We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
631
All photos (631)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lord buddha”(100 reviews)
“kelani river”(34 reviews)
“poya days”(30 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
28°
22°
Dec
29°
21°
Jan
30°
21°
Feb
Contact
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Website
+94 11 2 911505
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
from US$26.99
More Info
from US$45.00
More Info
from US$6.00
More Info
Reviews (566)
Filter reviews
467 results
Traveller rating
307
135
22
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
307
135
22
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lord buddha kelani river poya days sacred place final visit historical temple wall paintings eight years seven miles century bc sleeping buddha religious activities sri lanka colombo city full moon day important buddhist bo tree
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 467 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist temple . We visited on a Full Moon Day, which is primarily a buddhist mass prayer day and a national holiday in Srilanka. Hence, had lot of devotees in the temple. A nice place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank srishkalyan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little out of Colombo, but definitely worth the trip. You will require at least an hour to appreciate this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AJ310B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place. Visited it in November on a weekday, hence could see the idols without much rush. The location takes around 40 minutes from Colombo (Galle Face). One can book tuk-tuk on Uber. Wouldn't recommend a Colombo tour just to visit this temple,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SSenchoudhary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Buddhist temple outside Colombo city. It is a beautiful place with religious and quite atmosphere. Also the temple is very old and go back to the Buddha era. It also has some Hindu gods impressions. The craft and sculptures are a thing to visit....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AALEKH07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the most important Buddhist Temple in Colombo. It's actually on the outskirts of Colombo on the road to the airport. Best visited early morning or at sunset.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MovingIncognito
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I had a chance to have a Kalaniya Temple Visit during my Sri Lankan tour and this was an amazing experience in terms of understanding variety of religious cultural ceremonies and events.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Beautiful temple with Age-old Paintings. It is a must see place when you are in Colombo. Best time to visit in the morning or Evening. the whole environment gives serenity and Peaceful mind. it's around 12km from the city centre.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lukas P
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is a place believed to be personally visited by Lord Buddha. It is an exceptionally well maintained place of worship which offers a peaceful ambiance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anand G
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

it's most popular place in sri-lanka. .because our Lord Buddha came to this kelani viharaya ...if you visit kalani viharaya..it will help to go to nirwanaya. .. saduuu saaadu...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thewan d
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Having a history more than 500 BCE it is belive that Lord Buddha have visited this beautiful place ... on a day of the full moon me and my friends had the opportunity to visit this beautiful Temple located in Kelaniya about 10km from Colombo...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marlon M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 69 nearby hotels
Aubrona Hotel
1 review
2.25 miles away
Earl's Red Colombo
4 reviews
3.10 miles away
Opulent River Face Hotel
23 reviews
3.67 miles away
Artisan Villa
9 reviews
3.80 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 716 nearby restaurants
Seth Restaurant
11 reviews
1.24 miles away
Aromas Restaurant Gampola
6 reviews
1.88 miles away
MoMo
117 reviews
2.66 miles away
Surasa Gammadda
8 reviews
2.97 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 596 nearby attractions
Helan Tours
9 reviews
2.59 miles away
Holiday Travel Lanka
22 reviews
2.76 miles away
Sri Jayawardanapura City
31 reviews
3.30 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
vinodani s
15 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Rohana P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open. about 10 am would be ok.
0
Votes