Moratuwa, the largest suburb of Colombo, is blessed with scenic beauty and pure water bodies, making it one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist destinations. If you’re planning a peaceful vacation in Sri Lanka, below are some religious activities to experience in Moratuwa.
1. Gangaramaya Temple:
A visit to the alluring Temple in Colombo is one of the top things to do in Sri Lanka. However, while every temple in Sri Lanka has something special to offer in terms of art and style, this temple is a step ahead of the others. This Buddhist temple exhibits a combination of Indian, Chinese, and Thai architecture and is an epitome of creative brilliance that has lasted the test of time.
This shrine is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2. Visit the Colombo Museum to learn about the city’s history.
For a multitude of reasons, the Colombo Museum is a must-see site for visitors. The Museum, which was founded in 1877, houses a large collection of historical artefacts. This is the place to go if you want to learn more about the country’s historic treasures. The museums’ architecture emulates from Italian architecture. Please bear in mind that the Museum is closed every Friday, so plan your visit accordingly.
3. Participate in the Duruthu Perahera Festival
Many festivals are held in Colombo throughout the year, but the Duruthu Perahera Festival, which takes place in January, is particularly spectacular. Every year, the Kelaniya Temple hosts a celebration to commemorate Buddha’s first visit to this island.
The event was first conducted in 1927, and the tradition is still continuing strong today. It consists of three processions that march across Sri Lanka’s capital city. This parade has a large number of actors and dancers. Every year, there are elephant acts and carnival acts in the parade. For this festival, the majority of Colombo residents dress up in white. Being a part of this festivity will make your trip unforgettable.