Distance from Kalpitiya – 61.9 km (1 hour 10 minutes)
Thonigala Rock Inscription is an archaeological site which is situated in Anamaduwa in the Puttalam district. It is identified as the largest rock inscription in Sri Lanka. It consists of two inscriptions, each being about 100 feet long. Each letter on the inscription is about 1 feet in height and is carved about 1 inch deep in to the stone. Thonigala Rock Inscription dates back to the reign of King Mahaculi Mahatissa in first century BC, who was a son of King Walagamba.
Getting to Thonigala Rock Inscription
From Kalpitiya travel along the Palavi-Kalpitiya Road passing Etalai and Norochcholai up to Palaviya. Then travel along the Palaviya – Kalladiya Road and the Katugastota-Kurunegala-Puttalam Highway passing Kottukachchiya up to Thonigala in Anamaduwa to reach the Thonigala Rock Inscription.