Experience Rich Heritage

Sri Lanka is famous for its rich heritage and Dambulla is centrally located to most of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Therefore you can easily plan your tours to visit several no of world famous  places of attractions

The places to visit from Dambulla to explore country’s rich heritage  are numerous and diverse. all there within a day’s drive from Tropical Life. Some of the exciting interesting tours are:

  • Dambulla Cave Temple – 10min drive from hotel
  • Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs – 10min drive from hotel
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress – 30min drive from hotel
  • PIDURANGALA  An Ancient Monastery– 30min drive from hotel
  • Tour of the ruins in Ritigala Ancient Monastery , – 60min drive from hotel
  • Pollonnaruwa archaeological and historical sites – 60min drive from hotel
  • Anuradhapura Sacred city -90min drive from hotel


From Hotel : 60 min

Aukana and Vijithapura are famous historical nearby places of attraction which are closely related with buddism and ancient culture of Sri lanka. Aukana  , Buddha Statue is the tallest ancient Buddha statue in Sri Lanka while Vijithapura , strong ancient fort is famous for the  battle between King Dutugemunu and invader king Elara was a...

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Anuradhapura the first ancient capital of Sri Lanka

From Hotel : 90 min

Anuradhapura, is the first capital of  Sri Lanka rich with culture and history, it consists of  ancient ruins of temples, some of the largest stupas of the world and ruins of palaces dating back to the 10th Century BC.  Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you like to explore heritage and culture this...

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From Hotel : 60 min

Polonnaruwa , which is Sri Lanka’s oldest city after Anuradhapura, situated in the North Central Province a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  . Polonnaruwa is remarkable  in Sri Lanka’s history due to that time great ruler king Parakramabahu, the first king who reigned in the kingdom, He was a visionary King who constructed the ‘Parakrama Samudra’...

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RITIGALA SANCTUARY and ancient Buddhist monastery

From Hotel : 01 hr

Ritigala is an world famous ancient Buddhist monastery and mountain range in Sri Lanka . The ruins and rock inscriptions of the monastery date back to 1st century BC. It is located 43 km away from the ancient city of Anuradhapura and also 40Km from Dambulla. The interesting feature is  Its height and the local weather patterns create a microclimate difference from...

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PIDURANGALA An Ancient Monastery In The Shadow Of An Ancient Fortress

From Hotel : 30 mins

Before King Kasyapa constructed his fortified palace upon Sigiriya, a number of monks resided within the proposed ground area for construction of place complex. To accommodate his kingdom in the clouds, the king graciously relocated the monks to the adjacent rock formation of Pidurangala in the 5th century AD, where he built a humble temple...

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From Hotel : 30 min

The Sigiriya Rock Considered to be the eighth wonder of the world, the fortress on a 600-foot rock is a story of battle for throne between son and father. Prince Kasyapa who took over the throne by killing his own father King Datusena, constructed this architectural and engineering marvel which is  completed with flourishing irrigation...

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From Hotel :

The main attraction of Dambulla is cave temple, carved out of solid rock where Buddhist monks once resided. The remarkability of the temple lies mainly in the large no of Buddha statues and traditional Sri Lankan style artwork that fill the cave from end-to-end. The cave complex is one of large in Sri Lanka. Dambulla...

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Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

From Hotel : 15 min

The Ibbankatuwa tomb site was first identified in 1970 by the Archaeological Department who carried out the Radiocarbon dating of the remnants found in the site have revealed that these tombs dated back to 700 – 400 B.C.Currently the tomb site has been designated as an archaeological protected site in Sri Lanka. The tomb complex covers an area of about 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi) with...

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