Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya
The historical temple is located a mere 5 km from the hotel near Dehiwala – Maharagama road. The temple attracts hundreds of devotees daily and is famous for its annual Esala Perehera festival which usually takes place in the month of August or September. One of the most venerated Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, many devotees flock to worship the sacred Bo tree of Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara, which is considered to be one of the first offshoots of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The present chief incumbent of Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara is Ven. Bellanwila Dhammaratana Nayaka Thera.
For more details visit – http://www.bellanwila.org/en/
The Gangaramaya is famous not only as a place of religious importance but also for its blend of modern architecture and cultural essence. It illustrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Chinese, Thai and Indian architecture. Built in the 19th century, the temple is located in the heart of Colombo, 12 km away from Mount Lavinia Hotel. The temple is also famed for the vibrant Nawam Perahera which adorns the streets of Colombo every February.
For more details visit – http://gangaramaya.com/
Kathiresan Hindu Kovil
Approximately 6 km from the hotel on the Colombo – Galle Road in Bambalapitiya, is the Old Kathiresan Hindu Kovil, a colourful structure dedicated to the God Ganesh. In the Tamil month of Aadi, which falls in July/August, the temple takes part in the Vel festival in which a decorated chariot is carried from the New Kathiresan Temple in Pettah, Colombo, to this temple surrounded by a procession of Musicians and Dancers.