Udawalawe Dam

Udawalawe Dam, Udawalawe National Park: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Udawalawe Dam Reviews: 4/5

Udawalawe Dam
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Sholendra
Colombo, Sri Lanka49 contributions
SCENIC DRIVE- UDAWALAWE RESERVOIR
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 February 17, 2020
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Gayan
Galle, Sri Lanka31 contributions
udawalawa tank
Feb 2020
beauty full water tank surround by mountains.
Beauty full view
can see the eagles and other fishing birds around that lake
Written February 12, 2020
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Dwightcr
Chapin, SC959 contributions
Expansive dam for Udawalawe National Park
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 February 10, 2020
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Seevali D
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,424 contributions
Scenic Drive Overlooking an Expanse of Pure Water
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 November 30, 2019
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Dinesh Koggala
Koggala, Sri Lanka37 contributions
The Longest dam in srilanka
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 October 23, 2019
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jitub77
Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
Nothing exceptional
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 October 16, 2019
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Martyn P
London, UK175 contributions
It's a dam; what more is there to say?
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 February 26, 2019
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Kevin R
4 contributions
Nice location for leisure
Oct 2018 • Solo
Freezing view with nature and elephants near main road. Eye catching colors. 4 km long drive start to end.
Written October 9, 2018
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Suresh J
115 contributions
On route to the park
Sep 2018 • Family
As the area was experiencing a period of drought the entire area was open with lots of wild animals coming to the remaining water
Written September 26, 2018
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Rajeewa W
Udawalawa, Sri Lanka4 contributions
oh! so nice
Aug 2018 • Couples
oh! so nice i like this butty in this place when the dam is opened
they took me for the time when the dam is opened because of that i got the chance to feel that experience also
Written September 5, 2018
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