North Western
6.73 km2 (6.46 sq mi)
189 KM


Explore the thousands of paintings & vivid sculptures embellishing rock-cut cave temples in Dambulla. An important site of Sri Lankan heritage, the town stands as a memory of island’s affluent past and culture.


Travel to Dambulla From Kandy drive along the Kandy Road towards Dambulla

  • Airport
  • Negombo
  • Dankotuwa
  • Marawila
  • Madampe
  • Chilaw
  • Bangadeniya
  • Madurankuli
  • Palaviya
  • Kalpitiya

The Dambulla Caves The Dambulla cave complexes are filled with by some of Sri Lanka’s most breathtaking and beautiful religious art, dating back to the second and third century BC. The site continues to remain an important religious site, with devotees queuing up to pay their respects at its temples.


Rose Quartz Mountain A serene hike through the Jathika Namal Uyana, marked by a thick canopy, will take you to the mountain rocks which are the largest rose quartz mountain found in South East Asia.


Ibbankotuwa Megalithic Tombs An ancient burial site, dating back to the prehistoric or protohistoric period of Sri Lanka lies 5 km away from Dambulla.


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