Dambulla’s famous rock cave temple is an iconic Sri Lankan image. It remains an important holy place and should not be missed.

The fairly large town of Dambulla. 72 km from the hill capital of Kandy. Due to its location at a major junction. It is the centre of vegetable distribution in the country.

A night or two in Dambulla is perfect for exploring the Cultural Triangle. Which includes Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.

It holds the title of a world heritage site. Also known as the Golden Temple, Dambulla Cave Temple lies in the central part of the country. Travellers from faraway come to see the cultural beauty with their own eyes.

Inside the caves around the golden temple there are paintings and statues. All related to the life of Gautama Buddha. There are also some paintings and structures dedicated to Vishnu and Ganesha. It’s predicted that the site has 2700 human skeletons buried underneath it.

Many of Sri Lanka’s Kings have frequented this city as they sought refuge and advice from the hermits that lived within the temple walls. Some have contributed towards the construction of many of its statues as an act of gratitude and respect.

With the gentle swishes of the Bo trees. This makes Dambulla is an extremely peaceful place to visit.  Which promote tranquillity and mindfulness which would in turn mark the perfect end to your day.