Dambulla Golden Rock Cave Temple The construction and modern maintenance of the Dambulla Cave Temple occurred along the following time- rough time-line: 7th to 3rd century BC: Early inhabitants 1st century BC: Paintings and statues 5th century AD: The stupa was built 12th century AD: Addition of the statues of Hindu gods 18th century AD: Most of what we see today 19th century AD: An additional cave and some repainting 20th century AD:UNESCO restoration and lighting165km from away from Colombo72km from Kandy148km from Airport
Believed to be the work of King Nissanka Malla, who wroteall of his workings and commanded all villagers around tocontribute to the Temple from the harvest that they make….
Cave of the Divine King: the first of the Dambulla Caves,the Cave of the Divine King is home to a 14 meter long Buddhastatue carved out of a single rock. Reclining Buddha Statue• There are 3 Buddha Statues• Nirwana Position of Buddha shows the passing away ofBuddha during enlightenment of Buddha.
Cave of the Great Kings: the second of the Dambulla Caves,the Cave of the Great Kings contains 56 statues of theBuddha• There are 62 Buddha Statues• It’s the Biggest cave out of all• There is a miracle water Pot in this cave
Great New MonasteryIn this cave there are 2 statuesof load Buddha protected bymuchulinda (Cobra) from therain while he is meditatingThe third cave, the Maha Alut Vihara, the “GreatNew Monastery” acquired ceiling and wallpaintings in the typical Kandy style during thereign of King Kirti Sri Rajasingha (1747-1782), thefamous Buddhist revivalist. In addition to the 50Buddha statues, there is also a statue of the King.
• Its called as Queens Cave• This cave was made for the queen of King Walagamba• It is said that the valuables of the Queen used to be kept in the Stupa, however was stolen during war.
Sigiriya The Golden Ear of Sigiriya was during King Kasyapa, born to a non- royal lady, wanted to be king even though the rightful heir for the throne was Moggallana, who was younger to him…Most of the structures found in Sigiriya are built by King Kasyapa during his time till Moggallana captured Sri Lanka. • 155 km from the Air port • 180 km from Colombo • 25 km from Dambulla • 100 km away from Kandy
• Sigiriya Frescos was first discovered by Reis Devis in 1831• The Graffiti was discovered by H.C.P. Bell in 1894• Benjamin Rowland was the first to study the painterly technique at Sigiriya which isvery much similar to paintings at Ajanta.• It is one of the important urban planning in the first millennium, with combinesconcepts of symmetry and asymmetry .• water gardens, contain a complex network of underground water distribution system,which provides water to the Royal baths• Covering an area of around 1.6 hectares, the remains of the foundations show that thesummit would have been completely covered with buildings. A pond scooped out ofsolid rock measuring 27m x 21m, looks like a modern rooftop pool. A smooth slab of flatstone, often referred to as the kings stone throne, faces the rising sun.
Gimanhala Restaurant, Dambulla Overview The city of Dambulla is situated in the Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. Major attractions of the city include the largest and best preserved Cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Namal Uyana. Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site near Dhambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site of significant historical importance found in Dambulla, which is located within 3 kilometers of the cave temples providing evidence on presence of indigenous civilisations long before the arrival of Indian influence on the Island nation.
About Gimanhala Reataurant * From Colombo to Dambulla Time Duration around 5Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 148Km * Between 75 – 100 persons can be seated
Hotel Dulyana, Anuradhapura Overview Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World heritage site , lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lankas North central province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the Oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites Of Sri Lanka. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²).
