3 days in Dambulla, Polonnaruwa & Kalkudah Itinerary

3 days in Dambulla, Polonnaruwa & Kalkudah Itinerary

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Train to Habarana, Taxi to Dambulla
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Dambulla
— 1 day
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Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive

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Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla tour itinerary builder website.

Colombo to Dambulla is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Polonnaruwa

Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Thuparama, then get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa, then appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Polonnaruwa trip builder tool.

You can drive from Dambulla to Polonnaruwa in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites

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Kalkudah

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Kalkudah online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah in 1.5 hours. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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