Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Nuwara Eliya

Gawp at the tall statue of Hanuman, and enjoy the incredible views from the top of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. Built and maintained by the Chinmaya Mission, and devoted to Lord Hanuman, legend has it that the great Hindu god once visited the site of the temple. Inside, you can admire the famous 4.8 m (16 ft) tall statue of Hanuman, carved into a striking figure from black granite. Step outside to admire the small surrounding shrines and enjoy sweeping vistas over Kotmale Reservoir Lake. Reward yourself with a traditional Indian meal at the onsite restaurant. A visit to Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nuwara Eliya online travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This temple is worth visiting. Do take lunch at this place. Pure veg food served here. This is believed to be the place where Hanuman first stopped / landed at Sri Lanka  more »
  • There were lot of people for prayer which was at 12 pm during the day. The prayer happens at other times also, but I cant remember those timings. The prayer itself lasts for 20-30 minutes. The environ...  more »
  • Most of the temples we've seen in Sri Lanka where Buddhist, so seeing a Hindu temple was interesting. Especially one for Hanuman. Worthwhile stopping en route.  more »
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  • Annually I used to visit this place. Got some neat atmosphere to practise spiritual knowledge. The view of the nature is admirable. Every poya days lunch is provided for everyone who is willing to have it there itself. They also have a vegetarian restaurant separately.
  • Beautiful location, huge Hangman.So, much history to this place. Also, has a Chinmaya mission guest house/lodging also. Good vegetarian meal available in temple premises. View from here is awesome.
  • This is modern Temple like any other. Mountains opposite to the temple are called sleeping Lord Hanuman because of there shape or outline. It is a blessing to see.
  • Fantastic views and a serene atmosphere, don't miss the vegetarian lunch at Annapurni restaurant. Must see place on the way to Kandy/Nuwara eliya
  • What a natural place, amazing ❤️

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British colonial buildings house many of the best hotels and guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya. Nostalgia-inducing villas dot the areas just outside of the town center, located near historic tea plantations and enjoying extensive views of the landscape. You can find budget hostels, hotels, and guesthouses close to the main bus station.
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