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Places to visit:

Dambulla is a big town, located in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, located 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy, the Golden Rock Temple a few Kilometers south of the market town of Dambulla, is its most famous and spectacular and the temple is in a cave under a range of granite hillocks which rise 160 meters above the surrounding plains.

Major attractions of the area contain the largest and best conserved Cave Temple Complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.

Statues and paintings in these caves date back to the 1st century BC. But the paintings and statues were repaired and repainted in 11th, 12th, and 18th century AD. The caves in the city provided refuge to King Valagamba in his 14 yearlong exile from the Anuradhapura kingdom.


Province: Central

Route Map

Source: Colombo, Sri Lanka Destination: Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Routes: By Bus (A1 and A6)

Colombo → Ambepussa → Kurunegala → Dambulla

Colombo → Kandy → Matale → Dambulla

Distance from Colombo

Distance (km): 148 Km. Distance (mile): 91 Miles.

Travel Time: 4.5 hours Driving Directions: See on Google Location map

Routes: By Train

Colombo → Anuradhapura

Special Note

Famous places like Sigiriya,Medirigiriya, Somawathiya, Dimbulagala and Buduruwayaya are not far away from Polonnaruwa so can be reached without much difficulty.

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Sri Lanka Railways

Train Schedule Online

Train Schedule

Sri Lanka Transport Board

Bus Schedule


Available Services:

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