Nil Diya Pokuna in Ella is a hidden gem in Ella.
Step into the realm of myth and mystery as you discover the enchanting ‘Blue Water Pond,’ a place steeped in legends associated with the infamous King Ravana. This hidden gem nestled in Karandagolla unveils the largest underground cave ever unearthed in our country.
Prepare to be captivated by the tale of King Ravana, who is said to have kidnapped the noble Sita and concealed her within the depths of this mystical cave. As you venture deeper, an extraordinary sight awaits—a pristine pond glistening with still, crystal-clear water, bestowing upon this place an ethereal charm like no other.
Embarking on this extraordinary journey is not for the faint of heart. Traverse treacherous paths, carved into narrow stone crevices and expansive hollow caverns, shrouded in an ominous darkness that sends shivers down your spine. Every step demands utmost caution, for a single misstep could prove perilous.
Rumors abound of an intricate tunnel network, leading to distant realms far below the surface, adding another layer of intrigue to this already mesmerizing expedition. To reach the Ella Wellawaya Road, two paths await—journey approximately 6km from the majestic Ravana Falls, then traverse 2km along the Amba Vatuaya Road to the south. Our recommendation is to enter through the private garden on the right-hand side, then proceed for around 3km to reach the summit.
Before venturing into the depths of the Ravana tunnel, ensure that torches illuminate your path on both sides. The path winds perilously, with cliffs dropping several feet at every turn, heightening the sense of awe and trepidation.
Embark on this extraordinary quest into the heart of the ‘Blue Water Pond,’ where ancient legends intertwine with natural wonders. The cost of this unforgettable experience is 3000 LKR per person. Uncover the mysteries that lie within the depths of Ella, where history and adventure merge in a symphony of excitement and wonder.