Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond

Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond

Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond
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Loulou96
Jersey, UK187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 (and with the right Tuk Tuk driver) to find the endurance and to be allowed to climb the rocks hidden at the back of the temple ruins to see caves where monks still meditate daily and to see an incredible view without another tourist in sight.
Written September 27, 2016
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urony
Tel Aviv, Israel128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
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 where monks are still living today (sometimes it is possible to see them meditate), after the cave there is a window at the cliff from where you can see the vast lands of Anuradhapura: its lakes, forests and stupas tops peeking above it.
Written August 23, 2016
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Sunimal R
Invercargill, New Zealand417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
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 says that the name of this historical place was arrived by the color of the water in this pond which was dark due to the darkness of the underground rock or the shades of trees of near by forest.

Written October 15, 2018
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LSR60
Bangkok, Thailand44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
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.
Written September 11, 2017
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Prabath Jayasinghe
Kandy, Sri Lanka65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
It's been a once a month travel there when I stayed at Mihintale with my Friend. It is so called as black water-pond because the water color is black due to Algae.
It's very calm Quite place when consider to mihintale temple. Please visit there as quietly monks sty near by there. Don't try to bath there it's dangerous. don't lit any thing there.
Written January 8, 2016
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DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
The water in the pond looks black in colour hence the name "Kaludiya Pokuna",(Kalu means black in Sinhala) supposed to be very deep, its closer to Mihintale Stupa, which is a few KM from Anuradhapura. The pond was used by the monks who lived in caves & temples in the area a few centuries ago.The pond is neglected & not fit for human use now.
Written February 25, 2014
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Treshi
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,932 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
Another one from the series of things to see in Anuradhapura. A natural site in its own words and the water is black at a glance. Looks very pure and soothing. Well worth a visit.
Written June 4, 2013
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1LifeStand
Colombo, Sri Lanka5,089 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
Very close to Mihintale, this is a less visited site in Anuradhapura. The basin of the pond is of black rock, giving the water a blue purple if not back colour. The pond is used for bathing by the ascetics who live in the vicinity.

Take a few minutes to just sit under a shade and just take in the stillness and beauty of nature from the opposite side of the entrance.
Written March 24, 2013
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Auranga D
Piliyandala, Sri Lanka123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
One of the best to visit. Located in a center of a tea estate. Clear water. Cool weather. Cannot get in to kalu diga pokuna since it is prohibited by the police. Off rangala road.
Written July 13, 2020
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GK Bowatte
Colombo, Sri Lanka3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
A sacred place with a long history. A calm and quite place. i did not find anyone visiting this place but surely it is a place to visit.
Written August 7, 2019
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