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Day Tour from Dambulla to Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa

If you get this tour with us no need rent bicycle we have special licence for going to inside city with our personal vehicle. So do you get our best service we are ready to give you unforgettable tour for you.

on the way from Sigiriya to polonnaruwa we can show you maybe wild elephant in jungle and some animals. We have very good knowledge about this area.

per adult from

$53

AUD

Duration

8 to 30 minutes

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Paper Only

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • TUK TUK driving Lesson
    What's excluded :
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central Province

    Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka.

    Sigiriya Citadel Rock
    Sigiriya Citadel Rock

    The palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level.

    Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles.

    Its view astonishes the visitors with the unique harmony between the nature and human imagination.

    The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains.

    The surrounding territories of Sigiriya were inhibited for several thousand years.

    Since 3th century BC the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery. In the second half of the 5th century king Kasyapa decided to construct a royal residence here.

    After his death Sigiriya again became a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century, when it was abandoned.

    Sigiriya Lion Claws
    Sigiriya Lion Claws

    The main entrance is located in the northern side of the rock.

    It was designed in the form of a huge stone lion, whose feet have survived up to today but the upper parts of the body were destroyed.

    Thanks to this lion the palace was named Sigiriya. The term Sigiriya originates from the word Sihagri, i.e. Lion Rock.

    Sigiriya Fresco
    Sweeping Stroke Paintings

    The western wall of Sigiriya was almost entirely covered by frescoes, created during the reign of Kasyapa. Eighteen frescoes have survived to this day.

    The frescoes are depicting nude females and are considered to be either the portraits of Kasyapa’s wives and concubines or priestess performing religious rituals.

    Despite the unknown identity of the females depicted in the frescoes, these unique ancient paintings are celebrating female beauty and have incredible historical significance.

    Sigiriya Mirror Wall
    Sigiriya Mirror Wall

    One of the most striking features of Sigiriya is its Mirror wall.

    In the old days it was polished so thoroughly that the king could see his reflection in it.

    The Mirror wall is painted with inscriptions and poems written by the visitors of Sigiriya.

    The most ancient inscriptions are dated from the 8th century.

    These inscriptions are proving that Sigiriya was a tourist destination more than a thousand years ago. Today, painting on the wall is strictly prohibited.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province

    Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 1993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.

    Kings ruled the central plains of Sri Lanka from Polonnaruwa 800 years ago, when it was a thriving commercial and religious centre. The glories of that age can be found in the archaeological treasures that still give a pretty good idea of how the city looked in its heyday. You'll find the archaeological park a delight to explore, with hundreds of ancient structures – tombs and temples, statues and stupas – in a compact core. The Quadrangle alone is worth the trip.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Dambulla, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We are pickup from any where in Dambulla.Airports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Travel with krishan

Activity ID: V-190704P1

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