Ramparts, moats and bustling city life…
Welcome to the forgotten Kingdom of Kotte. The inner city of Kotte was surrounded by a rampart built with laterite rocks, a crocodile-infested moat and a marshland built in the 15th century. This was primarily a military base. Walking through this populated area, you will be amazed to see the old rampart’s remnants scattered across a large area.

Location: Kotte (Sri Jayawardanapura)
Distance from Colombo city: 8 km

Trip type: City walk
Trail route type: Point-to-point
Length: 6 km
Elevation gain: Negligible 
Level: Easy
Group size: 4 to 8
Start: Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Battaramulla – 08:00
Finish: Archaeological Museum, Kotte – 13:00
Inclusions: Trek guide/entrance fees/water, snacks & tea
Exclusions: Breakfast/transport to the start point and back
When: All-year-round


Beddagana Wetland Park
Remnants of ancient rampart & moat
Veherakanda ruins
Kotte Archaeological Museum

What to wear

Light walking shoes/trainers
Long pants/Bermuda pants
Shirt/t-shirt/casual tops

What to put in your daypack

Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel (optional)
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on the weather
Plastic bags – to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency Phone Numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


4-6 persons $ 25 pp
7-8 persons $ 20 pp


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