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Dambulla

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  • General Information

    Other Name: -, , State: North Central, Sri Lanka
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  • Description

    The city of Dambulla is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Dambulla has over 80 caves in the surrounding and some of them have been used by the monks as meditation locations.Major attraction is the Dambulla Rock Temple consisting of five cave temples dating back to the 1st century BC. The temples contain many statues and paintings. Other places of tourist interest are Iron Wood Forest and Rose Quartz Mountain. The site was declared as a human sanctuary by King Dappula in 10 century AD.
  • Location

    Situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.
  • Climate

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Dambulla Cave TempleDambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.

In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period.

In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people


Timings: 7am-5pm


Remarks: Famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C.

Exclusive Tour for Ladies

Exclusive Tour for Ladies
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

On Request
Exclusive Tour for Ladies / AE-001 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Negombo-Pinnawela-Sigiriya-Dambulla-Sigiriya-Kandy-Galle-Colombo

Enjoy the ladies day-out with style with us. Asian Exotica Sri Lanka offers you the ultimate get away from the hassles and bustles from your day-to-day life and get together with likeminded people to have fun-filled journey to Sri Lanka which is also called the Wonder of Asia.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Negombo
Day 2 : Negombo-Pinnawela-Sigiriya-Dambulla
Day 3 : Dambulla-Sigiriya-Kandy
Day 4 : Kandy
Day 5 : Kandy
Day 6 : Kandy-Galle
Day 7 : Galle-Colombo
Day 8 : Colombo
Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa.

Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa.
(2 Days / 1 Nights)

On Request
Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa. / AE-005 (2 Days / 1 Nights)
Dambulla-Habarana-Polonnaruwa

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Dambulla-Habarana
Day 2 : Polonnaruwa
3 DAYS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

3 DAYS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
(3 Days / 2 Nights)

On Request
3 DAYS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE / PC-106 (3 Days / 2 Nights)
Colombo-Pinnawela-Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya-Dambulla-Kandy-Colombo

Cultural tour to the heart of the island and the last capital of Sri Lanka

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Colombo -Pinnawela -Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya-Dambulla
Day 2 : Dambulla-Kandy
Day 3 : Kandy-Colombo

Dambulla, Sri Lanka Tours