Aluthapola Temple

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This is a historical temple. And its historical saga of King Walagamba. It takes you back to 1st century BC. You could observe the rituals of the resident monks at 5.30 PM and we have arranged personal Puja for you at the Temple with a Buddhist monk. (last updated on : 10 May 2018)

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Aluthapola Temple - Sri Lanka
Aluthapola Temple - Sri Lanka
Aluthapola Temple - Sri Lanka
Aluthapola Temple - Sri Lanka
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Intro

Aluthapola Temple is located in close proximity to BI Airport & Negombo. King Walagamba, who was fleeing away from an invading South Indian army was rescued by the monastery at this place in 1st century BC. This is the first record of the existence of this Buddhist monastery at this place. Even though this temple reminds us of this 2,200 years old history, none of the old artifacts have been preserved sadly. Now there lays a ruin of Dutch observation point on the top of rock mountain. That observation point was built in 18th century. The modern Temple that you could see today was built in Kandian Era (1473 -1815).

Try to be there around 5 PM. At this time you have enough time to wonder around the Temple and see the eye-catching rituals of monks at 5.30. We have arranged you a personal Puja with a temple monk. After chanting in ancient Pali language he will wish you good fortune and bless you. You do not have to worry what the monk preaches because most of locals do not understand Pali.

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Terms and conditions

Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
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Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this Temple visit

Best season : All year around
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Hottest month : 

Best time to start : 6 - 9 AM and 4 - 5 PM
Pick up point : BI Airport & Negombo area
Activity starting time : 4.30 PM
Tour finishing time : 6.30 PM
Whole touring hrs : 2-3

Restrictions : No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed animals.

Basic price includes : Pick up & drop off / Vehicle / Driver / Offering to the temple / Personal Puja / Local snack / All  Gov tax.

You may bring : Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera


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