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Rajagala (Rassagala)

In the second century BC, the Rajagala Buddhist monastery was founded.

The Rajagala Monastery complex has been recognized as one of three unique types of monasteries constructed around 2000 years ago. The monastery was built on a mountain, approximately 350 meters above sea level. Through the deep forest, there is a trail with stone stairways that leads to the natural and constructed cave houses on the summit.

Stupas, a Refectory, a Religious Observances House, two enormous Stone Bowls, a Hot Water Bath House, a Small Reservoir, Stone Walls, Paintings, and numerous more unexplained buildings all contribute to identifying the ancient construction technique and methods.

The ruins are spread throughout 400ha of natural woodland. It is now a national Archaeological Reserve.

Additional information

Nearby Attractions

The most popular nearby attraction

  • Pasikuda Beach (97km)


Accommodation (within 10km)

  • Star Classified hotels- No
  • 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- 277km (travel time: 6hrs 20min)
  • Colombo City- 309km (travel time: 6hrs 50min)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 166km (travel time: 3hrs 40min)
  • Anuradhapura Ancient City- 216km (travel time: 4hrs 40min)
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 114km (travel time: 2hrs 30min)
  • Kandy City- 169km (travel time: 4hrs)
  • Galle Dutch Fort- 325km (travel time: 5hrs 30min)

* 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


  • April to November

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