Destination : Dambulla - Drive : Approximately 4 Hour (129km)
The tour begins by leaving for Dambulla to explore the famous Golden Rock cave temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Recognised as a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, a vast isolated rock mass with its five caverns is the largest best preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka.
The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 sq. metres) are of particular importance as are the 157 statues including a 47 foot long statue of the recumbent Buddha.
Destination : Sigiriya - Drive : Approximately ½ Hour (25 km)
Afterward leave for Sigiriya. Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya - a 5th Century "Fortress in the Sky". Built by King Kassapa the fortress was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years. The lion rock (A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion’s Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit. See the famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall.
Destination : Habarana - Drive : Approximately ½ Hours (25 km)
After the climb, head for Habarana, a silent peaceful village with fine accommodation options which are located facing green topographies of the village. Check in at your hotel on arrival, and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Habarana.