- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Spice Garden in Matale
- The Temple of Tooth Relic
- Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
- ThePinnawala Elephant Oraphanage
Day 01 – Negombo
Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by Sri Lanka Christi tours Representative. Transfer from Airport to Negombo (Approx 30 Minutes Drive). Check in at the Negombo Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay hotel at Negombo.
Day 02 – Sigiriya
After breakfast transfer to Sigiriya(Approx 4 hours drive). In the evening Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site Sigiriya doesn’t only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic ‘Lion Paws’ overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock resembling the mythological ‘City of Gods’ – is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent ‘mirror wall’ embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yester years to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries.
On completion of the visit, return to hotel. Overnight stay hotel at Sigiriya or Dambulla.
Day 03 – Dambulla / Kandy
Breakfast at Hotel Sigiriya / Dambulla. After breakfast proceed to Dambulla. Visit The Dambulla Cave Temple.
Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surroundings plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the World’s most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and Rock Paintings of vivid colors and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century. Sinhalese people call it as ‘Dambulla Gala’ and the Temple is called as the ‘RangiriDambullaViharaya’ (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple).
On completion of the visit, proceed to Matale (Approx 2 hrs Drive). Visit a spice garden to learn about “Sri Lankan spices”. Proceed to Kandy (Approx 1 Hour).
Last ruled by King Sri WickramaRajasinghe – before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy – the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings – crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe.
Check in Hotel free time till evening. In the evening witness a Sri Lankan culture show followed by a visit to The Temple of Tooth Relic of Buddha. Dinner and overnight stay hotel at Kandy.
Day 4 – Peradeniya / Pinnawala
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast proceed to Peradeniya (Approx 30 min). Visit The Royal Botanical Gardens.
First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya – today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 4 miles off Kandy – is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147 acre bliss of an experience, passing well tended lawns, pavilions & an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Towards the north of the entrance rests a cafeteria that one might come across before stepping into some of the highlights – the orchid house & giant Javan fig tree – of this place which overflow in grace.
On completion of the visit, proceed to Pinnawala( Approx 1 Hour). Visit ThePinnawala Elephant Oraphanage. Transfer from Pinnawala to Airport to connect the departure flight.
— Tour End —