Udawalawe Dam
Udawalawe Dam
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Sandalu K
Galle, Sri Lanka153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
A place where the sky meets horizon. Endless blue waters and green trees add another level of beauty. The breeze coming from the reservoir adds calmness to my mind. In the morning cold mist take over makes it scenic.
Written 13 May 2022
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Andrew S
Sheffield, UK786 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you do the safari at udawalawe you will cross the dam and see the massive expanse of water and the run off spectacularly flowing over big boulders creating lots of white water
Written 26 April 2022
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Sholendra
Colombo, Sri Lanka50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Awesome scenic view both sides of the dam.Could spot animals for water in the evening.Best place for some great photo shots.Highly suggested spectacular drive through in Udawalwe.
Written 17 February 2020
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Gayan
Colombo, Sri Lanka31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
beauty full water tank surround by mountains.
Beauty full view
can see the eagles and other fishing birds around that lake
Written 12 February 2020
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Dwightcr
Chapin, SC1,047 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This dam is on the way to the entrance to the Udawalwa National Park. It is impressively long with great views. We even saw an elephant on an island near the dam!
Written 10 February 2020
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Seevali D
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Scenic Drive!
I drove along the 4-kilometer-long Uda Walawe dam on 26th November 2019, stopping at interesting locations to take photographs. A two-lane road runs over the embankment of the dam, built across Walawe Ganga (river). The 268 million cubic metres of water impounded by the dam provide irrigation facilities to 23600 hectares at both left and south banks of Walawe Ganga. Two hydro-electric power plants installed at the head of the left and right bank canals generate 6 MW of electricity.
The view across the dam is scenic, extending over to the distant hills beyond.
The dam incorporates five spill gates on the left end. At the time of my visit, one of these was partially open with water gushing out over its spillway. Visitors are not permitted to go downstream to watch this phenomenon as it is not considered safe.
In addition to the gated spillway, the two power plants and the right and left bank canal outlets, there is a natural spillway, 366 metres long, built at the leftmost end of the dam to protect it against an unusually heavy flood. The power station near the left bank power plant serves to connect the power plants into the national grid. on that clear day when we drove over the dam, we enjoyed its large expanse of waters and the scenery extending up to the hills beyond. We saw some waterfalls too in the distance.
Written 30 November 2019
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Dinesh Koggala
Koggala, Sri Lanka37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
this is the longest dam in srilanka. it is 4 km length and it was built in more than 40 years ago. sometimes wild elephants comes close to the dam to eat some fruites from thepeople.
Written 23 October 2019
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jitub77
Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Its a good place to spend sometime on the way to Udawalawe but not worth considering as a separate activity/ sightseeing location. We stopped for a while simply because it was on our way and we had time to spare. It was pleasant but no different from the surrounding places.
Written 16 October 2019
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Martyn P
London, UK199 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
It's very big and you'll see it on the road to Udawalawe . I can't imagine why anyone would wish to visit it.
Written 26 February 2019
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Kevin R
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Freezing view with nature and elephants near main road. Eye catching colors. 4 km long drive start to end.
Written 9 October 2018
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