilities and other facilities such as tourist hotels, sanitary facilities, vehicle parking facilities and tourist boat service also provided by the Kuruwita Pradesheeya Sabha. The residence of the very ancient Ape of Balangoda in Sri lanka is in Kuruwita area. The waterfall is a major tourist attraction in the country. Local myths say that it is haunted and that it hides a treasure trove.
At Kuruwita, the elevation towards West is on the 500 ft. line of cross section and from the town of Kuruwita up to Adams Peak 1000 ft. in height. Here, the annual rainfall is 2500 mm – 3500 mm expanding everywhere. At Kuruwita you find beautiful lakes, rivers and waterfalls. You find mind relaxing mountains, estates and beautiful views that can blow away all your stress. Other than these views and waterfalls to enjoy, one can find many other adventurous things to do at Kuruwita. Visiting different places around us is proving beneficial as it helps us get outside our heads and open up our minds and hearts to new people, new experiences, new ways of life and new mindsets.
What else do you find?
Whitewater Rafting in Kitulgala, this whitewater rafting tour is a very good adventure experience. White water rafting in Kelani river does not require a higher degree of rafting skills or swimming experience, even for the people who are experimenting it for the first time, families and small groups go for a thrilling ride down the Kelani River. This is because the rapids of Kalani River are graded as 2 and 3. Some of the rapids of the Kalani River are named with unique names such as Virgin’s Breast, Killer Falls, Butter Crunch and Head Chopper.
The iconic Ceylon tea
A tour to Lipton’s seat will give anyone the ultimate experience of tea. The walkthrough Lush green tea plantations along with the tea factory experience at Dambetenna will let us know how iconic Ceylon tea is produced. The Lipton’s Seat lookout is one of Sri Lanka’s most impressive viewpoints. It is located on the top of the Poonagala hill. The place gets this name after the famous tea planter Sir Thomas Lipton used this place to survey the surrounding region of his tea plantations. It is a panoramic overlooking destination in Sri Lanka. Handapanagala lake, Chandrika lake, Udawalwe lake, Wedihiti Kanda mountains, and the Hambantota harbor located in the in the southern coastal area can be seen remarkably. Here you can visit Dambetenna tea factory nearby. The Dambetenna longest tea factory in Sri Lanka has earned a reputation among the travelers and tourists as a place to be toured where they can learn about the tea making process.
A form of stress release
The whole idea of traveling provides a chill of excitement, a burst of happiness, and a thrill of energy. Traveling is an excellent way to get yourself some “me time,” and is a great escape from the day-to-day pressures of your life. With the fresh air and warm sunshine, it will increase the oxygen in your blood, give you more energy, and ward off stress, depression, and anxiety. A short trip to Kuruwita, can also increase and improve your performance at work because it recharges you.
Travelling can make you more creative since new experiences tend to “wake up” the mind by sparking synapses in the brain. When people visit Kuruwita, they can get away from the general sightseeing activities and take this off the beaten track tour to enjoy something unique. If you are a lover of thrilling adventure and want to judge your energy and confidence level, Kuruwita is an ideal option for you. You will be able enjoy a cycling, confidence jump with sliding down on a five-meter waterfall, waterfall abseiling, whitewater rafting and bird watching when you take tours during your visit. Also, you can enjoy the exciting adventure in Kitulgala with borderland camping. Borderlands’ camp is perched on the banks of the Kelani River and consists of tents, rustic wooden cabins and chalets built on stilt platforms covered with thatched roofs. You just need to let yourself go with the flow, feel every inch of it, and don’t overthink all the potential drawbacks. At the end of the day, when you look back on the amazing things that happened, you’ll feel more alive than ever. The good part about the whole traveling experience is that you get to learn things in a firsthand manner, up close and personal. Rise to the sound of bird call, enjoy an exciting activity on the Kelani river and return for a chilled beer and return home with a peaceful mind like never before! Remember, traveling is not about the destination, but the journey.