Vavuniya is a city in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is also the main settlement in the Vavuniya District.
One of the most famous towns of Sri Lanka’s Northern province, Vavuniya is full of amazing attractions which indubitably enhance the beauty of the city.
From historical sites to remarkable cultural attractions, Vavuniya has it all. Moreover, the restaurants and hotels in the city serve mouth-watering delicacies.
As per the historians, during the journey of the holy Buddha’s tooth relic, Madukanda was the 4th resting point. It also happens to be the first location where the first Dalada Maligaya (House of the Sacred Tooth Relic) was founded. Pilgrims who intend to follow the original trail often stop at Madukanda Vihara for rest.
The Archeological Museum of Vavuniya is founded, owned, and maintained by the Department of Archeology of Sri Lanka. Unlike its counterparts from the ancient cities, the museum happens to have a modest collection of several antiques. Since it is a a regional museum, it only holds items that were found in or around Vavuniya. If you are merely a tourist without much interest in the museum articles, you may enjoy resting in the shady yard of the Archeological Museum of Vavuniya. On the other hand, history buffs will get excited on seeing the 4th century and 5th-century relics in the form of the pinched face terracotta figurines that are remnants of the Kilinochchi. The hexagonal chamber in the center contains 5th and 8th century Buddha statues made from Mannar limestone.
Hinduism is widespread in this part of Sri Lanka. The renowned temple Kali Kovil is dedicated to the Goddess Kali or Mata Kali. Although the establishment is not very large, it attracts multitudes of people from all over the nation. The temple is quite famous for vivacious celebrations and religious ceremonies. If you are a follower of Goddess Kali, you must visit this temple and relish in the eternal tranquility. In order to get the best experience, it is suggested that you visit the temple in the early hours or early evenings for worshipping Goddess Kali.