This city is home to one of Sri Lankas seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the richly painted cave temple complex, is the islands largest and best preserved. Though there are more than 80 documented caves in the area, the most significant are spread over 5 caves, which comprise of statues and paintings related to Lord Buddha and his life.                                    The latest archeological site of significant historical importance, the Ibbankatuwa Prehistoric Burial Site, is also found in this great city, within 3 km of the cave temple. At this site, bones of 2700 year old human skeletons were found, which according to scientific analysis, is evidence of civilisations existing long before the arrival of the Indians to the island.                                    Ancient history aside, Dambulla is home to the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, well known for being built in just 167 days. Its Iron Wood forest (Namal Uyana) and the largest Rose Quartz mountain range in South Asia make this city special. I was totally enchanted by its sheer peaceful environment, felt  peace generating with in me. You  must take  enough time to enjoy and feel this place completely - don't rush and hustle yourself. Visit all the caves and don't forget to look up to the ceiling ITS WORTH LOOKING once you are inside of the cave.  

This city is home to one of Sri Lankas seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the richly painted cave temple complex, is the islands largest and best preserved. Though there are more than 80 documented caves in the area, the most significant are spread over 5 caves, which comprise of statues and paintings related to Lord Buddha and his life.                                    The latest archeological site of significant historical importance, the Ibbankatuwa Prehistoric Burial Site, is also found in this great city, within 3 km of the cave temple. At this site, bones of 2700 year old human skeletons were found, which according to scientific analysis, is evidence of civilisations existing long before the arrival of the Indians to the island.                                    Ancient history aside, Dambulla is home to the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, well known for being built in just 167 days. Its Iron Wood forest (Namal Uyana) and the largest Rose Quartz mountain range in South Asia make this city special. I was totally enchanted by its sheer peaceful environment, felt  peace generating with in me. You  must take  enough time to enjoy and feel this place completely – don’t rush and hustle yourself. Visit all the caves and don’t forget to look up to the ceiling ITS WORTH LOOKING once you are inside of the cave.  

This city is home to one of Sri Lankas seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the richly painted cave temple complex, is the islands largest and best preserved. Though there are more than 80 documented caves in the area, the most significant are spread over 5 caves, which comprise of statues and paintings related to Lord Buddha and his life.                                    The latest archeological site of significant historical importance, the Ibbankatuwa Prehistoric Burial Site, is also found in this great city, within 3 km of the cave temple. At this site, bones of 2700 year old human skeletons were found, which according to scientific analysis, is evidence of civilisations existing long before the arrival of the Indians to the island.                                    Ancient history aside, Dambulla is home to the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, well known for being built in just 167 days. Its Iron Wood forest (Namal Uyana) and the largest Rose Quartz mountain range in South Asia make this city special. I was totally enchanted by its sheer peaceful environment, felt  peace generating with in me. You  must take  enough time to enjoy and feel this place completely – don’t rush and hustle yourself. Visit all the caves and don’t forget to look up to the ceiling ITS WORTH LOOKING once you are inside of the cave.  
By Ritwajit Das ritwajit.das@gmail.com

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This city is home to one of Sri Lankas seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the richly painted cave temple complex, is the islands largest and best preserved. Though there are more than 80 documented caves in the area, the most significant are spread over 5 caves, which comprise of...