Kandalama is one of Sri Lanka’s thousands of reservoirs that were constructed by the ancient Sinhalese civilization. Within the irrigation system of the core area of that culture, it was a medium-sized tank. It was reestablished in the mid 20th century shortly after independence of Sri Lanka, then called Ceylon, from British rule. Kandalama is famous for its first-class hotels, at least one of them being a cultural attraction in itself, as it represents the local modern style of the renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa. Though situated in a calm surrounding, adjacent to a nature sanctuary, Kandalama is situated close to Sigiriya and Dambulla, this means: right in the centre of the heritage-tourism are known as Cultural Triangle. It’s a perfect starting point for half-day and one-day excursions to all major destinations in the districts of Matale, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka