Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Tampita Viharaya – උඩුතලවින්න පුරාණ බෝමලු ටැම්පිට විහාරය

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og
Tampita Viharaya sketch og

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.

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Driving Directions to Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Tampita Viharaya

Kandy can be reached from Colombo on the old Colombo – Kandy road (option 1) which is scenic but heavy in traffic specially on Fridays and Sundays. However the new Central Expressway (option 2) has opened up a new route which is longer but less cumbersome.

Route 1 from Colombo to KandyRoute 2 from Colombo to Kandy
Though : kadawata – Warakapola – Ambepussa – Mawanella
Distance :120 km
Travel time : 3.45 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Katunayake Expressway – Central Expressway – Kurunegala
Distance :150 km
Travel time : 3.20 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Route From Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
Though : Walapane – Raja Mawatha
Distance :100 km
Travel time : 3.0 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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

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