Batatota Cave

Batatota Cave is situated 8 kilometers upward from Kuruwita along the Erathna road. Inside the cave there are three Buddha images, sitting standing and reclining image lying against front wall of the main cave. On the left of the main cave is the Shrine (Devale) dedicated to God Vishnu and on the right is another large cave with drip ledges, believed to have been inhabited by monks, many years ago. A cave in the shape of a tunnel called “Sthripura” the city of women) named after the many wives of a king, who are said to have inhabited it, sited just below the main cave can be reached by passing several meters along the same rock slab of the Batatota cave.