Maniyangama Raja Maha Viharaya or the Gala Yata Viharaya is a delightful cave temple attributed to King Valagamba of the 1st century BC. The temple has been renovated by King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781 AD ) of Kandyan Kingdom.
The ruins of the Sitawaka Fort and the palace of King Rajasinghe 1 can be seen by the side of the Avissawella – Panawala road — this being the same route to the Maniyangama Raja Maha Viharaya.
Barandi Kovila can be reached by going along the Avissawella – Ginigathhena road just past the bridge over the Sitawaka Oya. Keep looking for the the Archaeological Department signboard on your right when coming from the Avissawella side.