Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Viharaya lies in the Makehelwala area between Mawanella and Kadugamuwa.
At the ancient temple at Alkegama, a preserved Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era can be found. A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.
You can reach Makehelwala from Mawanella by traveling about 4.5 km on the Rambukkana road.
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of the Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya
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Driving Directions to Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya
Route from Mawanella to Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya
|Though : Makehelwala|
distance : 5 km
Travel time : 15 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map