Attractions and Activities
Kebaliththa (Kebiliththa) Devalaya (60Km)
The story is that the God Kataragama had met his future wife Walli amma on a rainy day near a tamarind tree at this place which is also called Siyambalawa devalaya.(Kebaliththa).People at Kotiyagala respect this place very strongly and they are even scared to deal with this place.Everyone must be refrained from consuming all kinds of meat and alcohol for one week before the date of visit.This place is considered very sacred by devotees of God Katharagama .They believe that the God’s present staying place is the ‘Maha Siyambalawa Devalaya’.
Buddha Statue at Maligavila Maligavila Vihara and the Buddha Statue Maligavila and Dembegoda Belong to a single monastic complex which had been identified as the Pathma Vihara Situated in Kanagama Where Prince Aggha Bodhi ( 7th Century A:D )has Made a colossal Buddha statue
Dematamal Vharaya (45Km)
The Dematamal Viharaya is located at Helagama on the Buttala-Okkampitiya road which leads to the Maligawila Buddha Statues. The temple lies about 4 km from the Buttala town. Located in the middle of paddy field, you can see the dark coloured Stupa and the bo-tree surrounded by the green paddy from the road itself. Though much attention is not paid by the average tourist the history of the temple complex is said to date back to the 3rd century BC.
Jea Lons Mountain (35Km)
Galabedhda Pound (24Km)
Siyambalandua Manabarana (Temple & Lake : 1Km)
Siyambalanduwa is One of the Sri lankans famous citys.and it is situated on uva province. Situated in Siyabalanduwa, Nethmini Hotel was opened on the 28th July in 2002.. we started it with five normal rooms. Nethmini hotel has now become one of the best
Yudaganawa Temple is located close to Buttala on the Wellawaya– Buttala Road. This is one of the largest Stupas in the country and dates back to 2 nd century BC. This is thought to be place price Tissa and his brother price Gamini (Later The great king Dutugemunu) had a major battle after the death of his father King Kavanthissa (2 nd century BC)
Lahgala ( Magulmadu Viharaya [Temple] : 20Km )
On the northern edge of the Lahugala National Park are the ruins of a substantial ancient temple now called Magul Maha Vihara. This temple is worth a visit not only because of its particularly attractive forest setting but also because the image shrine, the Bodhi Tree and the stupa are all in a good state of preservation.
Pothuvil ( Muhudumaha Viharaya [Temple] : 35Km )
The Muhudu Maha Viharaya situated near Pottuville is over 2,000 years old. According to the resident monk, not much emphasis has been paid to protect this very ancient structure. There has been immense encroachment and much of this wonderful monument could be lost forever. Could it be that this Buddhist Monument is in the middle of a Muslim Community or the relevant authorities just don’t care.
Pothuvil (Arugambay Beach : 37Km)
Situated in the district of Ampara, Approximately 314 km from Colombo, Arugam Bay is Known as one of the best three surfing spots in the world. this typical fishing village to the south of the small town of Pottuvil can be reached via A4 from Colombo. The unspoilt town of Srugam Bay offers an abundance of opportunities for those with a passion for water sports and underwater photography.
Kumana National Wild Life Park (37Km)
Kumana is world famous as a birds' paradise. Out of the recorded 427 bird-species, 250 species are found in Sri Lanka. From about August last year migratory birds have been coming to Sri Lanka to escape the harsh winters of Siberia, Scandinavia and Western Europe.
Yala National Wild Life Park (70Km)
Yala West (Ruhuna) National Park is well recognised as one of the best parks in the world to observe and photograph leopards. The park covers an area of over 100,000 hectares and is divided into five blocks. Block one is the most visited area since it contains the highest density of leopards.
Degawapiya : 53Km )
Deegawapiya is one of the 16 places which has been blessed by the Buddha's presence. Buddha was invited to Kelaniya by Mani Akkika of Naga Tribe, ruler of the Kelaniya region on his second visit to Nagadeepa. On the 8th year of attaining nirvana Buddha decided to visit Sri Lanka for the third time specially to Kelaniya. During this visit he came to Deegavapi with 500 arhaths and spend time meditating. According to the the Mahavansa, great chronicle of Sri Lanka, this stupa was built by king Saddhatissa (137-119 BC). According to the same the king has also donated a jacket decorated with gold lotus flowers and various gems to cover the stupa.
D.S Senanayaka (Lake): 45Km )
Gal Oya National Park in Sri Lanka was established in 1954 and serves as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. Senanayake Samudraya was built under the Gal Oya development project by damming the Gal Oya at Inginiyagala in 1950. An important feature of the Gal Oya National Park is its elephant herd that can be seen throughout the year. Three important herbs of the Ayurveda medicine, Triphala: Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Emblica officinalis are amongst the notable flora of the forest. From 1954 to 1965 the park was administrated by the Gal Oya Development Board until the Department of Wildlife Conservation took over administration. The National Park is situated 314 km from Colombo. and only 45 Km from our hotel.
Budhdangala (Lake : 66Km)
Being a picturesque religious site of peaceful appearance and utmost reverence, the Buddhangala hermitage stands in an area of about 1280 acres, at a distance of about eight kilometers from the town of Ampara in the eastern province. Five rocks spring from the flat ground, each apart from the other allowing way for water courses to run around them, making the natural beauty of the area increase, especially in the rainy season. The silent green forest gives shelter to many animals ranging form hare to elephant, including leopard and bear who keep a record of long form not doing any harm to any visitor to , or incumbent in, the venerable site.