Distance from Tangalle – 50.9 km (57 minutes)
Karambagala Hermitage is an ancient forest hermitage which is situated in the Ambalantota area in the Hambantota district. It is also known as “Karandulena Hermitage” and consists of a large number of caves. The ruins of this ancient forest hermitage spreads over two hills, Madunagala (327 ft.) and Karambagala (392 ft.). The two hills are situated 600 m apart. A stupa, which has been extensively renovated, lies at the top of the Karambagala rock. Ruins of several other stupas and an image house can also be found at the location.
Getting to Karambagala Hermitage
From Tangalle travel along the Colombo – Galle – Hambantota – Wellawaya Highway, Southern Expressway and Ranna – Udayala – Weeraketiya Road passing Netolpitiya, Jandura and Abeyesekaragama to reach the Karambagala Hermitage which is situated in the Hambantota district.