Explore Situlpawwa - Archeological Site

Adventure, Gastronomy & Relaxation

The best things in life tend to come in threes, like health, wealth and happiness. At Cinnamon Wild Yala, we believe the same. This is why we have a special combination of elements that bring you to an island edition of the good life. Engage in wild adventures, dig into succulent food and relax to your heart’s content. In other words, welcome to our Cinnamon-spiced wilderness.

 Sink your teeth into our wild experiences from the very setting of our resort inside a wildlife sanctuary and a list of things to do in Yala that go beyond the standard. Check out some of these ideas and experiences we have in store for you at Cinnamon Wild Yala:

 Adventure:

The heart of your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala is obviously the adventure of the outdoors. With so much to see in Yala, it is difficult to know where to start and know how to get the maximum out of your stay.This is where our expert team of naturalists from Nature Trails comes in. Our trained and passionate team makes it their mission to delight you with every experience they have in store for you. They know every inch of the territory, the distinct call of each species and where to go to get you up, close and personal with the action. All day Safaris, Nature Walks, Afternoon Safaris and even Infra-Red Night Safaris are all yours for the taking.

 Gastronomy:

We like to keep things a little wild here with our cuisine and dining experiences. We offer you the option of dining in the bush, village style and even having a BBQ on a lake teeming with crocodiles. If its adventure you want, you can get it in every sense here at Cinnamon Wild Yala, including our dining. Scope out the perfect spot to dine at with the help of our guides when enjoying an exciting breakfast, lunch or dinner in the wilderness.

 Relaxation:

Unwind in our pool or indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment at our specialized Balinese Azmaara Spa. Maybe you’ve brought a book along for company or purchased one of our coffee table collectors’ books on the Sri Lankan leopard? Why not read it one lazy afternoon on your private patio or terrace?

Situlpawwa rock temple, located in the Yala National Park, in the deep south of Sri Lanka is a significant Buddhist site built in the 2nd century BC and boasts a history of over 2200 years.

The name ‘Sithulpawwa’ is derived from the word 'Chittalapabbata', which means the hill of the quiet mind. The rock temple was a place of worship for devotees as well as a center of Buddhist scholarship. It is believed that in ancient times this rock temple once housed a total of 12,000 Arhats or monks who achieved the highest mind level in Buddhism.

Sithulpawwa rock temple houses an intricate temple complex. The caves inside have been built to make it suitable for the monks to live. In addition to the main dagoba, a number of small dagobas, chapter houses and ponds are found inside the Situlpawwa rock temple. The main cave temple walls consist of paintings belonging to the Anuradhapura period and this is a significant feature as not many paintings belonging to this period have been found. Explore this archeological spectacle with your very own field naturalist guide and discover the surroundings.

RATES:

  • 2-3 px (2 pax minimum) - USD 55 per Person
  • 4 pax & above - USD 45 per Person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 2.5 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • SITULPAWWA (ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE)

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • APPROX. 30 km

Situlpawwa rock temple, located in the Yala National Park, in the deep south of Sri Lanka is a significant Buddhist site built in…

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Situlpawwa rock temple, located in the Yala National Park, in the deep south of Sri Lanka is a significant Buddhist site built in the 2nd century BC and boasts a history of over 2200 years.

The name ‘Sithulpawwa’ is derived from the word 'Chittalapabbata', which means the hill of the quiet mind. The rock temple was a place of worship for devotees as well as a center of Buddhist scholarship. It is believed that in ancient times this rock temple once housed a total of 12,000 Arhats or monks who achieved the highest mind level in Buddhism.

Sithulpawwa rock temple houses an intricate temple complex. The caves inside have been built to make it suitable for the monks to live. In addition to the main dagoba, a number of small dagobas, chapter houses and ponds are found inside the Situlpawwa rock temple. The main cave temple walls consist of paintings belonging to the Anuradhapura period and this is a significant feature as not many paintings belonging to this period have been found. Explore this archeological spectacle with your very own field naturalist guide and discover the surroundings.

RATES:

  • 2-3 px (2 pax minimum) - USD 55 per Person
  • 4 pax & above - USD 45 per Person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 2.5 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • SITULPAWWA (ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE)

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • APPROX. 30 km
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