Mandaram Nuwara

Last Updated On January 29, 2022

Mandaram Nuwara (dark city) is a picturesque foggy village at the end of the Piduruthalagala mountain in Walapane. Because of the mist covering the town for much of the day, this village is known as Mandaram Nuwara. This mountaintop community is near the Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve in the Nuwara Eliya district. The Piduruthalagala mountain range borders it on the west, while the Balagolla mountain range borders it on the east. Because of its position, it receives rain for most of the year.

view of mandaram nuwara

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This forest region is one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful, with lush green mountains covered in a soft mist, tumbling waterfalls and natural pools, acres of farmlands, and friendly villagers. The Kolapathana Ella Waterfall is located right in the village, and don't miss visiting. Mandaram Nuwara is one of the best places in the country for adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, and camping in a beautiful mountain community.

The people are incredibly kind and will go out of their way to make your visit exciting and enjoyable. Don't forget to try some fresh jaggery made by the villagers while you're here.

Waterfalls that you can cover in Mandaram Nuwara

  • Kolapathana Ella
  • Elamulla Ella
  • Kabara-gala Ella
  • Digala Hinna Ella
  • Kalu Palam Ella

waterfalls in Mandaran Nuwara

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How to get to Mandaram Nuwara

Take a bus from Kandy to Walapane. A path to the right leads directly to Mandaram Nuwara after Rikillagaskada and before Padiyapalella (a tiny town near Walapane from Kandy, around 45 kilometers from Kandy). Padiyapalella to Mandaram Nuwara is around 12 kilometers away.

camping in mandaram nuwara

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hotels in mandaram nuwara