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Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond

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This is nice area to rest.The old pond is called black pond due to the tree cover of the water body.

Reviewed 3 November 2018
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Located near to the famous Mihintale monastery . Some people can say this may be a extension of the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Mihintale, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is nice area to rest.The old pond is called black pond due to the tree cover of the water body.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Located near to the famous Mihintale monastery . Some people can say this may be a extension of the same monastery. However according to the Archeological evidences this place was awarded to the Buddhist monks by aa army leader of King Kashyapa the 4th. Some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This is a small but beautiful place. The lake is man made and is surrounded by large boulders and small archaeology sites that while currently occupied date back 1500 years. The monks live up the hill and meditate in the caves. There is no need...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SunnyandBuster
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This place is known as "Kalu Diya Pokuna" in Sinhalese and means a black water pond. This is situated in Central Province of Sri Lanka nearby the sacred Buddhist temple, Mihinthale. The surrounded area is known as "Thapo Wanaya" in Sinhalese which means a name...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pathumt2018
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

First impressions weren’t great, with low water and a lot of moss (and it’s clearly a reservoir rather than “natural”) but it turned out to be a beautiful and quiet spot with the attractive reservoir surrounded by ruins. You can take a leisurely walk around...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This hidden gem of a place should be visited by all those who are interested in organic architecture and landscape. It is such a tranquil place. Not many visitors go there because they are distracted by more famous places in the locality.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank LSR60
Reviewed 20 January 2017

There is very little to see from the road so many people pass this place by without even knowing it's there. We stopped off around lunch time and found a group of about four young men bathing but otherwise we had the place to ourselves....More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank imacbeth
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Black Water Lake with our Tuk Tuk driver enroute to climb Mihintale. He told us it was a special Buddhist location and we would like it. He was not wrong, it is an absolute gem. You need to go at the right time...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank Loulou96
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Outside of the bitten track lies this very nice ancient ruins. Situated in the jungle, monkeys and birds all around, almost not a visitor, makes you feel how Anuradhapura erea looks before it was dominated by tourist. A steep small trail leads to the caves...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank urony
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Kaludiya Pokuna (Pond of Black Water) About 12 km from main city of Anuradhapura, (an important historical city 200 km north of capital Colombo in Sri Lanka) there is a beautiful suburban town called Mihintale, renowned for most sacred temple known as “Mihintale Temple” which...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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