We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

This is a very popular Hindu temple here. The temple is very beautiful. The dress code applies here.

Reviewed 5 November 2018
via mobile
Very welcoming

We were made to feel very welcome in the temple and arrived at a great time to see a ceremony which... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Read all 74 reviews
All photos (121)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hindu temple”(17 reviews)
“sri lanka”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Munneshwarama, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka
+94 72 777 6530
Improve This Listing
Reviews (74)
Filter reviews
61 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hindu temple nice place to visit sri lanka large number easy access quick visit please note lord rama festival pooja kovil ceremony blessings ramayana colour tourists ravana
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 61 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This is a very popular Hindu temple here. The temple is very beautiful. The dress code applies here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We were made to feel very welcome in the temple and arrived at a great time to see a ceremony which was fascinating

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank penrosemoons
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This place is around 2 1/2 hrs drive from Colombo. It has historical background as it is said that Lord Rama, after war with King Ravana, prayed to Lord Shiva repenting the lives lost in the epic war. We happened to watch a wedding happening...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jganesh1411
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Muneeswara temple in Chilaw, is a popular Hindu temple in Sri Lanka. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple has many shrines in its complex. The shrines of Vinayaka, Mahakali, Durgadevi, Parvathi are in it. The Kali shrine is also visited by Buddhists frequently. Exquisite sculptures...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Sivakumar V
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I visited the most holy Munneshwaram temple and worshiped and enjoyed the great architecture there. This is a historic Hindu temple with a lot of history associated with it. The heritage of this place makes this an important tourist spot in the country.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chamindrasulakshith
Reviewed 17 June 2018

If you are interested, there are a few things to look at here. Specially, Hindu arts & sculptures and their sacred items. You could cover this place within 1 hour if you're just to visit. Maximum 1-2 hours. Easy access and ample free parking space...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rasika777
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I visited the Hindu temple on our way back to Kandy from Chilaw and there were ample parking available too. But we only spent about 10 minutes inside and came out very quickly since there were nothing much happening inside. Do not make a separate...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TharinduKande
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I went to Munnesvaram Temple while staying nearby for a wedding. I would certainly not recommend you to travel all the way for this temple, but if you are in the area, pay a quick visit just for the historical value. Sadly, the temple is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 117LauG
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I felt very good when I got a chance to visit a Hindu temple in Srilanka. It felt home away home in different country. Temple is really big and art work is really appreciable. I got such positive vibes when I entered temple and felt...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank doijode
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We had a quick visit to Munneshwarsm kovil on our way from Chilaw. The area was dirty and had a musty smell. People were trying to sell us pooja which was annoying. The kovil was nice with lots of art work to enjoy.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GayangaK
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Hotel Pearl Gate
1 review
2.10 km away
Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw
848 reviews
6.94 km away
Club Palm Bay Hotel
1 236 reviews
16.39 km away
Sanmali Beach Hotel
112 reviews
18.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 nearby restaurants
Village Restaurant
5 reviews
8.50 km away
Tao Restaurant Marawila
134 reviews
16.84 km away
Ceylon Beach Restaurant
7 reviews
37.20 km away
Food 4U
7 reviews
12.50 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Trips To Srilanka
42 reviews
5.49 km away
St. Anne’s Church
27 reviews
16.77 km away
Friends Lanka Tours
12 reviews
25.88 km away
Suri Tours Lanka
6 reviews
30.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 August 2016|
Response from sbalenthiran | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Most of the temples in Sri Lanka have an early morning puja starts about 0700 hours and the temple is opened till the evening. For me I left Colombo early enough to go to all the three temples and see mid day puja. If... More