- Trip Outline
Discover the ruins of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the second Kingdom of Sri Lanka, and explore the wondrous Sigiriya Rock fortress. This tour will give you an opportunity to dig into the history of these magnificent UNESCO world heritage sites.
First of all, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Dambulla, Sigiriya or Habarana and driven to Polonnaruwa, before arriving at Polonnaruwa ancient city to discover the ruins.
Polonnaruwa is the ancient heart of Sri Lanka and an important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th-century ruins and impressive stone culture. Although nearly 1,000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura – Sri Lanka’s first capital – and generally in better repair. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easier to follow.
Afterwards, you will arrive at a local restaurant for lunch, before exploring the wondrous Rock Fortress of Sigirya. This place is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrub-land, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden. In the 5th century, King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka’s history.
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- Ruins of the Second Kingdom of Sri Lanka
- See the Sigiriya Rock fortress
- Witness the Golden cate temple of Dambulla
- Professional English/German-speaking guide during the sightseeing
- Tasty lunch included
- Accommodation on Double sharing basis 4-star hotel
- 1 breakfast and 1 dinner
- Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver-guide.
- Entrance fees for the following site.
- Sigiriya rock fortress
- Dambulla cave temple
- Polonnaruwa historical site
- Spice garden
- Safari Minneriya national park
- Meeting arrangements at the airport on arrival and departure.
- All government taxes
- Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
- Video and Camera permits.
- Any meals not specified, throughout the tour
- Any other services not specified
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Time : 7:00 am
COLOMBO / DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA
Meet & greet by “Seerendipity Tours” Representatives and proceed to hotel in Sigiriya. En-route visits,
GOLDEN CAVE TEMPLE DAMBULLA
In the 1st century BC, a king of Anuradhapura fled the city due to a South Indian invasion and took refuge in the caves of Dambulla. On recapturing Anuradhapura after 13 years, the king converted the caves into the monastery and gifted it to the Buddhist monks.
A Prince of the 5th century who committed patricide made the rock of Sigiriya his hideout in order to stay away from his half-brother who sought vengeance. This prince Kasyappa by name, not only fortified his stronghold but also added to it artistic beauty (declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO).
Overnight stay Hotel in Habarana / Sigiriya
Time : 7:00 am
SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / COLOMBO
Breakfast at Hotel and leave for Polonnaruwa historical site, later departure transfer to Colombo,en-route visit,
spice garden and optional safari at Mineriya national park.
Polonnaruwa is the second most historical city of Sri Lanka. It was made the capital of Sri Lanka after Anuradhapura. Ruins in Anuradhapura are much older than the ruins in Polonnaruwa, therefore the ruins in Polonnaruwa are in much better conditions than ruins in Anuradhapura.
SAFARI MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK
This will include a Safari tour by jeep with a jungle tracker, where you can see animals in the Jungle, including elephants, Bears, Wild boar, Dear, Buffalo, Monkeys and many other animals if you are lucky, leopards too. Return to Habarana.
Visit a spice garden at Matale where spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early seafaring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.
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