Beautiful and Mysterious Village – Mandaram Nuwara, The Misty City

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Image: Lanka Travel Directory

The beauty of stunning waterfalls, cold mist, pure blue water, green forests and grasslands… all the magnificence in one place – that is  Mandaram Nuwara; the mysterious village, wrapped up in so many legends as the history of this misty city goes far back to the era of King Ravana.

Situated in the Nuwara Eliya district, Mandaram Nuwara is a small village located at the foot of Pidurutalagala. The basin-like place seems to be wrapped up in clouds and can be reached via Kandy on the road leading to Walapane, passing Rikillagaskada, turning right just before the town of Padiyapelalla, or can be reachable from Nuwara Eliya. The road in the hilly territory turns and coils its way to this enchanting destination treating your eyes along the way. On the way to Mandaram Nuwara you will see a fairly small waterfall which is the second drop of the much larger Athinni Vatuna Ella, situated within the village. The Kolapathana Ella is about 2 km from the village.

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Source: Lakroo Environmental Club

Bordering the Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve, this beautiful tiny village is bounded from the west by Piduruthalagala and from the east by the Balagolla mountain ranges. Due to its geographical position, the village receives rain much of the year. It is a unique place that has never seen the very first rays of the sun nor the last rays because of its mountain-locked location.

With grasslands dotted with wild flowers, waterfalls and extensive fields, the scenery is simply breathtaking. It’s also a stone’s throw away to capture the magical beauty of wildlife.

Mandaram Nuwara is located less than a 2-hour drive from our Oliphant bungalow in Nuwara Eliya.