Tour to past kingdoms of Sri Lanka with a glimpse of wild life.
|Day||Route||Activity/Places Visited||Overnight Stay|
|1||Katunayake Airport, Colombo||
|2||Colombo, Pinnawala, Kandy||
|3||Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiriya,Giritale||
|4||Sigiriya Giritale Polonnaruwa||
|5||Minneriya National Park, Habarana, Anuradhapura||
|6||Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Negombo||
Meditation Rock Mihintale
Pick up from the Katunayake Airport and leave to a Hotel in Colombo.
Morning leave for Kandy. Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage witness the feeding of orphaned baby elephants and elephants bathing and frolicking in the river after their meal. Leave for Kandy the capital of the last kingdom of Singhalese Kings, undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the Island. In Kandy go on a city tour visit the Gem Museum. The temple of tooth relic is where the sacred tooth relic of Buddha is enshrined. In the evening witness a cultural Show.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.
Morning visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Peradeniya a botanical garden was established in 1821 is easily one of the best of its kind in the world. The many beautiful avenues will lead one to sections, which provide a burst of tropical color.
After the tour of Gardens leave for Sigiriya/Giritale. Visit a Herbal and a Spice Garden en route. Visit the Dambulla cave Temple which boasts of a history dating back to 1st century BC, where King Walagambahu took refuge here once and later he turned the caves in to a temple. In Dambulla cave temple some of the ceiling paintings are over 2000 years old.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Giritale/ Sigiriya.
After Breakfast climb the Sigiriya Rock fortress built by King Kassapa in 5th century AD also known as the Lion rock the king’s palace was on top of the rock with water ponds etc. Marvel the world famous frescoes on the wall depicting goddesses from heaven.
Late afternoon go on a safari to Minneriya National Park. Stay Overnight in Sigiriya/ Giritale.
In the afternoon the mediaeval capital of Polonnaruwa. (11th century &12 century) Polonnaruwa was the capital after fall of Anuradhapura. See the ruins of once a beautiful city once fortified with three concentric walls, parks, gardens, and many shrines.
Go on an elephant ride in the afternoon and leave for the first capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. Dinner and night in Anuradhapura.
Tour Anuradhapura city and Mihintale. Anuradhapura was Sri Lanka’s first Capital founded in 5th century BC and is considered as the cradle of Sri Lanka’s civilization. Anuradhapura has the world’s largest archeological sites.
After the tour of Anuradhapura leave for Mihintale the cradle of Buddhism and the history dates back to 247 B.C.This is where King Devanampiyatissa met Arhath Mahinda the great Buddhist missionary who came from India and preached the Buddhist doctrine to the King. The King having embraced Buddhism declared the forest he met Arhat Mahinda as a sanctuary, the first historically documented sanctuary in the world.
Stay overnight in Anuradhapura.
Leave for Negombo Spend the day in leisure.
Leave for the Airport for Departure