Hikkaduwa – Sigiriya
You will transferred to Sigiriya.In the afternoon climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defense the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways, the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color
Dambulla – Matale – Kandy
After breakfast leave for Dambulla. Visit Dambulla Cave Temple.
Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here.
Kandy – The hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Pinnawala – Colombo
After breakfast visit a Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
Preadeniya Botanical Garden 147 acres in extent: There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. There are lot of endemic plants. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
Afterward procced to Colombo. En route visit a Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Colombo – Airport
Hoping you had a great holiday, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.