The first thing which comes in to mind when you speak about Pelwatta is the massive Sugar Plantation. However thousands of years ago this area was a thriving Buddhist community with temples dotting the landscape.
Taking the road towards the entrance of the Pelwatte Sugar Plantation from Pelwatta juction and traveling for 3 km will bring you to the Kukurampola Junction. Anoter 1.5 km from here over the Kukurampola reservoir will bring you to the ancient Kukukuwa Rajamaha Viharaya.
The temple consists of a ancient dilapidated stupa, now resembling a mound of earth. You will find a number of granite artifacts from the ancient temple gathered around this stupa.
Travel Directions to Kukurampola Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya
Route from Wellawaya to Kukurampola Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya
|Through : Thanamalwila Road|
Distance : 20 km
Travel time : 30 mins
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map
Map of Kukurampola Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya
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