Considered as a world heritage site, the Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest and best preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka that attracts thousands of visitors and devotees every year. An air taxi Sri Lanka to this scared site would be delightful indeed and those of who are interested can refer to Cinnamon Air which offers comfortable Air taxi tours Sri Lanka is quite proud of. Towering 160m over the surrounding plains, the Dambulla Cave Temple consists of over 80 documented caves while the major attractions are concentrated on five main caves in which many ancient statues and paintings are found, depicting tales of Lord Buddha and his life. The ceilings are adorned in traditional floral patterns while many elaborate murals of Buddha, Bodhisatvas and deities can be found on the walls. A total of over 200 statues can be found here out of which 153 are Buddha statues while statues of Sri Lankan kings and gods and goddesses can also be found.
It is believed that before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, the Dambulla Caves may have been home to ancient civilization. An ancient burial site has been discovered here with human remains of more than 2700 years old, bearing witness to this factor.