Gangaramya Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Street Sri Jinaratana Rd, Col 2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 05:30 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112323038
  • Ticket Price: 100 LKR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Tourist Center, Family And Kids

Gangaramya Temple - Review

An assorted collection of ornamental and gold carven gifts presented by loyal devotees and well wisher over a long course of time is exhibited at this temple, which is literally a unification of a spiritual centre, a library and a unique museum. This Temple complex is run by the country’s adroit monk and has a distinctive collection which is worth observing.

The most tantalizing experience can be gathered on Navam Perahera in the month of February on the full-moon day. This day is marked as Poya and has significance to the temple rituals. This festival displays the rich religious and cultural tradition of Sri Lanka with Hundreds of monks clad in colouful robes solemnly walking in the procession are a unique sight. Youth clad in white carrying Buddhist flags march in front. Sacred relics housed in a casket are carried by a majestic elephant on its back. Dancers display the different types of dances prevalent in different parts of the country. So are the drummers who exhibit their skill in handling numerous forms of drums. Many elephants also participate.

Gangaramya Temple Information

  • Try and catch up with the festivities celebrated in the Gangaramya temple like the The New Year “Sathi Pirith” Ceremony or the Buddharashmi National Vesak Festival.

How To reach Gangaramya Temple by Public Transport

  • You can take the cool kangaroo radio cab, the ace cab or rent a taxi service. The cheapest and easiest way is to hire the tuk-tuk.

Restaurants Near Gangaramya Temple

  • KFC- chicken wings
  • Pizza hut
  • Hotel De Pilawoos

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  • Gangaramya Temple Address: Street Sri Jinaratana Rd, Col 2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Gangaramya Temple Contact Number: +94-112323038
  • Gangaramya Temple Timing: 05:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Gangaramya Temple Price: 100 LKR
  • Best time to visit Gangaramya Temple(preferred time): 07:00 am - 08:00 am
  • Time required to visit Gangaramya Temple: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gangaramya Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Colombo include Gangaramya Temple in their plan

  • 40.62% of people start their Gangaramya Temple visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Gangaramya Temple

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

94.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gangaramya Temple

People normally club together Galle Face Hotel and The Cricket Club Cafe while planning their visit to Gangaramya Temple.

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Gangaramya Temple, Colombo Reviews

  • WARNING - ANIMAL CRUELTY. Whilst being a lovely temple, the the temple is responsible for stealing a baby elephant from it's mother and beating it into submission. The lone elephant now lives at the back of the temple, chained, unable to move, showing great signs of distress. When we saw him he was sway his trunk side to side. Please do not support this temple when there are others that don't partake in animal cruelty. We also saw dogs chained by their legs to chairs. Very distressing. I've also been told by locals that this is no longer a legitimate temple, but a lure for tourists to spend money. Please think wisely whether you want to support this or not.

  • Interesting place. A monks and guardians are very friendly and helpful. They allowed me to take a picture inside the building. I've seen many odd stuffs such as an old pictures, souvenirs and small art moments in the other rooms but no time take a picture. I've also found that this temple is keeping a Buddha's hair.

  • Good place for knowing history. Great museum with information guides. Very clean and peaceful place. All things or designs are masterstroke of budha. If you are looking for prosperity and peace must visit this place.

  • Must visit for a tourist if you love history, architecture, art in general. Beautiful temple with a lot to offer. It also has a museum inside. Huge premises. It can take you a couple of hours if you want to go through each and every part. No parking Restrooms are located behind the temple. Other small temple in the lake nearby is a must visit.

  • Unique building to walk around but I thought it was kind of a let down on the inside. The first room you see on the self-guided tour is by far the greatest, and then it's all kind of down hill from there. A few statues here, a big tree there, and then some more statues over there...

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