While holidaying at a property such as Heritance Kandalama, you might want to make a day trip to explore the historical sites Dambulla has to offer.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Now, this is one of the best things to do in Sigiriya and Dambulla. Sign up for an early morning session and witness the glory of the island as the first few rays of the sun lights up its verdant landscape.
Explore Dambulla Cave Temple
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dambulla Cave Temple is the most well-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. These caves have provided refuge to King Walagamba during the 1st century BC.
Spot Herds of Elephants
Minneriya National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s best-kept secrets. It is just a 50-minute drive away from Dambulla but well-worth your time. If you visit during the dry season, you’ll be able to witness ‘the gathering’ – which is known as the largest gathering of Asian elephants in the world.
Hike Towards Kalu Diya Pokuna
When translates from the native language, Kalu Diya Pokuna translates into “a pond with black water”. The serenity and the peace that dwell here can only be experienced by visiting it.