How to get to the Nisala Foundation in Udadumbara, Kandy Sri Lanka:
By Bus :
Come to Kandy city- Intercity train from Fort railway station is the fastest, taking around 2 hrs 45 mins – 3.0 hrs. You can book this train over the counter or by the phone by dialing 365 from Mobitel phone line.
If coming by bus then you can take Intercity bus from the Pettah main bus stand (the bus would normally take 3-3 1/2 hours to get to Kandy).
Once in Kandy : Go to the ‘Goods shed’ bus stand, which is a 3-5 minute walk away from the Kandy railway station. (Goods shed bus stand is the main bus stand in Kandy.)
Once in Goods shed bus stand, take the Udadumbara bus (Uda-dhum-bara). Buses to Udadumbara leave every 20 mins. Get off at the Udadumbara town, which is approximately few hundred meters from the 45th km post in the Kandy-Mahiyangana road.
The journey would take around one and half hours. (Note : there are other buses stopping and going past the Udadumbara town from Goods-shed bus stand, such as Ampara and mahiyangana buses. You can take these as well provided you make sure to get off at Udadumbara town.)
Once in Udadumbara town : take a trishaw to the meditation centre. Currently most drivers know it as the centre in Liyangolla. The trishaw will charge Rs. 250/= for the 10 minute ride (before 6pm).(Ajith Taxi Driver – 078 8536627 / Damith 077 937 8057 / Sandun 0711334008)
Getting to Nisala by Car: From Kandy come along Kandy – Mahiyangana road to Udadumbara town (approx. 45kms). A couple of hundred yards from 47km post (or 2 1/2 kms from Udadumbara Town) on your right is the Ceylon Tobacco Company Depot. About 100 metres from the depot is the concrete road going up to the Centre. A vehicle can come up from this concrete road which is less than 1km from the main road.
What to bring :
It's a bit cold at night these days, so a jersey or a pullover would help; an umbrella; a torch.
At any point in the journey, if you're not sure about anything, you can contact Dilu.
Address : Nisala International Meditation Centre, Liyangolla, Udadumbara, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Telephone : +94 713 876 444 -Dilu Fernando
Director Operations | Director Retreats