Distance from Nuwara Eliya – 59.7 km (1 hour 51 minutes)
Sunken Town of Maskeliya is situated along the Norton – Maskeliya Road in Maskeliya. It is known as the old Maskeliya town which was submerged in water due to the construction of the Moussekelle Reservoir in 1968. Ever since then the old Maskeliya town and its ruins are visible during severe drought season in Maskeliya. The old Maskeliya town consists of ruins of a Buddhist temple, Hindu kovils, a mosque and an old bridge. The place is visited by tourists and pilgrims who come to visit the Sri Pada Holy Mountain along this route.
Getting to Sunken Town of Maskeliya
From Nuwara Eliya travel along the Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Highway and the Hatton – Maskeliya – Dalhousie Road passing Nanuoya, Talawakelle, Kotagala, Hatton and Dickoya up to Maskeliya to reach the Sunken Town of Maskeliya which is situated along the Norton – Maskeliya Road in Maskeliya.