15 October 2009
This village is situated between Raththota and Pallegama. Illukkumbura is quite similar to Etanwela and the two villages are about 5km apart. The only difference is that it is less remote compared to Etanwela as the main road goes through Illukkumbura.
There is an office of the Forestry Department in this village, where you can obtain lot of information about Knuckles Range. This is a popular place among the local visitors and there are some excellent places to dip in cool spring water. The main water stream is known as Thelgamu Oya.
The above bird's eye view of Illukkumbura was taken from the top of Maningala Mountain. If you click on the image and enlarge it, you will see the main road and the paddy fields in the village.
There is an exciting nature trail from Illukkumbura to Etanwela via Maningala Mountain. I will give you more information on that soon.