3 days in Kurunegala & Kataragama Itinerary

3 days in Kurunegala & Kataragama Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Kurunegala
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
2
Kataragama
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Colombo

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Kurunegala

Kurunegala ©
Kurunegala is a major city in Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ethagala and then take an in-depth tour of Arankelle Ancient Monastery. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then view the masterpieces at Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kurunegala travel route planner.

Colombo to Kurunegala is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kataragama.

Things to do in Kurunegala

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa, Arankelle Ancient Monastery
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Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa ©
Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ethagala ©
Ethagala

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Kataragama

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sella Kataragama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kataragama online trip builder.

You can drive from Kurunegala to Kataragama in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kataragama

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
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Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

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