Sigiriya and Dambulla have been nominated as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES and once Sigiriya was nominated as the 8th Wonder of the World. This is a Must do trip when holidaying in Sri Lanka.
The trip starts at 6 am from Colombo and the drive to Dambulla will take 5-6 hours approximately. Once Dambulla Cave Temple is visited we suggest you have lunch at a recommended restaurant by our driver.
Then we will take you to a lake where you would be able to enjoy an Elephant back ride which is a highlight of this trip. When the sun is not so harsh you can visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress and proceed to Colombo afterward.
Visiting Dambulla Cave Temple during the Dambulla-Sigiriya day tour – Dambulla is sited on a gigantic rock that towers more than 160m above the surrounding land. The Rock is more the 1.5km around its base and the summit is at 550km. The caves were the refuge of King Walagamba (Vattagamini Abhaya).
When he was exiled for 14 years. When he returns to the throne at Anuradapura in the 1st century BC, he had a magnificent rock temple built at Dambulla. The site has been repaired and repainted several times in the 11th, 12th, and 18th centuries.
Pick up from Colombo hotel and Proceed to Dambulla.
Approximately 5-6 hours drive Visit Dambulla cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site in which Lord Buddha’s life is painted on the walls of the cave which is believed to be done during the 2nd century.
Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress at 3.30 PM approximately, built by King Kashayapa as his palace during the 5th Century, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Proceed to Colombo – Approximately 5-6 hours drive.
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