Regarded as one Sri Lanka’s strict nature reserves, Ritigala is famed for its collection of peaks and a historic temple that adds to the mystique that surrounds this place. Nestled 42 km from the town of Anuradhapura, all roads would definitely lead to Ritigala for it provides the adventurer at heart with an exciting nature trek. Stay at a Sri Lanka hotel in the vicinity from where you could schedule a trip. Heritance Kandalama which is amongst the most sought after of Sri Lanka hotels in the country would not only pave the way for you to experience the sights and sounds of Ritigala but also learn if its enchanting tales.
From within thick jungle that at times would seem to swallow you up, rises the Ritigala monastery. Built by King Sena 1 for the benefit of the Pansakulika monks, this shrine is found on a hill and is surrounded by lush greenery. The long stone paths and roundabouts that lead to the monastery would be an invigorating trek for it will fill you with admiration of those that once traversed the premises. The platforms that constitute the ruins of the place are believed to have been hewn out of solid rock and represent the architecture of the area. When exploring the surroundings one is sure to come across a giant stone banked pond that was constructed over a stream.
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