• Thomas Tours

  • Pinnawela – Kandy – Dambula – Sigiriya – Polonaruwa

    Day 1 – The Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela is our first destination. This institution was established in 1975, to give injured or orphaned elephants a chance of survival. The visit here will be unforgettable!

    Following you are going to Kandy and visit first the Botanical Garden, an extensive and very interesting park with a variety of unusual plants in the middle of Kandy, as well the famous Temple of the Tooth.
    Kandy is a university town and former and last royal city. With its location on an artificial lake, near the Mahaweli River and the middle of the tropical wooded hills of Kandy is considered the most beautiful city in Sri Lanka. As a center of Buddhism, the arts and crafts, either the culture is Kandy a place where you like to return.Am späten Afternoon you have city tour of Kandy and before dinner enjoy the traditional cultural dance from Sri Lanka.

    Overnight stay in Kandy

    Day 2: be fit and climb.
    First we will visit the cave temple from Dambulla. Dambulla is a huge, isolated rock with an area of about 150m high with a circumference of 1.5 km! The famous cave temple located in this rock, goes back to the first century before Christ’s. The caves (five totals) served as the king Walagamba refuge during his 14-year exile. When he returned to the throne, he built the greatest temple of the island. In the first cave there is an approximately 14m long stone-carved Buddha. Frescoes on the ceiling date from the 14th to18th Century. In the second (and largest) cavity are 150 life-size statues of the Buddhist religion and the Buddha himself. Again, ceiling frescoes found that describe the life of Buddha.

    A short rest and break for you, while we bring you to the famous 8.Wonder of the World – the LION Rock from Sigiriya-.

    The former fortress of King Kashyapa in the 5th Century, is probably the most fantastic combination of nature and culture, you meet during this trip. You can expect an exciting and somewhat exhausting climb the Sigiriya Lion Rock.
    The “Lion Rock” (so called because a huge lion statue guards the entrance to Fort) stands as a 150m high monolith in the landscape and offers a unique panoramic view over the beautiful landscape around. Not for nothing that King Kashyapa came here, could he look his enemy from here for miles …; on the plateau was once a fortress complete, from which still you can see the floor plans, as well a swimming pool and gardens. On the way up you pass the famous “Cloud Damsels” historical, erotic paintings.

    After successful return it is possible, before we go to the hotel, to take a lunch break and a short rest to gather new strength.

    Overnight stay in Dambula or Sigiriya

    On Day 3 it goes to Polonaruwa, the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka. During a walking tour you have the opportunity to explore the wealth of ruins (including the royal palace). Buddha statues and the reservoir of “Parakrama Samudraya” show impressively the former architecture.

    Then it’s back to your hotel.

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