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Kataragama is categorised as Pilgrimage

Kataragama Temple - Photo Courtesy Adbar

Reasons to Visit
  • Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka.
  • Kataragama town is home to the renowned Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya.
  • Kataragama is also gateway to nearby Yala National Park
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Colombo (228 kms)

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  • Bird Watching at Yala National Park Sri Lanka
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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kataragamam temple is a Hindu and Buddhist temple complex dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragama deviyo. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the majority Sinhala Buddhists, minority Hindu Tamils, Muslims and the Veddas
    Temple or Holy Place
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Yala National Park is renowned having highest concentration of Leopard population in the world. Its also renowned for its birds watching. Yala is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka and is home to 200+ bird species. Safaris are conducted by Lodges around Yala and also as excursions from Kataragama.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris

Destinations within reach from Kataragama

  • Galle ( 180 Km )

    Galle is a heritage port and a beach resort 150 kms South of Colombo, renowned for its heritage more

  • Bentota ( 210 Km )

    Bentota is a beach resort 80 kms South of Colombo and is renowned for its beachside resorts and more

  • Colombo ( 228 Km )

    Colombo is a commercial capital of Sri Lanka and arrival point for tourists to Sri Lanka. Colombo more

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Nearest Airport in Kataragama
  • Bandaranaike International Airport ( CMB ) , Colombo-228 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Kataragama from Major Cities.
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Cochin (Ernakulam)
New Delhi

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