The very heart of simple, rural life
Where time seems so unchanged
A land of paddy, cascading waterfalls and peacocks, Wellawaya sits in rural tranquillity at the foothills of the central massif - the Great Western Mountain range. Simple lifestyles still preside here, deeply embedded in traditional livelihoods that have survived unchanged for centuries. The town is literally at the crossroads and an important gateway to the East and the South. Serene and peaceful, the unspoilt landscape changes from lush fields to scrub jungle and rocky terrain of waterfalls.

The area is also culturally significant with sites of historical interest such as Buduruwagala Rock carvings nearby.
Things to do
in Wellawaya
Archaeology Experience
Visit the historical sites of Buduruwagala, Yudaganawa and Maligawila where giant Buddha statues and rock carvings from centuries ago have survived relatively unscathed.
Waterfall Trek
At 220 metres high, Diyaluma is Sri Lanka’s 2nd highest waterfall, and Uda Diyaluma is its upper segment with the insta-famous bathing pool.
Ellawala Waterfall
Trek or cycle through jungle and fields to this gentle cascade where you can cool off and just feel at one with nature.
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