Sigiriya was the Royal Citadel of King Kasayapa who ruled in the 05th Century A.D. Moats, Terrace Gardens, Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Boulder Gardens & Stone Stairways and the beautiful ancient frescos of heavenly maidens in a pocket of the rock, on the top of rock are ruins of the palace & two intact man – made pools of water.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bandaranayake International Airport, Negombo / Hotel|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 6:15 AM for a prompt departure at 6:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing and sunscreen.|
SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA
Pick you up at 6:30 and we leave for Dambulla driving through Kurunagala. Kurunagala is situated at a high altitude most of the city is plain land except the surrounding rocks. We proceed to Sigiriya. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin, We start and climbing the rock. after we are back from the top of the rock we drive to the Elephant riding place. You can decide to take a ride on a Elephant through the Jungle.
On the way back we visit Dambulla. In Dambulla we visit one of the the biggest vegetables market in Sri Lanka. Sightseeing the city and proceed to the Dambulla Caves. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses. After this visit we proceed back to the hotel.