HISTORICAL & CULTURE TOUR 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
Duration : 8 days & 7 nights
Price : $ 0.00
Day 1,2 - Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura is the first capital of Sri Lanka established in the 4th century BC. It is one of eight World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Its vast network of ancient Buddhist temples, monasteries and places of worship which cover over 40 sq. kms has made it a sacred site to Buddhists around the world. Anuradhapura is now a picturesque ruined city, filled with mystery and steeped in a rich Buddhist culture.
Day 3,4 - Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa is the Island's 2nd largest kingdom. 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. There are rectangle of city walls stand palace buildings and clusters of dozens of dagobas, temples and various other religious buildings. A scattering of other historic buildings can be found to the north of the main complex, outside the city walls and close to the main road.
Day 5, 6 - Dambulla, Sigiriya
SIGIRIYA- is an ancient rock fortress with the site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft.) high. The fortress inclusive of various gardens and palaces built by King Kasyap. The architectural and irrigational technologies of Sigiriya, such as the Water Gardens, still baffle engineers. As well as wall decorated with frescoes of bare-breasted women is present unique art. Since it was constructed over 1,500 years ago, it is claimed by enthusiast as the Eighth Wonder of the World and is anyway a World Heritage Site.
DAMBULLA- The cave complex at Dambulla is one of the most impressive Buddhist Temples in the world. The temples contain 153 Buddha images, 3 images of kings and 4 images of gods and goddesses. There are also 4 main monasteries
Day 7, 8 - Kandy
In the hill country lays the former royal capital of Kandy is a major tourist destination. It is home to the Dalada Maligawa (Sacred Temple of the Tooth) which houses the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. With its distinctive architecture, art and music, Kandy is a bastion of traditional culture. Kandy Perahera, the pageant of the temple of tooth where Buddha's tooth is kept is held either in July or August each year to parade the golden caskets is a must see itinerary if one is visiting Sri Lanka during these months. The final night procession is the most spectacular event of the country. More than 50 elephants parade the city accompanied by the drummers, dancers and chieftains.
Galle - Built by Portuguese and fortified by Dutch, Galle Fort is declared as one of the living world heritages as an exceptional presentation of'an urban ensemble, which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. It attracts those who value archaeological reserves and heritage. It is known as the oldest fort in Asia, named as a world heritage by UNESCO. Inside the fort, travelers can find other attractions such as the Dutch Museum, which contains paintings, pictures and furniture of the Dutch Reformed Church.