Kahalla Archaeological site – කහල්ල පුරාවිද්‍යා ස්ථානය

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Ruins of Kahalla Archaeological site

Ruins of Kahalla Archaeological site
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

At the foot of the Kahalla Pallekele mountain range in Andiyagala lies the Kahalla Reservoir, a small ancient reservoir which feeds the paddy fields in the suroundng area. The upper section of the Kahalla Reservoir connects to the thick jungle of the Kahalla Pallekele mountain range.

Inside this jungles lies ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery encroached by the jungle.  On July 2011, the Department of Archaeology recognized this area as an protected archaeological site including the ancient stupa and the building with stone pillars. However the Archaeology Department has not taken any action to conserve this site and today it is covered in the surrounding jungle.

Hidden in the surrounding jungle, there is no path to the site. You will need a local guide who has a good knowledge of the area to take you to the site.

Hidden between the archaeology site and the Kahalla Reservoir lies Kahalla Bubula, a natural water spring which feeds the water.

 

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Map of Kahalla Archaeological site

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Travel Directions to Kahalla Archaeological site

Route from Galewela to Kahalla Archaeological site

Through : Bulanwewa
Distance : 23 km
Travel time : 45 mins.
Driving directions : see on google map

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