The Moragahakanda Reservoir is the largest reservoir of the Mahaweli project. The Moragahakanda Dam is a high gravity dam with a height of 65 meters. The dam has created the Moragahakanda Reservoir, which has an active storage capacity of 521,000,000 cubic meters and is four times bigger than the gigantic Parakrama Samudraya in Polonnaruwa.
The main viewpoint of and the dam can be easily accessed via Naula – Elahara – Pallegama – Hettipola (B312) road which is starting from Naula on Kandy – Jaffna (A009) road. The reservoir mainly belongs to the Polonnaruwa District of North Central Province.
You can also access this reservoir via Matale – Illukkumbura-Pallegama (B274) road which is the road traverse through Knuckles Conservation Forest. And also this is the only road for famous destinations, Riverston, Pitawala Pathana, Mini World’s End, Bambarakiri Ella etc… However, at present, the road is narrow and poor in condition.
A large number of local tourists are attracted to this place to see this giant dam and eye-catching surrounding. The main viewpoint of the reservoir provides a panoramic view of the reservoir. The area is also planned to develop as several tourist destinations as a part of this project.
- Moragahakanda: Largest Reservoir at Work from Tomorrow – Sunday Observer
- Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Project: Drinking Water for Northern People – Sunday Observer
- කඳුරට වතුරටික උතුරට හැරවීම තවත් අර්බුදයක ආරම්භයද – ලංකාදීප
- වළදමන්නට තැත් කළ ව්යාපෘතියක මල් පීදීම
- මොරගහකන්ද – කළුගග ජලාශ ව්යාපෘතිය හා එහි අනාගත බලාපොරොත්තු – Roar
- Nearby Locations
- This building has been identified as the Council Chamber of King Nissankamalla (1187 – 1196 A.D.). An inscription on the CHECK IT OUT
- This was a 7 storeyed building with about 1000 rooms, built by the King Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186). It is CHECK IT OUT
- This is another ruin of ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which is identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An inscription CHECK IT OUT
- This Hindu Shrine is located in the archaeological site of Polonnaruwa, in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. The ancient name CHECK IT OUT
- This image house is located in the Dalada Maluwa premises in Polonnaruwa District of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Although CHECK IT OUT
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