Dambulla, a huge town in Sri Lanka is popular for its rock cave temple which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. This iconic temple also known as Golden Temple of Dambulla has just out of this world architecture. It is a signature tourist spot of Sri Lanka. The paintings, wall murals and statues related to Lord Buddha which you’ll find in this cave complex here are simply amazing. You can book a day tour to Dambulla and Sigiriya and visit the ancient past of Sri Lanka. As a matter of fact, the Sigiriya Museum is one of the most noted Archaeological sites in Asia. You’ll get a close glimpse of the 5th century architecture, urban planning and gardening techniques here. So, if you like to delve into past this tour is for you.
Sigiriya is basically a paradise island and if you like to have an aerial view of this outstandingly beautiful place you can book an airplane ride which takes about 20- minutes and covers places such as Dambulla, Sigiriya Rock, Habarana, Giritale and Gal Oya. The monotony and boredom of routine life is taken away once you book an aerial trip of Sigiriya. Another amazing tour which you can book is a day tour to Mihintale and Anuradhapura. It is one of the oldest and most sacred sites in Sri Lanka. If the past intrigues you, the glimpse of these ruins will totally amaze you.
Mihintale is a holy peak. It is actually the meeting spot of King Devanampiyatissa and Mahindra. Just make sure that you book these tours well in advance so that you do not have to cut a sorry figure during the peak tourist season. These tour packages besides being informative are a lot of fun. So, go ahead book your Dambulla Tour Package and enjoy a wonderful Sri Lankan vacation.
About the Activity:Travel from Colombo to Sigiriya on a 30 min luxury air charter
over the lush green mountains and tiered paddy lands of Sri Lanka.At 7500 feet up in the sky, the land below is picture-perfect. The majestic Mahaweli River flows calmly alongside lush gre...
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.
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 from7 AM to 5:30 PM.