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The History

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The history of Nuwara Eliya roughly dates back to 1818 when Dr. John Davy discovered Nuwara Eliya as a place with a similar ...

Seetha Amman TempleLocated just 1 km from the Hakgala is the Seetha Amman kovil. This is the only Seetha Amman kovil in the world and is built according to South Indian architecture. Legend has it that Seetha was held captive and hidden in this spot by king Rama to protect her from the demon king Ravana according to the Epic Ramayana. The stream that runs close to this spot is believed to be the place where Sita bathed and the rock beside it is supposed to be the place where she sat praying. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions believed to be the foot prints of Rawana’s elephant.There is one spot in the stream where the water cannot be drunk and legend has it that Sita cursed this spot and hence the bad taste. Water is very clear and the Temple is known in many other names such as Sita Amman kovil, Sita Amman Temple, Hanuman Kovil, Hanuman Temple and Sri Bhaktha Hanuma Kovil which all refer to the same place.

  • Location

    Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Near Places

Hakgala Park

Hakgala

Rising to an elevation of 5600 ft/ 1700 Meters a few miles off Nuwara Eliya, the Hakgala Gardens was established in the year 1860.

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Moon Plians

Moon Plians

Moon plains were a 400 meter long and 30-40 meter deep valley till the late 1990s and was part of a catchment area.

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Bomburu Ella lake

Bomburu Ella lake

Also known as Perawella Falls and located near the Nuwara Eliya border.

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Gregory Lake

Gregory Lake

Named after Sir William Gregory in 1873, this is a prominent attraction used for water sports and recreational activities.

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