Tour of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple & Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Burial Site

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This is a four hour excursion to Dambulla Royal Cave Temple & Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Burial Site. You will learn about Buddhist architecture and its evolution, Ancient technology, Buddhist art and Proto historic culture. Read below. (updated on : 2 Sep 2020)

Dambulla - Royal Cave Temple
Dambulla & Kandalama - Sri Lanka
Dambulla & Kandalama - Sri Lanka
Dambulla & Kandalama - Sri Lanka
Dambulla & Kandalama - Sri Lanka
Dambulla - Royal Cave Temple
Dambulla - Royal Cave Temple
Dambulla & Kandalama - Sri Lanka
Dambulla - Royal Cave Temple
Dambulla - Royal Cave Temple
Dambulla - Royal Cave Temple
Dambulla - Royal Cave Temple
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Our passionate professionals are to dwarf all the digital pages and books you may have read about the sites. Our experts have extensive experience in fields doing field research with highly relevant education backgrounds.

What you will learn - Buddhist architecture and its evolution, Ancient technology, Buddhist art and Proto historic culture.

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Terms and conditions

Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
Transportation to a destination : Click Here to reserve with an excursion.
Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this temple & burial site 

Best season : All year around
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Hottest month : 

Best time of the day to start : Early mornings and late afternoons
Starting point :  Your accommodation
Last intake : 3 PM
Whole excursion hrs : Upto 4 hrs
Transportation : Select from above - Our guide uses the same vehicle

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please. Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver. No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind. Please do not feed wild animals.

Basic price includes : Transportation / Entrance tickets / Professional guide / All Gov tax

Child price : Aged 6 - 12 is considered a child / Aged 0 - 6 is free of charge.

Feedback us : Our drivers and service providers are advised not to promote any other activities or nudge you for shopping. Please leave your feedback on Google.

Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Water / Hat and sun glass (not allowed to wear inside any temple) / Sun cream / Camera


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MORE DETAILS

Royal Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla - Royal Cave TempleRoyal Dambulla Cave Temple is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Its history will take you back to a 1st century BC historical saga. Basically this is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.

It’s Buddhist mural paintings, covering an area of 2,100 m2, are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues - UNESCO states.

Climbing up and down to the Cave Temple will take you about 1.30 hours.

Opening Time

6AM - 6PM


Our Archaeological and History experts

Archeology and History Guides

Name - Thusitha Wagalawatta (Dr. rer. nat).
Education - PHD from Freie Universität Berlin.
Work experience - Research Assistant at Department of Archaeology, University lecturer and a writer.
Field experience - Thusitha has worked over 25 excavation sites in management capacities since 2001.

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