Ratnapura Full Day Tour with Water Falls, Gem Mines and Saman Devalaya

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Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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This tour goes southeast via Avissawella through every shade and tone of rich green to yellow green of the rubber plantations, paddy fields and tea estates. Before reaching Ratnapura you will visit the Bopath Ella waterfalls with a height of approximately 100 feet or 30 meter.

On to Ratnapura, City of Gems and see Adam’s Peak (in the distance) – a 2,243m mountain venerated by Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims. After lunch, visit one of the famous gem mines of Ratnapura. Gems such as the Blue, Star and Yellow Sapphires, Cat’s Eyes, Rubies, Alexandrites, Amethysts, Zircons, Topaz and Tourmalines are found here. There will be an opportunity to watch a gem cutter and polisher at work and also visit at a lapidary.
The last stop will be at the Saman Devala, an important shrine for Budhists, is devoted to God Saman a Buddhist deity who is regarded the guardian of Ratnapura. .

What's Included

Experience Chaffer Guide

Goverment Charges & Tax

Mineral Water Bottle

Transport by A/C Vehical Colombo to Rathnapura & Back to Colombo

What's Not Included

Any Other Servise not mentioned above

Entrance Fees

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 98

Additional Info

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Bopath Ella (Bopath Falls)
Ratnapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, as well as the Ratnapura District, and is a traditional centre for the Sri Lankan gem trade. It is located on the Kalu Ganga in south-central Sri Lanka, some 101 km (63 mi) southeast of the country's capital, Colombo. Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura.

The name 'Ratnapura' is a Sanskrit word meaning "city of gems", from the Sanskrit words pura and ratna (gemstone). Over 2000 years ago, when the first Buddhist monks arrived here from the north eastern provinces of India namely Bodh-Gaya, Varanasi and Pataliputra, they not only brought with them the Buddhist religion, but since their teachings were mainly in Sanskrit and Pali they also influenced the local language. While candy produced from the jaggery palm is traditionally known in this region as ratnapura, it is more likely that the candy was named for the locale rather than vice versa.

• Admission Ticket Free

Maha Saman Dewalaya
Maha Saman Devalaya or the Great Saman Temple a shrine dedicated to deity Saman, situated at Ratnapura, Sri Lanka who is the presiding deity of the Sri Pada Mountain (Adam's Peak) which is also called Samanthakuta meaning the mountain of Saman which is believed to have the left foot impression of Lord Buddha which he kept in his visit to Sri Lanka

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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