Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla Cave Temple

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Stop At: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Kandy - Jaffna Highway, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka

Dambulla Cave Temple (also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is located in the central part of in Sri Lanka. The largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, the rock from which the caves were carved towers 160 meters (520 ft) over the surrounding plains. More than eighty caves...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Kandy - Jaffna Highway, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka

Dambulla Cave Temple (also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is located in the central part of in Sri Lanka. The largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, the rock from which the caves were carved towers 160 meters (520 ft) over the surrounding plains. More than eighty caves have been discovered and documented in the area. Major attractions are spread over five caves which contain statues and paintings of Lord Buddha and his life. A total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses also stand in the site. The latter include statues of the Hindu deities, Vishnu and Ganesh. The murals found there cover an area of 2,100 square meters (22604 sq ft). Depictions on the walls of the caves include Buddha's temptation by Mara and Buddha's first sermon. UNESCO designated the Golden Temple of Dambulla a World Heritage Site in 1991. Dating back to the first century B.C.E., the Dambulla Cave Temple represents the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 craftsman embellished the architecture with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings had been painted with intricate images of the Lord Buddha and Bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses following the contours of the rock.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

Sigiriya lion rock sits in Sigiriya village, Sigiriya lion rock is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka, it is also known as SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS. Usually, the travelers who take part in a Sri Lanka road trip using Sigiriya as a, in order to explore historical and religious sites scattered in the central province of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya rock fortress can be best described as one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world, dating back to 5th century AD. The Sigiriya archaeological site is the main reason for the popularity of Sigiriya among world travelers. In terms of historical value and contribution for the tourism, Sigiriya rock fortress ranks among the most important alongside with Kandy, Anuradhapura, Dambulla and Polonnaruwa. Sigiriya is located within the central cultural triangle, providing easy access to major archaeological attractions in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya rock fortress attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a month. It is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO due to its historical importance. Sigiriya Rock Fort is a 5th-century landscaped garden and an engineering feat of ancient engineers. It shows the advanced knowledge of trigonometry and usage of hydraulic principles by the people, who built it. Sigiriya rock fortress is included with landscaped garden, swimming pools, palaces, fountains, paintings (with natural color) and colorful verses. Sigiriya rock fortress is surrounded by walls and a ditch. Sigiriya rock fortress was even suggested to be named as the 8th world wonder in the world.

Duration: 3 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water - 1 liter per person
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
  • Lunch
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking Fees
Not Included
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from any hotel in Colombo

Airports

  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka


7:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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