In Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Viharaya lies a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era, less than 10 kilometers away from Kandy. A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.
You can reach Udathalawinna through Katugastota. Cross the bridge over Mahaweli Ganga and take the Madawala road for 2 km and reach Nawayalathenna juction on the boarder of Mahaweli Ganga. Turn to Jumbugahapitiya road from this junction and travel 1 km to reach the “Y” junction at Pallethalawinna. Take the upper road and travel a further 1 km to reach the temple which lies beyond a paddy field.
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Kandy – The Last Kingdom of Sinhale
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of the Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Tampita Viharaya
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Driving Directions to Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Tampita Viharaya
Route from Kandy to Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Tampita Viharaya
|Though : Peradeniya|
distance : 8.5 km
Travel time : 30 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map