Ramparts, moats and bustling city life

Welcome to the forgotten Kingdom of Kotte, a water fortress built in the 15th century. Walking through this populated area, you will be amazed to see the old rampart’s remnants built with laterite rocks, inner and outer moats.

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

Trip type City walk km
Trail route type Point-to-point
Length 8km
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
Period December to April & July to September
Inclusions Trek guide/snacks & tea
Exclusions Breakfast/water/transport to the start point and back & back

Highlights

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

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel (optional)
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on 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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