Nil Diya Pokuna – for foreign visitors

(2 customer reviews)

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The journey into this underwater pond is an odious passage into a dark underwater pond for many. However, the Sri Lankan psyche embraces it because we are in an endless pursuit of finding any archaeological evidence to support the existence of our Mighty King Ravana. (updated on : 03 Nov 2023)

Soon to be updated - CCT Sri Lanka


We Sri Lankan believe, every boulders and waterfalls from Nuwara Eliya to Ella have hidden stories to tell about Mighty King, King Ravana.

But Nicolette Sanfilippo has written a bitter feedback on elsewere about this adventure; "a better depiction of this hell hole would’ve been a photo of a million flies flying into a persons nose, eyes, ears, and mouth while they’re covered in mud and bat poop....  It was a deep, small hole with a muddy rope leading into a black vortex of despair that you couldn’t see the end of with your headlamp. We lowered ourselves in with the rope and arrived at the first landing into the cave. Our guide began lowering himself to the next landing, using a moldy ladder with fungus that was bound to consume the wood at any moment and lead its user to a muddy, perhaps lethal fall... There were no more ropes, ladders, or light..."

For us, this feedback crystallise few grave issues within Sri Lankan tourism industry but offers insight into the difference between making an informed decision and ill-informed decision by a tourist. This is truly an adventure, not for faint-hearted.

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General terms and conditions

Reservations can be done : Only booking online or dropping us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior to starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
When exceed the mentioned time, per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
Transportation to a destination : Click here to reserve with this excursion.
Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this trek to the cave

Best season : All year around
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Hottest month : 

Best time of the day to start : 8.30 AM - can start earlier
Starting point : Informed after reservation
Total KMs trekked : 2.6
Whole excursion hrs : 2.5 app

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please. Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver. No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.

Basic price includes : Pro local trekker /  Leech replant / & Gov tax.

Not included : Lunch, snacks & water

Feedback us : Our drivers and service providers are advised not to promote any other activities or nudge you for shopping. Please leave your feedback on Google.

Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Trekking shoes / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera

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2 reviews for Nil Diya Pokuna – for foreign visitors

  1. Nadun

    Very excited advanture i had ever
    That was a truely beautiful destination
    Enjoyed safely and got lots of fun. Thank you for giving this experience to us

  2. Anuj gunasena

    It’s better than expected,its really adventures please come and visit this miracle place ‘Nildiya pokuna’ Thank you for giving this experience and bring us safely ?

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