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Aluviharaya Historical Temple

Aluviharaya is a rock cave temple featuring paintings and sculptures of Buddha.

Until the 1st century BC, Buddhist monks memorized the Buddha’s teachings and passed them on via word of mouth. The principles were then entirely written down as Ola Leaf manuscript in Pali by a group of 500 erudite monks from this monastery.

Additional information

Nearby Attractions

The most popular nearby attraction

  • Kandy City the Temple of the Tooth Relic (30km)


Accommodation (within 10km)

  • Star Classified hotels- Yes (up to 4 star)
  • International Chain Hotels- No
  • Boutique Hotels- No
  • Resorts- No
  • Ayurvedic Hotels- No
  • Inns/Guest Houses- Yes
  • Hostels- No
  • Homestays- No
  • Eco Hotels- No

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


Distance from (estimate)

  • CMB Airport- 121km (travel time: 3hrs 15min)
  • Colombo City- 152km (travel time: 4hrs)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 62km (travel time: 1hrs 40min)
  • Anuradhapura Ancient City- 110km (travel time: 2hrs 30min)
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 104km (travel time: 2hrs 15min)
  • Kandy City- 30km (travel time: 1hrs 20min)
  • Galle Dutch Fort- 249km (travel time: 5hrs 10min)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time


  • February to October

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