The Hill Of The Quiet Mind
In ancient times, Sithulpauwa was known as Chiththala Pabbatha, or “the hill of the quiet mind”. The nature of such a name is personified by its significance as an ancient Buddhist monastery dating back to the reign of King Kavantissa in the 2nd century B.C. The monastic complex includes several religious sites including a cave with paintings over 2000 years old, as well as a temple atop a resident rock that rises above the surrounding wilderness.
Located just over an hour away from Jetwing Safari Camp by road, Sithulpauwa is located deep within the natural habitats of the Yala National Park, and is no stranger to wildlife such as elephants and leopards frequenting the area. Surrounded by only the sounds of the wilderness and temple chants, a journey to Sithulpauwa is a peaceful escape that is fitting for its name.