6 Nights 7 Days Tour 1

  • Adams Peak (Sri Padhaya)
    Adams Peak (Sri Padhaya)
  • Culture Dancing Show
    Culture Dancing Show
  • Peradeniya Botanical Garden
    Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  • Temple of Tooth
    Temple of Tooth
  • Kandy
    Kandy
  • Sigiriya Ancient Kingdom
    Sigiriya Ancient Kingdom
  • Sigiriya Ancient Kingdom
    Sigiriya Ancient Kingdom
  • Anuradapura
    Anuradapura
  • Anuradapura
    Anuradapura
  • Anuradapura
    Anuradapura
  • Anuradapura
    Anuradapura
  • Anuradapura
    Anuradapura
  • Anuradapura
    Anuradapura
  • Polonnaruwa
    Polonnaruwa
  • Polonnaruwa
    Polonnaruwa
  • Polonnaruwa
    Polonnaruwa
  • Polonnaruwa
    Polonnaruwa
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
    Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
    Dambulla Cave Temple

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Day 01 – Arrival / Colombo / Sigiriya / Dambulla

Arrive to Colombo international airport welcome by Kalum Niriella or his associate then transfer to Sigiriya hotel, on the way visit Dambulla Cave Temple, overnight stay at Sigiriya.

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temples

Dambulla Cave-kovil 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. This site is situated 148 km (92 mi) east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m (525 ft) 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. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses. The later 4 include two statues of Hindu gods, god Vishnu and god Ganesh. The murals, covers an area of 2,100 square meters. Depictions in the walls of the caves include Buddha’s temptation by Mara (demon) and Buddha’s first sermon.

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Day 02 – Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa
Back to Sigiriya, overnight stay st Sigiriya

Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. While Vijayabahu’s victory and shifting of Kingdoms to the more strategic Polonnaruwa is considered significant, the real Polonnaruwa Hero of the history books is actually his grandson, Parakramabahu I. The city Polonnaruwa was also called as Jananathamangalam during the short Chola reign. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the kingdom’s first rulers.

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Day 03 – Sigiriya / Anuradapura
Back to Sigiriya, overnight stay at Sigiriya

Anuradhapura Stupa

The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the centre 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. Founded in the 4th century BC it was the capital of the Anuradhapura Kingdom till the beginning of the 11th century AC. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. It was also a wealthy city which created a unique culture and a great civilization. Today this ancient city of Sri Lanka, which is sacred to the Buddhist world, which its surrounding monasteries covers an area of over sixteen square miles ( 40 km²) and is one of the world’s major archaeological sites.

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Day 04 – Sigiriya / Kandy
Overnight stay at Kandy

Sigiriya Ancient Kingdom

Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya, considered by some as the eighth wonder of the world, consists of an ancient castle used by King Kasyapa of the 5th century AD. The Sigiriya site has the remains of an upper Sky Palace sited on the flat top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate and the Mirror Wall and the world famous Sigiriya Frescoes, the lower palace that clings to the slopes below the rock, and the moats, walls and gardens that extend for some hundreds of metres out from the base of the rock. The site is both a palace and fortress. Sufficient remains to provide the visitor with a stunning insight into the ingenuity and creativity of its builders. The upper palace on the top of the rock includes cisterns cut into the rock that still retain water. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are still exquisitely beautiful.

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Day 05 – Kandy City Tour
Overnight stay at Kandy

Kandy City Tour

Kandy City

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. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. 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.

Sri Dalada Maligawa – Temple of Tooth

Kandy - Sacred Tooth Relic Of The Buddha

The “Sri Dalada Maligawa” or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the tooth relic of the Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times, it’s believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country, which caused the ancient kings to protect it with great effort. Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese Kings from 1592 to 1815, fortified by the terrain of the mountains and the difficult approach. The city is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO, in part due to the temple.

Peradeniya Botanical Garden

Peradeniya Botanical Garden

Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.

Culture Dancing Show

Kandyan Dancers

The Kandy Dance cultural show is one of the most famous evening events in this city of heritage, and is a major highlight of any trip. Starting in the evening, show captivates your ears and eyes with spectacular displays of local culture and art. Covering various aspects of Sri Lanka’s traditions, expect to see drummers, fire dancers, and more in a cultural spectacle that should not be missed.

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Day 06 – Kandy / Adams Peak (Sri Padhaya)
Overnight stay at Delhouse

adams-peak

“Butterfly Mountain”; Arabic Al-Rohun, and also “Sri Paadaya”; Tamil Sivanolipatha Malai, is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St.Thomas.

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Day 07 – Delhouse / Kithulgala / Negombo or Airport

Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometres upstream.

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