Private Sigiriya & Dambulla Day Tour From Colombo

Cultural & Theme Tours in Colombo
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Experience one Of Sri lanka’s UNESCO HERITAGE Site ( SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS)  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 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 SIHAGIRI, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: OTN World, Colombo, Western ProvinceWhen you travel as a OTN World client, you can rest assured knowing that we will strive to take care of any problem you may encounter. With emergency support available 24 hours a day, help is just a phone call away. We are committed to resolving any emergency that may arise and will do our utmost to satisfy immediate needs.Stop At: Sigiriya Ceylon Tours, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceSigiriya is the most exquisite example of ancient Sri Lankan art, architecture and landscaping. Built over 1,600 years ago, the now sinister-looking 600 ft high black rock once appeared like a massive dazzling white cloud floating above the surrounding forests. Its sides were painted with beautiful frescoes of semi-naked nymphs. A large gatehouse in the form of a lion guarded the entrance to the innermost sanctum of the city – the Sky Palace on top of the rock. Sigiriya burst briefly into pre-eminence and was then abandoned and lay hidden in the forests for nearly 1,500 years. The climb to the top is strenuous but it is worth it. Definitely a must visit site!Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla, Central ProvinceDambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres east of Colombo and 72 kilometres north of Kandy. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri LankaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceSigiriya is the most exquisite example of ancient Sri Lankan art, architecture and landscaping. Built over 1,600 years ago, the now sinister-looking 600 ft high black rock once appeared like a massive dazzling white cloud floating above the surrounding forests. Its sides were painted with beautiful frescoes of semi-naked nymphs. A large gatehouse in the form of a lion guarded the entrance to the innermost sanctum of the city – the Sky Palace on top of the rock. Sigiriya burst briefly into pre-eminence and was then abandoned and lay hidden in the forests for nearly 1,500 years. The climb to the top is strenuous but it is worth it. Definitely a must visit site!Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceDambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres east of Colombo and 72 kilometres north of Kandy. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri LankaDuration: 1 hour

What's included

  • Bottled water
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by Air condition vehicle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees(Sigiriya,cave temple dambulla)
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya Ceylon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple