Kandy

Nelligala International Buddhist Center

Nelligala International Buddhist Center is a Buddhist temple situated in Muruthalawa village in the Kandy district.

Distance from Kandy – 12.3 km (26 minutes)

An introduction to Nelligala International Buddhist Center

Nelligala International Buddhist Center is a Buddhist temple situated in Muruthalawa village in the Kandy district. Situated on top of a mountain, it is a popular place for sightseeing visitors and tourists due to its sheer beauty and amazing view of the surrounding landscape. It is a modern temple with its construction being commenced in 2015.

Nelligala International Buddhist Center: A religious place of peace and tranquility

The Nelligala International Buddhist Center is a popular site visited by both Buddhists and people from various other religions. It is a place which brings along peace and tranquility to its visitors. The gold color Buddha statues of the temple creates a unique and picturesque sight to see in contrast with the blue sky above. The temple includes sacred relics of Lord Buddha. The Nelligala International Buddhist Center is a short drive from the Kandy city and consists of many facilities such as wheelchair access in order to help pilgrims to reach the top comfortably.

Visiting the Nelligala International Buddhist Center

The Nelligala International Buddhist Center is surrounded by breathtaking views and is best visited in the morning and evening. It is a very relaxing place with ample car parking space available for visitors. The top of the hill provides a 360 degree view of the central highlands of the country. Some of the views from the top of the hill are the Hanathana Mountain Range, Alagalla Mountain, Batalegala and Sri Pada Mountain.

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Getting to Nelligala International Buddhist Center

From Kandy take the Gannoruwa – Muruthalawa Road up to Muruthalawa. In Muruthalwa turn to Kurugama Tea Factory Road. Continue on this route and turn to Nelligala Road to find the Nelligala International Buddhist Center.

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