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.
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Offering breathtaking views of rocks and mountains, Kothmale Samtop Hotel offers relaxing accommodation in Gampola, Sri Lanka. Cool off in the swimmin...
Nestled among emerald tea fields, Mas-state bungalow is a colonial-style accommodation located in Kothmale. Being a former tea planter’s residence, ...
Enjoy a private holiday in Gampola when you stay at the Weir House. It is a private holiday home which is rented out in its entirety to groups. The ho...