Distance from Ella – 73.0 km (1 hour 35 minutes)
Maragala Kanda is a mountain that is situated in the Moneragala district. With a height of 111 m, it is known to be the tallest mountain in the Moneralaga district. Maragala Kanda Mountain belongs to the Maragala Kanda Forest Reserve. This mountain it one of the main water sources to this regions while being a main contributor to Kumbukkan Oya. Therefore, locals believe that it is a blessing to Moneragala which belongs to the dry zone. There is also a belief that the mountain has links with the legends of Ravana. Maragala Kanda is a mountain that is unheard of for most people who travel.
Getting to Maragala Kanda
From Ella travel along the Wellawaya – Ella – Kumbalwela Highway and Colombo – Batticaloa Highway passing Wellawaya, Buttala and Maduruketiya up to Moneragala to reach the Maragala Kanda Mountain that is situated in the Moneragala district.