Kandy - Dambulla - Anuradhapura
After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura via Dambulla.
Visit Dambulla cave Temple. It is the largest and best preserved cave
temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.
There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding.
Major attractions are spread over 5 caves,
which contain statues and paintings.
This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life.
There are a total of 153 Buddhastatues,
3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess.
Next do the sightseeing tour in ancient city Anuradhapura,
From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the
beginning of the 11th century AD. The ancient city,
considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by
monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²).
Anuradhapura is a City of archaeological and historical interest including
Isurumuniya - the first temple to be built in the island,
Sri Maha Bodhi Tree- with an authenticated history of more than 2300 years
which has been planted from a sapling from the original tree under which
Buddha attained enlightenment, Ruwanveliseya - the largest stupa in the island,
Jethawanaramaya and Abhayagiriya - which in their original form have been
equivalent in size to the Great Pyramids in Giza and have thus been
declared as World Heritage Sites , Twin Ponds, Thuparamaya- the first Stupa
to be built in Sri Lanka enshrining the left collar bone of the Buddha,
the Samadhi Statue - meditating posture etc.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Anuradhapura.