Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also go there to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragamadevio. Kataragama is in the Monaragala District of Uva province, Sri Lanka. It is 228 km ESE of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today it is a fast-developing township surrounded by jungle in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka. It houses the ancient Kiri Vehera Buddhist stupa. The town has a venerable history dating back to the last centuries BCE. It was the seat of government of many Sinhalese kings during the days of Rohana kingdom. Since the 1950s the city has undergone many improvements with successive governments investing in public transportation, medical facilities, and business development and hotel services. It adjoins the popular Yala National Par
Kataragama a popular pilgrimage destination frequented by adherents of all religions in Sri Lanka.
The main shrine devoted to Skanda popularly described in eulogies as God having six faces and twelve arms whose assistance is sought for worldly gain. The history of the shrine dates back to 2 century BC. The annual procession held in July or August is the main event of the shrine with fire walkers and Kawadi dancers. Offering to the got are made at 4.30am 10.30am and 6.30pm daily.
Kataragama has a network of hotels, guest houses as well as free pilgrim rests.
19km inland from Tissamaharama lies the small & remote town of Kataragama. Kataragama is one of most popular & most sacred pilgrimages sites of Sri Lanka. Like Adam’s Peak, it attracts Sinhalese Buddhists as well as Hindu Tamils. The adored site is visited by Muslims & Christians too.
Kataragama is a small town with clean, tree lined roads with rows of stalls selling garlands & platters of fruit-coconut, mango watermelon
(Following accommodation list is randomly generated)Hotels & Other Accommodation
The Oasis Hotel
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Tel : 0472220650
Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama
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Tel : 0472237143
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Tel : 0472239495
Hotel Eva Lanka
Hotel Eva Lanka, Tangalle Road, Tangalle.
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Tel : 0472240940
Hotel Tamarind Tree
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Tel : 0473011054
Tangalle Bay Hotels
Mahawela Road, Pallikkuduwa, Tangalle.
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Tel : 0472240346
Peacock Beach Hotel Ltd
Tissa Road, Hambantota
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Tel : 0472220377
No. 35 Mahadeira, Yodakandiya, Tissamaharama
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Tel : 0472237900
Shangri-la S Hambantota Resort & Spa
Sittrakala Watta, Chithragala, Ambalantota
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Tel : 0477888888
Elephant Reach Hotel
Yala Junction, Kirinda Tissamaharama.
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Tel : 0117388965
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Tel : 0472237299
Wila Safari Hotel
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Tel : 0472239581
Kataragama Road, Thissamaharama.
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Tel : 0474378378
Anantara Peace Heaven Resort
Goyambokka Estate, Tangalle
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Tel : 0472244455
Kahandamodara, Ranna, Tangalle
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Tel : 0474934999
Chaaya Wild Yala
P. O. Box. 01, Kirinda, Tissamaharama
Tel : 0472239450
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