Distance from Kandy – 40.5 km (1 hour 03 minutes)
Mahamevnawa Ama Dahara Buddhist Monastery is situated in Pinnawala, Rambukkana. It is a relatively small rural monastery which allows its visitors to experience the spiritual aspects of Buddhist life and calmness of the surrounding environment. Visitors can also visit the nearby Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala Ape Gama, take part in meditation, get blessings from spiritual Buddhist monks, join in the evening chanting, make offerings at the shrine and visit a bookshop located in the area.
Getting to Mahamevnawa Ama Dahara Buddhist Monastery
From Kandy travel along the Colombo – Kandy Road passing Peradeniya, Pilimathalawa, Kadugannawa, Hingula and Mawanella up to Karandupana. Then travel along the Kegalle – Rambukkana Road up to Rambukkana to reach the Mahamevnawa Ama Dahara Buddhist Monastery.