Sri Kaileswaram

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  • Address: 11/15, Captain's Garden Kovil Street, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 03:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112687110
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, 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.

Sri Kaileswaram Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Sri Kaileswaram

  • There may be a nominal fee for photography.

How to Reach Sri Kaileswaram

  • 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
  • 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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  • 41.36% 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

Sri Kaileswaram Reviews & Ratings

  • Mind relaxing. Best for devotees

  • Ideal for all devotees of Gods and a shrine with historical significance!

  • 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.

  • I had done my daughter’s wedding 17 th March 2019.sivasri yogaranjitha kurukal done the wedding for us.. He has done my daughter bawani&Dean wedding so beautifully. My self and my daughter we had a dream how we want the wedding .yogaranjitha kurukal full filled our dream.He went out of the way for us and made sure we all are happy.i just want to thank him for all the help he had given us.i just want to thank the trustees and all the people who are involved with temple who has given him the freedom to help people like me and others thank you very much and god bless you all.god bless yogaranjitha kurukal and his family. Rutreswari Bawani,Dean and Paul Hankinson

  • Very Nice and Big Hindu Temple in Heart of Colombo City

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