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Lankatilaka Vihara (Sinhalese: ලංකාතිලක විහාරය) is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located on Daulagala road approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) away from Pilimatalawa junction and a few kilometres from the ancient Buddhist temple, Gadaladeniya Vihara. It is considered as the most magnificent architectural edifice created during the Gampola era.

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Lankathilaka

The history of the temple goes back to the 14th century. According to historical reports this temple was built by King Bhuvanekabahu IV, who reigned from 1341 to 1351 A. D.He entrusted the construction of this temple to his Chief Minister named Senalankadhikara, who successfully finished the works of this temple. The architecture of the temple was designed by a South Indian architect named Sathapati Rayar.According to the Professor Senarath Paranavithana, Sathapati Rayar designed this temple using Sinhalese architecture of Polonnaruwa era and also with other Dravidian and Indo Chinese architectural patterns
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Gadaladeniya

The Gadaladeniya temple is located in a small hilltop, but can easily reach from the main road. If you are coming by a small vehicles like a car or a van, you can just drive up. Once you are in the summit, you can get a good view of the surrounding area from here.
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Embekke

Embekke Devalaya is the best place in Sri lanka, may be in the world to see the finest wood carving work. This Devalaya is dedicated to the the god Kataragama.Embekke Devalaya was build in around year 1370’s. This period is belong to Gampole regime time the king Wickramabahu 11 was ruling Sri Lanka. According to the historical information , this temple was done by queen Henakanda Bisobandara. The drummer from the near by village call Rangama was also involved. There is a nice story behind that and you can read that from
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Geragama Tea Factory

Giragama is a tea plantation and is located in Central, Sri Lanka. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 510 metres. Variant forms of spelling for Giragama or in other languages: Geragamma, Giragama, Geragamma, Giragama.
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Royal Botanical Garden: Return

The origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near the Mahaweli river. This was followed by King Kirti Sri and King Rajadhi Rajasinghe. A temple was built on this location by King Wimala Dharma, but it was destroyed by the British when they were given control over the Kingdom of Kandy.


Tour Reviews

April 30, 2016

We had a great tour with Holiday Sri Lanka. He was always on time and went out of his way to make sure we were
comfortable over the days including taking us to lunch on his behalf Very friendly and informative.

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