On arrival you will meet our tour and travel agency representative and warmly Welcome you at Colombo International Airport and transfer to the Dambulla Hotel.
History 3 century B.C, and 12 century A.D
Dambulla Rock Temple, Climb up to the temple, which was donated by King Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a world heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's natural cave temples belong to the 3rd century B.C. meditation for Buddhist monks. The complex of 5 caves with over 2000 sq. painted walls and ceilings are the largest area of paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha, of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters.
Dambulla cave temple 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. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and 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).
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Dambulla
POLONNARUWA History 10th century AD 13th century AD
Vijayabahu I, Polonnaruwa, the capital of the kingdom for over two centuries, produced two great kings. his nephew Parakramabahu 1 (1153-86 AD), not satisfied with the ouster of the ruling Sri Lanka chola 's southern India made by his uncle, not only brings the war directly on Indian soil, but went with a quick foray up in Burma. Caught by the demon at home instead of building, erected a large number of buildings in the capital and dig a large number of tanks across the country. However, the excesses in both the military and architectural wear down the country and probably the duration of Polonnaruwa as their capital.
The successor of Parakramabahu I Nissanka Malla (1187-96) was the 'last great kings of Polonnaruwa, succeeded by a series of weak and incompetent rulers until the appearance of a new kingdom in northern India''island. The tanks were neglected or destroyed and because of the decay of the system of irrigation''spread malaria, finally also Polonnaruwa. Similarly in Anuradhapura a few centuries earlier, was abandoned.
Polonnaruwa, a world heritage site, with ruins dating back to the 12th century. View Gal Vihara and the four beautiful statues of Buddha that are carved into the rock, many valuable historical interesting places can visit here. And visit to the largest reservoir of water for irrigation (Parakramabahu Samudraya)
After visit Polonnaruwa proceed to Passikudah beautiful Beach
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Passikudah.
After breakfast leisure at Beach or Hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Passikudah
After breakfast, proceed to Sigiriya and we climb up Sigiriya Rock Fortress (also a world heritage site), History 5th century A.D. Sigiriya built by King Kashapa (477-495 AD). Known as the 'Lions Rock', this citadel of unusual beauty rises 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified city. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens, including the famous water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world renowned frescoes of the "Heavenly Maidens" of Sigiriya which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster and marvel at the architecture of the mirror wall.
Proceed to Kandy city via visit Matale Spice Garden.
Spices are an essential element of the cuisine of Sri Lanka and the Ayurvedic tradition and a visit to a garden specializes in the cultivation of these substances and an excellent way for purposes of new uses of certain ingredients that perhaps though they knew well. Fine cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom and black pepper, to name a few. Europeans can buy the products in their natural state or in the form of oils and potions that are used by Ayurvedic medicine, during the Dutch, very famous spices of Sri Lanka and we export to different countries. That has earned the country the name of "Island of the spices”.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a Star Class hotel at Kandy.
After breakfast proceed to Peradeniya , the history of the Royal Botanic Gardens dates as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near Mahaweli Ganga. Later, in the reign of King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe from 1747 to 1780 this was made a Royal Garden . 67 acres were belongs to Royal garden.
During British periods extended into 147 acres, species under cultivation over 4000, total plants cultivated around 10000 trees .out of this 87.5%, belongs to local indigenous plants.
Visit Kandy city,
History 16 century A.D, and 18 century A.D
Kandy, which is a world heritage site, was the last ancient capital of the Sri Lankan Kings . Many of the legends, traditions of folklores are still lovingly kept alive. You will be driven around the lake at Kandy, built by the last Sinhala King, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. The evening visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic is truly breathtaking, followed by a visit to the famous Kandy cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan Kandyan Dancing.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a Star Class hotel at Kandy.
After breakfast proceed to Giragama tea plantation and visit tea factory.
Proceed to Pinnawela and visit the elephant orphanage, which is home for about 75 elephants. Many of the elephants are babies which were found abandoned in the wild and are now cared for by the wildlife authorities. After watching them being fed, accompany them to the river and watch them take their daily bath.
Afternoon we proceed to airport and departure to flight.