Dimbulagala Monastery, Polonnaruwa

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Dimbulagala Monastery is located in Polonnaruwa. Use our Polonnaruwa road trip planning tool to visit Dimbulagala Monastery on your trip to Polonnaruwa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 6, 2017
    The monastery is still untouched by human intervention and therefore the ponds and the thickets to the peak are well preserved. The view from the sky stupa is amazing and you can have 360 degree view ...  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    Dimbulagala Raja Maha Vihara is locate 16 kilometers south east of the old city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. The Dimbulagala range houses a number of caves cut into the rock with Brahmi inscriptions ove...  more »
  • January 30, 2017
    A monolith, away from the main city on the Batticaloa road. Monastery, Medicinal Pond, and few mobile towers on the rock.  more »

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Where to stay in Polonnaruwa

Famous for its UNESCO-protected and often-visited complex of ruins, Polonnaruwa caters to its visitors with dozens of guesthouses, the majority situated along Batticaloa Road. A number of mid-range and four-star hotels sit on Parakrama Samundra and the shores of Bendiwewa reservoir. Nearby Giritale village, some 7 km (4.3 mi) away, also offers nice alternatives as a rural base. A number of budget-friendly bed & breakfasts can be found near the lake.
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