Dambulla

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A historical city in Sri Lanka, renowned as one of the most famous tourist hotspots in the island. Situated in the Mathale district, 148 Km away from Colombo, Dambulla’s main attraction is the ancient rock temples, also known as the golden temples –an archaeological site of significance. The cave temple complex built combining a natural rock cave and brick walls has paintings and statues that dated back to the 1st century BC. The Rangiri-Dambulu Cricket stadium, the ironwood forest or Namal Uyana Aranya – the largest rose quartz mountain in South Asia are some other famous attractions near Dambulla that can add memorable moments to your trip in Sri Lanka.

Best time to visit – January to September

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Map of Dambulla