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Full Day Tour To Sigiriya Rock Fortress And Dambulla Cave Temple From Kandy

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Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya Site between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure — Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Siṃhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City). The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.

Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya Thalkotta Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Central Province, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

A visit to the new Sigiriya museum, one of its kind in Sri Lanka, is interesting, inspiring and intellectual. You do not go through it with a catalogue in hand or a head-set explaining each artifact as you pass it. Rather it is a museum one looks through mind engaged, sensibilities awakened and realizing it effectively though unobtrusively complements the stupendous Rock. Designed and built by Sri Lankans with Japanese aid and expertise, the new museum was opened to the public in August 2009. Its guiding concept was ‘artifact as text'- displayed artifacts being text within the contextual site. The conceptual design of the museum was by Prof Seneka Bandaranayake.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka

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. This site is situated 78 kilometres (46 mi) north of Kandy.

Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. 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). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha's first sermon.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka

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. This site is situated 72 kilometres (45 mi) north of Kandy.

Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. 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). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha's first sermon.

Duration: 1 hour
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
All Hotels Around Kandy
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Sigiritrip Tours
28 reviews
nevile2017
Bermuda
20
Worth for Money
Have just completed unforgettable 12 days in beautiful Sri Lanka with our friendly guide asanka. With the help of
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Seleenshe
Queens Village, New York
30
Had an amazing trip with them
It was a great experience of traveling with them. Guides and Drivers were very friendly and supportive.I would
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niro n
43
Brilliant Tour Guides!
This was our second trip with sigiritrip tours, traveling with our same guide manoj. He made our trip
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tusharit
California
10
Won't regret if you travel with them
We been to sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, yala, mirissa and finally to unawatuna beach on our last two days. Our guide
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731danushkal
Melbourne, Australia
50
Highly recommend
The day we spent with siviritrip was the best moment on our vacation, we visited kaudalla national park on their
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yggkanishkar
62
No 1 Tour Company
Our guide/driver gayan took us all over his beautiful country in 12 days. He also invited us to his home to meet
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jaqlinr
London, United Kingdom
20
Highly recommend !
Booked four lovely days of day trips with sigiritrip tours. E mails were dealt very promptly. Our driver gihan
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Carl D
Munich, Germany
50
Strongly Recommended !
Me and my husband Travelled to sri lanka with our two teens last week with Sigiritrip Tours and we are very happy
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Sopeia J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
40
Our trip was awesome
My family and i had awesome experience in Srilanka.our tour was memorable and we had a lot of fun,gihan was very
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r0ddek
61
Worth For Money
Booked a day trip to national park from kandy with sigiritrip tours, our driver shehan picked us from our hotel on
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eva k
10
Great Service
Roshitha was our driver and guide during our 8 days trip in Sri Lanka. The terrorist attack happened in the last
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tissa g
Melbourne, Australia
30
Fantastic Tour Company !
We contacted the team before two days of our arrival, e mails were dealt very promptly and it was more easier as
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munevvermutlu
10
Thanks for Sgiritrip Tours
During our trip to Srilanka, Sgiritrip accompanied us for 4 days. First of all, we have created the program of the
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Belkız Ö
11
Best tour company in Sri Lanka!
Hello! My friend and I were there for two months ago and took a round trip from that company for 3 days. Shehan
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andy c
20
Unforgettable Holiday !
we found sigiritrip tours on tripadvisor and sent them our requirements trough sigiritrip's official web site. we
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