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Our travels in India and Sri Lanka 2017

Sigiriya and Dambulla

Sri Lanka Posted on Sat, February 25, 2017 11:48:01

Continuing our visit to the “Cultural Triangle’ we had to include the citadel of Sigiriya and the cave temples in Dambulla. We climbed the Pidurangala rock for sunset to get a view of the Lion Rock from afar. The following morning we were first in the queue at the ticket office for Sigiriya rock at 7am to beat the heat of the day. We were not first on the top but we still beat the crowds that engulfs the rock by 10am!

There are no less than 5 cave temples in Dambulla filled with statues, murals and figures depicting Buddha and various kings. A great day excursion from Sigiriya village.

Cultural Triangle

Sri Lanka Posted on Sat, February 25, 2017 11:12:25

Exploring the “Cultural Triangle” was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Plenty of temples, dagobas (stupas), remains of kingdoms, water irrigation marvels and even some rock climbing.
Aradhana Gala (Invitation Rock) – Mihintale

Dagoba and Buddha statues in Anuradhapura

Polonnaruwa was brilliant to explore by bicycle and we spent a whole day touring the old capital in beautiful countryside.