Uduwawala Ambalama in Katugastota – කටුගස්තොට උඩුවාවල අම්බලම

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Uduwawala is small town between Katuagastota and Medawala in the Kandy Distinct. A small ancient Ambalama (wayside rest)  lies on the Uduwawala Junction on the Katuagastota – Medawala road partly functioning as a Bus Stop.

The Uduwawala Ambalama is a square brick and mortar structure.  The roof is built on seven brick pillars and and 2 wooden pillars which also serves as the door frame. The brick pillars are cylindrical tapering at the top. The roof is designed in a hip roof style, a popular ambalama style during the Kandyan Era and is tiled with  semi cylindrical clay tiles (sinhala ulu).

However some of these features has been changed during the restoration process. The two wooden pillars have been taken off and the shape of the pillars too have been changed and the original tapering shape is not seen today.

The seating arrangement of the Ambalama is an typical of then class based Kandyan Society. The benches are designed at different heights to accommodate different classes of people to sit together.

This ambalama was declared as a protected archaeological monument in 2009.

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Travel Directions to Uduwawala Ambalama

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 Uduwawala Ambalama
Distance : 7.5 km
Through : Yatiwala – Mahaiyawa
Travel time : 30 mins
Time to Spent : 15   mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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