On The Road To Katharagama

You maybe planning to visit Sri Lanka or planning to getaway from the city hassle on a holiday. If you are here you are obviously considering going to Katharagama.

If you take the cheapest transport, which is the bus it will take you 6 to 7 hours to get there. We took the bus at midnight and slept our way to Katharagama.

There are many budget hotels in Tissamaharama (45 minutes away) or you could find a place nearby in katharagama. Staying in Tissamaharama is easy if you are planning to do a wildlife safari on this trip.

If you take a look at the distance it will be a little over 200 km from Colombo.

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The Katharagama temple is one of the places where people flow without a season.

On your way to the temple there will be many merchants. This guy was one of them.

Kids Toys

You could always get a friendship band from here so your companion and you will have something to remember this place forever.

Since Katharagama seems to be a miracle working holy place for many religions, you’ll be offered to buy flowers many times. The most popular question asked around here is “Don’t you wanna by flowers?”.

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If you encounter this giant, walk under its belly. People believe that it brings wisdom.

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If you need a quick snack, there will be many pilgrims who’d be serving the gods in feeding the needy around here.

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Everyone goes in to the temple barefoot, so oyu might have to carry them with you around the place.

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Once you are done with katharagama, don’t forget to visit the Sella-Katharagama temple.

There will be many soothsayers, palm readers there. We gave it a try and few minutes in to it, that became a laughing matter. I made up my mind thinking that I paid them as a good will gesture.

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