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We locate very close proximity to the one of UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dambulla Cave Temple, which is a world famous icon which indicate rich heritage of our island. Nestled in the scenic village of Ibbankatuwa and thriving jungles with infinite greenery in tropical touch. Dambulla is located centrally in the Island with four hours journey from our capital city of Colombo, and two hours to our last Kingdom at Kandy
EXCURSIONS TO NEARBY LOCATIONS
DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE – 10 MINS | A SACRED CAVE MONASTERY
Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the Worlds most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colors and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era ) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century. Sinhalese people call it as ‘ Dambulu Gala’ ( Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the ‘ Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya’ (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple).
INTERNATIONAL CRICKET GROUND | 5 MINS
Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium is a 30,000 seat cricket stadium in Sri Lanka. The Stadium is situated in the Central Province, close to Dambulla on a 60-acre (240,000 m²) site leased from the Rangiri Dambulla Temple, is the first and only International cricket ground in dry zone of Sri Lanka. The stadium is built overlooking the Dambulla Tank (reservoir) and the Dambulla Rock.
SIGIRIYA, THE WORLD FAMOUS ROCK FORTRESS – 20 MINS
Archeological excavations have proven that Sigiriya and its surrounding territories were inhabited for more than 4000 years. Since the 3th century BC Sigiriya was used as a monastery and after eight centuries it was turned into a royal palace. The construction and early history of the palace and fortress of Sigiriya is connected with several tragic events in the relationship of two royal brothers – Kasyapa and Moggallana. King Kasyapa (477-495 AD) illegally took the throne.
MINNERIYA, JEEP SAFARI FOR EXPERIENCING WILD LIFE, SPECIALLY ELEPHANTS | 30 MINS
May to October is the best period to visit Minneriya National Park in view of the famous Gathering of the wild elephant herds. The gathering is documented as the largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world. During the dry season of August to September each year, herds up to 300 elephants are seen within a few square kilometers of the vast Minneriya Reservoir. This Elephant Gathering is a thrilling spectacle that would be remembered for rest of the life of all those who were fortunate enough to witness it. 24 species of mammals and over 170 species of birds have been recorded here and out Of the 25 species of reptiles recorded in the park 8 are endemic.
AWKANA, AVUKANA STATUE IS A STANDING STATUE OF THE BUDDHA, WHICH HAS A HEIGHT OF MORE THAN 40 FEET | 30 MINS
The Avukana statue is a standing statue of the Buddha near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka. The statue, which has a height of more than 40 feet, was carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. It depicts a variation of the Abhaya mudra, and the closely worn robe is elaborately carved.
POLONNARUWA, SECOND ANTIENT CAPITAL | 60 MINS
Polonnaruwa is the Island’s 2nd largest kingdom. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned Archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers. Its beauty and serenity was captured in the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Lankathilaka temple and a colossal statue of the Buddha made from stone is located here.
RITIGALA, RITIGALA IS AN ANCIENT BUDDHIST MONASTERY AND MOUNTAIN IN SRI LANKA | 30 MINS
Ritigala is a culture and eco tourist destination that never ceases to fascinate you. The archaeological site of Ritigala monastery can be accessed only when we make inroads into Ritigala Strict Nature Reserve (SNR) of Ritigala mountain range.
ANURADHAPURA, FIRST ANCIENT CAPITAL | 60 MINS
The ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia’s most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas (brick stupas), ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka. Today, several of the sites remain in use as holy places and temples; frequent ceremonies give Anuradhapura a vibrancy that’s a sharp contrast to the museum-like ambience at Polonnaruwa.