Sigiriya, Dambulla & Polonnaruwa Day Tour
Visit the World Heritage UNESCO sites Sigiriya, Dambulla & Polonnaruwa Day Tour from Kandy. This heritage & cultural tour is for the travellers to enjoy the history of these sites, natural value, cultural value and also adventure hike up to these amazing places with panoramic views around.
|Dambulla Golden Temple||Herbs and Spice Garden Visit|
|Sigiriya Rock Fortress||Polonnaruwa ancient city|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Departure at 7:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||At approximately 6:00 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, Dress to the temple, hat, jacket, and sunscreen.|
|EXCLUSIONS||Entrance Tickets to the mentioned sites
Tips and other expenses of a personal nature
|Group Size||1 Pax, 2 Pax, 3 Pax, 4 and above|
7.00 AM – 9.00 AM: Hotel pick up and Transport
After breakfast scenic drive from Kandy
Herbs & Spice Garden Visit
Visit an exotic Spice Garden in Matale where that you can enjoy the Spice & herbal garden tour with a guide to understand the taste and the aroma of the world-famous spices and learn about the therapeutic uses of local spices and also to see their store.
Visit Dambulla Golden Temple (Duration – 1 Hour)
Visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple (Duration: 1 Hour) situated at the edge of the town. It is one of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites in the country and you may find Buddhist arts with hundreds of statues, 5 major caves decorated with fine murals in the country.
10.30 AM – 1.00 AM: climbing up to Sigiriya
climb up to the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Sigiriya rock fortress this morning (Duration: 3 Hours). This ancient rock fortress is the most remarkable royal capital and palace in Sri Lanka from the 3rd century BC. This rock outcrop of Sigiriya is with Amazing water gardens, Paintings, Damsels, Mirror walls and Caves.
things to do in Sigiriya
- Bullock cart riding
- village tour
1.00 PM – 4.00 PM: Lunch at a recommended restaurant, Transfer & Visit Polonnaruwa Ancient City.
Polonnaruwa (UNESCO world heritage site) is one major highlight of the cultural triangle and enjoyed a brief century of Sinhalese kingdom, 12th century.
4.00 PM – 6.00 PM: Drive Back
Earlier days Sigiriya was called ‘Sinhagiri’ (The Lion Rock) which was the royal citadel under the rule of king ‘Kashyapa’. This place is famous mainly for its defensive, architectural and irrigational technologies as well as for the sources of literature namely frescoes, graffiti songs and the pair of colossal lion’s paws carved into the bedrock. To reveal secrets of this world-famous fortress you will have to climb a lot of steps which ultimately be an exciting adventure.
The Golden Temple of Dambulla has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha. Through the many paintings on the ceilings and walls, indicate the artistic talent of ancient days. The Rock and temple and the caves date from the first century B.C. The premises were declared by UNESCO as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991 because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications. This temple has a history of over 22 centuries and it holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality. Delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints give the beauty and visitors may climb up steps to the temple and the view from the top of the rock is as inspiring as the temple’s golden interior.
Polonnaruwa (UNESCO world heritage site) is one major highlight of the cultural triangle and enjoyed a brief century of the Sinhalese kingdom, the 12th century.