A Glimpse into Paradise
A brief experience in unwinding the secrets of a paradise called “Sri Lanka”
Come and explore some of Sri Lanka’s ancient history by visiting Sigiriya, a rock kingdom belonging to King Kasyapa from the 5th century! As you continue to dive into Buddhist history at the Temple of the Tooth Relic, you will find yourself in awe of Sri Lanka’s rich history and wanting to explore the island further. As we finalize our tour in the forts of Galle, an interesting cross between European architecture mixed with Southern Asian culture can be observed throughout the beautiful city! We hope you join us on this tranquil, yet immersive tour!
Day 01 | Airport - Colombo
Day 02 | Days Highlight - Drive to the Cultural Triangle Dambulla
Breakfast at hotel
Leave for Dambulla and check in to hotel.
Afternoon leave for Sigiriya.The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site - Sigiriya - doesn't only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws' – overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below - to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock – resembling the mythological 'City of Gods' - is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent 'mirror wall' embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries. Return to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure Overnight at selected hotel
Day 03 | Days Highlights - Dambulla Cave Temple / Spice Garden / Sri Lankan “Kamata Lunch/ Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic
Temple Of The Tooth RelicAfter breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Dambulla. Visit Dambulla Cave Temple. In the city of Dambulla lies a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land, which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting. Note – Moderate walking required Transfer from Dambulla to Matale An agricultural zone in the Central Province, Matale seldom drops off the maps due to its remarkable contribution through flagship crops of the island extending from tea, rubber & vegetables to spices. Spearheading the Rebellion back in 1848, Matale today takes immense pride in its story woven around spices. Stop by the side of a spice garden - into which you will be most welcome - and observe the therapeutic values of spices & processes over a refreshing cup of herbal tea! Or spend sometime idling on the hardened streets if you mean a real town adventure filled with voices and colors. Now you will enjoy a typical Sri Lankan “Kamata Lunch” eat as the Sri Lankan farmers do…. The lunch is served at a village mud hut overlooking the rice fields. We recommend that clients use their fingers typical as the Sri Lankan’s do, though cutlery is an option. After Lunch transfer to Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka. Kandy - Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Drive towards Victoria Golf Course, undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in the world for a sweep blended with class and style. Or walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. Fine tube your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka. Check in to selected hotel Overnight at selected hotel
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