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Nice place to visit

This is a nice place to visit. In mornings and evenings (when sun rises or sets) you can enjoy few... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
ThiBRtravel
Nice place to visit

This is the highest area in kurunegala town facing towards the city. Whole city is blessed with... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Lasantha-j85
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Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
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All reviews top of the rock elephant rock be careful panoramic view nice place to visit religious place buddha statue green jungle excellent place a bit windy ancient capital amazing views tuk tuk full moon steep road poya days path
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a nice place to visit. In mornings and evenings (when sun rises or sets) you can enjoy few hours here enjoying the view. It has an excellent view of the Kurunegala City, which is the capitol of North Western Province and one of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ThiBRtravel
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is the highest area in kurunegala town facing towards the city. Whole city is blessed with statue of Lord buddha. Have a nice view from above. Whole city can be seen from above. Cool and calm environment with embracing wind..

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lasantha-j85
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The rock got the name as Ethagala meaning Elephant rock merely because of its shape. There is a statue of massive Lord Buddha on the Ethagala and it is spiritual object rather than another construction. Any one of any religion or race can freely visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to Visit. This is situated in Kurunegala District and town area. If you have vehicle , then will be easy to visit this place since roards are ok.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Aruna D
Reviewed 6 July 2018

this is nice view of the kurunegala,and heart of the kurunegala.this is very close place to kurunegala

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PGBM2
Reviewed 24 April 2018

I deal site for panoramic view of Kurunegala city. do have many ancient ruins and old temple to visit. no returents or lodging close to this place. recommend to travel with some snacks and drinks. do have road access and separate foot path to the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kasthuri7
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Well it was a quick drive up to the mountain and the road was good. There's nothing much to do but the view was breathtaking... Worth going up for the view, people who like to walk might enjoy the path ...

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TharinduKande
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Whenever I stayed at Kurunegala or passed through it in the last 15 years or so, I admired the iconic, landmark statue in pure white sitting on top of the Ethagala rock and visible from almost anywhere in Kurunegala city. Ethagala takes its name from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Seevali D
Reviewed 12 February 2018

As others have mentioned, the views are amazing. Our driver drove us up the steep road, but I believe it can be hiked as well. It was raining a bit and areas can be quite slippery, so be careful. We went inside the temple/museum part...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rdubbs08
Reviewed 23 January 2018

another white, great buddha situated on a high rock. It is a beauty of architecture in its kind. You can go by tuktuk or by foot, but the last option is quite a challenge and certainly not suitable for everyone. It is mainly a great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Douglas A
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no if you climb it is good for your health but only morning ang evening otherwise too hot!
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