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Best Months to Visit: July or August

Recommended Duration: 1 Day

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

Province: Uva Province

District: Moneragala District

Popular for: The Buddhist Kiri Vehera Dagoba Perahara

Population: 17,627

Visit Kataragama 

This place is located in the Monaragala District of the Uva province which is at a distance of 228 km away from Colombo and is well known for all the spiritual pilgrimage temples surrounding the place, dedicated to shrines of various gods and goddesses. You can catch the most beautiful styles of architecture through the temples, one of which is the Kataragama temple that was built in honour of the Skanda Kumara also known as Kataragama Deviyo, a guardian and powerful deity of Sri Lanka who is considered sacred according to the Sri Lankan local.

Best Time to Visit Kataragama

The most prominent time to visit Sri Lankan Kataragama is during the months of May to August when the climate is favorable being moderate, with scenic views at the backdrop. When you are in Kataragama, you will encounter the Kataragama temple which is one of the most ancient sites which are visited by Hindus, Buddhists and Veddas, followed by Kebiliththa Devalaya that is dedicated to the shrines of Lord Kataragama,  Kiri Vehera is also known as 'the milk stupa', is situated at Kataragama, Kinniya Bridge is known to be the longest bridge in Sri Lanka, and so on. For more information on tourism in Sri Lnaka contact Swan Tours or call 011 23415601.