Kandy, the heart of Buddhist and the city of charm and surrounded by mountains.

With a charming and peaceful environment as well as many historical religious sites as well as many other must-see places around Kandy, travellers make Kandy their travel destination.

With many historic places and unseen places in Kandy, the Nelligala temple holds a special place. It situated in Muruthalawa village in Kandy. And about 13Km away from Kandy city. However, the road is convenient and easy to travel to the top of the mountain. There is a huge car park, so not to worry about parking. It is a modern temple build on top of the Nelligala mountain.

Buddha statue

This temple started to build in 2014 and today you can see the fully constructed temple there. However, as of today, this temple holds a remarkable place for visitors.

Things to see at Nelligala temple

Beauty of nelligala temple

In this temple, there are huge statues of Lord Buddha and followers. and also the chamber is very beautiful and has North Asian architecture.

At the top of the mountain, you can see the whole Kandy city. Except for many mountain ranges like the Hantana mountain range, Ambuluwawa religious centre, you can see the highest mountain in Sri Lanka Piduruthalagala mountain range. Apart from those if you see carefully you can see the Sri Pada mountain also.

Wonderful view you can see from the nelligala temple
image credit: Tharanga Jayawickrama

However Nelligala Buddhist Center is not an ordinary temple. This place is also known as the fastest developed Buddhist centre in Sri Lanka. It gains a lot of local and foreign attraction in a very short period of time. And also this place situated around mountain ranges that belong to 4 provinces. They are namely central province, Western province, North Western and Sabaragamuwa province. Because of that, this temple holds a special geographical location.

However, recently Nelligala temple opened a statue of the Sumana Saman god and it makes this temple more popular among locals. It is truly a beautiful statue that holds a marvellous view of the surrounding.

Sumana Saman statue

And also, this place is famous among couples for their wedding shoots. people tend to come to this place for taking some pictures to their wedding album because of the modern and unique architecture which build this place.

If you visit this place on poya day, you will witness many religious activities organized by the temple. It is native to Sri Lanka and must watch.

wonderful architecture design

Hello, I'm Shamal and I am a freelance writer who is passionate about Sri Lanka's culture, food, history, and travel locations. Having grown up in Sri Lanka, I have a deep appreciation for its rich heritage, diverse cuisine, and stunning landscapes. As a writer, my goal is to share my love for Sri Lanka with others and inspire them to explore the country's many wonders. Whether it's ancient temples, vibrant markets, or breathtaking beaches, I believe there's something for everyone in Sri Lanka. Through my blog, I provide insights into Sri Lankan culture and history, sharing stories and traditions that have been passed down for generations. I also highlight the country's culinary delights, from spicy curries to sweet desserts, and provide recommendations for the best places to try them. Of course, travel is a big part of experiencing Sri Lanka's beauty and charm, and I love sharing my favorite travel locations and hidden gems with readers. From the hill country of Ella to the historic city of Galle, I aim to showcase the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer. Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery, and I hope my writing inspires you to explore the wonders of Sri Lanka for yourself.

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