Kurunegala Lake

Kurunegala lake is a large man made lake that is located at the outskirts of the town of Kurunegala on the Kurunegala-Dambulla road. The lake was built by ancient kings surrounded by beautiful surroundings.

Rocks of Kurunegala

Kurunegala’s rocks have characteristic names, six of which come from the animals. They are the Elephant, Beetle, Eel, Goat, Tortoise and Crocodile. According to legends, these six animals were magically transformed into rock during a drought. More

Maligawa Ancient Ruins

These ancient ruins of Maligawa are the perfect glimpse for travellers of the past glory of Kurunegala. Elegant stone entrance, steps, rock pillars and ruined walls of the royal palace can be seen here. Several tall old trees can also be seen in Maligawa that enhance the beauty of the place.

Kurunegala Clock Tower

Kurunegala Clock Tower was constructed in the memory of soldiers who fought bravely in the First World War. This clock tower was built in 1922 in the memory of those brave soldiers who perished in the War but the tower is also used as a memorial for the soldiers who died in the Second World War. More

Ridi Vihariya

Ridi Vihariya, 18 km north-east of Kurunegala, is known among tourists for its ancient Buddhist temple site with rock cave hermitages and an image house with Kandyan paintings of the 18th century. Ridi Vihariya has some nice architectural beauty for the enjoyment of travellers. More


Arankele, located 24km north of Kurunegala, has as its main tourist attraction a 6th century cave hermitage up a forested hillside used for meditation. Some ancient inscriptions have revealed that the place had meditation halls, double platform structures and ambula.


Yapahuwa , lying north of Kurunegala, is the ancient fortress built in 1301, where travellers can see many traces of ancient battle deface. Yapahuwa is a rock rising to a height of 90m. Its biggest tourist attraction is its ornamental stairway.


Dambadeniya, located about 30km south-west of Kurunegala, is a famous Buddhist tourism site. There is a double storeyed temple of Buddha in Dambadeniya that has some Buddha images. More


Panduwasnuwara, is one of the oldest capitals of Sri Lanka, which is believed to be the capital of king Panduvasdeva, who succeeded Vijaya, the first king of Sri Lanka (circa 5th century B.C.). There are several archaeological remains in Panduwasnuwara that dates back to the 12th century, during the rule of king Parakramabahu I. More