Breakfast at Hotel
Proceed to Dambulla.
En-route visit a spice garden. Sri Lanka’s world renowned spices at their source, where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age old industry of spice production, which attracted many a European and Asian merchants to the ports of ancient Sri Lanka.
This drive will take you through historical and scenic beauty of Dambulla.
Here you’ve got a bit of climbing to do as well.
First to the world famous Dambulla rock temple. A vast isolated rock mass, on a gentle slope. As you climb, you will enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding. An ancient King on exile is said to have taken refuge here. Inside the cave you find a large collection of Buddha statues and the roof which is a beautiful canvas of Buddhist paintings –some 2000 years old.
Dambulla is also considered the Centre of Vegetable distribution. So why not try a traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry meal too.
Following lunch, head towards Sigiriya.
Imagine you in the middle of a massive 200 meter rock fortress of 5th Century AD… A royal palace built on a colossal rock using the most sophisticated technology; having unique frescoes dating back to over thousand years - a place that has intrigued many archaeologists and historians, let alone the tourists, all over the world.
How do you feel? Enthralled right?
The remains of the citadel on a massive rock, the unique Lion Gate, the mirror wall, moats, ponds and archaeological ruins of Sigiriya rock makes it the Eighth Wonder of the World. Well, you have to see it to believe it!
We suggest you visit the museum outside at the main entrance on your way down or before you climb up the summit for a little familiarization to make the most of your tour.