Rambe Veheragala Viharaya – රඹේ වෙහෙරගල විහාරය

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A mediating path at Rambe Veheragala Viharaya

A mediating path at Rambe Veheragala Viharaya
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Veheragala Viharaya at Rambe is an ancient cave temple complex  site on which a new temple has been built upon. Buit surrounding a massive rock, its natural caves which had been used in the ancient times had been used to build the new buildings.

At the bottom of the rock lies the new temple buildings built using drip ledge caves. You can climb to the top of the rock which gives a spectacular view of the surrounding area. The ancient bricks strewn across the flat surface of the rock is an indication that there have been number of buildings and most probably a stupa at the top of the rock at some time. Other than the scttered bricks, no other proof lies of its ancient structures.

Traveling 12.5 km  from Kurunegala towards Galewela and 7.2 km past the Badagamuwa Conservation Forest, you will reach Ibbagamuwa Junction. From here take the left side road towards Kumbukwewa. Travel 21 km on this road passing Kumbukwewa Junction to reach the Polgahangoda- Rambe Road. This the road to the Rambe Reservoir.  The temple lies about 1.2 kilometers in to this road.

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Travel Directions to Rambe Veheragala Viharaya

Route from Kurunegala to Rambe Veheragala Viharaya

Distance :  35 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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