Reach the ancient royal fortress of Sigiriya, Lion Rock, one of the most spectacular sites on the island. Walk through the royal gardens and follow the central path leading up to the stairs of the imposing ochre-colored rock. Start the ascent, and halfway, contemplate the famous gallery of Sigiriya. Then reach the platform suspended on the side of the cliff, famous for its huge lion’s paws. Once you reach the summit, discover the ruins of the old palace and enjoy an exceptional panorama of the surroundings, over 370 meters high.
The city is one of the most important historical and cultural sites in Sri Lanka and is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is home to many ancient monuments and ruins, including the Abhayagiri Dagoba, Jetavanaramaya, and the Ruwanwelisaya & sacred tree “Sri Maha Bodhi. Overall, Anuradhapura is a must-see destination for anyone interested in history, culture, and architecture.
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the central part of Sri Lanka. It is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the country and is renowned for its beautiful and intricate cave paintings and statues.
Herbal and Spice Garden
The “spice gardens” should not be confused with spice plantations. These gardens are better described as “show gardens” with a primary focus on retailing indigenous Ayurveda medicine and small quantities of a variety of spices. The Ayurveda oils and medicines are derived from a mixture of the spices and herbs which are grown locally.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. The temple of the tooth is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple and the relic.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of the most alluring places in Sri Lanka for the wildlife enthusiast out there. Visit these gentle giants as they indulge in a playful bath by the river.