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Dambulla

Even though Dambulla may be overshadowed by tourism giants such as New Orleans or Sydney, you'll find this Sri Lanka destination is still worth going to.

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From Dambulla, the notable city of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte can be found 85 miles to the southwest.

From Dambulla, it's 6 miles to the nearby locality of Inamaluwa. Here, iconic attractions, like Sigiriya Archaeological Site and Dambulla Cave Temple, draw in travelers from near and far.

To reconnect with the natural world, round up the family and head to Cobra Hood Cave, located 9 miles from Dambulla. Another good option is Water Gardens of Sigiriya, 9 miles away.

Take in the atmosphere of a game at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. It's in Matale District, 4 miles to the west of Dambulla. Grab a drink after the game and reflect on the best moments.

Many vacationers recommend stopping in at Popham's Arboretum.

Sigiriya Museum and Royal Rock Temple are in Kandalama, a nearby locality 3 miles away. Why not check them out? Wahakotte, another worthwhile place, contains Nalanda Gedige and Na Uyana Aranya. This destination is 11 miles away.

The regional hub of Giritale, just 19 miles from Dambulla, is where it's all at. It has many tourist attractions worth making the journey for, such as Tivanka Image House, Gal Viharaya and Buddha Seema Prasada. Lankatilaka Temple and Kiri Vihara Temple are some of the other sites that are worth a visit.

Sampling popular cuisine is a rewarding way to discover a region's culture.

Unveil the secrets of this gastronomic scene by sampling local ingredients. Among the most prominent are chicken and beef.

Why not order kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) or vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix)? Both of these menu options are staples here.

If you want indugle in a tantalizing treat, king coconut is highly recommended.

If you're in the mood for a non-alcoholic beverage, woodapple juice is a possibility.

Visiting during the 4th of February will give you a first-hand impression of Independence Day.

When it's time for your flight homeward, make your way toward the closest airport, which is 70 miles to the southwest.


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Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama

Kandalama Lake front, Dambulla
4.4
of 5, from 230 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located on a lake, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Popham's Arboretum, Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Ancient City of Sigiriya and Pidurangala Rock are also within 20 miles (32 km).

£22
Sundaras Resort & Spa

Sundaras Resort & Spa

189 Kandy Road, Dambulla
3.6
of 5, from 56 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Matale District, this resort is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium and Popham's Arboretum. Ancient City of Sigiriya and Minneriya National Park are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£94
Amaya Signature

Amaya Signature

Kandalama, Dambulla
4.1
of 5, from 22 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Matale District, this luxury hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Popham's Arboretum, Dambulla Cave Temple and Ancient City of Sigiriya. Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium and Sigiriya Museum are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£240
Kalundewa Retreat

Kalundewa Retreat

Kalundewa Road, Dambulu Oya, Dambulla
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Matale District, this lodge is within 9 miles (15 km) of Dambulla Cave Temple, Popham's Arboretum and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Ancient City of Sigiriya and Nalanda Gedige are also within 20 miles (32 km).

£92
Jetwing Lake

Jetwing Lake

Dambulla, Dambulla
4.7
of 5, from 21 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Matale District, this resort is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Popham's Arboretum is 4 mi (6.5 km) away.

£103
Dambale Boutique Chalets

Dambale Boutique Chalets

Kalundawa Road, Matale District, Dambulla
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Matale District, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Dambulla Cave Temple, Popham's Arboretum and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Nalanda Gedige and Sigiriya Museum are also within 16 miles (25 km).

£58
Amaya Lake

Amaya Lake

Kap Ela, Kandalama, Dambulla
4.0
of 5, from 71 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Matale District, this spa resort is within 9 miles (15 km) of Popham's Arboretum, Dambulla Cave Temple and Ancient City of Sigiriya. Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium and Sigiriya Museum are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£59
Governor's Grand

Governor's Grand

63km Post, Dambulla
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Matale District, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Dambulla Cave Temple, Popham's Arboretum and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Nalanda Gedige is 9.5 mi (15.4 km) away.

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