The Chitiya at the Menikdena is built on a raised platform is quite large. There is evidence that the Chithiya once had the four flowered alters and granite Buddha images facing the four cardinal directions.
Meegahahena burial grounds spans over 18 acres dating back to 2800 years. Archaeologists believe that there could be over 40,000 tombstones in this Meegahahena burial grounds.
Aronsingho tells us that this was a another site where King Dutugemunu rested on his way to war. Here his mother — Queen Vihara Maha Devi — joined him and hence the name Viharahinna in honor of his mother.
March 28 marks the 11th anniversary of the Jathika Namal Uyana (National Naa Park) in Dambulla, Galkiriyagama. In 1991, a solitary monk made his ashram in this ancient site then encroached by the dense forest.
The Jathika Namal Uyana is at its best in spring – when the Na trees spanning 260 acres burst into full bloom and the earth is covered with a carpet of white petals.
In a quiet out of the way spot almost hidden from human kind is the Nagolla Aramaya or the Gonmottawa Kanda Hermitage.
Budugehinna cave temple is locally referred to as Punchi Dambulla. The temple is believed to have been occupied by Buddhist monks from the 3rd century BC. The site is said to have been named thus due to the presence of Buddha images in the cave shrine room.