Strategically located in between Padukka and Ratnapura, Ahas Gawwa is the perfect location to plan your excursions from.


Seethawaka Botanical Garden

Seethawaka Botanical Garden is located in Avissawella, Sri Lanka and mainly serves as a research area and a conservation area for threatened and vulnerable endemic plant species in the Sinharaja Rain Forest region.


Leisure World Water Park

Leisure World Water Park is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka boasts of a rich Bio diversified surrounding in a serene atmosphere giving the visitors a once in a life time experience of novel water and amusement activities.


Telecommunication Museum

National Telecommunication Museum displays SLT’s valuable collection of communications items and takes its visitors on a transformative journey of Sri Lanka’s telecommunications industry.


Kumari Ella Falls

Kumari Ella is located in Puwakpitiya, Avissawella; just 45 minutes drive from Ahas Gawwa. This little cascade has a deep plunge pool at its base that is extremely dangerous to swim. Kumari Ella gains its name from “Kumari”, the daughter of King Rajasinghe 1 of Sitawaka, who died by drowning there.

Raigam Tea Factory Ingiriy attraction


Raigam Tea Factory

Raigam Tea Factory, situated in Sri Lanka, is a distinguished lowland tea processing facility with a history dating back to the 1890s. Located just before the Ingiriya township when traveling from Colombo, it is within 13 km from Ahas Gawwa. The factory stands out among the 835 tea manufacturers in the country and is currently managed by Pussellawa Plantations of Lankem. Known for its commitment to producing high-quality low-grown black Ceylon tea using century-old traditional methods, the factory offers a unique experience. 

A demonstrator will guide you through the entire manufacturing process and provide the opportunity to taste the best-quality tea produced for exports. Most importantly, the calm surroundings of the estate make it a lovely place to discover the secrets of tea-making in a peaceful setting.


Labugama – Kalatuwawa Forest Reserve

Kalatuwawa Reservoir is a mesmerizing water body crafted to quench the thirst of Colombo city and its suburbs. Located just 12 km away from Ahas Gawwa, it presents a captivating blend of history and nature, inviting you on a fascinating journey. In 1955, the Colombo Municipal Council diverted a sub-tributary of the Kelani River to create this reservoir, now accessible via Hanwella-Labugama Road. 

This vast landscape covers 454 acres at full capacity, holding an impressive 3900 million gallons of water. The Kalatuwawa Ela, a gentle stream, gracefully feeds this oasis, creating a serene atmosphere. Adding a touch of grandeur to its beauty, the reservoir’s weir is a majestic structure standing 30 meters tall and stretching 160 meters long. Dive into its depths, reaching a maximum of 20 meters. 

Maintained under the watchful care of the Colombo Municipal Council, Kalatuwawa Reservoir isn’t merely a water place; it’s a testament to the harmony between nature and human intervention, creating a magical spot waiting for you to explore.

Labugama – Kalatuwawa Forest Reserve


Gane Vihara Temple

Located in Meepe, Sri Lanka, the Gane Vihara Temple (Handapangoda Temple)is a sacred and peaceful spot for worship, only 9.4 km from Ahas Gawwa. This sacred haven, with its unique architecture and array of religious artifacts, beautifully showcases the rich cultural heritage of the country. As you step into the temple, feel the tranquility surrounding you, providing a serene setting for worship and a profound connection with spirituality. Gane Vihara Temple is a must-visit for those seeking a peaceful and culturally enriching experience during their travels.


Madakada Buddhist Monastery 

Madakada Buddhist Monastery or Madakada Aranya Senasanaya in Kalutara, is a famous Vipassana Meditation Center in Sri Lanka, commonly known as Nachchimale. Located only 13 km from Ahas Gawwa, Madakada Aranya Senasanaya is a cherished destination known for its serene environment. The gentle flow of a nearby water stream adds a special touch, making it an ideal place for visitors seeking reflection and inner peace.   

As you wander through the tranquil grounds, you’ll be captivated by the calming ambiance that permeates the air. Madakada Aranya Senasanaya invites you to not only witness the beauty of its physical surroundings but also to obtain the spiritual and meditative experience it offers. It stands as a beautiful tourist attraction where one can connect with nature, find solace, and start on a journey towards inner harmony.

Madakada Aranya Senasanaya
Bodhinagala Forest Reserve Dombagaskanda


Bodhinagala Forest Reserve (Dombagaskanda)

Bodhinagala Forest Hermitage, also called Dombagaskanda Forest Reserve, is a peaceful spot in the Western Province, just 21 km from Ahas Gawwa. In the middle of the forest among the greenery, there’s a temple with small monk rooms, about 3 km from the main road.  

This beautiful spot offers more than just a temple; it’s a haven for nature enthusiasts.  Take a stroll through the forest, and you might be greeted by a variety of birds and animals. Bodhinagala Forest Hermitage invites you to experience the simplicity of monk life amidst nature’s embrace. It’s a serene destination that calls to those seeking the beauty of simplicity and the enchantment of the forest.


Jethawanaramaya Forest Monastery

Located just 8.2km from Ahas Gawwa, Jethawanaramaya Forest Monastery has been a sanctuary since 2017, welcoming over 2,000 weekly visitors seeking solace. With a community including hundreds of monks and Anagarikas, they encourage camaraderie and deliver social healing programs globally.  

Jethawanaramaya Forest Monastery not only captivates with its serene surroundings but also stands out for its dedication to interdependent relationships. The monastery provides all its services for free, made possible by generous support. This beautiful place invites you to experience not just the physical beauty of its surroundings but also the warmth of its community and the spirit of giving that make it a unique and enriching destination.

Jethawanaramaya Forest Monastery