All Inclusive Day Tour to Yapahuwa and Dambadeniya

You will be able to visit 3 ancient kingdoms and capitals of Sri Lanka on this all inclusive day tour from Negombo. The kingdom of Dambadeniya was at its peak during the mid-thirteenth century, especially during the reign of King Parakramabahu II. You will get to see the recently excavated remains of the old temple of the tooth, where the tooth relic was housed previously. Then proceed to Paduwasnuwara. The ancient city was one of the first kingdoms of Sri Lanka, having been the capital during the 5th century BC. Finally stop at your final destination Yapahuwa which was the capital of Sri Lanka right after Dambadeniya when the Dravidians invaded. However, the architecture of this fortress is completely different from Sigiriya with wide staircases, beautiful stone sculptures and highly detailed carvings on pillars. On your visit, you will be able to climb to the fortress and view the ruins of the stupa on the summit of the rock.

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • All entrance fees
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
    What's excluded :
    • Restroom on board
    • WiFi on board
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Dambadeniya, Dambadeniya, North Western Province

    Dambadeniya was Sri Lanka’s capital in the 13th century. Many tourists cross Dambadeniya, when travelling from Negombo to Anuradhapura or Dambulla via Kurunegala. Most travelers don’t know that Dambadeniya is of historical significance. Foundations of the royal palace can still be seen on a quite impressive. The rock is accessible via a stairway, which is partly from the Middle Ages. The vistas are rewarding. The main temple of the Dambadeniya kingdom, which once served as the Tooth Temple, is located in the plains 500 m west from the palace rock and 500 m southeast from the mainroad. Though some original pillars and carved stones from the Dambadeniya period are still in situ, what can be seen today is mainly the result of a restoration in the 18th century. Hence, the temple’s architecture and decoration style is typical of the Kandy period. Particularly the murals of the upper storey shrine room are excellent examples of Kandyan paintings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Panduwasnuwara Kingdom, Kottamba Pitiya, Sri Lanka

    Panduwasnuwara is the birthplace of King Panduwasudeva (also known as Panduwasdev) who was a close relative of Prince Vijaya. He had 11 children, 10 sons and one daughter. This daughter was the legendary Unmada Chitra who was imprisoned in a Tower (Ektamge). According to folklore this legend was told in relation to Panduwasnuwara and the remains of this Tower could also be seen in this Kingdom. But before the Kingdom existed there are traces of pre-historic civilizations especially in places such as Medagamakanda and Tissa where ancient caves still exist. It is been told that people might have used these caves during their early days of civilisation. Civilisations existed in areas closer to tanks and the closest river that flows is the Deduru Oya. One of its tributaries is the Polamunu Oya situated just 500 metres away from the Palace complex. Deduru Oya was once used as a port for trading purposes and hence Panduwasnuwara was identified as a prosperous land to establish a Kingdom.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yapahuwa Rock Fortress, Yapahuwa Sri Lanka

    Yapahuwa was was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka after the fall of the Polonnaruwa kingdom. The city was a well-planned fortress consisting of the inner city/ outer city sections, encircled by ramparts & moats while strategically using the landscape for security. The steep ornamental staircase of this dramatic rock fortress is perhaps its finest feature, and once led to the Temple of the Tooth. The porches on the stairway had extraordinarily beautiful pierced-stone windows, one of which is in the National Museum in Colombo, while the other is in the on-site museum.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in NegomboAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Crystal Holidays

Activity ID: V-240142P108

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