THINGS TO DO IN Gampola

  • Tea Palntation Workers Museum
  • Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex

Gampola serves as a central point from which people can travel to main cities in Sri Lanka, such as Kotmale, Hatton, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy and Colombo among others. The city of Gampola comes under the Kandy district in the Central Province.

It has historic value as the capital of Sri Lanka when the island was ruled by King Buwanekabahu IV during the mid 14th century. The prosperity of the Gampola era is showcased in the famous temples of Lankathilaka, Gadaladeniya and the Embekka Devalaya. The area can lay claim to the longest sleeping Buddha statue in South Asia situated at the Saliyapura Temple. Being located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Gampola enjoys a pleasant mild climate the whole year through. It is a bustling residential town with shops and other amenities conveniently located. One of the most interesting things to do in Gampola is visit the Ambuluwawa Mountain biodiversity complex. The rock itself is different from other mountain rocks commonly found in Sri Lanka.  The rock of the Ambuluwawa Mountain is less susceptible to erosion and is home to around 200 varieties of plants. From the complex visitors can enjoy impressive panoramic views of the Gampola city.