There had been promenades created for the monks for meditation in all postures.

Promenades were essential features for meditating monks. Seated position and meditating while walking were the two popular modes.

Ritigala reserve is a significant site accommodating rare flora. The range of mountains here has different environmental conditions due to its varying heights. Therefore varying climate conditions from dry to wet weather. Hence the fauna and flora bear very special characteristics. It has been recorded with over 400 species of plants.

There is a large number of species of wild animals; elephants, leopards, spotted deer, elk, and amphibians are prominent.