Sri Kaileswaram

Currently Closed
  • Address: 11/15, Captain's Garden Kovil Street, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 03:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112687110
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture

This is the oldest (125 years old) and largest Hindu temple in the city. Like most major hindu temples, the architecture is incredibly ornate. Hundreds of sculptures and carvings of hindu deities adorn the high, sloping blue roof, the top of which is 80 feet above the ground. The inside is relatively plain, but the walls have some religious paintings and murals. There may be some classical devotional music being played when you visit. The atmosphere inside is very clean and welcoming, in sharp contrast to the rather dirty streets outside.

  • Dress conservatively when visiting.
  • There may be torts pretending to be guides who will ask you to give them lots of money because they are poor. Avoid them.

  • There may be a nominal fee for photography.

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to Bastian Mawatha Bus Station and Elphinstone Bus Stop.
  • Drive or walk to here.

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  • Sri Kaileswaram Address: 11/15, Captain's Garden Kovil Street, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka
  • Sri Kaileswaram Contact Number: +94-112687110
  • Sri Kaileswaram Timing: 09:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Sri Kaileswaram Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sri Kaileswaram(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Sri Kaileswaram: 00:30 Mins
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  • 41.93% of people who visit Colombo include Sri Kaileswaram in their plan

  • 52.34% of people start their Sri Kaileswaram visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sri Kaileswaram

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

94.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sri Kaileswaram

People normally club together Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil and The Central Point - Economic History Museum while planning their visit to Sri Kaileswaram.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • If visiting Sri Lanka, Colombo, put this into the place that you must pay a visit to! You cannot visit Sri Lanka without taking in the places of interest and religious buildings. You would be amazed in what you see, as the oldest Hindu Temple...the architecture and time/effort gone into this building inside and out is fantastic. Must wear appropriate clothing to enter the building, as you would expect.

  • One of the oldest Shivan temple

  • Sri Lanka is the tourism sector of the India for the other country have Ramayana and history Sri Lanka is the historical place and Ganesh temple Kaleshwaram in the Colombo is the famous temple of the Sri Lanka and the Indian culture has the famous Shiv Bhagwan Shiv son of the Shree Ganesha is the symbol of the intelligent and the knowledge and the temple is the very good and nice

  • Nice temple. No shirt..only traditional dress

  • Discovered by accident as it didn't appear on Google's suggestion or until your really zoomed in on it's location, a hidden gem we discovered when we were photographing the lotus tower being built. Truly beautiful place, amazing art and very warm and beautiful people. Should be a must if you're visiting temple in colombo.

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