Dambulla is a quiet and pretty nice spot that isn't far from central Sri Lanka. You can use it as a base to explore the region and its magnificent ancient sites. For example the Dambulla Caves Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage, are right on the edge of town. Or the rock of Sigiriya, about an hour from here, which was one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka of the kingdom, and has been completely built upon an ancient rock. Dambulla has a pleasant climate throughout the year, with the rainy season from October. The coolest months are February and March. You can stay in guest houses for 5 euros and eat for less than two euros.