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DAY MINNERIYA / SIGIRIYA

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Program
  • Pick up from hotel & proceed to Sigiriya
  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Lunch at Local restaurant near Sigiriya
  • Visit Minneriya National park in Jeep Safari
  • Drop at hotel
Highlights

Rock Fortress of Sigiriya
The remains of Sigiriya constructed by King Kasapa I (477-495 AD) whom the Mahavansa introduces as a patricide lie five miles off. Inamaluwa on the Dambulla-Habarana Road. On the west of the rock are ponds, the remains of summer palaces and other structures, and the first part of the ancient road, which led to the summit Ramparts. In the past the entire western face of the rock had been covered with plaster and painted upon, but only those paintings in two sheltered pockets now survive. The last lap of the ancient path to the summit had been through the mouth of a lion, but at present only parts of the lion’s legs and some of the lime stone steps from inside the lion’s mouth survives.

Minneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.[1] The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka.  

Includes

  • Transportation in an A/C vehicle
  • Service of an English or German speaking professional guide
  • All Government Taxes
  • Jeep Cost for Safari
  • Entrance fees
Does Not Include
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Camera permits

Amenities

All Government Taxes
English or German speaking professional Guide
Entrance fees
Jeep Cost for Safari
Lunch
Parking
Transportation in an A/C vehicle
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