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Kudumbigala Climb

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According to the annals of history, this monastic complex is the first of its kind built for Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka. The remnants of this ancient site expand over a massive area of 600 acres within the confines of the Ruhuna Wildlife Park.

Experience Overview

The long and winding path to the top of the rock is serenely beautiful with each step inviting you to take the next and explore the tranquility of its environs. There are over 200 caves within this vast monastic complex. As further evidence, there is a small ancient stupa that stands at the right end of the tableland. It was believed to have been built by King Kavan Tissa (205-161BC), the father of King Dutugamunu. After a trek of approximately 45 minutes, you take the final step and ascend the plateau. Once you climb to the summit the view of the surrounding environment is breathtaking.

Includes: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Water, a guide, and back-up vehicle

Duration: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Approx. 45 minutes up and one hour down.

Difficulty: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style


Suitable for children: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

The climb could be too strenuous for small children. It is suitable for children around the ages of 12.

Times: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

To be discussed with your guide.

What to wear or bring along: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Light, comfortable clothing.

Private or not? - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The visit is private. That said, there may be other people around at the site.




Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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