1 Day
Booking Date
Dambulla, Sigiriya
Destination

Sri Lanka’s Cultural triangle is situated in the centre of the island and covers an area which includes the World Heritage cultural sites of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, the Ancient City of Sigiriya, the Ancient City of Dambulla and the Sacred City of Kandy. Due to the constructions and associated historical events, some of which are millennia old, these sites are of high universal value; they are visited by many pilgrims, both laymen and the clergy (prominently Buddhist), as well as by local and foreign tourists.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Colombo
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 10:30 PM.
WEARComfortable  clothing, hat, jacket, and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
English Speacking Tour Guide LecturerLocal Transportation
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Matale Hindu Temple - Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam

Matale is a district capital in the very centre of the island, 25 km north of Kandy, at the northern end of the higlands. Many travellers cross Matale on their way from Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa or Sigiriya to Kandy. The spice gardens along the mainroad A9 are visited quite often. The Aluvihara rock monastery and Buddhist scriptures museum is situated outside the city and close to the spice garden area, too.
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Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla cave temple (Sinhalese: Dam̆būlū Len Vihāraya, Tamil Tampuḷḷai Poṟkōvil) also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres (92 mi) east of Colombo and 72 kilometres (45 mi) north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddhaand his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include Vishnu and the Ganesha. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres (23,000 sq ft). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha’s first sermon.Prehistoric Sri Lankans would have lived in these cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as there are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area, at Ibbankatuwa near the Dambulla cave complexes.
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Sigiriya Lion Rock: Return

Sigiriya (Lion Rock ) is an ancient rock fortress located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.

Tour Reviews

5 based on 5 reviews
5 out of 5
June 10, 2016

We spent a day with our magnificent chauffeur who showed us very beautiful things. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country that is nice to visit. Especially with the guidance

5 out of 5
December 28, 2016

Dear Fernendo

Thank you so much for a wonderful time in Sri Lanka. You have an incredible passion for your beautiful country and it was a real pleasure hearing your stories.

Thank you for sharing your passion with us. and well done to keep my boys engaged .

I hope to meet you again warm wishes.

Coolen Family
26th December 2016

5 out of 5
December 28, 2016

Thank you for telling me lots about your loving country . You were very kind to buy me slippers and being funny. I hope we will see you again..

Matthijs
26th December 2016

5 out of 5
December 28, 2016

I loved this holiday and getting to knew more about your beautiful country. I think your new business will be a success. You are all kind people and you made my holiday really nice.

Nord from Spain
22nd December 2016

5 out of 5
December 28, 2016

Thank you so much for a wonderful & beautiful trip. I hope to do this again next year.

Joris from Spain
23rd December 2016

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