Dambulla is in the Central Province of the country and 148km away from Colombo. It takes 4 hours to reach Dambulla by a car. Now Dambulla is an upcoming city. The largest vegetable trade takes place here. It is called sleepless city. The area is famous as a place where all the varieties of vegetables are grown. The international cricket stadium where the international cricket matches are played is in Dambulla. There are several star class hotels in and around Dambulla. Therefore there is no shortage of accommodation facilities for the players and the spectators. 2 km before reaching Dambulla Ibbankatuwa Cist burial ground is found. This is 200 meters away from the main road. Archeologists believe that this place belongs to 800 BC, which means 2800 years ago a settlement of people used to perform rituals after death.