Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Nuwara Eliya

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#7 of 21 in Historic Sites in Central Province
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. Put Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple into our Nuwara Eliya family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Very sober Temple on top of a hill. The view on the Lakes is beautiful. The temple is sober. Color red. Dedicated to the monkey God. We attended a ceremony of offerings. It was interesting.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Temple was closed when we went there at mid day, closed from 1pm to 5pm, Good neatly maintained temple with great view.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    This is about 45 minutes by bus from Nuwara Eliya on the Kandy road. If you are travelling by bus alight at Tawalantenne town and take a tuk tuk from there. for those who are driving just as you cross...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Very very attracrable and powerful temple I love evening puja
  • July 12, 2017
    Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Tawalantenne, Sri Lanka is one of the best places to visit while traveling from Kandy towards Sita amma temple. Its really a miracle how our builders could manage to bring the giant hanuman statue from down hill and placed on the top of this hill . From the front of this temple you could see wonderful scenery of the mountains and rivers and is really a magnificent view. I really salute the people who are maintaining this soo good and its really an amazing experience. Dont miss this wonderful visit while you are passing through Tawalantenne.
  • April 25, 2017
    A holy place, must visit by Hindus. A newly built temple with picturesque view. Managed by Chinmaya mission.
  • March 19, 2017
    holiest place among Hindu people. good place to visit. cleanness is not good. plenty of things to improve.
  • March 16, 2017
    wonderful place to visit and good management... beautiful surrounding very cool & calm atmosphere also I really love this temple ...jei hanuman

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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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