The Ambuluwawe Tower stands out as a distinctive landmark in Sri Lanka, situated within the Ambuluwawe Diversity Complex, the nation’s inaugural multi-religious center. Within this complex, you’ll discover a Buddhist Stupa, a Christian Church, a Hindu Kovil, and a Muslim Mosque. For an uncomplicated half-day excursion from Kandy, enthusiasts of adventure should consider including the climb of this tower during their Sri Lanka holiday.

Perched atop a mountain, the Ambuluwawe Tower reaches a height of 48 meters (157.4 feet), making it less suitable for those with a fear of heights. However, the reward for ascending this tower is a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of the surroundings. – you feel as though you are on top of the clouds!

view from summit of ambuluwawe tower on your sri lanka holiday

How does the adventure begin?

The true adventure commences upon your arrival, marked by the ascent up the mountain! The hiking trail meanders through the adjacent forests, featuring rest stops and observation points that allow you to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the area. The option of going up the mountain in your vehicle is also a possibility for the lesser fit guests keen on exploring the tower.

Once you get to the base of the tower, you will clearly see its unique structure, making you much more eager to get on your feet and get to the top of it! At this point, one may wonder if this climb is a possibility with kids – it is risky, but definitely do-able. Be 100% sure to keep your eyes on them at all times as the staircase has wide gaps that are dangerous. Comfortable clothing and a good pair of shoes are ideal for this excursion.

base of ambuluwawe tower on your sri lanka holiday

Climbing the tower itself

One of the highlights of this tower is that as you ascend, the staircase gets narrower. upon reaching the utmost top, there is hardly space for a single file of guests to line up. Thus, during the last stretch, it is important to look out for those ahead of you and wait till they are done before you move on. The unique design of this structure also incorporates small spaces enclosed within the structure of the staircase which allows for two to three people to gather and make space for those descending to pass through.

The Ambuluwawa peak is encircled by a cluster of remarkable temples and shrines, deeply imbued with cultural and historical significance. Locals hold these temples in high reverence, believing they were constructed in ancient times. Beyond their religious and cultural importance, these sites serve as an invaluable opportunity to delve into the rich history and heritage of Sri Lanka.

At the Summit

Upon reaching the mountain’s summit, the day’s highlight unfolds: the renowned Ambuluwawa Tower! Here, you can ascend the tower and revel in unparalleled panoramic vistas of the encompassing landscape. Standing at an impressive height of 48 meters, this towering structure provides a breathtaking 360-degree spectacle that is sure to leave you in awe. As you scale the tower, glimpses of majestic mountain ranges, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque villages nestled in the valley below unfold before you.

How to plan an excursion to Ambuluwawe Tower?

This excursion can be arranged during your Sri Lanka holiday, en-route to destinations such as Sigiriya, Kandy, or Nuwara Eliya. Get in touch with our team at Travel Treasures and we will be happy to assist plan a day excursion or a stopover during your multi day tour of Sri Lanka.