About Heel Oya
Heeloya is a rural, remote agriculture village which is situated in the Kandy district. The main livelihood of the village is paddy cultivation. And also home gardening, livestock and spice trading. Villagers engage in toddy tapping and beekeeping as extra income sources. Further, handicrafts and traditional dances supports them too.
Being a very traditional village, it is unique in that it identifies itself with practicing even to this day some local customs in daily life. Tourists are encouraged to work and become part of the village life. Mainly by engaging in plucking fruits and vegetables for a meal to prepare according to the local taste. They would also get an opportunity to watch some other aspects of this village being the Heeloya waterfall, local species and herbs.