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Nice place to visit

This is a nice place to visit. In mornings and evenings (when sun rises or sets) you can enjoy few... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Nice place to visit

This is the highest area in kurunegala town facing towards the city. Whole city is blessed with... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
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All reviews top of the rock elephant rock be careful panoramic view green jungle excellent place a bit windy ancient capital amazing views tuk tuk full moon steep road nice place to visit buddha statue poya days path city
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a nice place to visit. In mornings and evenings (when sun rises or sets) you can enjoy few hours here enjoying the view. It has an excellent view of the Kurunegala City, which is the capitol of North Western Province and one of...More

Thank ThiBRtravel
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is the highest area in kurunegala town facing towards the city. Whole city is blessed with statue of Lord buddha. Have a nice view from above. Whole city can be seen from above. Cool and calm environment with embracing wind..

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

The rock got the name as Ethagala meaning Elephant rock merely because of its shape. There is a statue of massive Lord Buddha on the Ethagala and it is spiritual object rather than another construction. Any one of any religion or race can freely visit...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to Visit. This is situated in Kurunegala District and town area. If you have vehicle , then will be easy to visit this place since roards are ok.

Thank Aruna D
Reviewed July 5, 2018

this is nice view of the kurunegala,and heart of the kurunegala.this is very close place to kurunegala

Thank PGBM2
Reviewed April 23, 2018

I deal site for panoramic view of Kurunegala city. do have many ancient ruins and old temple to visit. no returents or lodging close to this place. recommend to travel with some snacks and drinks. do have road access and separate foot path to the...More

Thank kasthuri7
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Well it was a quick drive up to the mountain and the road was good. There's nothing much to do but the view was breathtaking... Worth going up for the view, people who like to walk might enjoy the path ...

Thank TharinduKande
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Whenever I stayed at Kurunegala or passed through it in the last 15 years or so, I admired the iconic, landmark statue in pure white sitting on top of the Ethagala rock and visible from almost anywhere in Kurunegala city. Ethagala takes its name from...More

Thank Seevali D
Reviewed February 12, 2018

As others have mentioned, the views are amazing. Our driver drove us up the steep road, but I believe it can be hiked as well. It was raining a bit and areas can be quite slippery, so be careful. We went inside the temple/museum part...More

Thank rdubbs08
Reviewed January 23, 2018

another white, great buddha situated on a high rock. It is a beauty of architecture in its kind. You can go by tuktuk or by foot, but the last option is quite a challenge and certainly not suitable for everyone. It is mainly a great...More

Thank Douglas A
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November 27, 2015|
Response from sakukidentalhospital | Reviewed this property |
no if you climb it is good for your health but only morning ang evening otherwise too hot!