Dambulla Tourism, Sri Lanka

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Dambulla (Sinhalese: දඹුල්ල Dam̆bulla, Tamil: தம்புள்ளை Tampuḷḷai) is a large town, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. Due to its location at a major junction, it's the centre of vegetable distribution in the country. Major attractions of the area include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The area also boasts the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Na Uyana Aranya. Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site near Dambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site of significant historical importance found in Dambulla, which is located within 3 km (1.9 mi) of the cave temples providing evidence of the presence of indigenous civilisations long before the arrival of Indian influence on the Island nation.


Planning a vacation to Dambulla in Sri Lanka? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. When planning a trip to Dambulla, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Colombo. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Colombo for its bountiful attractions like Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Seema Malaka on your trip to Dambulla. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Dambulla*

  • Cost for Essentials in Dambulla

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dambulla

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 46.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 24.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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