Loading
Skip Navigation Links

Cave Temples in Sri Lanka

Cave temples map

Cave temples had been used in Sri Lanka since ancient times, fine examples if these include the magnificent cave temple complex in Dambulla built by King Valagamba. Cave temples has preserved some of the best examples of Sinhalse art and Sinhalese architecture. In the years gone by of monarchy rule in ancient Sri Lanka the rock cave shelters cloistered in the recess of the forests served the recluse Buddhist monks in performing their meditation chores and other religious observances. Such cave hermitages were patronised by the ruling kings of the time, chieftains and the people as well. As the years passed such cave shelters turned into len viharas (cave temples) and len avasas (abodes of Buddhist monks). Such len (cave shelters), were gifted by the kings, queens, and other nobles of the royalty. Foremost among such noble chieftains were the paramukas (chieftain of royal rank holding multiple designations). Impressive range of caves located throughout the country and it’s unusual experience not to be missed! Because varies caves or cave temples can be watching, exploration, surveying, mapping, worship and photographing by amateurs as well as experts. Sri Lankan caves dating back approximately five hundred million year’s, this is an adventure into the prehistoric.Apart from that there are many Famous pre-historic Caves. The largest and best-preserved cave temple complex Jungle rock cave and Temples. Cave monasteries, Cave temples To be visitd with Sri Salike travels and tours which offers all necessary facilities to visit all cave and cave temples locations around the Island.

Ampara

Kegall

Anuradhapura

Kurunagala

Badulla

Matale

Colombo

Monaragala

Gampha

Polonnaruwa

Kaluthara

Puttalama

Kandy

Ratnapura