Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site – තොට්ටම කුකුළුවා රජමහා විහාරය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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Ruined ancient stupa of Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site

Ruined ancient stupa of Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site
Photo courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Thottama is an remote village far away from any major road network in Damana Divisional Secretaries Division.  The ancient temple of Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya lies on the edges of the scenic Ambalamoya Reservoir.  A gravel road from Damana-Pannalgama passing the Ambalamoya Reservoir Bund, will take you to this  temple premises.

The ancient stupa and other archaeological remains of the Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya was  declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;

“Archaeological evidences including ancient chaithya, ruins of buildings with stone pillars, ponds at the premises of Kukuluwa Raja Maha Viahraya belonging to Mahanagapura-Ihalagam village situated at Grama Niladhari Division Thottama W/25 in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Damana in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude
07º 13884′ N and longitude 081º 70325′ E)”

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Map of Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site

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Travel Directions to Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site

 Route from Ampara to Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site

Through : Hingurana – Damana
Distance : 31 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Time to spend : 20-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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