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.
About the location
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.
Times to visit
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.
Reaching the destination
Go on McCallum Road and enter the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway from Colombo. Take the exit toward the outer circular expressway and turn right onto Colombo-Kandy road to continue for 85.9 km.
Turn right onto Malgammana Road and turn left onto Godamuduna-Kiribathkumbura Road. Turn left onto Aladeniya-Eriyagama Road and a sharp left onto Nelligala Road.
Go on Baladaksha Mawatha to Getambe Kandy ByPass and turn right onto Gannoruwa-Muruthalawa Road. Turn left onto Aladeniya-Eriyagama Road and a sharp left onto Nelligala Road.