Explore Dambulla’s cave temple which has a rock ceiling with a sweep of colorful frescoes, some of which dates back to over 2,000 years and
situated in a rock overlooking the Valley and offering a panoramic view. The families of monkeys that inhabit the place enhance the attraction.The five caves of the site are one of the most ancient sacred places of Sri Lanka.It contains more than 150 statues of Buddha and different important characters of Sinhalese history. Visit the nearby Sigiriya Rock Fortress, built in the 5th century by King Kasyapa. The walk to the summit brings history alive in an adventurous fashion which appeals to people of all ages. In the 5th century BC, led by the desire of power the prince “Kasyapa” killed his father for access to the throne. He built his palace in top of the rock to escape revenge of his half-brother. The rock is famous for its gardens, damselflies of Sigiriya (paintings) and the ruins of the palace at the top of Rock. We also recommend a visit to the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.Which were Sri Lanka’s first royal capitals.
we spend much time to feel golden sandy beach spirit at pasikuda and continue the journey to Kandy. In the evening visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. This temple, the most important temple for the Buddhists all over the world, was built in the 16th century BC only to house the sacred tooth. The temple has decorative walls, a golden roof and fine woodwork. Religious services (pooja) with traditional music and drumming are held daily at dawn, mid-day and in the evening where guests can participate. Visit a gem museum and see how precious gems are cut, polished and set into intricate pieces of jewellery.Kandy's age-old Botanical gardens, with its orchid collection and formally laid-out trees, is also a delight.
Then your journey to the central highlands with its tea-covered hills, gushing waterfalls, and uplifting scenery. Spend a morning in Nuwara Eliya which was made into a summer retreat by the British in the early 1800s. Much of its colonial character still remains. Take a walk along the leafy byroads lined with tall pine trees and Victorian-style houses complete with gabled roofs, and large gardens with neatly-clipped lawns and colourful flower beds. Play golf at the century-old Nuwara Eliya Golf Club with its tight fairways and testing greens. Horton Plains, an undulating 2000m high plateau 28km south of Nuwara Eliya, is also a popular day's excursion. The grassy plains, which are interspersed with small patches of forest, are home to leopards, sambur, deer, bear, monkeys and a rich array of birds.