Dambulla's Ancient Melody Echoes Through Time

Rent a Tuktuk in Dambulla, Sri Lanka!

Dambulla is a city situated in the Central Province in the Matale district of Sri Lanka. Dambulla City comprises the best-preserved cave temple complex on the island . In addition, this amazing city is full of cultural and historical wonders, and you can explore its captivating attractions at your own pace in a tuktuk; these wonders date back to when the Kings and Queens ruled the country.

Things to Do in and Around Dambulla

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Rent a Tuktuk in Dambulla with Tuktukrental.com

Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Dambulla

Driving a tuktuk in Sri Lanka requires a special recognition permit, and there are two ways to get this. Either with your ‚ÄúInternational Driving Permit / IDP‚ÄĚ or your ‚ÄúRegular National Country Licence‚ÄĚ with B/C endorsement (depending on your country where B/C is representing car) on it.

We can obtain your recognition permit from the AAC (Automobile Association of Ceylon) with any of the two. You will receive an email with the licence form where you can upload the documents, and we will have it ready at your pickup in Dambulla. You can read more information about the Sri Lankan recognition permit here!

Get Covered with Our Comprehensive Insurance

All our tuktuks come with comprehensive insurance covering damage to your tuktuk and other vehicles. It also covers personal injury to you, your passengers, and 3rd parties. Read more about the insurance coverage here!

Master Your Tuktuk: Get Comfortable Before Beginning Your Journey from Dambulla

We will provide you with an online briefing going over the final details, and we will assist you with your itinerary. Finally, receive comprehensive driving instruction before exploring paradise in your own tuktuk from Dambulla.

Why Choose Tuktukrental.com?

Renting a tuktuk is an exciting and unique way to see the country’s gorgeous landscapes and immerse yourself in the local culture, especially around Dambulla. Consider factors such as reputable reviews, official business registration, SLTDA registration, correct rental insurance, safety and maintenance standards, transparent pricing, customer support, license requirements, training, and environmental practices when selecting a rental company. You can read further about it¬†here!

Your safety is our priority. We provide proper rental insurance coverage, regular vehicle inspections, and dedicated mechanics for maintenance. Roadside assistance is available in case of emergencies. We believe in transparent pricing and offer reasonable rental conditions without hidden fees. Our commitment to clear communication ensures exceptional customer service and quick resolution of any issues. Since 2019, we have offset all our carbon emissions, supporting sustainable tourism and contributing to a greener Sri Lanka.

Consider these aspects when selecting a tuktuk rental provider. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and immerse yourself in the splendour of Sri Lanka. Let the adventure begin from Dambulla!

Things to See in Dambulla

Namal Uyana Rose Quartz Mountain

Set in the ironwood forest, Dambulla is believed to be Asia’s largest rose quartz mountain. Even though it doesn’t sparkle like polished crystal, it does have an extraordinary dusty pink hue. It takes about half an hour to hike up to the mountain to witness the amazing view. To hike up and witness the dusty pink hue of Namal Uyana in Dambulla, rent a tuktuk and reach there easily. Click here to find the location.

Golden Temple of Dambulla

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is a famous Buddhist temple complex famed for its golden sculptures, beautiful murals, and Sri Lanka’s biggest cave monastery. Visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla and explore its impressive sculptures by riding your tuktuk. Click¬†here¬†to find the location.

Dambulla Cave Temple

One of the most visited and celebrated cave temples in Sri Lanka is the Dambulla cave temple. This temple consists of 5 temples on a massive rock at 1118ft above sea level. Ride your tuktuk to Dambulla Cave Temple and its stunning cave temples. Click here to find the location.

Sigiriya Fortress

One of the ancient rock fortresses, which has wonderful archaeological history, is where King Kashyapa built his palace on top of a rock 200 meters high. Named one of the 7 wonders of the world, Sigiriya is one of the most visited attractions in Sri Lanka. Click here to find the location.

