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2 Day Tour To Sigiriya Dambulla & Minneriya. Description
DAY 01: COLOMBO-DAMBULLA-SIGIRIYA
On Your Tour your journey will start from Colombo at 07:00 AM & The 1st Destination is Sri Lanka's Largest Rock Cave Temple built on a 600 feet high Rock Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the Worlds most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era ) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century. Sinhalese people call it as ' Dambulu Gala' ( Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the ' Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya' (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple)
You will finish these tours by 2:00 pm and break for lunch at a local restaurant. After an enjoyable meal at your own cost Later at 2:30 PM you will be going on technical tours to see the crafts of some of the traditional artisans of Sigiriya; such as the wood carvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how the they do their work, and will be able to purchase some great souvenirs (if you wish) too.
Your 2nd Destination in the city will be the SIGIRIYA ROCK- 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.
You will be able to view the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at PAINTINGS- The theories and views on the subject of the paintings may be divided into two broad categories: firstly they portray human beings, i.e., queens, princesses and maids of the court of Kassapa I (AC 479-497). Once you done your tour Overnight stay at Sigiriya Hotel.(With Your Own Expenses)
DAY 02: SIGIRIYA-MINNERIYA
After breakfast proceed to Minneriya
Minneriya National Park - This National Park with 8889 hectares in extent is famous for its large population of elephants in herds of 100 to 150 roaming in the jungle and seen in the catchment area of the lake.
Entrance is at Ambagaswewa about 6 km from Habarana on the main Habarana Polonnaruwa road. Office is by the side of the main road.
Elephants, about 300 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, spotted deer, sloth bear, Sambhur, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, 9 kinds of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 species of birds, 26 varieties of fishes, 78 varieties of butterflies are recorded from the Minneriya National Park.
Evening after safari transfer to your hotel in Colombo.Highlights
: Colombo, Sri LankaDuration
: 2 days Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.