Mandaram Nuwara - Sri Lanka
Mandaram Nuwara is a beautiful little village situated in the foot hills of Piduruthalagala on the Walapane side. In fact from Mandaram Nuwara you can climb over Piduruthalagala Mountains and reach Nuwara Eliya (apparently there is a foot path to Nuwara-Eliya from Mandaram Nuwara).
To reach Mandaram Nuwara, you have to go to Kandy and get in to Walapane bus. Passing Rikillagaskada the bus will reach “Padiyapalella”, a small town on the way to Walapane from Kandy. Few hundard meters before Padiyapelella town there is a road to right which goes to Mandaram Nuwara (This road ends at Mandaram nuwara as this is the last village boadering Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve) . Form padiyapelella town there is a bus service operating to Mandaram Nuwara. The bus used to do just few turns a day but things might have improved by now.
This is one of the most beautiful areas I have ever visited. There are several beautiful water falls. The easiest to reach is the “kabaragala falls” in kabaragala estate on the way to Mandaram Nuwara few kilometers from Padiyapelella. There is a mini Hydro constructed below this waterfall.
Mandara Nuwara village extend up to some elevation on the mountains from the valley. We climbed all the way up to the boarder of the village high up in Piduruthalagal range and found a heavenly place to set up our camp. We also visited a waterfall called “Kolapothana Ella” at one of the far ends of the village. (Internet)