Gadaladeniya Temple, which is situated at Pilimatalawa on the
Kandy-Colombo Road, just passing Kadugannawa, is famous for its
beautiful stone carvings. This temple was built on a flat rock at
Diggala in the 14th Century.
Lankatilaka Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located on Daulagala road approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) away from Pilimatalawa junction and a few kilometres from the ancient buddhist temple, Gadaladeniya Vihara. It is considered as the most magnificent architectural edifice created during the Gampola era.
Embekka Devalaya (Embekka Temple) was built by the King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era (AD 1357 - 1374) in Sri Lanka. The Devalaya in Embekka is dedicated to the worship of Mahasen, popularly known as Katharagama Deviyo. A local deity called Devatha Bandara is also worshiped at this site. The shrine consists of three sections, the "Sanctum of Garagha", the "Digge" or "Dancing Hall" and the "Hevisi Mandapaya" or the "Drummers' Hall". The Drummers' Hall that has drawn the attention of visitors to the site, due to the splendid wood carvings of its ornate pillars and its high pitched roof.
Daulagala is a village in Sri Lanka. It is located within Central Province.
Pilimathalawa is a suburb of the city of Kandy in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. The town is situated 10 km away from Kandy the district capital and 104 km away from Colombo. The meaning of "Thalawa" is the flat area in Sinhalese. "Pilima" means the statues. The real name may be or not created by those. The ancient village name has now got standardised to Pilimathalawa, sometimes spelled as Pilimatalawa.
|1||Driver picks you up from Kandy|
|2||Gadaladeniya ancient temple|
|3||Light trekking to Lankathilaka temple through the home gardens, paddy fields, small paths, etc. (4.5Km) Some fresh fruits while on the trip|
|4||Lankathilaka ancient temple|
|5||Sri Lankan traditional snacks|
|6||Light trekking to Embekke devala through country side streets, Tea plantations, Small industries, etc.|
|8||Public bus journey to Daulagala|
|9||Tuk tuk ride to Pilimatalawa|
|10||Herbal & Spices Garden|
|11||Back to Kandy|
Are you ready for a day full of nature, culture and local life? This is the perfect tour for you!
On this tour we will visit ancient temples together, you will taste traditional Sri Lankan snacks, and get a view on local life on the countryside in Sri Lanka. Keep you legs moving on the light treks, but also try the local transportation by bus and tuk-tuk!