03 January 2010

Thelgamu Oya

Thelgamu Oya is one of the main water resources in Knuckles region. It is a tributary of Amban Ganga, which eventually joins with River Mahaweli.

The above picture was taken from a foot bridge at the start of Maningala Trail. This foot bridge is situated at the border of Rathninda and Etanwela villages.

You can enjoy cool spring water of Thelgamu Oya at Illukkumbura too.

I am proud to mention that above image was selected for this wonderful site - Scenic Sunday.

Also, I'm thrilled to see that above picture is picked by Conservation Carbon Company in their blog.


Janith said...

oooh, the stream looks icy! :D

btw, did you take the shot from atop an e danda? :)

Slogan Murugan said...


Kirigalpoththa said...

Not an edanda, but a more spphisticated one. This one is built of concrete.
I shall show an edanda, I saw somewhere else in my next post :)

Thanks :)

rainfield61 said...

Flowing water always means living lively.

Mahasen said...


Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Water is dynamic, No shape, No color, but serve loyally to human, I love the picture because it shows water wiggles in remote mountain valley, no complaints, no shouts, but go and let people make judgment and tell..
thank you,
cool post.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

beautiful shot!!

love the header, as well - makes me want to go camping...

betchai said...

i can hear the healing power of the water flow, i love how the contours of the rocks can be seen underneath the water.

George said...

What a beautiful river. I think it would be wonderful to hike along this river in any season.

Anonymous said...

I love where the water is given birth to, usually high in the interior of the mountains. It is truly a magical realm.

Kirigalpoththa said...

You are absolutely correct!

Thanks :)

Totally agree with you. This type of sreams are the life blood of eco systems! And yes..they never complain :)
Thanks for the very nice comment!

It was taken in Arugam Bay.
I cannot forget the night I spent at Arugam Bay. So I keep the picture as the header..Yes it makes me want to go there again too..

Yes flowing water does have healing powers. You just need to close your eyes and listen to the water :)

Yes, all along this stream you similar beautiful places.

Thanks all for your comments!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Natural Moments,
Yep this is where big rivers starts. Places like this are truly magical.
Thanks for your comments :)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous setting, K. Your photo is amazing also. I'd love to be there in person to hear and feel that water!!!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

You will love to be in this place to hear and feel this water!
Thanks for your comments :)

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful snap.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Rajesh!

roentare said...

Truely sentimental and artistic. You are a true artist with a good eye

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Roentarre :)

Jane said...

Nice shot of the waterfall, nice lighting. Thanks for sharing with us:)

eileeninmd said...

It is a gorgeous scene and I love the Rainfield description, very pretty! Great photo!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for your comments!

You are welcome n thanks for your comments!

Yep I too agree with Rainfield..
Thanks very much for your comments!!

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful! Very soothing to look at.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Icy BC :)

Carolyn Ford said...

That is beautiful! I hiked to a waterfall yesterday which is posted on my Scenic Sunday!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Great to hear that!
Thanks very much for your comments!

Harry Snowden said...

Beautiful silver light!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Very beautiful spot. I'd love to hike there. Gorgeous photo!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much for dropping by and for your comments!

Thanks a lot for dropping by and for your comments!