Dambulla (UNESCO)



Dambulla is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka, and it's only a short distance from the Dune Towers resort. If you're staying at Dune Towers and looking for a great day trip, Dambulla is definitely worth considering.

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Dambulla is home to the famous Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive temple complexes in Sri Lanka. The temple is located on a rock that rises 160 meters above the surrounding landscape, and it’s made up of five different caves that are filled with ancient statues, paintings, and other treasures.

We will organize full trip for you according to your itinerary. Our driver and guide will arrange anything you might need. Along the way, you’ll pass through some of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful landscapes, including lush green forests, picturesque villages, and rolling hills.

Once you arrive in Dambulla, you can start your visit to the cave temple. The temple is open from early in the morning until late in the evening, so you can plan your visit according to your own schedule. It’s best to get there early to avoid the crowds and to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.

The first cave that you’ll encounter is the Cave of the Divine King, which is filled with statues of the Buddha, including a massive 14-meter-long reclining Buddha. The second cave is the Cave of the Great Kings, which features statues of kings and queens from Sri Lanka’s ancient history. The third cave, known as the Great New Monastery, is the largest and most impressive of the five caves, with 48 Buddha statues and a stunning mural of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

After visiting the cave temple, you can explore the town of Dambulla itself. The town is small but charming, with plenty of shops selling souvenirs, handicrafts, and other local products. There are also several restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a meal or a cup of tea.

Overall, a day trip from Dune Towers resort to Dambulla is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Sri Lanka. The Dambulla Cave Temple is an incredible sight to behold, and the town of Dambulla itself is a great place to explore and to experience Sri Lankan culture and hospitality.

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