Known also as Aluthgama Kande Vihara or Bentota Kande Vihara due to its proximity to both towns, this historic temple at Kaalawila is just a few kilometres from the Induruwa Beach Resort. It is situated atop a hill, thus the name Kande Vihara (meaning temple on the hill). Thousands of devotees still flock to this temple, which was established in 1734, in search of mental and spiritual solace from the worries and troubles of daily life. The Kshethrarama Pirivena, founded by the famous monk, Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera in 1904, is also located within these sacred premises, and acts as a vital centre in Buddhist education in the country.