Kataragama (Sinhalese: කතරගම (katharagama), Tamil: கதிர்காமம் (katirkāmam)) is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also go there to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragamadevio. Kataragama is in the Monaragala District of Uva province, Sri Lanka. It is 228 km ESE of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today it is a fast-developing township surrounded by jungle in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka. It houses the ancient Kiri Vehera Buddhist stupa. The town has a venerable history dating back to the last centuries BCE. It was the seat of government of many Sinhalese kings during the days of Rohana kingdom. Since the 1950s the city has undergone many improvements with successive governments investing in public transportation, medical facilities, and business development and hotel services. It adjoins the popular Yala National Park.Wikipedia
Planning a vacation to Kataragama in Sri Lanka? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Kandy, Sri Lanka. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Kandy for its bountiful attractions like Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa, Udawattakelle Sanctury, Kandy Lake on your trip to Kataragama. Tour packages of Kataragama are of 1 to 2 days duration.
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