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Popham's Arboretum, Dambulla

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  • We went here based on the information in a few years old Rough Guide book that the entrance is 250 Rs / person. However after we went in, we were asked for a "donation" of 1000 Rs / person. If it real...  more »
  • This delightful Arboretum is a wonderful place to cool down after climbing rocks to hillside Temples and Fortresses in the area. One of those very special places born of the dedication of a few caring...  more »
  • Visited and stayed here last week. Quiet place, close to nature. Basic accommodation with fan in bedroom. Courteous staff. Good for bird watching and walking along the many trails observing trees and ...  more »
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  • Beautiful man made forest. Trees neatly labeled. The caretaker was a knowledgeable man and took us around the beautiful forest, explaining the creation and maintenance of this space. Worth a visit. Sighting of the slow loris is the specialty of this place. There is accommodation as well
  • Excellent place for nature trails. Don't miss it when you visit Dambulla and Kandalama
  • Nice view
  • Good to see
  • Eco place

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Where to stay in Dambulla

In recent years, Dambulla tourism has boomed among globetrotters, and the area now offers a variety of lodgings. Choose from pricey boutique hotels; inexpensive cottages, guesthouses, and inns; or backpackers' lodges around the bus station. Accommodations in Dambulla tend to follow the Kandy-Jaffna highway and Kandalama Road in congested areas, and four-star establishments cluster around the reservoir. Given that the World Heritage Site cave is pretty much the only attraction around, visitors tend to stay in the more relaxing areas of Kandy and Sigiriya nearby.
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