24 May 2009

Kukule Ganga


Kukule Ganga is an exciting area for an adventurer. There are many different places to see along the river and its close proximity. There are waterfalls like Makeliya Ella, Caves like Pahiyan Lena (Fa Hien) in addition to the picturesque river itself. The picture above and a few more were taken near the suspension bridge at Kosgulana.

A traveler could reach Kukule Ganga via many attractive routes. Kalutara - Mathugama Road, Horana - Bulathsinghala Road and Ratnapuara - Kalawana Road are some of them.

19 comments:

Chavie said...

lovely pic K! :) Kukule ganga is so close to Colombo, and we visit Rathnapura quite often, but I've never been to Kukule ganga! My father once went there to the power plant when they were building it though. Would love to go there one day myself... :)

Thanks for the post!

roentarre said...

The water goes into the distance and the landscape is simply incredible

Harumi said...

Nice scenery and very informative post. There were some names I wasn't familiar with. Guess there's lot more to learn about Lanka, than what we've learned from schools. =D

Thanks for sharing.. ^__^

rainfield61 said...

Sri Lanka must be a very beautiful Island. I like your photos including the suspension bridge.

ABRAHAM LÓPEZ MORENO said...

Muchísimas gracias por tus comentarios en "Panorámica Cazorlense".
De igual forma te felicito por tu blog, y paso a ser parte de tus favoritos.
Un cordial saludo.

Rajesh said...

Nice post. Never heard about this place earlier. Good to know about new destinations.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
It is much closer than Rathnapura. You have to turn from Horana towards Bulathsinhala. Think that road is the closest for you. Kauthara - Mathugama Road also a good option. I have not visited the power plant. Must be a good experience!

Roentarre,
Yes landscape is quite scenic in this area. Thanks for visiting my blog and you have an awesome collection of pictures in your blogs!

Harumi,
Which name is unfamiliar? Think the correct spelling of Pahiyan should be either Fa Xian or Fa Hien or Fa Hsien as the cave is dedicated for the famous Chinese monk of the 5th century AD.

Reinfeld,
Sri Lanka is a paradise for a nature lover. I saw your blog and thought it is a wonderful place to know about the beauty of Malaysia!

ABRAHAM LÓPEZ MORENO,
Gracias por ser parte de mi blog!
Muchas gracias por tus comentarios! Tus blogs son simplemente increíble!

Espero que mi español no está mal:)

Rajesh,
Glad my blog was useful to you! This place is about 75km South East of Colombo.
Saw your blog and it is a superb source of information on India

Thanks all from all over the world for your wonderful comments!

Chavie said...

One of my friends lives in Agalawatte, and he invited me to come over sometime. Should make it a point to visit all the attractions in the area when I visit! :D

Harumi said...

Yep, I've watched documentaries about that cave many times on TV, sometime back. =D

And ya, that's 'Fa-hien' I think the way I've heard it's been pronounced and so says Wiki, in this article about 'Fa-hien lena'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fa_Hien_Cave

But the ones I mentioned as unfamiliar were - Makeli Ella and Kosgulana. =D

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
It is very close from Agalawatta. You could see Makeli ella and even Fa Hien cave when you go there:)

Harumi,
I'll bring some information about Makeli Ella soon. Thanks for information, I think I should spell it as Fa Hien :)

clo said...

wonderful island....:)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Clo,
Thanks for the comment!

J Bar said...

A beautiful spot.
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luna miranda said...

this looks like a great place to kayak. love the greens on both banks of the river.

Kirigalpoththa said...

J Bar,
Thanks for your comments!

Luna,
Yep it great place for a boat ride.. thanks for your comments :)

Budget Traveler said...

Another photo to remind me of home (Philippines). Our house is near the river and the view near it is similar with this.

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eileeninmd said...

Looks like a wonderful place, the scenery is wonderful.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Budget Traveler,
Great to hear that! You must be enjot=ying this kind of scenery everyday..wow!

Eileen,
Thanks very much for your comments as always :)

Chavie said...

Comment made on 302009-05-24T14:32:43.097+05:30

lovely pic K! :) Kukule ganga is so close to Colombo, and we visit Rathnapura quite often, but I've never been to Kukule ganga! My father once went there to the power plant when they were building it though. Would love to go there one day myself... :)Thanks for the post!