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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Kandy – Matale(Hindu Temple) – Sigirya Rock – Dambulla Caves

Negombo - Pinnawala - Kandy - Sigiriya - Dambulla Tour

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Day 1

Negombo / Pinnawala / Kandy

Early morning at 6:30, We leave for Kandy, On the route we stop at a Pineapple garden, after this visit we proceed to the Elephant Orphange in Pinnawala. Around 9:15 start the feeding time, The Baby Elephants getting their milk, Around 10:00 the Elephants going for a bath in the river. we proceed to the Elephant riding place, there you can ride on a Elephant through the jungle. After this visit we proceed to Kandy, We will visit a spice and herbal garden. After that visit we going to the Botanical garden, make a visit to the Kandy Temple, Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, we visit the gem museum, see a batic factory, silk factory. then we go to the Thi Lanka hotel take a shower and refreshment and around 5:30 we start for the kandy culture dancers, (According to legend, the Indian shamans came to the island upon the request of a king who was suffering from a mysterious illness. The king was said to be suffering from recurring dream in which a leopard directing its longue towards the king. Which is believed as a black magic of "Kuweni" the first wife of the king "Vijaya". After the performance of the Kohomba Kankariya the illness vanished, and many natives adopted the dance.) this performance will take around one and half hour after that we go back to the hotel and take the dinner.

Day 2

Kandy / Sigiriya / Dambulla

After breakfast we leaving for Sigiriya, on the way we wil stop at the Hindu Temple in Matala.We drive to Sigiriya, Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin, We start climbing the rock. after we are back from the top of the rock, We proceed to Dambulla, see the Sri Lanka’s biggest vegetables market in Dambulla, site seeing through the City, and proceed to the Dambulla Caves. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses. After this visit we go back to the Hotel.

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