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August 9, 2022

Nelligala International Buddhist Center – Golden Temple on the Hill Top – Kandy

The Golden Temple of Kandy is popular site visited by both Buddhists and other region’s people which are called that “The Nelligala International Buddhist Center”. It is a place that brings along peace and tranquility to its visitors. The Golden color Buddha statues of the temple create a unique and picturesque sight to seen in attractive with the blue sky.  The Temple includes sacred relic of Lord Buddha.

Nelligala International Buddhist Center is located in Muruthalawa Village in the Kandy District and it is situated on top of the mountain of Nelligala which is a popular place for visiting the attractions visitors and tourists due to its absolute beauty and amazing view of surrounding landscape. From Kandy take the Gannoruwa-Muruthalawa Road up to Muruthalawa. At Muruhalawa turn to Kurugama Tea Factory Road. Then, you should continue on this route and turn to Nelligala Road to find the Nelligala International Buddhist Center. 

And also, it is a modern temple with its construction being commenced in 2015. The Nelligala International Buddhist center is a short drive from the Kandy city and consists of many facilities such as wheelchair access in order to help pilgrims to reach the top comfortably. It is constructed by very amazing viewed to feel all the pilgrimages and tourists. It makes really calm surrounding to worship and visit this place. As a Pilgrimage or a Visitor, we can visit this beautiful place which is on the top of Nelligala Mountain in Scared city in Kandy.  

Ven. Wathurakumbure Dharmarathna thero is the founder of this International Buddhist Center. A Beautiful “Chaithya” on the top of the Mountain has been erected and made available to the devotees of Sri Shakyasinghe Maha Seya. The Main Objective of this constructed Buddhist Center is to create Buddhist monks who are lacking in Buddhism, to engage in the Dharma of the Youth that to lead the misguided youth and to spread Buddhism all over the world.

The Nelligala International Buddhist Center is surrounded by awesome views and is best visited in the morning and evening. It is a very relaxing place with ample car parking available for visitors. The top of the hill provides 360° view of the central moorlands of the Country. Some of the views from the top of the hill are Hanthana Mountain Range, Knuckles Mountains, Piduruthalagala Mountain, Alagalla Mountain, Adam’s Peak and Bathalegala Mountain. This View is definitely made you wonder more than more. Blue Sky with the green Vegetation make you amazing a lot.

Nelligala is a magnificent sacred place with relic built recently. Nelligala is an attractive grabbing place which is one of the best travel places in Sri Lanka. The Golden Temple on the top of the hill is made unique appearance other than Buddhist Temples. Specially, the place is very beautiful, amazing and wonderful that is in the middle of the beautiful mountain range in several provinces of Sabaragamuwa and Northern provinces and is a Paradise for many Birds. If you come to the Kandy, visit this attractive place in our Upcountry, Sri Lanka.

Article & Photos by 360view.lk Team

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