Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Gimanhala Transit Hotel, Dambulla

Located at a pit stop for travellers heading to explore the Northern region of Sri Lanka, the Gimanhala Hotel is found in Dambulla. The hotel is a perfect stop over or you can enjoy a few days with friends and family exploring the rich heritage Dambulla and its surroundings has to offer. Standard rooms are available while they are equipped with modern amenities. The hotel also consists of a swimming pool and dining areas where guests can enjoy authentic Sri Lankan cuisine with distinctive flavours.


The Gimanhala Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the historical city of Dambulla which has always been a pit stop for travellers heading towards the North and North East of Sri Lanka. The hotel is found adjacent to the city post office while you can head towards Jaffna, Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Sigiriya from there onwards. The city of Dambulla is located approximately 148km North East of Colombo and about 72km away from the hill capital of Kandy. The drive from the airport takes about 3 - 4 hours depending on the time of day you choose to travel.


Located about 2km away from the city centre is the Golden Rock Cave Temple which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is known to be the best preserved rock temple in the island and there are many devotees visiting the temple annually. Since Dambulla is considered as a major transportation hub and a pit stop for travellers who head towards the North and the North East, you can easily head towards the other World heritage sites such as Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. If you are in the mood for a longer excursion, Trincomalee awaits you with its beautiful beaches.