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Dambulla Tourism

Dambulla is the city of the ancient. Along with being a major tourist destination, it is also a major commercial joint in the country of Sri Lanka due to its location. It is the centre of the vegetable distribution in the city.

Other than that, the town is widely known for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Golden Temple and the Buddhist Cave temple. Due to its religious and spiritual monuments, the town has a very peaceful environment. The city has become a representation of the countries rich and elegant history and culture.

Other than the renowned Dambulla Cave Temples and the Golden Temple, the city has various things to offer. Some of the local attractions include the Popham’s Arboretum, a wildlife zoo where the visitors can go on jungle safaris, the Rangiri international, a cultural and sports centre and the Jathika Namal Uyana, a widespread of a garden embodied with beautiful flowers.

Being the vegetable supplier of the country has its advantages, that one can buy the farm-fresh veggies from the vendors at minimalistic prices. There is also an ancient prehistoric burial site that is of great archaeological importance, and which also recalls the tale of various historical stories.

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Eating in Dambulla

Because of the city being a major vegetable producer, the local delicacies are vegetarian. The non-veg cuisine is also available, but the vegetarian is what the locals prefer. Some of the best restaurants in the city are the Mango Mango restaurant, the Sakura restaurant. There are various cafes as well as serving fresh coffees such as the Bentota Bakehouse and the Café Keachchan.

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What is the best time to visit Dambulla?

The best time to visit the city would be from January to May. Though the city has a consistent climate that is in the range of 30 degree Celsius to 34 degree Celsius, it is recommended to travel in those months because of the heavy rains that make it difficult for one to go inside the caves and the temple, and also experience the jungle safari and white water rafting. During January to May though there are chances of rainfall, light rainfall or drizzling may occur, so it is advisable that the visitors always carry an umbrella with themselves.
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What are the places near Dambulla?

The top places near to Dambulla are Sigiriya which is 15 km from Dambulla, Kandy which is located 64 km from Dambulla, Anuradhapura which is located 55 km from Dambulla, Colombo which is located 136 km from Dambulla, Nuwara eliya which is located 103 km from Dambulla

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