Visit beautiful Minneriya National Park with its famous and breathtaking Sigiriya Rock Fortress, maybe the most beautiful gem of Sri Lanka! Another must-see site to visit is the sacred Golden Cave Temple Dambulla.
Minneriya National Park: This national park is located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The snowy forest encompasses the ponds and contains many animals, but activity watching is usually inadequate – except for the fantastic periodic members of monsters (Elephant). The ‘gathering’ occurs in Minneriya during the month of September and October, when more than 300 monsters come together on the bed of Minneriya
Golden Cave Temple Dambulla: cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is located 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area.Lee mas
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove their shoes and hats. Shoulders and knees should also be covered
A moderate amount of walking is involved
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
The duration of the transfers is approximate and will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) hight.
According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kashyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock, he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure — Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Sinhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City).
The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best-preserved examples of ancient urban planning.