Perched atop a 212-foot rock, the ruins of the most ancient Buddhist Dagaba in Sri Lanka – the Girihandu Seya – offers you a stunning 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside and the old seaport of the Jaffna Kingdom – Thiriyai.
Steeped in folklore, this tranquil dagaba is revered by Buddhists, as it is believed to enshrine a hair from the Lord Buddha himself.
- Time of Departure – 3:30pm
- Duration – Two hours including 45-minute drive to and from the location
- Distance – 20 km
- What is included – Transport to the Thiriyai Temple and back, and water bottles
- What to bring/wear – Comfortable, cool clothes which are suitable for hiking and a temple visit, a sunhat, gym shoes, and your camera