Sri Lanka Heritage Tour (6 Days)

Kandy, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Aluvihare Rock Temple, Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock, Polonnaruwa City, Ruins in Anuradhapura City, Atamasthana

Category: CULTURE

6 Days From: Sept. 6, 2016   To: Dec. 31, 2020
trip includes

6 Days and 5 Nights to explore the Heritage of the beautiful country that is, Sri Lanka.

 

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Includes: Airport, pick up and drop off, Hotel Accommodation, Half Board (Breakfast and Dinner), Local Transport

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day by day breakup

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Day 1 : Check-in at Colombo

Welcome to Colombo, Sri lanka's capital city! After checking into your hotel, take advantage of some time on your own to relax or explore the hustle and bustle of the city. Over night stay in Colombo. Dinner will be served.

 

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Day 2 : Colombo to Kandy

Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka.Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. On this day we do Visit Tooth Temple and the Cultural Show. Over night stay in Kandy.

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Day 3 : Aluvihare Rock Temple and Dambulla Cave Temple

Morning we do Visit the Aluvihare Rock Temple which was found by King Devanampiya Tissa of Sri Lanka around the 3rd century BC, functioning as one of the main temples in Sri Lanka that he used to introduce Buddhism. Secondly we do visit Dambulla Cave Temple which is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country.It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Overnight in Dambulla.

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Day 4 : Sigiriya

Climb Sigiriya Rock in the morning. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka. Overnight in Dambulla again.

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Day 5 : Polnnaruwa and Anuradhapura

Drive to Polnnaruwa. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers.The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. The city lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. Over night in Anuradhapura.

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Day 6 : Aatmasthana and drop off at Colombo

Morning we visit the 8 sacred places, which is known in sinhalese as Atamasthana. Eight sacred places are a series of locations in Sri Lanka where the Buddha had visited during his three visits to the country. The sacred places are known as Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa and Lankarama. They are situated in Anuradhapura, the capital of the ancient Anuradhapura Kingdom. After the visit to Atamasthana, drop you back in Colombo.

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