Trip Hightlights

Colombo

Meet , Pick at Bandaranayake International Airport and transfer to hotel in Colombo, refresh and explore Colombo. Colombo city, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital is an interesting blend of the varying influences, it has seen for more than 600 years. Its importance as a trading port increased after the arrival of the Portuguese to the Island in the early 16th Century.

Refresh and do a city tour, Fort gets its name from the military garrison which was located here under the Dutch and British, it is still the location of the President’s House. On its fringle is the beautiful sandstone buildings which house the Presidential Secretariat and Government Secretariat, formally the Parliament, almost a replica of the Whitehall in England. Similarly Main city center Pettah and Galle Face Green.

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The Gangaramaya Temple complex and Bikkhu Training Centre is spread around the Beira lake and also across the main road. Its imposing buildings with Buddhist artifacts from all over the world is a must see site in the tourist itinerary. The Simamalakaya or the circular Buddhist shrine erected in the centre of the lake is absolutely beautiful at dusk against the light of the setting sun and also in the night lighted up with jet bulbs.

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The peaceful, calm atmosphere you experience at this shrine is an absolute surprise amidst the noise of the vehicular traffic on the busy roads.

If time permits, also you can visit few of the Buddhist temples in the city which depict the art and statuary styles of the Buddhist revival in the 19th Century. Vajiraramaya at Bambalapitiya and Raja

Kandy

Drive to Kandy, en route visit to Mahemunawa Buddhist temple & meditation Center and visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Reach to the last Kingdom of Kandy, and do cities tour including a visit to a Gem Museum and Lapidary. Evening Cultural Show, with traditional drummers and be mesmerized viewing the many different arts forms from the up country and low country of the Island.

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Spectacular fire dancers and other folklore, Demon dancers, Traditional Kandyan dancers are a definite breathtaking experience.

Overnight Stay @ Kandy

High End Option- Cinnamon Citadel

Medium End option –Amaya Hills

Low End Option –Queens

Budget Option – Emerald Hills

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Sigirya

Early morning visit to UNESCO protected The Temple of the Tooth relic with the chilling breeze, which is also called Golden roofed Dalada Maligawa where the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is enshrined.

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Proceed to Sigirya, en route visit to Golden Rock Temple Dambulla, is a vast isolated rock mass 500ft hight. This temple complex date back to the 1st Century BC, sheltered the King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, added with 70 Buddha statues. It will take approximately 45 min. to visit this site.

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Overnight Stay@ Dambulla

High End Option- Heritance Kandalama

Medium End option –Amaya Lake

Low End Option –Thilanka Resort and Spa

Budget Option – Nice Place Bungalows

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Sigirya

Early Breakfast, and climb Sigiriya (Kassiapper) Lion Rock, the Archeological Wonder of Sri Lanka city planning, arts, garden scaping, engineering, hydraulic technology and defense of the 5th Century AD. 200 metres high, built by King Kasyapa in 477 – 495 CE as his capital. This is a UNESCO protected world heritage site. Estimated timing for this site is 1.30 min, and we advise to make it earliest possible to avoid noon heat.

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Optional Visit -Afternoon explore a Jeep Safari into Minneriya/ Khoudulla National Park. Located between Habarana and Polannaruwa with close to 9000 hectares mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas. This Park is a home for Sambar deer, leopards and elephants. Minneriya tanks were built by King Mahasena during 3rd Century. During the dry season that’s from June to October it’s an incredible place to observe herds of elephants, which come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as huge flocks of birds.

Overnight Stay@ Dambulla

High End Option- Heritance Kandalama

Medium End option –Amaya Lake

Low End Option –Thilanka Resort and Spa

Budget Option – Nice Place Bungalows

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Polannaruwa / Anuradhapura

Breakfast and proceed to Sri Lanka’s second Kingdom Polannaruwa UNESCO protected World Heritage Site. Polannaruwa - the capital from 11th -13th century A.D. Here the monuments are better preserved. The circular relic house (Vata-da-ge) Lankathilaka, Thuparama, Royal Palace, Rankoth vihara and Galvihara with the beautiful rock cut Buddha statues are the most interesting.Then drive to Anuradhapura

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Visit to Mihintale Mountain Temple in the Evening . It is believed to be the meeting place of Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa who inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It has several monuments which were abandoned, and now it is a pilgrimage site. During sunset, you will have a great panoramic view from the top of the rock.

Overnight Stay @ Anuradhapura

High End Option- Forest Rock Garden

Medium End option –Palm Garden Village

Low End Option –Raja Rata

Budget Option – Mirdiya Lodge

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Anuradhapura / Negombo

After Early Morning Break-fast , Visit ancient ruined city is UNESCO protected World Heritage site. It was the first Kingdom of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. The city is with beautifully crafted Dagabas, these treasures are been constructed of small sun-dried bricks and hemispherical in shape.

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After Lunch, Proceed to Negombo. Negombo situated by the shores of a lagoon by the same name once has been a trading port for Portuguese and Dutch and is an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the airport. Attractions in the city are the old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villagers. The 100km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who want to see the country from a different perspective.

Relax on the Beach.

Overnight Stay @ Negombo

High End Option- Heritance Negombo

Medium End option –Jetwing Lagoon

Low End Option –Hotel Goldi Sand

Budget Option – Beacon Beach Hotel

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Relax and Airport

Relax on the Beach

As per flight Schedule, Transfer to Airport.

Leave for the airport for the departure.

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