Kande Viharaya is located in the Kalutara District, which is around 16km [20 minutes] from Beruwela. Founded in 1734, the temple gets its name from its location – situated atop a hill. Thousands of devotees flock daily to the temple, more so on Poya days [full moon days]. The temple is complete with the essentials of any temple: Stupa, Bo Tree, Relic Chamber, Image House, Sri Vishnu Maha Devala and the four Maha Devalas including Kataragama Devale.
When visiting temples in Sri Lanka, make sure you are dressed appropriately. Ensure you are wearing jeans/trousers which fall below your knees. Do not wear sleeveless tops, if you do, you are expected to cover your shoulders with a shawl. Also remember to take off your shoes, socks, caps and hats when entering a temple.