Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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  • Address: Kelaniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +94-112911505
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Landmark

Marking the visit of Lord Buddha for the third time, this temple is an epitome for the grand welcome the country offered. With a quintessential construction, the original temple was destroyed over the course of time by the Indian invaders. The lost charm was restored and the temple was destroyed again by the Portuguese. The temple went in to a resurrection with the help of the Dutch in the 18th century. This act made them popular among the locals and the refurbished monument now stands proudly in the city.

The focal point of the temple is an unusually hollow Dagoba and is feted in the month of January every year.

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Travel Tips

  • This is an important religious centre of the country, so make sure you respect the sanctity of the place.
  • It is advisable to dress in full sleeved clothes and covering your head while entering the temple.

How to Reach Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

  • 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.

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  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Address: Kelaniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Contact Number: +94-112911505
  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 51.96% of people who visit Colombo include Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara in their plan

  • 55.7% of people start their Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

People normally club together Wolvendaal Church and Pettah Hindu Temples while planning their visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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