About Hotel Dulyana * From Dambulla To Anuradhapura Time Duration around 3Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 66 Km
Home The newest luxury Hotel Dulyana located in North Central most point of Sri Lanka is only 222 kmdrive from capital city of Colombo , which is owned and managed by ASB Group. You will experience the most picturesque drives in Sri Lanka on your way to Hotel Dulyana fromthe Bandaranayake International Airport , and as you continue further you will come across manyhistorical places of interest and breathtaking sceneries.From the warm greetings and traditional drink presented on your arrival, Hotel Dulyana offers anexclusive hospitality experience of a life time. Our courteous, experienced and qualified staff will extend their assistance and pamper you fromthe time you arrive, till your departure
Dinning Facilities Between 50 – 75 persons can be seated
AccommodationHotel Dulyanacomprises of 28 roomslavish rooms rangingfrom Deluxe rooms andSuite rooms toApartments.Room Facilities- Air conditioning- Bottled water- Coffee Maker/tea Service- Mini bar- Hair Dryer- Cable/Satellite TV- All Local channels- Color TV- Safe deposit boxes, front des
The Royal Lotus, Polonnaruwa Overview The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 AD to reunite the country once more under a local leader .
About The Royal Lotus • From Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa Time Duration around 3Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 101 Km
Home- 54 Stylishly appointed en-suite rooms 3 floors with Baiconies- Air conditioning , Satelite TV & IDD Telephones in all rooms- Mini Bars in all Deluxe rooms on the 3rd Floor- 2 Suites and Private Chalets- One air-conditioned Restaurant and one out door Restaurant- One air-conditioned Bar & pool side Bar- Lobby features and a Juice cafe- Loundry , Room service & Doctor on call available at all times- Ayurvedhic Spa , Jewelry shop and Souvenir shop
Dinning Facilities- Between 75 – 100 persons can be seatedContact DetailsGiritale, PolannaruwaGiritalePhone: 94272246316
Cinnamon Lodge, HabaranaOverviewHabarana is the central access point for Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy; the cultural triangleof Sri Lanka. No matter what a vacation entails; be it exploring the historical and cultural sites orfreeing ones self from mundane activities of life, make Chaaya Village Habarana hotel the destinationto visit.It is the best place to experience the simple village living of Sri-Lanka. Made up of clustered lodges itconsists of 108 well appointed rooms, these spacious rooms have private balconies or verandasoverlooking the lake or the gardens; perfect for relaxation.Infinity swimming pool, Tennis court, Badminton court and the Ayurveda health centre are some ofthe in-house facilities. If guests want to explore the locality, Chaaya Village Habarana has differentexperience packages on offer such as a morning hike in the Ritigala jungle, visiting Kalu Diya Pokunaand Namal Uyana or a bullock cart ride in Hiriwadunna.
About Cinnamon Lodge • From Polonnaruwa To Habarana Time Duration around 1Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 42 Km
Dinning FacilitiesBetween 150 – 200 persons can be seated
Hotel Facilities Hotel Services• Ehala restaurant • 24 hour Room Service• Lotus Restaurant • Laundry Service• Tuskers Bar • Butler Service• Swimming pool • Babysitting on request• Azmaara Spa • Car wash on request• Business Centre • Foreign exchange• Library • Doctor on call• Hotel Organized Excursions • Left luggage services• Chess, Backgammon & Pool • Safety lockers• Tennis & Badminton Court• Butterfly Garden• WiFi available in all public areas
Azmaara SpaThe spa creates an extraordinarily magical atmosphere and the soft, serene music enhances thatalready peaceful ambiance, making you want to linger here as long as possible. Our Spa is uniquewhich bestows you with the most beautiful and comfortable feeling that you always yearn to sensethat gushes forth from the miraculous hands of the therapists.Our treatments are;• Massages• Body Scrubs and Wraps• Manicure and Pedicure• Facials
AccommodationCinnamon Lodge Habarana has 68 superior rooms, 63 deluxe rooms, 2 superior suites and 4 largetwo-bedroom suites on offer; each tastefully decorated and furnished to cater to the most discerningclientele. All rooms are constructed as chalets of two up to eight units each and guests are given achoice to stay on the ground floor or first floor. The rooms are painted with earthy colours anddecorated using mustards, oranges and moss green. Luxurious timber, hardwood and terracottafloors ensure that the rooms have luxury in simplicity.All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with safety deposit box, mini bar, bottled water, writingdesk and stationary, coffee and tea making facilities.The spacious en-suite bathrooms of this luxuriously simplistic hotel are equipped with a hair dryer,and you are also provided with complimentary toiletries for convenience.
