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Recomended duration
One day+
Best time of the year to visit
Throughout the year

Little bit about Mandaram Nuwara

Mandaram Nuwara (gloomy city) is a picturesque misty village, located at the foot hills of Piduruthalagala - on the Walapane end. The name ‘Mandaram Nuwara’ was given to this beautiful little village as the village is covered by the mist during most part of the day.

Located in the Nuwara Eliya district, adjacent to the Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve, this mountain top village is bounded to Piduruthalagala mountain from the west and Balagolla montain range from the east. Due to this geographical location, it receives rain much of the year around.


Lush green mountains covered with silky mist cover, cascading waterfalls and natural pools, acres of paddy fields together with lovely villagers, make this forest village one of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. Do not forget to visit Kolapathana Ella Waterfall which is located in the village itself.

This is one of the best places in the country for adventurous excursions like trekking, hiking and camping in the middle of a breath-taking mountain village.


Villagers are very friendly and definitely help you out to make your visit a very exiting and a pleasant one. Do not forget to taste a bit of fresh jaggery produced by the villagers during your visit.


Waterfalls that you can cover in Mandaran Nuwara

  • Kolapathana Ella
  • Elamulla Ella
  • Kabara-gala Ella
  • Digala Hinna Ella
  • Kalu Palam Ella


How to reach Mandaram Nuwara?

From Kandy – take a bus to ‘Walapane’

On the way to ‘Walapane’ after Rikillagaskada and just before ‘Padiyapalella’ (a small town in the way to Walapane from Kandy in about 45KMs from Kandy) there is a road to right which goes directly to Mandaram Nuwara. From Padiyapalella to Mandaram Nuwara its about 12KMs.


Other public transport options to Mandaran Nuwara
  • Direct buses
    • From Kandy to Mandaram Nuwara - leaves Kandy at 10.45AM
    • From Mandaran Nuwara to Kandy - leaves Mandaran Nuwara at 5.15AM and 8.15AM
  • From Kandy to Padiya-pelella. From Padiya-palella to Mandara Nuwara there are buses every 45 minutes


Read our latest blog article Waterfall hunt in Mandaran Nuwara for more details

Things to know before you go

  • Be ready for rainy and cold weather conditions

Photo Credits: Dasun Wickramaarachchi

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