The five sanctuaries of the cave temple contain 157 statues and intricate paintings and murals belonging to different periods. Climb to the top of the rock for sweeping views.
This one is for the cricket fanatics. This 30,000 seat stadium sprawls across 60 acres near Dambulla Reservoir. It is the only dry zone international cricket ground in Sri Lanka.
Jathika Namal Uyana Nature Reserve has South Asia’s largest rose quartz mountain and consists of Sri Lanka’s largest ironwood forest. The park also features ancient ruins.
The less-known Iron Age remains date back to 700-400 BC. The burial site contains terra-cotta urns and cists and precious items which were enclosed by stone slabs.
This pond was known to have had dark water in ancient times. It is in a biodiversity-rich forest which has remains of a monastery and a high density of langurs and macaques.
It is Sri Lanka’s only dry zone arboretum and is a creation by Sam Popham, an Englishman. There are walking trails, streams, wooden bridges, and exciting wildlife.