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Pussellawa

Pussellawa පුස්සැල්ලාව. ', is a small town in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. It is located along the A5 road between Gampola and Nuwara Eliya.Legend says ancient kings of Gampola Kingdom established by the great King Buvanekabahu IV. (1341–1357) when threatened by enemies used to hide among in the inaccessible terrain around Pussellawa and Kothmale. These inaccessible terrains later became the world best known Tea Plantations.The beginning of the Hill country, Pussellawa is 18 km from Gampola on Nuwara Eliya road and has an elevation of nearly 2800ft that makes the climate cool and surroundings can go under the mist during late evenings. Pussellawa Rest House was a popular stop with the early travellers, who rested prior to passing through the difficult mountains at Ramboda Pass onto Nuwara Eliya. Even today tourists who spend mornings in Kandy find Pussellawa to be a convenient lunch stop. The nearest Railway station is located in Gampola.Around the town are a number of waterfalls that could be visited conveniently by the modern traveler. There is a hotel in Pussellawa and 12 hotels in the cities around Pussellawa.Pussellawa schoolsHindu National CollegeDelta Gemunupura Maha VidyalayaSaraswathy Tamil Maha Vidyalayam Buddhist Junior SchoolHoly Trinity CollegeBanks Hatton National Bank Bank of Ceylon People's Bank Sampath Bank NSB Bank Seylan Bank Commercial Bank
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