We are pleased to announce that Detroves Travels team experienced the Heeloya trek which is located approx. 1 hour away from Digana. Since we are focusing on expanding our product we decided to explore a new trek.
Heeloya is a rural, remote agricultural village in the Kandy district with a unique attraction ofunderstanding how justice was meted out in the good old days. The proceedings of hearing a case by thevillage-headman and the location are still intact. Themain livelihood of the village community is paddycultivation, home gardening, livestock and spices. Villagers engage in toddy tapping, handicrafts, bee-keeping, traditional dances etc., as supplementary income sources. A very traditional village, it is uniquein that it identifies itself with practicing even to this day some of the local customs in daily life. Touristsare encouraged to work and become part of the village life by engaging in plucking fruits and vegetablesfor a meal to be prepared according to the local taste. They would also get an opportunity to watchsome of the other aspects of this village being the Heeloya waterfall, local species and herbs. Visitors toHeeloya can get a feel of the life in a typical village in addition to trekking and sightseeing and a culinaryexperience in true Sri Lankan style!. We offer these tours as half day or full day excursions.