Caves, drip ledges and Ambalamas 

Historic sites, rock caves used by monastic monks, dramatic rock formations, diverse landscapes and vibrant rural life offer unforgettable experiences.

Location: Buthgamuwa
Distance from Colombo city: 37 km

Trip type Day hike
Trail route type Point-to-point
Length 11 km
Elevation at trailhead 34 m
Elevation at trail-end 21 m 
Cumulative elevation gain 322 m
Level Moderate 
Group size 4 to 8
Pick-up point Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Kotte – 06:30 am
Drop-off point Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Kotte – 16:30
Level Moderate
Inclusions Trek guide/transport to Maligatenna and back/lunch/water/trail snacks
Exclusions Breakfast/transport to the pickup point
When December to April & July to September


Maligatenna Buddhist Temple & rock
Pilikuthtuwa caves
Haweriwela Ambalama (an open-sided wooden pavilion, which was an ancient wayside rest)

What to wear

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Long pants/Bermuda shorts
Shirt/t-shirt/casual tops

What to put in your backpack

Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
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 $60 $50

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