Best Time To Visit Dambulla

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What is the best time to visit Dambulla?

The best time to visit Dambulla is from May to September. These months fall within the dry season in Sri Lanka, offering minimal rainfall and pleasant weather. The temperatures are generally warm but not excessively hot, providing comfortable conditions for sightseeing and outdoor activities in Dambulla. The beginning of September can also be an excellent time to visit before the onset of the northeast monsoon season, which may bring intermittent showers later in the month.

Sri Lanka, including the Dambulla region, experiences a tropical climate with two monsoon seasons. The northeast monsoon occurs from October to January and the southwest monsoon from May to August. While the dry season is generally more suitable for travel, the shoulder months surrounding the monsoon transitions (September and early October) can also offer good weather conditions for visiting Dambulla.

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Monthly Weather in Dambulla

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 30°/ 20° 4 days
February 32°/ 20° 4 days
March 35°/ 20° 3 days
April 35°/ 22° 19 days
May 34°/ 24° 10 days
June 33°/ 25° 2 days
July 34°/ 24° 4 days
August 31°/ 24° 7 days
September 32°/ 23° 12 days
October 30°/ 22° 29 days
November 31°/ 22° 18 days
December 28°/ 21° 20 days

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A series of identically carved Buddhas inside one of the cave temples of Dambulla
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