Superior Rooms Deluxe Rooms• Air conditioned • Air conditioned• Safety Deposit Box • Safety Deposit Box• Mini bar • Mini bar• Tea and coffee making facilities • Tea and coffee making facilities• Bottled drinking water • Bottled drinking water• Telephone with IDD • Telephone with IDD• Cable TV • Cable TV• Hot and cold running water • DVD player• Weighing scales • Hot and cold running water• Ironing board • Bath tub• Digital alarm clock • Weighing scales• Umbrellas • Ironing board• Shoe shine set • Digital alarm clock• Complimentary Toiletries • Umbrellas• Hair dryer • Shoe shine set• Bathrobes and bedroom slippers • Complimentary Toiletries• Stationery folder • Hair dryer• Verandah • Bathrobes and bedroom slippers• Local newspaper on request • Stationery folder• Choice of pillow from our pillow menu • Verandah • Local newspaper on request • Choice of pillow from our pillow menu
Suites• Air conditioned• Safety Deposit Box• Mini bar• Tea and coffee making facilities• Bottled drinking water• Espresso machine• In built radio• Telephone with IDD• Cable TV• Hot and cold running water• Weighing scales• Ironing board• Digital alarm clock• Umbrellas• Shoe shine set• Complementary Toiletries• Large Jacuzzi• Hair dryer• Bathrobes and bedroom slippers• Stationery folder• Verandah / terrace• Local newspaper on request• Choice of pillow from our pillow menu• Butler service
Hotel Sigiriya , SigiriyaSigiriya is a large stone and ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the centralMatale District of Sri lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network ofgardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya isalso renowned for its ancient paintings which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves ofIndia. It is one of the eight World Heritage Sites Of Sri Lanka. It is also declared byUNESCO as the 8th Wonder of the World.Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain Monastery from about the 5th century BC, with caves preparedand donated by devotees of the Buddhist Sangha. According to the chronicles asMahavamsa the entire complex was built by King Kasyapa (AD 477 – 495), and afterthe kings death, it was used as a Buddhist monastery until 14th century.The Sigiri inscriptions were deciphered by the archaeologist SenarathParanavitharana in his renowned two-volume work, published by Cambridge, SigiriGraffiti and also Story of Sigiriya
About Hotel Sigiriya•From Habarana To Sigiriya Time Duration around 1Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 24 Km
Dinning FacilitiesBetween 50 – 75 persons can be seated
Sigiriya Village, Sigiriya• From Colombo To Sigiriya Time Duration around 5 Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 165 Km
About Sigiriya VillageDinning FacilitiesBetween 50 – 75 persons can be seatedThe hotels main restaurant - located in a central area slightly aloof from the cottages - serves buffet-stylebreakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a la carte dining, while the bar serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Accommodation Sigiriya Village has 100 rooms, individually designed earth-toned cottages, each with a bedroom with exquisite bathroom, and private verandah. Standard and Superior cottages are on offer with or without A/C.
Other Facilities- satellite TV, telephone and mini bar.- Clay-top tennis court- Cycling- Jogging track- Jungle trekking- Bird trail- Kiddies park- Rooms and public areas are WI-FI enabled Ayurvedic Centre Headed by an experienced Ayurvedic Physician, allows guests to experience this indigenous, ancient healing wisdom, which provides the most natural methods of relaxing ones body and mind. All the herbal oils, scrubs, and wraps used for the therapies are prepared using herbs from the hotels own garden Contact Details Sigiriya Village Hotel, P.O Box 1, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Tel / Fax : +94 (0) 662286803-6
Swiss Residence, KandyOverviewKandy is the reputed ancient hill capital of Sri Lanka nearly 105km away from capital ofColombo. It is is the famous city of Sinhalese history, culture, religion and pageantry. TheKandyan Kingdom, the last independent state in Sri Lanka withstood the onslaught of threeinvading European nations for over two centuries.The islanders looked upon the King of Kandy as their King and the city of Kandy as the lastbastion of independent Buddhist thought, which gave spiritual strength and virtue to theKandyan people. Kandy can be explored on foot, with the higher altitude giving it a cool climateconducive to long walks.The city is visually rich with its narrow streets lined with old buildings and crowded withpeople. The Municipal Market has superb displays of fruits, vegetables, textiles and clothing andthe man-made lake provides an attractive focal point in the heart of the city.
