Dambulla is famed for its Cave Temple, which is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site – deemed as one of the oldest and well preserved temple complexes in the country. Statues and paintings in these caves date back to the 1st century BC, and depict the life of Lord Buddha.
The Dambulla city belongs to the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, and bears witness to the ancient archaeological prowess of the island. Its historic significance arises from the event of having provided refuge to King Valagamba who was in exile, and a congregation of meditating monks who seem to have protected him. Even today, the city is revered as a holy site, and the cave murals are a wonder by themselves. Besides its historic significance, Dambulla is also rich in natural resources. It boasts of the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and an iron wood forest, also known as Na Uyana Aranya. Situated amidst this intriguing cultural background, Jetwing Lake is a resort to both unwind and take in the surrounding nature, and launch on a journey of discovery.