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2. Go to Dambulla, Sigriya , Pinnewala Elephant Orphange,Perandeniya Botanical garden, Nuwara Eliya while staying in Kandy. Keep 1 day for Dambulla-Sigriya, 1 day for Nuwara Eliya, 1 day for Elephant Orphange and botanical garden and 1 day for Kandy sightseeing. I skipped elephant orphange(not interested) , botanical garden (not interested) and Nuwara Eliya (less time).
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Dambulla Cave Temple
Day 3: Dambulla and Sigiriya are part of Srilanka's cultural triangle which are situated approximately 80 km north of Kandy. Buses ply frequently to Dambulla which takes approximately 3 hrs from Kandy. The Golden temple and Rock cut caves of Dambulla are located in the Kandy road approx 2 km from Dambulla bus station. So you can ask the driver to drop you directly nearby the entrance.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
It was an ordeal to climb the 1200 steps in the scorching heat (up and down) but it was definitely worth the pain :), We hired a guide who charged us Rs 2500 (Srilankan rupees), we thought it was expensive but then we really didnt have a choice. There is no point in climbing all the way to the top without understanding the significance of every part of the fortress
My day started with a hefty breakfast. I was not sure when I'll be having my next meal. Therefore, I stuffed myself as much as I could. I was sure that I would be commuting by buses or trains. Thus, I headed towards the Kandy Bus Station, which was not far from the hotel. I wanted to visit the Sigiriya Rock and Pidurangala Temple first and then the Dambulla caves. I took a bus for Dambulla.
ROAD WAYS IN SRILANKA ARE PRETTY WELL MAINTAINED AND BEAUTIFUL
Well maintained roads - something i didn't expect of the islands. Was a perfect road trip !