Mahiyanganaya and the A- 26

This excursion will take you along the famous A-26, one of Sri Lanka’s most scenic drives. You will drive bordering the Victoria Wildlife Reserve, and pass the rugged terrain of the Knuckles Range as well. Each turn opens up to yet another stunning landscape, and the route also features the ‘Daha-ata Vanguwa’,which is an 18-turn engineering marvel designed to bring you to flat terrain in a 10km drive. The view from the top of the turns is absolutely breathtaking. Mahiyanganaya is also the first location Lord Buddha visited, and the stupa is Sri Lanka’s oldest temple, as per the Mahavamsa and is over 2500 years old. The stupa houses a sacred hair-relic of Lord Buddha as well as Lord Buddha’s sacred left Collar-bone relic.

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This excursion will take you along the famous A-26, one of Sri Lanka’s most scenic drives. You will drive bordering the Victoria Wildlife Reserve, and pass the rugged terrain of the Knuckles Range as well. Each turn opens up to yet another stunning landscape, and the route also features the ‘Daha-ata Vanguwa’, which is an 18-turn engineering marvel designed to bring you to flat terrain in a 10km drive. The view from the top of the turns is absolutely breathtaking. Mahiyanganaya is also the first location Lord Buddha visited, and the stupa is Sri Lanka’s oldest temple, as per the Mahavamsa and is over 2500 years old. The stupa houses a sacred hair-relic of Lord Buddha as well as Lord Buddha’s sacred left Collar-bone relic.