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Sigiriya is a wonderful ancient palace built atop a 660 feet tall rock column. Located about 170 km North of Colombo and 56 km west of Polonnaruwa, this wonderful rock castle is a creation of king Kassapa(AD 477-495). Sigiriya is one of the most attractive historical sites in Sri Lanka and it is most famous for its stunning frescoes.
Dambulla is located 20 km south of Habarana and 55 km north of Matale. It is a commercial town with Sri Lanka’s largest produce market and is most famous for the cave temples and also for the iconic golden temple. One of the eight world heritage sites in Sri Lanka, Dambulla heritage site with a history extending from prehistoric and proto-historic times, right down to the modern period, makes Sri Lanka’s heritage really splendorous.
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Gem Museum
- Wood carving workshop
- Silk and Batik workshop
- Dambulla Cave Temple
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Piking you upYou will be picked up from your hotel (only in Colombo city limits) or any other place in Colombo city limits by our chauffeur guide at 05:00 am and commence to Sigiriya.
At Sigiriya Rock FortressSigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and ruins of a castle situated in the Matale District of Sri Lanka. It is a popular tourist destination and also popular for the ancient paintings (frescos) very similar to the paintings in Ajanta Caves of India. It was built during the reign of King Kashyapa (477 – 495 AD) is believed to have been painted in the fifth century AD. It is believed that there were paintings all over the rock which were later destroyed, only 22 still remaining. These paintings were later restored by a reputed Italian artist named Luciano Maransi. The frescoes are the only non-religious old paintings in Sri Lanka. En route to its summit of royal ruins, you will also encounter the Mirror Wall adorned with 7th century graffiti and the magnificent Lion’s Paw, which overawe any visitor to the original entrance of King Kashyapa’s aerial fortress. Thereafter proceed to Minneriya National Park.
En Route Stop
At a Gem MuseumEn-route visit a gem museum where you can see step by step, how raw gem converts to a shiny Gem in the workshop and see colorful various types of gems. And visit Wood carving workshop and Silk, Batik workshop. Thereafter have lunch in a Local Restaurant.
At Dambulla Cave TempleDambulla is well known for its remarkable and impressive cave temples, officially known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. This site has acted as a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries and is undoubtedly Sri Lanka’s best preserved and largest cave temple, with a total of five sanctuaries. Deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Golden Temple of Dambulla is an outstanding example of Sri Lanka’s religious art, with Buddhist mural paintings covering an area of 2100 m2 along with 157 Buddhist statues. Access to the caves is only possible with a gentle climb along wide sloping steps. We feel Cave 1, which has a huge statue of the reclining Buddha, and Cave 2, with an interior surface completely covered in murals, are of particular interest.
End of The Journey
At Your Hotel or At The Place Where You Picked Up.After completion of the Sigiriya day tour, transfer back to Colombo or Negombo. You will be safely dropped at your hotel or at the place where you picked up.
- Pick-Up Location in Colombo City Limits. (if it is Outside city limits extra charge have to be applied)
- Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English speaking chauffeur guide.
- 01 Bottled water ( 500ml ) per person
- Private transportation
- Lunch or any other meals and drinks (available to purchase)
- Expenses of personal nature such as – Tips for Guides, Drivers, Porters & waiters.
- personal travel insurance, etc.
- Entrance fees of Dambulla Cave Temple
- Entrance fees of Sigiriya
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