Maha Andarawewa Archaeological Reserve / Andarawewa Walagamba Rajamaha Viharaya – මහ අන්දරවැව පුරාවිද්යා රක්ෂිතය / අන්දරවැව වලගම්බා රජමහා විහාරය
Maha Andarawewa Archaeological Reserve at the Andarawewa Walagamba Rajamaha Viharaya lies on the Puttalam – Galgamuwa road, close to Nawagattegama. The site is 42km away from Puttalam and 19 km away from Galgamuwa.
The conserved site of Maha Andarawewa Archaeological Reserve resides in an unprotected forested area close to the Andara Wewa reservoir. The site consist of a a partially preserved ancient stupa with large trees still on the stupa mound. A large pit has been dug at the top by treasure hunters and any valuable relics enshrined in this stupa by the ancient kings are long lost. Scattered granite pillars in the forest land around the stupa gives a glimpse of the grandiose state of this monastic site overlooking the majestic Andara Wewa reservoir thousands of years ago.
To reach the site from Puttalam, take the Anuradhapura road up to Tabbowa Reservoir. From Karuwalagaswewa junction, take the Galgamuwa road and from Nawagaththegama and travel for 6.5 km until you come across the by road towards Andara Wewa reservoir. The site lies opposite the reservoir at the end of the Bund.
Map of the Maha Andarawewa Archaeological Reserve / Andarawewa Walagamba Rajamaha Viharaya
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Driving Directions to Maha Andarawewa Archaeological Reserve / Andarawewa Walagamba Rajamaha Viharaya
Route from Puttalam to Maha Andarawewa Archaeological Reserve / Andarawewa Walagamba Rajamaha Viharaya
|Though : Karuwalagaswewa, Nawagaththegama|
Distance : 43 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map