Day 3: Dambulla - Dambulla Cave Temple - Jaffna
After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Dambulla Cave Temple (approx. transfer time: 20min). Dambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock mass and is widely regarded as Sri Lanka’s most popular historic site. The Cave monastery, home to Buddhist monks is covered with exquisite 2,000 year-old murals depicting the life and times of the Lord Buddha.
Upon completion, proceed to Anuradhapura railway station to catch the train to Jaffna (approx. transfer time: 1 1/2 - 2 hours). The region is gradually emerging from its long years of isolation and fighting, and the painful process of rebuilding of shattered towns and villages, de-mining fields, restoring roads and returning refugees to their former homes is likely to continue for some time to come. For the explorer, the north is Sri Lanka’s final frontier, and offers an opportunity to explore a region emerging from over twenty years of isolation and civil war.
Overnight at Jetwing Jaffna or similar with breakfast included.