(In Kandy | Dambulla Cave Temple)

After breakfast, check out and leave for Kandy. En-route we pass by the Dambulla Cave Temple, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m (520 ft) over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of god and goddess. The latter four include two statues of Hindu gods, Vishnu and Ganesh. The murals cover an area of 2,100 m². Depictions in the walls of the caves include Buddha’s temptation by demon Mara and Buddha’s first sermon. This cave also holds another history of being the hideout of King Valagamba of the 01st Century B.C who fled from Anuradhapura (The capital city) due to an invasion from South India.
Post lunch return back to Kandy – The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a world heritage site. On the way take outside view of Sigiriya Rock Fortress, A UNESCO World Heritage Site (Entrance fee not included)