Kingdom of Sigiriya
Kingdom of Sigiriya
Sigiriya and Dambulla have been nominated as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES and once Sigiriya was nominated as the 8th Wonder of the World. Dambulla golden temple. Visiting Sigiriya during Dambulla-Sigiriya day tour – The ancient city of SIGIRIYA is a premier eco-tourism destination in Sri Lanka which was designated a cultural World Heritage Site in 1982. It is also proposed that the site should be named the eighth wonder of the world, indicating it is in the same league as other international wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Ancient Pyramids.
Kingdom of Sigiriya
- 1.Sigiriya Rock Fortress “Lion Rock," Sigiriya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- 2.views of the surrounding landscapes and a chance to explore the ancient palace ruins.
- 3.frescoes depict beautiful and mysterious maidens.
- 4.symmetrical pools, fountains, and canals showcase the engineering and horticultural skills of the time.
- 5.Royal gardens at the base of Sigiriya are a marvel of ancient landscaping.
Kingdom of Sigiriya
Arrival at Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge, and Take from Colombo airport to transfer to Sigiriya. The history of Sigiriya is a long story. The rock came into being as a result of a rivalry between two brothers. The great rock fortress, Sigiriya was built by the King Kashyapa. King Kashyapa made this great place to protect himself from his brother King Mogallana. The Sigiriya rock is entwined with a tragic event. The heir to the throne had been King Mogallana, but King Kashyapa had taken power by force. King Kashyapa was afraid that his brother would come back again to take back his right to the throne. Therefore, to protect himself, he built this rock fortress. He did not want any invasion to happen by his brother. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres highThe technology that has been used in creating the fort is excellent. However, Moggallana was able to defeat Kashyapa, and after that, the rock fortress was destroyed. Earlier it used to be a Buddhist monastery, and after the palace was destroyed, it became a Buddhist monastery once again. Sigiriya was discovered later in 1831 by Europeans. A major of the British army, Jonathan Forbes discovered Sigiriya on his way from Polonnaruwa. Many historians and archaeologists started excavating this rock fortress, and it is through the excavations that all the glory of the rock was discovered Overnight Stay at hotel Habarana
plan for Activities :
•Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Dambulla
•Visit Dambulla cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site which Lord Buddha’s life is painted on the walls of the cave which is believed to be done during the 2nd century.
•After Lunch transfer to Sigiriya
•Sigiriya Rock Fortress built by King Kashayapa as his palace during the 5th Century, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
•Next day Morning Minneriaya wild life sanctuary National park
• overnights Stay at Habarana
Transfer to Colombo – Approximately 5-6 hours drive
Next Day early Morning leave to Morning Minneriaya wild life sanctuary National park Half day Tour safari in side the park after Leave Back Colombo Transfer to airport Colombo ( according to your flight Schedule to Colombo )
Plan for Activities :
• Colombo Air port
• All the place visit according to your flight Schedule
• Tour End
Kingdom of Sigiriya
Include This Tour
- • Accommodation for 01 Nights
- • Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
- • English speaking chauffeur guide
- • Food Breakfast Only
- • All parking and highway charge where applicable All taxes
- • Bottled water
- • Airport pickup and drop-off
Not include This Tour
- •Tickets for various activities, such as: Massage & Spa, tickets to gardens, orphanage, boat rides, Safaris, laundry, trips mini bar, shopping lists etc.,
- •Any phone calls made locally or internationally. If you prefer calling us it will be free of charge and for others hotel will charge.
- •Price list for entrance tickets per 1 person (does not include in the tour cost)
Kingdom of Sigiriya
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