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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Kandy – Matale(Hindu Temple) – Sigiriya Rock – Pollonaruwa – Dambulla Caves.

Negombo - Pinnawala - Kandy - Sigiriya - Pollonaruwa - 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 we visit Pinnawala we proceed to Kandy, The name Kandy is derived from the Sinhalese. (The Portuguese shortened this to "Candea", using the name for both the kingdom and its capital Senkadagalapura. In Sinhala, Kandy is called Maha Nuvara, meaning "Great City" or "Capital", although this is most often shortened to Nuvara). We will visit a spice and herbal garden. After this visit we proceed 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. Witness a Kandyan Dance Performance by night. We stay the night in Kandy at the ThiLanka Hotel.

Day 2

Kandy / Sigiriya / Minneriya / Giritale

After breakfast we proceed to Sigiriya, Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin,on route we will stop by a big Hindu temple in Matala, we will visit a spice and herbal garden, when we arrived in Sigiriya we wil start the climb to the top of the rock. After this climb you can do a Elephant Safari, riding on a Elephant through the jungle. After we visit Sigiriya we proceed to Minneriya and start the wild life safari in the Minneriya National Park, we drive back to Giritale where we stay in the Giritale Hotel.

Day 3

Giritale / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla

After breakfast we leaving for 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 our visit in Polonnaruwa we drive to a wood carving factory, After this visit we proceed to Dambulla. In Dambulla we visit 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 the Dambulla Caves we proceed back to the Hotel.

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