Kabaragala mountain range can be introduced as a beautiful place with beautiful topographical features located in the Dolosbage mountain range in the Ganga ihala korale divisional secretariat division of the Gampola kingdom which was nourished by the facility of the sacred tooth relics of the Buddhist people in the Kandyan kingdom. The villagers believe that the mountain range is called Kabaragala because it looks like a spotted iguana.
When you climb to the top of the mountain on one side of the mountain, the other side is located on a steep slope. You can climb further up the mountain and see several places of interest. The plains at the top of the hill and the natural forest beyond add to the beauty of the mountains. In addition, there is a windbreak that blows a never-ending stream of winds. This place is a great place to explore the natural environment. From this place you can see Sri Pada Kanda, Kotmale Mahaweli Stupa and Dam, Ambuluwawa, Knuckles Range, Hanthana and Batalegala.
Historical information and village beliefs
The villagers believe that “Kabaragala Kanda”, located close to the place called “Kinihira” in the mountain range known as “Raksha Kanda” in the “Dolosba Range”, goes back to the history of RAVANA. The villagers believe that the mountain range is called Kabaragala in the form of spotted iguana. Others believe that Gautama Buddha came to this place before climbing Sri Pada Kanda and left because of the screams of a spotted iguana.
There is a village called Tolabowala Pathana Janapadaya at that place and the villagers believe that it is the place where King Rawana planted a plant called Tolabo to marry Princess Sita. Among the special events that took place on Mount Kabaragala during the night of Kemmura were two large torchbeams on either side of Mount Kabaragala and on the side of Kinihira called Raksha Gala Kanda which grew to seven torches and ignited in one place in the middle of the mountain. It can be called off. And the villagers who witnessed the incident are still living in this village. And the ancient villagers said that there were unbelievable various creations on this hill in the past. Examples include the wonderfully designed pond on the top of the hill and the tunnel. In the course of time, during the British rule, the expansion of tea cultivation to the top of this hill seems to have been ruined.
So far no experiments have been carried out on biodiversity and a large number of endemic flora and fauna can be observed. The area is home to evergreen evergreen forests, shrubs, and plants. There is also a plain grassland system. Plants of various species that have been pruned (short plants) due to the prevailing strong winds. Fauna includes a wide variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and insects. E.g., wild rooster, hawks, various lizards, geckos, pythons, frogs, leopards, deer, deer, rabbits, pigs, parrots, monkeys, parrots, butterflies, lizards. In addition, water bodies that contribute to the survival of wildlife in the area are abundant in the mountains.