Yakdessagala is situated in Kurunegala district, closer to Kurunegala town. It is belong to Athugala and Andagala mountain ranges. This mountain is above 420m from the sea level. When you reach the top, you can see Dolukanda, Rambadagalla, Athugala and Andagala mountain ranges.

Come along Kurunegala-Wariyapola road and get a turn at Gonagama junction, you will meet Sangweli Rajamaha Viharaya after travelling about 5km on that road. That is the point where you can start to climb Yakdessagala.

If you come by bus, come early morning to Kurunegala and take a bus which goes via Thiththawella to Gonagama. When you come from that bus you can get down near Sangweli Rajamaha Viharaya.

Before you get down, ask when the bus will come back in the evening near the temple. So you can come back at that time after climbing Yakdessagala.

The path starts at a small rock pond near Viharaya. That is the place where you can start hiking. When you go along that road, you will find some arrow marks on the trees and stones. Don’t miss any sign when going up and down.

Before you start hiking, ask anyone in the temple about Yakdessagala. They will tell you how to climb the mountain. If you like, take any villager with you. Yakdessagala is in a dry zone. There are many animals who belong to the dry zone. But it is very rare to meet animals on the way. But be care full of caterpillars.

  • viewing from yakdessagala peak
  • viewing athugala buddha statue from yakdessagala peak
  • a damaged black rajah butterfly feeding on flowers at yakdessagala mountain peak
  • viewing from yakdessagala peak
  • yakdessagala rock
  • yakdessagala mountain peak
  • viewing yakdessagala mountain peak
  • viewing from yakdessagala mountain peak
  • viewing from yakdessagala mountain peak
  • viewing from yakdessagala mountain peak
  • at the end of yakdessagala mountain peak

Take your breakfast at Kurunegala and bring something for lunch too. Take some snacks and drinks from town because there are very few shops near Viharaya.

Take at least 2 liters of water.You won’t find any place to take water after starting your hike. You can get water from the temple.

You have to spend about 3 hours to reach the top.But only 2 hours to come back. Don’t drink a lot of water at once when you are hiking. Drink a little amount of water time to time.

Sangweli Rajamaha Viharaya is a beautiful Viharaya too.You can see some ancient ruins there.

Please don’t leave anything you carry there.Specially plastics and polythynes. Remain that valuable environment to some other like you.

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