About Swiss Residence • From Habarana To Kandy Time Duration around 4 Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 101 KmThe Swiss Residence, KandyLocated 110km from the International Airport & 120km from the capital city - Colombo, TheSwiss Residence in Kandy, is on the steep Bahirwakanda hill. Kandy in general known as ‘KandaUdarata’ (hill country) it is no wonder The Swiss Residence, set on this sharp climb, gains theadvantage for breath taking views and a tingling, refreshing cool evening breeze.
FacilitiesThe Swiss Residence features 40 rooms, ranging from the Royal Suite, Deluxe & StandardRooms.All rooms are designed keeping in mind the cozy, Kandyan hospitality with simple comfort andcreating a homely atmosphere, to make you feel completely at home, away from home.All guest rooms are provided with air conditioning, ceiling fan, windows that open for fresh air,piped music, Cable TV, mini bar,WIFI, tea/coffee making facilities, attached bathrooms with hot& cold water & private balcony.The following amenities are available on request- Baby cot, laundry facilities, etc.- Lounge Bar / Edelweiss Restaurant (150 covers)- Banquet Hall (450 covers) / Conference Hall (60 covers)- Open Air Beer Garden / Shopping Arcade including a Gem Shop- Pool table & other indoor recreations / Swimming Pool- Discotheque ‘Blackout’ / Wireless Internet Access- Safety Deposit boxes / Car Park within the premises- Housekeeping / Launderette
Chaaya Citadel, KandyOverviewLocated approximately 488m above sea level, Kandy is the last Royal capital of Sri Lanka andhome to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Chaaya Citadel Kandy offers a hotel stay thattakes you back in time. The hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city but nearenough to access the cultural marvels that Kandy has to offer. Offering spectacular views of thelush green mountains and the wandering path of the Mahaveli River, Chaaya Citadel Kandyhouses 122 spacious rooms.Chaaya Citadel Kandy offers a variety of activities that would present one with rich insights intothe stories of Kandyan legends and the unique features Kandy has to offer, such as an excursionto the historically and culturally rich temples, visit to a tea factory, a scenic trek in the Knucklesmountain range and a dive in a natural rock pool or even a Kandyan dancing lesson. For thosevisitors who prefer a much laid back vacation the hotel offers a dip in the pool, a round of Golfat the Victoria Golf course or even a relaxing herbal body massage.Be mesmerized by this ancient kingdom, from Chaaya Citadel, Kandy one of the most gracefulKandy hotels.
About Chaaya Citadel, Kandy • From Colombo To Kandy Time Duration around 3 Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 115 Km
Dinning FacilitiesBetween 150 – 200 persons can be seated
Hotel Facilities-Restaurants- Main Buffet Restaurant- Fine Dining- Swimming Pool- Lounge & Bar- Pool Bar- Business Centre- Hotel Organized Excursions- Conference FacilitiesHotel Services- Room Service- Laundry Service- Babysitting Service- Foreign exchange- Safety lockers- Doctor on call- Left luggage service
AccommodationChaaya Citadel Kandy houses 122 rooms spread across two wings of the hotel. 97 Superior roomsare available in the old wing while 22 deluxe rooms and 2 suites are available in the new wing.The rooms of this exceptional Kandy hotel are painted in warm colours and complimented bypieces of furniture crafted by Kandyan Artisans and highlighted with Kandyan tapestries.All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with, Cable TV, a hair drier, a safety deposit box,telephones with IDD facilities, glass shower cubicle, a well-stocked mini-bar, complimentary teaand coffee making facilities and toiletries. Moreover the hotel offers wake-up service. The deluxerooms have the additional amenities such as a DVD player, bathrobes and bathroom slippers.
