Mount Ambuluwagala is one of the best proofs that there is no such creator on earth as amazing as Nature Day.
Ambuluwawa, situated in close proximity to the Gampola town of Senkadagala, where the sacred Tooth Relic of our Tiloguru Shanthi Nayaka Ammani Buddha is situated, has become a very special place for local and foreign tourists.
It is situated at an elevation of 3567 feet above sea level and covers an area of 927 acres.
Passing Gampola town and heading towards Hemmathagama, you can reach the Ambuluwawa mountain.
The journey up the winding road is an adventure. Sometimes funny. You can go for a walk as well as a car and climb the mountain with minimal beauty. A pedestrian can enjoy the cooling shade of a breeze and, if tired, stay in a place built for that purpose.
On the way to the top of the mountain, you can see the distant hills of Piduruthalagala, Saptha Kanya, Hunnasgiriya, Namunukula, and Knuckles. Slowly reaching the top of the mountain, you will find beautiful rock garden clusters of ponds, freshwater lakes, and free-ranging deer.
The mountain top is the most unique and beautiful place in Ambuluwa. At the end of the access road, which has been developed as a religious site, a beautiful Buddha statue has been placed on the right side of the road and the statues of the deities we worship are placed in a row.
In the middle of the canopy, a meadow has been erected in the middle of the canopy and a magnificent temple shrine has been erected.
This statue is the best evidence that there are still skilled quarries in Hela. In the early morning, one can cross the Ambuluwawa and experience the coolness of the foggy environment. Even in the afternoon, when the sun has reached its peak, there is no exhaustion due to the cooling of the wind.
After climbing Mount Ambuluwawa, Sri Pada Imagawa, which has been carved out of the finest type of rock, has the privilege of pilgrimage.
The Bodhi tree, which is revered by hundreds of thousands of people in Burma and Thailand, is a beautiful tree on the hilltop of Ambuluwawa, a branch of the Eastern Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura.
A mosque, a mosque, and a Hindu temple have been established here for the sake of the people of different nations from all over the world.
The hilltop is like the back of a devout king. At first sight, the Chaitya on which it stands is named as the Agrarian Seya to pay tribute to the farming generation who are the lifeblood of our country.
Climbing up another 400 feet from a cliff at an altitude of 3515 feet above sea level, the feeling of being swept away by the cold breeze of trying to snatch a breeze is an indescribable feeling.
From here, you can observe the entire length of the land without any hindrance to the other side of the mountain, and the ocean can be seen with the naked eye on a clear day.
The sacred butterfly mountain in the distance will awaken your spirit. Namunukula, Knuckles Mountains, Hanthana, and Batalegala are easily overlooked.
Piduruthalagala, Alagalla, Moneragala, Rakshaka, Saptha Kanya, Hunnasgiriya, Bhairava Kanda, Uthuwankanda, Balapokuna, Kalugala, Muloya, Ahupiniella, Levalan, Delta, Peacock Hill, Protop, as well as many other mountain systems not mentioned here. Brings a wonderful charm.
Sometimes all this is covered in fog. Sometimes the warm sun is not over. The sudden changing of ecological transitions in Ambuluwa is a novel experience.
Mount Ambuluwawa is an Inselberg-type rock that does not erode. The eastern slope of the mountain is often made up of coarse rock, while the other slope is thicker.
Due to the flora and fauna, Ambuluwawa is very important in biodiversity.
Hundreds of invertebrates here. Insects and beetles are common. About 20 species of butterflies can be observed and a large number of moths at night. The mountain is home to three of the world’s largest amphibian tribes.
There is also a fossil called the Lanka Rock Medea. There are 43 reptile species. Twenty-four of them are endemic to our country. There are 25 species of snakes found, including the smallest snake, Kanaula, and the largest snake, the python. Around 90 species of birds live here.
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