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Enchanting Sabaragamuwa: More than bucolic

Offering the visitor a hypnotizing scenic beauty and a fascination of an everlasting nostalgia, the splendour that Sabaragamuwa bestows to its viewer never becomes inferior to that of anything that Sri Lanka can render within its borders. In its multifaceted landscape of gorgeous hilly mountains of rainy forest to plain valleys of countless inestimable gems, the variety that Sabaragamuwa carries in its ever fluctuating climatic conditions pleases even a blind man.

Everywhere the eyes can see is the lush, green vegetation where the birds singing their heart out, the Romantics would love to reside never to leave for composing another round of sublime compilation of poems. The sacred Adam's Peak, evidence of pre-historic ancientness scattered all over the region, the virgin rainforest Sinharaja, innumerable fauna and flora of high bio-diversity and ecological importance right cross the province, world famous gems, Cristal clear water beds, the elephants all around, rich cultural heritage with full of events throughout the year, adventure driven landscape, comfortable and safe stay absolutely lure the eyes with a taste.
Sabaragamuwa was chosen as the cradle of the earliest known man. Sabaragamuwa the aboard of homo sapien balangodansis , the earliest known man in Sri Lanka begins an important chapter in the island's story. Bellanbendipallessa near Kalthota, Batadomba and Batathota near in and around Kuriwita, Belilena in Kithulgala, Alulena near Dedigama and many such caves spread across Sabaragamuwa were in one time or another home to prehistoric man and its descendents. There are also many such places, according to folklore, associated with the legendary king Rawana.


The capital city Rathnapura; two of the main cities in the Province is named with a literary translation of ‘city of gems', the centre of long-established gem mining industry in which a most number of precious
gems are found.

Situated in the Colombo-Kandy main highway is the second largest city in the province. The entire district indulges in subsistent and commercial agriculture apart from graphite mines and other minor crop cultivations. Full of spices of various kinds and an enchanting environment with rocky mountain all round the district can offer the travellers an inerasable account of natural surroundings.

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