Off the beaten path, Wellawaya is a small town located near the iconic Buduruwagala carvings. Though untouched by the hands of tourism, it’s the ideal place for to relax and enjoy the slow pace of life in the countryside. Observe the gentle, soothing sounds of nature or watch wild Sri Lankan elephants roaming free and playing near the Handapanagala Tank, embark on a wildlife safari as you keep an eye out for the island’s most exotic creatures, spend your day hunting for waterfalls as you trek through mountains or explore through archaeological sites. 1 Night 2 Days Tour - Overnight at 3 star hotel, BBActivities and places visit: Cycling to secret waterfall in Wellawaya, Birds watching, Rural chena cultivation experience, Cooking demonstration, Organic farm, Buduruwagala Temple, Elephants at Handapanagala Tank, Night walk, Village walk and many more attractions in rustic Sri Lanka.
• Early in the morning (approx 7.30 am) visit secret waterfall and spend couple of hours relaxing and enjoying amazing nature Ella Wall Fall is a small waterfall located in Wellawaya. Trek through a thick jungle, approximately 5 km away from the main town and you’ll find yourself face to face with this cascading beauty. With a natural pool at the base, it’s the ideal place for a refreshingly, cold bath right after your walk. • Rural chena experience, organic farm, cooking demostration and traditional Sri Lankan lunch Chena is the oldest form of cultivation on the island, with a history dating back 5000 years. This traditional practice was most commonly used by ancient Sri Lankans who cultivated land while ensure the environment was unharmed. The rain-fed lands that grew their crops of vegetables, grains, cereals and greens were known as Chena. A traditional lunch made in the remote village will give you the most authentic experience of Sri Lankan cuisine. Indulge in the rich spices and tantalizing flavours and you savour the delights of a local meal. • Buduruwagala Temple visit Most famous for having the tallest statue of Lord Buddha, the Buduruwagala Temple is a historic site that dates back to the 10th century. The statue towers approximately 51 feet in height. In addition, there are seven other statues located here, and hence its name translates to the ‘rock of Buddhist Sculptures’. • Elephants at Hapanagala Tank Wildlife lovers will seek great joy in visiting the Handapanagala Tank. Located roughly 16 km from the main town, the tank is fed by the Kirindi Oya and attracts plenty of wildlife during the drought season, especially wild elephants! Visit early evening for a chance to spot these gentle giants frolic and enjoy the true beauty of nature. • Bird watching Sri Lanka is blessed with a wide range of colorful birds; both migratory and endemic to the island. Grab your binoculars and get read to embark on a bird watching expedition. • Night walk A quiet stroll in the night will introduce you to a different side of the island. From croaking frogs to chattering crickets, there’s a lot that goes bump in the night here! • Village walk Enjoy rural village walk in the morning and visit local houses of lovely smiling local people, see how they live and their traditional livelihood. It would be really nice and memorable in your journey to rustic Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at Jetwing Kaduruketha, bed & breakfast basis