These hot water springs are to be found among many paddy fields between Sooriyawewa and Ridiyagama. This hot water well draws many pilgrims who make their way to the South of Sri Lanka. Details of the spring was recorded by Leonard Woolf, who was the Assitant Governmetn Agent in Hambantota (1908-11) and he speaks of the chaotic journey through animal crowded forests and boat rides to reach the springs.
These springs were discovered once again in the 1960s when the Udawalawe development project was initiated. The springs during the dry season caused baby elephants to fall in and in the 2000s the spring was earmarked to be expanded into a tourist attraction. Four wells are present in varying temperatures, which surround the initial wells.