Kurullangala

Kurullangala

Kurullangala Prehistoric Cave Art Site is located in Karandagolla - Ella in Sri Lanka's Uva Province. The Kurullangala rock cave is 1,040 meters above sea level (3,412 ft).

BY Palitha Weerawansa
PUBLISHED ON March 5, 2021 | LAST MODIFIED ON June 4, 2021

Kurullangala cave art has a unique style that is not found anywhere else in the world. The drawing has a well-prepared clay layer on the rocky wall that spreads over a large area of the rock surface, and some of the arts are painted on the top of the rock, which is impossible to reach. The majority of them are line arts with red ink lines. Large birds, peacocks, humans, and some paintings that have yet to be identified are almost perfectly proportioned. Some believe these arts are over 5000 years old, but none have been carbon dated.

Pettigala is another rock near Kurullangala where a painting of two birds was discovered. It's impossible to get there.

Kurullangala rock is located in the Karandagolla area, in the middle of the jungle. The hike would take approximately 5 hours. There are some places where you have to climb vertically. The journey requires plenty of water, food, and a medical kit.

Location Map to Kurullangala Prehistoric Cave Art Site

The majority of the arts have faded as a result of being directly exposed to sunlight and rain for thousands of years, and some of the art clay layers appear to be broken. A humble request for the preservation of national heritage sites.