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Sigiriya

Sigiriya
This world Heritage Sigiriya is one of the major attractions ,situated in matale District near to dambulla.the most impressive facets of this unique complex ara mirror wll,Water garden,the frescoes of beautiful maidens,this fortress built by king kashayapa,the lion rock is citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle. The old stairway to the top led through the mouth of a crouching lio but today only the huge paws remain giving an indication of the massive proportion of the head.remains of the handsome royal citadel are on the summit and several caves for meditaion and baths are complete the unique site

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura
Is located in the north centaral part of the Island,it was the firast capital in the Sri lanaka,many places of historical and archeological interest could be visited.Sri mahabodhi(Scared Bo tree)it is over 2200 years old and it is the oldest historically documented tree in the world.the Barzen place with 1600 significant stone coloms,the Ruwanweli mahaseya its originally depicted the perfect water bubble shape,Samadhi Buddha is one of the most famouse statue,kuttam pokuna(twin ponds),Isurumuniya temple,thuparama Dageba it enhrines a relic of loard buddha.

Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa
This world heritage site is the second capital of sri lanka,can see the ruins of the royal palace.there are also ruins of famous places of worship such as the shiva temple,The lankathilaka,the watadageya,the galpotha,the iri vehera and the remains of a former temple of the tooth.and the Parakrama samudra tank built by king parakramabahu the grate

Dambulla cave temple

Dambulla
Dambulla temple situated by the main road which runs up through Damblla and anuradhapura.it is 68 km from kandy.and 2 Km to the Dambulla city.and 24 Km to sigiriya rock fortress.
Dambulla rock temple sinhalese people called as Dambulla rock and the “Rangiri dambulu viharaya”(Golden rock temple had been first constructed during the rain of king valagamba this cave monastery with the five sanvtuaries is the largest best preserved cave temple complex in sri lanka.within this five caves is housed a collection of 157 valuable images of the budda and bodhisatta etc. inside the caves the rock surface,ceilingand side walls are covered with painting executed with indigenous traditionl color schema to an extent of about 22000 square feet.

Galle

Galle
Galle is the big unmissable destination in the south.its wonderful collection of dutch-colonial buildings a
town of great beauty build by Dutch beginning in 1663,that surrounded by three sides by the ocean.

The seaside town of Galle is 116 Km away from Colombo by road or rail, down the south coast of Sri Lanka. Both routes are picturesque, following the coastline closely for much of the way. Today’s town has grown greatly and spreads into the surroundings but the Fort is the slowbeating heart of Galle‘s history. The walled city has stood since the early sixteenth century.

Kandy

Kandy
Kandy is the last royal capital in sri lanka and major tourist destination. this lovely extotic hill capital is a one of the unesco world heritage site. Heart of the Sri Lanka called temple of the tooth and many other temples situated Kandy and called cultural capital in Sri Lanka. Only 115Km from Colombo to Kandy.

Temple of the tooth

Place for present-day buddhists because of the famous temple of the tooth, the temple house of Sri Lank’s most sacres religious the tooth of the buddha,hidden beneathsix caskets of diminishing size and it attracts a steady stream o visitors throughouts the year.

Kandy Esala Perahara

Kandy Esala Perahara
The highlight of the ity’s calender is the Esala perahara, when a replica of the casket enclosing the tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers,drammers and approximately 100 elephants.

Pinnawala

Pinnawala
Pinnawala situated in Kegalle district near to Rambukkana. about 90 km from the colombo towards kandy. pinnawala is the home to more than 100 elephant orphans.this is the most popular elephant attraction with tourist because nowhere else,expect at the splendid “Kandy Esala Perahara” will you see many elephants at such close quarters.
the orphanage is open from 0830h to 1745h vistors can interact with the elephants during the regulated bathing time and feeding time. the baby elephant gulp doen several huge bottles of milk fed to them by their mahout,and then its off to the river for a bath.

Visitors are completely enamoured at feeding time when the younger babies are bottle fed with enormous amounts of infant formula.which they guzzle down in a few seconds.visitors can watch them feeding at 0915h 1315h and 1700h.
0830h open to visitors
0915h bottle feeding
1000h Herd leaving to the river
1200h return from the river
1315h bottle feeding
1400h Herd leaving to the river
1600h return from the river
1700h bottle feeding
1730h closing ticket counter
1800h close to public

Mihinthale

Mihintale
A little away from anuradhapura,this clad mountain is most significance to buddists because it was the place where buddhism was introduced to sri lanka in the 3rd century BC. that interesting place have the 1840 ancient granite steps,dageba ,the relichouse and monks efactory,meditstionrock,caves and ponds.the climb to the summit is also interesting from a scenic aspect for stunning views of the surronding countryside.

Colombo

Colombo
Colombo is the commercial capital of the sri lanka.it comes in to prominence after the portuguese colonialists first built a fort here in the 16th century.today it presents a fascinating mix of cultures and ethnioties evident by the many churches,kovils,mosques and templs,the bustling bazaars of pettah and past city landmark like the town hall and the old parliment buildings, and the sea front promenade of galleface is the colourful diversity of the bustling city.

Jaffna

Jaffna
Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.Jaffna has it all, friendly people, a rich culture, salubrious climate and a picturesque environment go to make it a veritable traveler’s paradise. Now that the guns have fallen silent and peace is in sight, domestic tourism in this long forgotten northern retreat is gradually catching on. After almost 20 years, travelers now can reach Jaffna either by land or air.