Aakarsha Gem Museum is Sri Lanka’s most comprehensive private museum located in the heart of Sri Lanka at Nalanda. Matale district, housed in a preserved heritage building that was once a Walauwa (feudal/colonial manor house) in Sri Lanka – located along the Kandy to Sigiriya Road. The museum features a wide range of Ceylon Gems (ruby, sapphire, spinel, emerald, tourmaline, etc.) and minerals from around the world, including a range of colored Rocks & Minerals surrounded by a magnificent rock garden. The Gem Museum, tells the story of how a gem goes from the mine to the market in 4 different stages, from formation, to Miningand extraction, to Gem and Sapphire cutting, till trading and industry.