Trincomalee

Trincomalee

Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuveli and the off-shore Pigeon Island.

In Trincomalee (Trinco) You can visit the colorful hindu temple Koneswaram, located on top of a cliff with a spectacular view. The Koneswaram Temple can be visited free of charge.

Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a Whale Watching destination as well.

Kataragama Temple

Kataragama Temple

Kataragama Temple is an important shrine for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is dedicated to deity with six faces and twelve hands, who is known as Skanda-Murukan or Subrahmanya among Hindus.
Sinhalese Buddhists believe that Kataragama Deviyo is a guardian deity of Buddhist who helps his followers who are in need.
Please remember to wear appropriate clothing for temple visits (shoulders and legs covered), and bring socks, the ground might be very hot and You will be leaving Your shoes outside.

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple / The Golden Temple of Dambulla / The Royal Rock Temple, is considered as one of the ancient Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The buddhist cave temple is established in the 3rd century B.C. and occupied continuously to this day.
It is home to the World’s most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century.
Sinhalese people call it as ‘Dambulu Gala’ (Dambulla Rock) and the temple is called as the ‘Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya’ (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple).
From the temple there is a nice view and lots af cheeky monkeys.

Please remember to wear appropriate clothing for temple visits (shoulders and legs covered), and bring socks, the ground might be very hot and You will be leaving Your shoes outside.
Please note there is an entrance fee when visiting Dambulla Cave Temple.

Kataragama

Kataragama

Sheltered in the foothills, 15 km northeast of Tissa, is Kataragama.

A compelling mix of pomp and procession, piety and religious extravagance, this most holy of towns is a shot of oriental thrills at the end of an island-wide pilgrimage.
Along with Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada), this is the most important religious pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka and is a holy place for Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus alike.

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