Sigiriya & Dambulla are two nearby towns in North central of Sri Lanka. This is approx. 3-4 hours drive from Colombo.
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple is located in a natural set of caves on a rock which is approx. 150 meters above the surface. This temple is also called as “Golden Temple” as well. The cave has been first developed as a temple by a King Watta Gamini Abhaya in 1st century BC and have gone through renovations at many stages of the history. The colourful roof paintings on cave which spread over 2,100 sq meters are identifies as belongs to 2nd century through up to 16th century. The site is declared as a world heritage by UNESCO.
Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress
Sigiriya can be considered as the most popular tourist destination as well as treated as the 8th world wonder by many. Rising 200 meters vertically from the flat pains, Sigiriya Rock provides you with one of the most dramatic sites in Sri Lanka. Top of this rock contains ruins of an ancient palace complex, built during the reign of King Kasyapa (477AD – 495 AD) and surrounding rock is the Royal Garden.
Some of the architectural aspects of the site & the water management mechanisms are still a mystery. The world renowned frescos of waist up women adding beauty to the site. Considering the security arrangements around the site it had been truly a fortress.
Sigiriya Rock fortress , Wall frescos and fortress entrance with Lion feet
Spice & Herbal Garden
Sri Lanka is also popular since ancient times for a wide range of spices, herbs & related herbal treatments. The quality of the Sri Lankan spices including Cinnamon are unmatched with any other origin in the world. On your travel across the country you can drop in at an herbal garden & spend some time at an herbal garden.
Village life experience & Lunch
Have a bullock cart, boat, took-took rides through village, a catamaran boat ride on lake, visit a village house to understand the life style & spend a time among villages enjoying their traditional meal with them. This is an additional activity at a cost of approx. US$20 per head including lunch.
Summary of contents
Surely this will be a memorable day in your holidays.
• Entry tickets for the all above sites are included in the package.
• You will be travelling in an AC car or a van with an English speaking chauffer who will explain you the sites.
• The pick-up time can be advised upon understanding your hotel.
• Your investment on the package will be approx. US$ 95 per head but could be finalized based on your pick-up hotel & the number of heads for the journey. Please inquire for more details.