On this 12-night tour you’ll visit Unesco world heritage sites, Buddhist temples and a tea plantation, go on an elephant safari and relax on the southern coast…
Plus wild elephants, UNESCO-status temples and an ancient rock citadel…
Source: Monkeys and mangoes in Sri Lanka
Visit Dambulla Rock Temple located in the caves above the mighty rock where the ancient Buddha statues live among the most beautiful wall murals.
Dambulla caves in central Sri Lanka have the best-preserved wall murals. This was a good enough reason for me to plan a hike to these rock caves. Top it with the fact that this is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. After walking in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa in June heat, I was really low on energy. My experience at Mihintale told me clearly that either climb this rock in the morning or evening. I chose to do it late afternoon around 4 PM or so.
Dambulla cave can be climbed from its two opposite faces. One where you buy the tickets and second where there is a giant golden temple.
Sri Lanka seems to be one of those countries that everyone’s been thinking about this year! It’s one of those special countries that has an immersive culture, some pretty epic teaches and enough spiced hoppers to enjoy, day after day!
Over the course of this year, we’ve been fortunate to be able to visit Sri Lanka twice and recently came back from the most incredible trip with Thomson Holidays. It’s one of those countries where words will never do it justice alone…the sites, smells, atmosphere and even copious amounts of sand the creeps into your pants make this one of my favourite places to visit.
Take a look at 17 of the very best reasons why you should be thinking of Sri Lanka for your next getaway.
1.) Visit the top of Sigiriya (Lion Rock Fortress)
After a day of hiking many-a-mountain (okay, fine – just two mountains), Yaya and Lloyd spent the rest of that evening in Sri Lanka having calming Ayruveda massages and dining on as much delicious Sri Lankan food as they could lay their hands on (which was quite a lot).
Best of Travelife 2012: Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Caves are our most memorable UNESCO heritage monument; Travelife Magazine
Reflecting at year-end on the wonderful TRAVELIFE that was in 2012, this is part of a series of blog entries that will look at the best aspects of Travelife never-ending, and never-endingly eventful travels. This year was so full of indescribable and inspiring experiences — and we’re certainly looking forward to an even more amazing Travelife in 2013. Happy holidays to everyone from all of us at Travelife Magazine. * * * In Sri Lanka last April, living a TRAVELIFE, the writer had one of the most memorable visits to a UNESCO World Heritage monument this year — the ancient Dambulla Caves in Sri Lanka’s Golden Triangle, which date back as early as the 2nd century.