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Best Sightseeing Tours in Dambulla

In the Matale district of Sri Lanka lies Dambulla which is often recognized as the centre of vegetable distribution in Sri Lanka. The cave temple complex is a major Dambulla sightseeing point along with rock-cut temple and Golden temple. These temples take you on a walk to marvellous ancient architectural edges and edifices. These temples are often coupled with Sigiriya Museum on a sightseeing tour in Dambulla which is a world-famous archaeological site exhibiting the fifth-century urban planning and architecture with other household techniques. Embark on a day-long excursion to the North Central province of Sri Lanka and encounter rich wildlife at Minneriya National Park. A jeep safari allows you to cover the vast expanse of the park in a day, clicking and coming across animals such as Elephant, Sloth Bear, Chittal, Leopards etc. Polonnaruwa, a fortress amid well-planted gardens, parks and shrines, dating back to the ruling periods is a delight to history buffs and photography enthusiasts who like to click old galleries and monuments.

The sacred sites of Anuradhapura are worth a trip. It is also the capital city of North Central Province. The place is a pivot that holds the oldest ruins and monuments belonging to the Sinhalese origin and to the Buddhist faith. Sri Maha Bodhi, Mirisawetiya, and Thuparamaya are some of the major tourist spots in Anuradhapura. A hike to the holy mountain peaks of Mihintale in Sri Lanka will take your escapade to a different level. Mihintale is also believed to be the place where Mahindra and King Devanampiyatissa met for the first time. Dambulla sightseeing trip will reward you with beguiling sites like Ruwanweliseya, Lovamahapaya, Lankaramaya, and Jethawanaramaya where you will gain insights into the tradition and culture followed in Sri Lanka.

Dambulla is more than just a vegetable producer in Sri Lanka, it is extremely rich in history and other significant sites. For a fun-filled holiday at Dambulla, you can enjoy an Elephant ride or a Bullock cart city tour. Hike up to Lion's Rock which is formerly an ancient rock fortress and now the ruins of the palace make for the best stories surrounding the place. Dambulla is located at a distance of 148-km from Colombo and is well connected by public and private transport. Sri Lanka is said to be a diamond on the Indian Ocean for its incredible biodiversity and megalithic rocks, beckoning beaches and amazing wildlife. Dambulla is the biggest wholesale market in the country. A trip to this tropical paradise is worth cherishing. Be it a solo adventure or a group or family trip, Sri Lanka is one 'go-to' destination that is hard to resist.

 

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    About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM in an air conditioned vehicle to roam around the ancient places Dambulla and Sigiriya.First, indulge in an amazing excursion that will take you to Dambulla and explore its beautiful place adornin...

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    About the Activity:Start off an unforgettable and wonderful day excursion to Mineriya and Polonaruwa  and get ready to witness wildlife and history come alive.The journey begins as you are picked from the hotel at around 05:00 AM and make your way onward to the Mineri...

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    About the Activity:Leave early at around 08:00 AM in the morning by getting picked up from your hotel in Dambulla and proceed to Anuradhapura, the capital city of North Central Province and one of the oldest - sacred sites.It is here that you can find the greatest ruins...

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    About the Activity:Delight in this day trip to Sigriya and then to Dambulla in Sri Lanka and rivet in the scenic beauty of these two major cities.Begin your excursion after getting picked up from your hotel at around 04:30 AM in a private car and leave for Dambulla driv...

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Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave temple is also known as the Golden Rock temple is also one of the world heritage city declared by UNESCO. The cave temple is made with a massive granite outcrop. The word ‘Damba’ means rock and ‘Ulla’ means fountain, hence you can see drip of water from the main house. If you have an eye for paintings then you can also see some of the historic paintings which shows the majestic manifestation of the first sermon of Buddha.



Highlights: Don’t forget to visit the Golden temple Buddhist museum which will leave you jaw dropped with its spectacular entrance from the golden mouth of lion like beast.

Location: You can come via Ambepussa and Kurunegala which is approximately 4 hours from Colombo.

Prices: There are no prices charged for the same, however you have to pay  200 LKR for keeping the luggage.
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Sigiriya

A visit to this place will show you a 1600 years old Sigiriya Fortress which was built by King Kasyapa. This massive compound is protected by two moats and three ramparts. It is once known to be the private residence of King Kasyapa. It is 165 km from Sri Lanka. Best time to visit: this area will be early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

 

Highlights: Sigiriya Frescoes are truly beautiful which was hand painted by the king himself depicting celestial nymphs all around the circumference. And on top of these rocks, he built for himself a white palace which stands as an epitome of beauty.

Timing:
Opens daily from 7 AM to 5:30 PM.

Price:  Approximate price starts from $15 to $25

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