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
Cumulative 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
Rampart & Moats
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 backpack

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

N° of persons  4-6 7-8
per person  $25 $20

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