Sigiriya & Dambulla

Sigiriya

The Rock Fortress was built by King Kassapa (AD 477-495) in 5th century a.d. and was royal citadel for the more than 18 years.  It is a complex of buildings, part royal palace, part fortified town, and water gardens par with the best in the ancient world, constitute a magnificent and unique architectural feat to the ancient sinhalese. In a  sheltered pocket approached by a spiral stairway are the famous sigiriya frescoes, the earliest surviving pictorial art of the Sri Lanka & of the same period as the Ajanta frescoes of India. The summit of the rock with an area of nearly 1 hc. Was the site of the palace. It is regarded as the 8th wonder of the ancient world.

 

Dambulla

Like sigiriya,  isolated rock mass & it was here King Walagamba took refuge in the 1st century BC. He later turned caves into a rock temple. Ceiling is one large sweep of colourful paintings which depict Buddhist mythology and tales of the Buddha’s previous births. Some of them over 2100 years old. Within the cave temple is the collection of the largest number of Buddha statues in one place. There's also a recumbent Buddha carved out of the living rock, Some statues are  14m long.

 

  • Pickup from Colombo Hotel 
  • Transfer to Sigiriya. (05 Hours Driving)
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Enjoy Sri Lankan Traditional Farmer's Lunch
  • Explore Sigiriya Lion's Rock 
  • Transfer back to Colombo (05 Hours Driving)

 

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Treavelling time duration can be changed (Short or Long) due to traffic, weather and unavoidable reasons.

Included

  • Pickup and Airport Drop
  • All Transfers in Air Conditioned Car
  • English Speaking Chauffeur
  • Entrance Tickets for All Mentioned Excursions
  • Drinking Water
  • No Hidden Cost

Excluded

  • Meals Outside of the Stated Meal Plan 
  • Expenses of Personal Nature 
  • Any Other Services Not Specified above
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