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3 Day Tour Sigiriya & Kandy & Ella

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Day 1: Negombo- Sigiriya

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Main Road, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
The rock has long attracted settlers. A community of reclusive monks lived in the caves around the base of the rock as far back as the 3rd century BC, though it was not until the 5th century AD that Sigiriya rose to sudden and spectacular prominence in Sri Lankan affairs. The patricidal King Kassapa chose the almost inaccessible summit as the unlikely setting for his new royal palace, a courtly paradise of elegant pavilions set amid gardens and pools. The rock was transformed into an immense recumbent lion by the addition of a brick-built head and foreparts, of which only the artfully sculpted paws remain. The impact of the Lion Rock, as it is called, must have been awesome since even its remnants beggar belief. Kassapa’s palace in the clouds lasted just 18 years, though its remains have drawn visitors ever since.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Kandy - Jaffna Highway, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
Dambulla Rock Cave Temple (UNESCO world heritage site) can be reached by coming from Kandy(68km) along A9 road which runs up through Dambulla and Anuradhapura, or direct from Colombo. Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level, the Dambulugala raises as a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla. It is home to the World’s most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around the 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century, thus forming an unbroken line of history and painting styles of Sri Lanka through 2500 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 Star Hotel In Sigiriya

Day 2: Sigiriya- Kandy

Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
Situated in the Hill capital Kandy. Visit to this garden will provide spectacles at extraordinary beauty and absorbing interest for any nature lover and casual visitor.Kandy this garden dates from 14th century reign of king Vikrama Bahu III. Peradeniya is well know for it's large variety of plants ornaments, useful machine and other creepers that produce the special spices at Sri Lanka. The great lawns highlight huge tropical trees and variety at bamboo can be found in one place.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Kandy City Center, Kand, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Kandy City Centre is Kandy's only big commercial mall. The mall looks pretty neat on the inside, better than Colombo's Majestic City or Crescat anyway, and it's got a lot of branded stores.

The entrance of the mall from Dalada Veediya is interesting given that you'd never guess it was a posh mall if you were passing by. It's disguised as a wide cottage-like building on this side, blending in with Kandy city's old architecture. Walk in and you're met with these three elephants, randomly standing guard next to the metal detector, before you enter the ground floor of the mall.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star Hotel in Kandy

Day 3: From Kandy To Ella By Train

Stop At: Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Gotuwala, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
This bridge was constructed by connecting two big mountains in a marvelous way which was found in the process of constructing Badulla Colombo railway. His bridge is 300 feet in length, 25 feet in width and 80- 100 feet in height. This marvelous construction can be reached by travelling 2 km on Gotuwala road starting from Halpe Textile center in Badulla, Bandarawela road.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ravana Ella Falls, Ella-Wellawaya Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
The Ravana Ella, Sri Lanka has its roots connected to the times of the famous eastern epic, Ramayana and it has been named after the brawny daemon ruler of Lanka, Ravana. It is said that after kidnapping Sita, Ravana had hidden her at the caves behind this waterfall when Shri Rama was drawing close to Lanka with his army to rescue her. The cave came to be known as Ravana Ella cave. The place was then a thick afforested region in the midst of wilderness. Rama’s queen is believed to have wandered around here while she was confined. She also bathed in a pool that accumulated its eddying water from these Ravana Falls.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: No Accommodation
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