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5 days tour

 

 5 days tour                                                            

Day 01


The Driver will meet you at the Bandaranaike Airport, then drive to Anuradhapura. We will take the coastal road via Puttalam district.
Afternoon visit,
Ancient Anuradhapura site, The 1st capital of Sri Lanka. It is believed that from the 4th century BC, it was the capital of the Sinhalese until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles
Eight Great Places of Veneration in Anuradhapura - Atamasthana
Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa, Lankarama
Other structures
Abhayagiriya Monastery with Samadhi Statue, Kuttam Pokuna (twin pond), Moonstone, Isurumuniya, Magul Uyana, Vessagiri, Rathna Prasadaya, Queen's Palace, Dakkhina Stupa, Sela Cetiya, Naka Vihara, Kiribath Vehera, Toluwila Statue, Ranmasu Uyana
Overnight stay at Anuradhapura

Day 02

Drive to Sigiriya via Kalawewa
The Avukana statue, is a standing statue of the Buddha near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka. The statue, which has a height of more than 40 feet (12 m), has been carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. It depicts a variation of the Abhaya mudra, and the closely worn robe is elaborately carved. Constructed during the reign of King Dhatusena, it may have been made as a result of a competition between a master and a pupil. Avukana statue is one of the best examples of a standing statue constructed in ancient Sri Lanka
Afterwards drive to Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress, 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. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavangsha, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. The Frescoes, Mirror wall, Water gardens, Royal pond, Site plan & the great scenic view are the main highlights in the site.
Overnight stay at Dambulla


Day 03

After the breakfast drive to Kandy. On the way visit,
Dambulla Cave temple, It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings
Nalanda Gedige, This building was an ancient Hindu Temple constructed in between 8th to 10th century with dravidian architecture
Spice & Herbal Garden
Aluvihara Monastery, is the site where, in the first century BC, the Theravada Buddhist scriptures (Tripitaka) were first set down in writing. In spite of Aluvihara's historical importance, the paintings and sculptures that one sees in its cave-temples today are modern.
Matale Hindu Kovil/Temple
Temple of the Sacred tooth relic, is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the tooth relic of Buddha. Since ancient times, Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.
Kandyan traditional dancers show
Overnight stay at Kandy

Day 04


One day programme in Knuckles mountain range is a conservation area of great importance and forms the better part of the Knuckles National Heritage and Wilderness Area. It is so named because its appearance resembles a mighty clenched fist that looms over the horizon. It is a popular destination for nature trails and walking safaris, due to its beautiful scenery and unique landscapes. The wildlife at Knuckles displays a high degree of endemic with many species being endemic not only to Sri Lanka but to this particular region itself. Thus it is a haven for botanists, researchers and nature enthusiasts.

Overnight stay at Kandy


Day 05


After the breakfast drive to Pinnawala

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to many of the orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation

Overnight stay at Kandy



                                                                                                         

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