About The Namal Uyana
National Namal Uyana is an important historical place. National Namal Uyana also consider as the largest Na forest in Sri Lanka. Namal Uyana fed by from ‘Dambulla Oya’s and ‘Ibbankatuwa Lake’s water. National Namal Uyana covers 260 acres. Namal Uyana has the largest pink quartz mountain range in south Asia.
National Namal Uyana has a great historical values and Namal Uyana is very famous among tourists. Being a human sanctuary, historical importance, Biodiversity, geographical characteristics and all these features are reasons which adds values to the National Namal Uyana. Small waterfalls and large Na trees can be seen in Namal Uyana. Moreover large Na trees with a 1500 years history can be seen in here. As “Diya Na” and “Batu Na” two main Na types can be seen in the forest.
Pink quartz mountain range
From all acres 105 acres covers pink Thiruvana mountain range with 7 mountains. This mountain range has estimated as 500 million years old mountains. Moreover this mountain range is located between 180 and 300 meters above the sea level. Historical stories says that pink Thiruvana was obtained from this mountain range in the course of constructions of Taj Mahal in India. There is a rock in Namal Uyana and a stream flowing down from Mount Rose Thiruvana falls into this stone bowl. Villagers in the past used to call this mountain as the “Salt Rock Fork”. The villagers had an opinion the heat comes out and the spring water soak up the essence of the Thiruvana Mountain can cure numerous disease. The color of the mountain has faded due to the sun burns and water. The surface layer of the mountain has reduced the color of the mountain. 1-2 feet of the mountain is purple in color. There’s a pink color Buddha statue at the top of the hill.
Namal park has been named as a protected area in Sri Lanka. By following Colombo – Anuradhapura main road anyone can be reached to the Namal Uyana. Traveling about 7 km along the Adiyagala road from Madatugama junction to Galkiriyagama. ou can also reach Namal Uyana by turning at the 91 junction of the Galewela – Dambulla road and coming to Pubbogama on the road from Ibbankatuwa tank to Galkiriyagama road and from there you can travel about 2km on the Adiyagala road. This land used to be a fertile farmland and is spread over an area of 3000 acres. Namal Uyana is surrounded by Maha Idigolle Wewa, Dig Annewa Wewa, Ranawa Wewa, Ibbankotuwa Wewa and Kala Wewa. Namal Uyana is surrounded by Maha Idigolle Wewa, Dig Annewa Wewa, Ranawa Wewa, Ibbankotuwa Wewa and Kala Wewa.
The Mahavamsa states that King Dappula III assembled a sanctuary called Navachunna in the Namal Uyana region and it expresses that King Vijayabahu I constructed a sanctuary called Ruk Vihara. As per the Mahavamsa, King Kasyapa IV assembled a sanctuary called Rath Malagala on this land. Rumors from far and wide suggest that King Dappula IV fabricated a sanctuary called Ran Dematamal Pirivena here. Be that as it may, it is unimaginable to expect to say precisely who the previous author of Namal Uyana was the historical backdrop of this notable Na backwoods returns to the times of King Devanampiyatissa.
Previously, this land was without Na trees and is accepted to have been a position of recovery for transgressors. It is recognized that as a stage in that recovery interaction, Na trees were requested to be planted on this land. A cap engraving made during the reign of King Devanam Piyatissa can be seen in Namal Uyana. A stone pinnacle has been found in the Ulpathagama region on the Adiyagala street which gives proof that this backwoods was proclaimed a safe-haven by the fourth Dappula. As per the Adiyagala engraving, even the lord didn’t have the ability to get the offenders who entered the region presently known as Namal Uyana. Thusly, as per the Adiyagala engraving, obviously this region was the principal human safe-haven on the planet to give asylum to creatures just as people. The recorded data of the space beneath the Thiruvana mountain range is as yet being examined and it is hard to arrive at that space. There is a stone Bodhi tree, a sculpture house, a stone house, a home house and a moon light.
The plant found in the National Namal Uyana is the Na plant and numerous types of plants are likewise found in the Namal Uyana. Batu Na and Diya Na are the two primary types of Na found in Sri Lanka. Of these two, Batu Na is the public tree of Sri Lanka. Aside from this, various types of plants having a place with the dry zone are found here and the principle ones are Kohomba, Kon, Madang, Palu, Weera, Hal Milla, Kaluwara, Kumbuk, Velan, Kalu Madiriya, Gadumba and Ehela.
The Namal Uyana region is home to a critical number of creatures. Around 14 types of vertebrates are recorded and the greater part of these creatures are endemic to this country. Enormous quantities of elephants occupied the region before, however different species seldom seen today incorporate the fox, the fox, the wild pig, the brilliant moose, the fox, the panther, the wild pig, the bunny, the elephant, the porcupine, the squirrel, the parrot, the panther, and the panther. , Green Leopard, Wildcat, Whalemia, Pig Mice and numerous different species.
Around 60 types of birds have been recorded nearby Namal Uyana. More than 12 of these species are endemic to Sri Lanka. Among them are local bird species. Among these bird species are the Sri Lankan endemic Haban Cockroach, Wild Rooster, Gira Malitha, Wata Red Flower Coha, Gray Eagle, Mal Kottoruwa, Mudun Bora Tamilichcha, and Peacock, Hornbill, Kouda, Pol Kichcha, The Namal Uyana woodland is home to every one of the types of snakes found in the dry zone backwoods, like the reptile, the mahogany, the woodpecker, the dim cobra, and the wild cobra.