Rumassala Beach and Fresh Water Area in Sri Lanka

Rumassala Beach in Sri Lanka 

Rumassala south beach is situated along with the masala hill in Unawatuna. It is known as a jungle beach and fishing place.The beach can be identified easily because of the hill and the temple of the hill. This is a tourist attraction place in the Unawatuna area. Rumassala is a small beach and it is famous for Rumassala hill. Rumassala is known as Bonavista. It means Beautiful land. This place is located next to Unawatuna which is famous for coral reefs and beautiful beaches in the southern area. 
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Rumassala- The Historical and Legendary Background. 

The famous story of Rumassala is related to Ramayana Which is a mythical encounter between Rama and Rawana. According to Ramayana Laxshman was Rama’s brother. He was injured in a battle and needed to bring some herbals from Himalaya mountain in India. The monkey god Hanuman went to the Himalayas to bring that herbal but he couldn’t remember the name of herbal. So, he broke a part of the mountain. After taken the herbals hanuman fallen this part of the hill to this place. Now it is known as Rumassala. 

Researchers have found 150 different species of herbs on Rumassala. There is a small temple on top of the Rumassala hill. There are many paths to reach that temple. This temple is gifted by a Japanese monk in 2005. 

Rumassala Jungle Beach area

Rumassala sanctuary is adjusted to the jungle beach. It is small but isolated. This place is a good location for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is not rough and just the right size.

 As a Fresh Water Place 

Gall harbor was developed due to Rumassala as ships come to fill fresh water. It has a long history with the silk route. When ships come to Galle harbor they had come to the southern end of Rumassala to stock up this freshwater.

Rumassala Map 

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Kinniya Hot Springs the wonders of Sri Lanka

Kinniya Hot Springs

Kinniya Hot Springs is located in Trincomalee District of eastern province Sri Lanka. It is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This site is managed by the local council of Trincomalee. There are 8 kilometres from Trincomalee railway station to this place. Kinniya Hot Springs is the natural wonder of this area.

Kinniya Hot Springs is famous hot well since the past in Sri Lanka. There are seven square shape wells in this place. It is 3 or 4 feet deep. The temperature is various from one spring to another. But you can see the bottom of the well clearly. Normally average temperature in this well is 42 Celsius.

People believed that this hot water is good for skiing deceases. Some people believed it is good for Arthritis and Rheumatic.

History of well

There is a Buddhist monastery and Shiva temple next to the kanniya hot springs. Kinniya Hot Springs history is going to the Anuradhapura period. The Buddhist monk was residing in the area during Anuradhapura time. There are ancient ruins visible in that area. This place is an archaeologically protected site.  

According to Ramayanaya is the place where king Rawana carried out the last rites of his mother. When he was unable to find water, he was angry and pie-iced his sword into the ground seven times. Later emerged into the hot springs. These hot springs get names kanniya after his mother.

Hot Water Bath

There are stranded buckets available used for bathing at the site. If you are like to take a hot water bath you have a chance in this place. Usually, this place is crowded. So, you have to wait in line for your time. It is a natural hot water bath. Do not miss this place on your journey to Sri Lanka 

Kinniya Hot Springs Map


Kataragama

Kataragama is a holy place located on the bank of the Menik river. It is in the Uva province and comes under Monaragala District. There are 228 kilometres from Colombo to Kataragama. Kataragama is known as Kacharagama in the historical period.

Kataragama- The famous multi-religious place in Sri Lanka.

Kataragama is considered a multi-religious place. The followers of all religions in Sri Lanka visits Kataragama and prays their respect. There is a church, Hindu kovil, a mosque and a temple known Kirivehera in this place. Among them, a very special place goes to Kataragama devalaya. It has a long history also.

It is said that the Kataragama devalaya was built by King Dutugamunu’s reign. People from south India also come there to worship. Kataragama god is known as Murugan by the Tamil people. Somebody says he is Skandakumara. how can they offer fresh fruits to God Katharagama.

Kirivehera stupa

Kirivehera is an ancient stupa situated in Kataragama. According to the ancient chronicles Kirivehera has built by King Mahasena. He was a regional ruler of the Kataragama area. The stupa is 95 feet high and its circumference is 280 feet. It is located 800 meters north of Ryhunu maha Kataragama devalaya.

Kataragama Kiriwehera The famous multi-religious place in Sri Lanka.

Kataragama Bo Tree

Kataragama Bo tree is situated behind the Kataragama Devalaya. It is one of the eight saplings of Sri Maha Bodi in Anuradhapura. This Bo tree has been planted in the 3rd century.

Kataragama Perahera

The Kataragama Esala maha Perahera is one of the main events of the Kataragama Devalaya. It is held in Esala full moon poya day and Kataragama is crowded during this festival season. The variety of events included the perahera ceremony. Kavadi dance is a very famous one among them. A large number of people comes to Kataragama during that season. A lot of pilgrims visits this sacred place daily as well. They pay homage to God Kataragama. Before go to this sacred place every person takes a bath from manic reiver. It was a hobbit after a long time


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