Sigiriya & Dambulla Day Tour
- Pick up from Negombo or Colombo, and transfer to Sigiriya
- Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
- Transfer to Hotel or Katunayake International Airport
We will start more safely and the great journey to enjoy natural lush of Sri Lanka. The prime destination is Dambulla, which is home to number of unique attractions.
Sigiriya Rock fortress - The great rock fortress of Sigiriya is one of the most famous attractions in Sri Lanka. According to ancient lore, King Kasyapa built his palace on the top of this rock (nearly 200m high). It derives it’s name from a gateway that was built in the shape of an enormous lion on the side of the rock. The summit of the rock is a hectare in area and the outer wall of the palace was constructed on the brink of the rock with gardens and ponds softening the harshness of the eerie. Since it was constructed over 1,500 years ago, it is claimed by enthusiast as the Eighth Wonder of the World and is anyway a World Heritage Site.
Dambulla Cave Temple - Dambulla Rock Temple is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess. Because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications, the premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991. The temple has been in use for over 22 centuries and still holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality.
On completion of this tour, you will be driven back to your hotel or Katunayake International Airport for Departure.
Note: This itinerary can be changed according to your personal preferences. Your transportation and accommodations can be arranged for attractive prices. Hotel reservations also may be arranged as your wish.