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Polonnaruwa – Wildlife Safari Minneriya National Park – Sigiriya Rock – Dambulla Caves.
Negombo - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya - Dambulla Tours
Negombo / Polonnaruwa / GiritaleWe will start around 7:00 from your hotel and we drive direct to Polonnaruwa, The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. Sri Lanka's medieval capital (11th - 12th Century AD) is a well-preserved city of ancient dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statues. The majestic King's Council Chamber, the Lotus Bath, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, the Gal Viharaya (rock temple) and the statue of one of Polonnaruwa's great kings, Parakramabahu, are a few of this capital's memorable sights. After we visit Polonnaruwa we drive to the Minneriya National Park and start a Wildlife Safari, After the Safari we drive back to Giritale where we stay in the Giritale Hotel.
Giritale / Sigiriya / DambullaAfter breakfast we leaving for Sigiriya, 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 and you like it you can take a ride on a Elephant, after that After this visit 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 we visit Dambulla we go back to the Hotel.
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