Gampola trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Gampola is a town located in Kandy District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Gampola was made the capital of the island by King Buwanekabahu IV, who ruled for four years in the mid fourteenth century. The last king of Gampola was King Buwanekabahu V. He ruled the island for 29 years. A separate city was built in Kotte during this time by a noble known as Alagakkonara. The longest sleeping Buddha statue in South Asia is located in Gampola, the Saliyalapura Temple.AttractionsAmong the remnants of Gampola era, the most famous temples are Lankathilaka, Gadaladeniya and Embekka Devalaya. The ancient stone scripts (Shila Lekhana) of Lankathilaka temple helps to reveal a considerable amount of vital information regarding the Gampola era. The statue of Buddha of the temple indicates style of South Indian arts. The Ambekka Dewalaya possess a large collection of wood carvings, where no other temple in Sri Lanka owns such a collection.The town is located amongst Sri Lanka's central highlands, hence the climate stays mild throughout the year. Located 3,567 ft. above mean sea level, Ambuluwawa mountain hosts a hill top tourist spot that houses a biodiversity complex celebrating environmentalism and cultural and religious diversity. A notable feature of this complex is a large winding tower resembling a Buddhist stupa, which is located on the mountain peak. Gampola has a lot of shops and a huge residential area. Gampola is in Kandy District. Plan trip to Sri Lanka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Gampola
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Gampola
8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $549
Duration: 8 days
Kandy Day Tour from Colombo BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $100
Duration: 12 hours
6-Day Sri Lanka Heritage Private Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $700
Duration: 6 days
Popular things to do in Gampola
Places to visit with Gampola
Recently planned trips to Gampola
2 days in Gampola BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Kandy District & Jaffna BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Gampola BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA January, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Gampola & Matale BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Gampola & Galle District BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Gampola & Galle District BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium