Cycling in Tangalle Countryside is cycling to Mulkirigala ancient temple through the countryside. Tangalle countryside cycle tour explores beauty of the Tangalle and it is different experience away from the golden sand beach.
Tangalle Cycling tour starts from your hotel and it is soft flat terrain. One-way distance approx. 26 Km. you will cycling in Tangalle countryside through paddy fields, over the water tanks and en-route visit to local house for experience the curd making process. You will experience traditional hospitality of the Sri Lankans and feels free to taste curd at local house.
Finally, you will reach to Mulkirigala Ancient Temple and explore the historical background of the Ancient Temple.
Mulkirigala Rock Temple rises about 676 feet from the surrounding land mass. There are seven cave temples situated in five Terraced areas of different altitudes. Mulkirigala temple is also considered to be one of the 64 temples constructed by King Kawantissa and was called as ‘Muhudu Gira’ then which dates back to the 3rd Century BC. The Chetiya at Uppermost Terrace is considered to house Lord Buddha relics offered by the King Saddhatissa. According to Historical manuscripts, King Mahanaga, King Kawantissa, King Dutugemunu, King Parakramabahu the Great, King Saddhatissa, King Valagamba, King Jetta Tissa I, King Parakramabahu I are credited with construction work of the temple during their rein.
The temples remaining at present belongs to the Kandyan era and the Buddha images and many cave paintings depicts magnificent examples of Kandyan era arts and crafts. Mulkirigala Rock Temple is one of the few ‘Raja Maha Vihara’ or the ‘Temples of the Great Kings’ (of the Kandyan Kingdom) found out of the then Kandyan Kingdom. King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 AD) gave his patronage to reconstruct this temple after it being neglected for centuries since the rein of the Parakramabahu the Great.
Details of Tangalle Countryside cycle tour
- Starting time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Starting from your hotel.
- Explore of Tangalle Countryside and attractions.
- Local Dairy Curd making house visit.
- Approx. distance 52 km.
- Soft and Flat Terrain.
|Number of Pax||1 pax||2 pax||3 – 4 pax||5 – 7 pax||8 – 10 pax|
|Rate Per Person in US$||$ 180||$ 95||$ 80||$ 60||$ 50|
- Cycles and support service.
- Cycling guide and his fee.
- Unlimited water and snacks.