Pidurangala Rock

Hike to the summit of Pidurangala Rock for stunning views of the surrounding countryside and an alternate perspective of Sigiriya Rock. you can reach Pidurangala Rock and enjoy the stunning views by riding your own tuktuk there.

Kandalama Reservoir

This reservoir is 21m high and 1600 m wide, mainly used for irrigation purposes. Kandalama Reservoir is such a beautiful location, the surrounding can take your breath away. To admire the beauty of Kandalama Reservoir and its surrounding landscapes, you can take a tuktuk to get there. Click here to find the location.

Taste the Local Flavours in Dambulla

Sandra Restaurant

A small restaurant closer to Dambulla cave temple, where you can conveniently reach in your own tuktuk, offers amazing and authentic Sri Lankan breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For the location of the restaurant, click here.

Little Hut Restaurant

Rated for its amazing views from the restaurant, you can enjoy your tuktuk ride to reach Little Hut restaurant. It is a simple restaurant on the roadside with a wide variety of food on its menu. For the location of the restaurant, click here.

Bacelona Cafe & Rotti Spot

At Barcelona Cafe & Rotti Spot, you can savour delicious roti meals and immerse yourself in the local culinary delights, easily accessible by tuktuk. The comfortable and laid-back ambience adds to the dining experience. Find it here.

The Kitchen Restaurant

The Kitchen Restaurant will tantalise your taste buds with various foreign and Sri Lankan delicacies. You can conveniently arrive in your own tuktuk and indulge in the warm hospitality and relaxing eating environment. The cuisine appeals to various tastes, providing a great dining experience in Dambulla. Find it here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Dambulla

Green House Resort

A 2-star small resort with a calm and quiet environment, friendly staff, and great hospitality. You can reach this tranquil getaway by hopping on a tuktuk. For the location of the hotel, click here.

Thal Sewana

A spacious hotel with a great view of the Sigiriya rock fortress, offering the convenience of exploring nearby attractions in your own tuktuk. It would cost about $16 for two people. For the location of the hotel, click here.

Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka

A beautiful hotel with wonderful amenities, spacious rooms, a garden, and a very large pool. Experience the comfort and luxury of Sigiriyana Resort, easily accessible by tuktuk. For the location of the hotel, click here.

How to Get to Dambulla from Colombo

A Train Ride to Dambulla

You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Habarana, trains are available twice daily. The journey would last for 1 hour 15 minutes to Habarana and would From Habarana, you need to take a taxi via Uber or PickMe, which would take about 30 minutes and cost around Rs.1300-Rs. 1900. Find the train timetable here.

A Bus Ride to Dambulla

From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, hop onto a bus to Trincomalee or Vavuniya (route 15/7 ) and stop in Dambulla. The journey takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri Lanka National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Dambulla

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Colombo to Dambulla.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Dambulla!

Travelling from Colombo to Dambulla in your own tuktuk is one of the most spectacular ways to appreciate the beautiful splendour and discover Sri Lanka’s hidden gems. Renting a tuktuk provides an exciting experience, with the freedom to drive through fascinating routes and the option to pull over at any location that sparks your interest.

Head over to our online reservations system on tuktukrental.com. Select your booking dates, extras and enter your details. Continue to the payment section and enjoy riding a tuktuk in Sri Lanka.

Frequently Asked Questions

Renting a tuktuk in Dambulla is a great way to explore the city at your own pace. You’ll need a local temporary driving license, which we can assist you with.

Yes, it’s safe to drive a tuktuk in Dambulla. We provide a driving lesson to ensure you’re comfortable with the vehicle.

We offer customer support throughout the rental period to assist with any issues that may arise.
On your pickup day, one of our driving instructors will drive the tuktuk with your locally approved permit (licence) and the necessary documentation to your hotel, provide you with a comprehensive driving lesson and off you go, explore paradise!

Yes, you can drop-off the tuktuk in Dambulla. You can check the pick-up and drop-off charges here!

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