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Centauria Hill Resort
Centauria Hill Resort - dream vacation

305/2, Colombo Road, VeralupaRatnapura

Peak View Holiday Resort
Peak View Holiday Resort - dream vacation

270 Pothgul Vihara Mawatha RatnapuraRatnapura

Kalavati Holiday Resort
Kalavati Holiday Resort - dream vacation

Outer Circular Road,Polhengoda Ratnapura

Serene Villa
Serene Villa - dream vacation

Batugedara , Rathnapura, Sri LankaRatnapura

Hotel Hilro
Hotel Hilro - dream vacation

Galhira Junction, Balangoda Rd, Udawela, OpanayakeRatnapura

Rajanawa Resort
Rajanawa Resort - dream vacation

Rajanawa, Resort, Marapana, RatnapuraRatnapura

Saffron Fields Hotel
Saffron Fields Hotel - dream vacation

786,Sampath Gama,Udawalawe Ratnapura

Nilani Hotel
Nilani Hotel - dream vacation

No 21, Darmapala MawathaRatnapura

Elnara Holiday Resort
Elnara Holiday Resort - dream vacation

Sri Pada Mawatha Meehitiya RatnapuraRatnapura

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Ratnapura is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, located on the Kalu Ganga (Black River) in south-central Sri Lanka, some 101 km southeast of the country's capital, Colombo. It means City of Gems.


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Get around


  • Adam's Peak. 2243-metre mountain located 28 km away 
  • Kitulgala. Nearby village on the Kelani River where The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed. 
  • 1 Sinharaja Forest Reserve. A national park and a biodiversity hotspot which has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  
  • 2 Udawalawe National Park. It is famous for its large wild elephant population, making an excellent destination for safari-style tours.  


  • Bopath Ella (turn left at Higgassena close to Kuruwita from the main Colombo - Ratnapura road go about 2 km). A pair of waterfalls which attract visitors from all over the country. You are allowed to bathe in this waterfall, but be warned that flash floods may appear in a matter of minutes. 
  • Katugas Ella, Mahawalawatta (3 km from town). A popular water fall among locals. 
  • Kirindi Ella, Pelmadulla Main road - Pelmadulla (4 km away from Ratnapura). The seventh highest waterfall in Sri Lanka
  • Rajanawa (next to Ratnapura Kalawana main road in Marapana village). This beautiful seenary been captured in few famous Sinhala films. 


  • Visit some of the showrooms where you can purchase local gems
  • Arrange a visit to some gem mines through some of the local guesthouses
  • Visit local gem market most mornings except "poya" days in Newitigala (40 minutes drive away) up to 15:00.



Local specialties include a type of palm candy.




Go next

  • Newitigala, 40 minute drive away

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