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Anuradhapura - Sigiriya - Dambulla Day Trip

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was the third capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

Sigiriya 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 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion.

Dambulla is a large city, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy.


Itinerary

  • Pick up from Kandy Hotel and transfer to Anuradhapura - Approximately 3 1/2 hours drive
  • Explore the most important ancient capitol of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. An UNESCO world heritage site once powerhouse of Sri Lankan ancient kingdoms, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant
  • Transfer to Dambulla – 1 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, this complex dates from the third and second centuries BC
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNSCO world heritage site now and was the palace and pleasure garden of King Kassapa
  • Transfer to Kandy – 2 hours drive approximately

for a car or minivan (maximum 6 passengers)

US$ 205


for a mini coach (maximum 10 passengers)

US$ 211


We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Kandy - Anuradhapura - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy transfers in an air conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver
  • All Taxes

The above rates does not include the followings, you may purchase them on your own if required. Our chauffeur will help you in the process,

  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
  • Meals or refreshments
  • Specialist guide’s fee

Places of visit during this trip

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Anuradhapura ancient city
  • Dambulla Cave Temple