Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam
Maha Devalayam, Wariyapola Road, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka
About Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam
This temple is a famous regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE. The complex has a collection of five temples, including a Buddhist temple.
Attractions near Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam
Negombo Beach is an amazing white sand beach. The beach offers a stunning sunset views, it also has some beach activities. There are a lot of local street foods restaurants around the beach. Just offshore of the beach are some well-preserved coral reefs and a 40-year-old shipwreck which is great for spotting colourful fish.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975 for wild Asian elephants, in Pinnawala town, 13 km north of Kegalle in Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. It has the largest gathering of captive elephants globally and has 96 elephants, including 43 males and 68 females from 3 generations.
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple. Although it was destroyed twice, it still retains its original form as it was. The Germans restored it in the 18th century. Locals believe that Buddha visited this temple, and that’s where the temple earned its fame.
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, also known as “red masjid,” was constructed in 1909. It is considered as one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka. The mosque went through expansion operations to accommodate 12,000 worshipers. The mosque is considered an architectural masterpiece, and it was built in the style of Saracenic, which combines Islamic and Indian architecture.
Pettah Floating Market features various fruits, vegetables, traditional Sri Lankan clothes, and electronics at cheap prices. It is considered one of the most popular markets for locals and tourists, located on Pettah’s Bastian Mawatha.
Beira Lake is in the center of Colombo city and sits close to Gangaramaya Temple. It is a perfect place for birdwatchers, photographers. For the people who are looking for relaxation, you can take a walk under the shade of the trees, and cross the bridge over to the island of lovers. There are restaurants near the area that serve delicious traditional Sri Lankan food.
Where is Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam
Discover more attractions in North Western Province, where Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam is located
It is the fifth largest province in Sri Lanka, with area of 7,888 km² and a population of 2,370,075. It consists of two districts of Puttalam, and the larger district of Kurunegala with 4,771 km² that covers around 60% of the province, acting as the capital with a population of 28,571. Fishing, prawn farming and rubber tree farms are other prominent industries in the region, and it has several archaeological sites.