Dambulla, Sri Lanka: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Dambulla, Sri Lanka? If you're planning to go to Dambulla, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Based on the climate and weather in Dambulla, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dambulla, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Dambulla, Sri Lanka by month

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January

If you are traveling to Dambulla in January, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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February

If you vacation in Dambulla during February, you are likely to notice that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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March

If you are traveling to Dambulla in March, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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April

If you visit Dambulla during April, you might notice that it is scorchingly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

If you are traveling to Dambulla in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you visit Dambulla during June, you might notice that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you go to Dambulla in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you vacation in Dambulla during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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October

October can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

November in Dambulla is really hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

In December, Dambulla is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Dambulla, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Dambulla.

If you visit a temple, such as Dambulla cave temple, wear:

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