If you are in Nawalakanda, then a visit to Wathuruvila-Aranya is a place visit. It is a place of serenity and tranquility with a calm environment surrounding the Temple. The Lord Buddha statute is constructed out a single rock and hence termed as the tallest standing single rock Lord Buddha statute in Sri Lanka. It is also a monastery habitat by Buddhist monks and meditation. The Aranya is considered is the first Buddhist Hermitage in Sri Lanka.