Ginigathena is a big town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Central Province in the district of Nuwaraeliya. The City is the central point to reach Hatton and Nawalapitiya. The Beauty of Tea Estates of Nuwaraeliya District starts from Ginigathena. Ginigathena is populated with Sinhalese and Tamils. Aberdeen Falls, one of the least known waterfalls of Sri Lanka is situated in Ginigathena. One of the very few real tree houses and the only pine tree house of Sri Lanka, "The Tree House" is also situated in Ginigathena. Ginigathena has the majesty of accumulating the branches of Kelani and Mahaweli rivers.
The town has been the victim of communal violence in the past.
Ginigathena obtains the highest rainfall in Sri Lanka.