Suites Deluxe Rooms• Mini bar • Mini bar• Cable TV • Cable TV• DVD player • DVD player• Large bath • Large bath• Shower cubical • Shower cubical• Telephone with IDD • Telephone with IDD• Tea and coffee making facilities • Tea and coffee making facilities• Bathrobes and bathroom slippers • Bathrobes and bathroom slippers• Complimentary toiletries(wider range) • Complimentary toiletries(wider range)• Bath tub • Bath tub• Safety deposit box • Safety deposit box• Spacious sitting areaSuperior Rooms• Mini bar• Cable TV• Shower cubical• Tea and coffee making facilities• Hair dryer• Complimentary toiletries• Telephone with IDD
Mahaweli Reach, Kandy • From Colombo To Kandy Time Duration around 3 Hrs Travel Destination Approximately 115 Km
Tucked away in Kandy, the lush green hill capital of the island, the Mahaweli Reach Hotel willcaptivate your imagination no sooner you enter its elegant setting. The smiles of our people will notonly complement the warmth of our hotel, but will also add to the personal level of luxuriousservice that each and every one of our guests is given.Mahaweli Reach Hotel is situated in the city of Kandy, which is located a little over two hour’sjourney from Colombo. The trip will take one through some breathtaking mountain scenery.The Hotel acquires its name due to its unique location along Sri Lanka’s longest river, the greatMahaweli. It is located only a few minute’s away from the city of Kandy and is the perfect location as itgives access to the city.Mahaweli Reach Hotel has the honour of being the first hotel in Kandy to obtain five star rating andcontinues to be the benchmark for hotels in the city.
Dinning FacilitiesBetween 100 – 150 persons can be seated
Accommodation112 tastefully decorated rooms await you, complete with breathtaking views of the grandMahaweli River or the tropical garden of the hotel. All rooms provide you with the following simpleluxuries.The hotel gives you the choice of 04 magnificent suites in addition to the Deluxe Rooms. The 2suites, The Presidential Suite and The Executive Suite, are designed for distinctive extravagance.Junior Suites- Sitting area- Jacuzzi- Room safe- Mini bar- Home theatre system / LCD screens- Fax / IDD Telephones- Private balconies Executive Suite Telephone with IDD facility , TV , Piped music , Mini-bar , Room safes , A private balcony , 24-hour room service Sitting / dining area , Guest toilet , Air-conditioning & fans , Wall-to- wall carpeting River / garden & pool view
Presidential SuiteTelephone with IDD facility , TV , Piped music , Mini-bar , Room safes , A private balcony ,24-hour room service , 2 bedrooms , Jacuzzi in master bedroom , Large sitting / dining area ,Kitchenette , Guest toilet , Air-conditioning & fans , Wall-to-wall carpeting , Garden / poolviewDeluxe RoomTelephone with IDD facility , TV , Piped music , Mini-bar , Room safes , A private balcony ,24-hour room service , Air-conditioning & fans , Garden / pool / river view
• We climbed Sigiriya in the Morning, starting at around 9.00amlocal time• we learnt a bit of History as to how Sigiriya was first founded, thepolitical era of Sigiriya and Buddhist Monastery of Sigiriya• Witnessed the famous Sigiriya frescos• The Mirror wall is on the way to the top• The top most level of the rock, with a beautiful scenery and theremaining of the Kingdom.
• The best time to climb Sigiriya would be early morning, ataround 6.00 am or after 5.00pm in the afternoon• Sigiriya could be promoted as a place for meditation, as weobserved the peaceful surroundings with the cool breeze, it isone of the best for peaceful meditation programs for travelers.• Also Sigiriya alone could be promoted under followingcategories:1. Study of Sigiriya Rock2. Meditation program for Explorers of Sigiriya3. Study the wild life and nature around Sigiriya: Bird watching, Dragon flies and Butter fly watching, Reptile observation and Other flora and Fauna4. Bullock cart ride, Elephant ride with a specially prepared Traditional meal