Nelligala International Buddhist Center is a Buddhist temple built in the year of 2015 in Muruthalawa, Kandy. The Temple is located at the top of the Nelligala Mountain.
This temple is visited by both Buddhists and non-Buddhists. The natural environment is mind soothing. When you enter the site you will get a vibe of entering a palace. The temple is well-maintained and it has a high-quality architectural value in its construction design.
When traveling from Kandy take the Gannoruwa – Muruthalawa Road up to Muruthalawa. Then in Muruthalwa, you have to turn to Kurugama Tea Factory Road. Then you have to continue on this route and turn to Nelligala Road to find the Nelligala International Buddhist Center.
If you travel from Kandy it takes approximately 40 minutes to reach Nelligala as the destination is 12km from Kandy.
Gold color Buddha statues are one of the key features of the temple which remind the Mahayana Buddhism. The gold color of the statues blends with the bright sky blue which gives a picturesque view. This is the best place to soothe your mind, heart, and soul. This temple creates a vibe of peacefulness with the aura of Buddhism.
The pilgrims can peacefully continue their religious observations in the spacious temple compound without any disturbances. Pilgrims can reach the top comfortably. They are given many facilities including ample parking and wheelchair accessibility. This place is a good spot for a shorter and relaxing drive within Kandy city limits.
The best time to visit is in the morning or evening time even at night. That way you can spend more time relaxing here and to appreciate take all the beauty around. The road is well carpeted til top of the temple, so you can access it very easily by a vehicle, and its a good place to meditate for a while.
Nelligala International Buddhist Center is the perfect place to calm your mind and to lift your spirits from heavy burdens of problems.
Photo courtesy : Onal Karunaratne
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