3 days in Kurunegala & Kataragama Itinerary

3 days in Kurunegala & Kataragama Itinerary

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3 days in Kurunegala & Kataragama Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ethagala and then explore the ancient world of Arankelle Ancient Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa, look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kurunegala vacation tool .

Colombo to Kurunegala is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Kurunegala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kataragama.

Things to do in Kurunegala

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Kataragama

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Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, 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 ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kataragama trip builder app .

Drive from Kurunegala to Kataragama in 6 hours. September in Kataragama sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to 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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