Discover Sri Lanka for 3 DAYS/2NIGHTS - Tour Code -1001
Explore the beautiful island within a matter of days.Our most sacred destinations will blow your mind away like never before.Spend three whole days visiting sites such as Pinnawala, Sigiriya, Dambulla and of course the Colombo city where you can shop endlessly.Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla where you will next visit the Cave Temple.Later you will be taken to tour and shop around the busy Colombo city before you head home.
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty-five-acre coconut property beside the Maha Oya river at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection towards the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. In most of these cases the mother had either died by natural cause or been killed. In some instances the baby would have been found fallen into pits or in others the mother would have fallen in and died.
Second destination of the tour– Sigiriya an ancient Capital in Sri LankaThe most significant feature of the Rock would have been the Lion staircase leading to the palace garden on the summit. Based on the ideas described in some of the graffiti, this Lion staircase could be visualized as a gigantic figure towering majestically against the granite cliff, facing north, bright colored, and awe-inspiring. The open mouth of the Lion led to a covered staircase built of bricks and timber and a tiled roof. All that remains now are the two colossal paws and a mass of brick masonry that surround the ancient limestone steps and the cuts and groves on the rock face give an idea of the size and shape of the lion figure.
Though traces of plaster and pigments remain all over this area, there are only two pockets of paintings surviving in the depressions of the rock face, about 100 meters above the ground level. These paintings represent the earliest surviving examples of a Sri Lanka school of classical realism, already fully evolved by the 5th century, when these paintings had been made. Earlier the Sigiri style had been considered as belonging to the Central Indian school of Ajanta, but later considered as specifically different from the Ajanta paintings. The ladies depicted in the paintings have been variously identified as Apsaras (heavenly maidens), as ladies of Kasyapa’s court and as Lightening Princesses and Cloud Damsels.
Dambulla is a small town located 19 km from Sigiriya on the Sigiriya-Kandy road. Dambulla has over 80 caves in the surroundings and some of them have been used by the monks as meditation locations. A major attraction is the Dambulla Rock Temple consisting of five cave temples dating back to the 1st century BC. The temples contain many statues and paintings. The Hindu statues are believed to be of the 12 century AD and the latest paintings are of the late 18-century
(Independence square, Gangarama Temple, City Center/Liberty Plaza/ODEL/ Galle Face)
Colombo is the largest city and former capital of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, the capital. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life, colonial buildings, and ruins with a city population of 647,100. The Colombo Metropolitan Region, defined by the districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara, has an estimated population of 5,648,000, and covers an area of 3,694.20 km².