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Kotmale dam in Kotmale, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Kotmale dam background

Mas Villa, your scenic holiday home in the Kandy hills of the central mountains of Sri Lanka, is located very close to Kotmale dam, the second largest dam structure in the mountains of Kotmale Kandy. Built thirty years ago, this earth fill embankment dam is one of the four important headworks projects that taps into the hydro power generation and irrigation potential of Sri Lanka’s longest river, the Mahaweli river.

The Kotmale dam is built in Kotmale Kandy, the hometown of the late Hon. Gamini Dissanayake. The Kotmale Oya or river (a major tributary) of the was dammed in order to build the Kotmale dam which is the second largest power station in Sri Lanka.

The Kotmale dam is 285 feet in height and 1969 feet in length. The crest of the dam is ideal for a leisurely walk to admire the beauty of the vast Kotmale reservoir and the hills on either side of the reservoir.

Enjoy the surroundings of Kotmale dam and Mas Villa

The environs of the Kotmale dam and Mas Villa holiday home in the hills offers plenty of opportunity for relaxing as well as strenuous activity. Make use of the mountain bikes available for guests at Mas Villa to travel along the winding roads of Kotmale Kandy Sri Lanka. Peddle along and explore the famous Dutugemunu trails, where more than two thousand years ago, Prince Dutugemunu lived for 16 long years in disguise.

Go on a hiking adventure and trek the mountains of the hill country in Kotmale Kandy Sri Lanka. Enjoy the lush greenery of the steep mountains in Kotmale Kandy. For the more adventurous, a day trip to Adam’s Peak can be arranged. Trek up Adam’s Peak mountain and arrive at the summit with our experienced guides in time to see a glorious sunrise. This is one of the big thrills of holidaying in the hill country of the central mountains of Kotmale Kandy in Sri Lanka.