Kudumbigala Hermitage



Kudumbigala Hermitage
Kudumbigala Hermitage

Hidden away among thick jungle, the beautiful forest Kudumbigala Hermitage is a tranquil and atmospheric spot. Spread over an expanse of 47-sq km, the hermitage consists of hundreds of shrines set in rock caves, some of which contain inscriptions in Brahmi. The site is said to date back to the 2nd century and was originally established as a refuge for Buddhist monks seeking isolation and a life of meditation. It is still visited by monks who come here to meditate. The summit of the highest rock, crowned by a cylindrical dagoba, offers breathtaking views across the lush landscape. The summit is reached by a flight of rock-cut steps. more