Horagolla Ambalama in Gampaha (ගම්පහ හොරගොල්ල අම්බලම)

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An ambalama is a traditional rest pavilion or shelter commonly found in Sri Lanka. These structures serve as places of rest for travellers, pilgrims, or villagers passing through. Ambalamas are typically simple in design, consisting of a raised platform supported by pillars or columns, topped with a thatched roof to provide shade and protection from the elements. They can be found along roadsides, near temples, or in rural areas, offering a place for people to rest, socialize, or seek refuge during their journeys. In addition to providing shelter, ambalamas often hold cultural significance and are valued as community gathering spots.

Horagolla Ambalama is a brick and mortar structure with six brick pillars holding the roof. The rear of the ambalama is a full height while the other 3 sides have half-height walls. The pillars are plain and carry no artwork. A half height wall is built around the building with an opening for the entrance at the front.  The roof is tiled with semi cylindrical Sinhala Ulu clay tiles.

To reach this ambalama, travel towards Dalathara from Gampaha town and take the left turn from Kirindivita Junction. Travel 1,8km on this road and turn left again to Saddhananda Nahimi Mawatha. Travel 130 m up to the narrow bridge over the Attananagalu Oya. Walk across this bridge and the narrow path across the lush paddy fields to reach Ambalama.

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Travel Directions to Horagolla Ambalama

Route from Colombo to Horagolla Ambalama
Through : Katunayake Expressway – Ja Ela
Distance : 32 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Time to Spend : 15 mins
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