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Sri Lanka -Welcome to Unique and Exotic Tours
1. Cultural Tour. The Cultural Triangle in the centre of the island encompasses wonders of the
ancient world of an advanced ancient civilization. Anuradhapura Sacred City, Dambulla rock caves
Sigiriya rock fortress, Pollonnaruwa the ancient royal city lay testament to the ancient sophisticated,
magnificent, flourishing commerce, agriculture and evidence of a great nation with a Buddhist
cultural heritage. The architectural brilliance of the ancient Sinhalese and their marvellous
achievements can impress and fill the tourist with amazement. In addition take the opportunity to
enjoy delicious cuisine. UNESCO recognized these as architectural and historical world heritage
Colombo the capital is a vibrant fascinating city of culture, commerce and entertainment.
Day 01– Arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, will be graciously greeted by an experienced
professional tour operator with years of experience in tourism Mr Lakith Nandi D.S. Dharmaratne, or a team
member who will be the host addressing the needs of the tourists. Places to be visited can be planned and
customized in accordance with the wishes of visitors.
Colombo City Tour – To be amended as required.
Visit Independence Square,
Galle Face Green
Shopping in Colombo
Overnight stay in Colombo
After breakfast, proceed to Anuradhapura to explore the Great Sacred City of Anuradhapura, a journey through the glorious and magnificent ancient history of the island.
Day 02- The World Heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura founded by
King Pandukabhaya in BC 377.
A great civilization arose with pious, strong just rulers that understood and treasured Theravada
Buddhist Principles, humanity, the environment, the natural beauty of forests, waterfalls, wild life,
vast treasures, gems, minerals, natural assets on land and sea. They built cities, landscaped pleasure
gardens, complex irrigation and hydraulic systems, eco systems, air cooling systems, reservoirs
establishing and promoting a thriving economy based on agriculture. These sacred cities, Stupas
(Buddhist shrines, Dagabos) Vihares and Buddhist monasteries are considered today as architectural
marvels and engineering feats. Great kings promoted education, literacy, numeracy and a healthy
balanced lifestyles to all members of the community. They built hospitals, schools, and other
educational institutions contributing to the emergence of a glorious civilization. Buddhist
monasteries, temple complexes were built amidst forests promoting Relaxation, Yoga and
Meditation to soothe the restless and troubled beings seeking solace. Buddhist philosophy, art and
culture in addition to other aspects of flourished under theses great rulers. The Buddhist Sangha
Sasanaya is considered the world’s first democratic organisation. Buddhism had a great impact on
every aspect of the life of the community.
En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Dambulla Cave Temple
Thuparama Sri Maha Bodhi Ruwanweli Seya
Dinner -a choice of Eastern and Western Cuisine with an overnight stay in Anuradhapura
Sacred City of Anuradhapura
The Great Jetavanaramaya Stupa The Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Built by King Mahasena(276BC)and This holy tree was planted 288BC
Son King Maghavanna considered the oldest tree in the
planted in the world.
The Great Ruwanwelisaya - Stupa One of the World’s Tallest Monuments.
One of the Greatest of Sinhalese kings, King
Dutugemunu built this magnificent monastic
Sacred City in the 4th BC. It is considered the
birthplace of Buddhism in Sri lanka. The great
Dagabo is believed to enshrine some relics of the
enlightened one Thathagatha Gauthama Buddha.
The legendry iconic king Dutugemunu became the
ruler of the island defending and protecting the
country with just rule paving the way for the
development of a great civilization and a Buddhist
Cultural Heritage. The Nation lived in peace and
prosperity. Ruwanwelisaya Stupa this great
architectural marvel was designed to represent
the teachings of the Thathagatha and considered one of the wonders of the ancient world. The
dome represent the enormity of the Buddhist Doctrine, the four facets the Four Noble truth, the
concentric rings of the Dome signifies the Eight Fold Noble path. The pinnacle signifies the ultimate
goal of the Buddhists ‘enlightenment’.
Palaces, hospitals, vast complex ingenious irrigation systems, subterranean channels, ponds and
gardens were built. The city was the centre of a sophisticated administration and political system.
Day 03 - Dambulla Rock Caves A World Heritage Site
Another World Heritage Site constructed by King Vattagamini or king Walagamba (103BC and 89-
77BC), the site was the sanctuary of the king who converted
the caves into Buddhist temples with statues and unique
impressive art work. Buddhist Sinhala art and culture
presents innovative techniques of painting and sculpture,
Buddhist teachings seems ingrained in the art, sculpture,
lifestyles and minds of the rulers and the ruled
Enter the world of spirituality and peace of five cave sanctuaries with 153 statues of Lord Buddha
the Thathagatha depicting his noble life considered the best preserved paintings and images in
South East Asia. There are also statues of kings Walagamba Abhaya and Nissanka Malla.
Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel A World Heritage Site
Referred to as the eight wonder of the world the ruins of this architectural marvel takes the traveller
back to the unbelievable magnificence of the Ancient world of the Sinhalese.
Evidence indicates that Buddhist monasteries were established before King Kasyapa built (477AD)
his city as a rock fortress. Remains of this ruined city on the rock is a fortress, an example of expert,
imaginative and stunning urban planning, a great achievement of the Sinhalese, ingenuity of
mankind including a palace, landscaped terraced pleasure gardens, water gardens, boulder cave
gardens, ponds, rock sculptures, paintings, royal bathing sites and irrigation systems. Archaeologists
consider this heritage site as one of the best examples of a sophisticated, exquisite and ingenious
creation of the Sinhalese, and the ancient world. The visiting architects, the historians or seekers of
human achievements of ancient civilizations Sigiriya Rock Fortress will be an amazing, pleasurable
experience. Use of creative technical skills and technologies are considered unique.
Feet of the stone lion with an entrance Sigiriya rock plateau citadel in harmony with nature
Polonnaruwa A Great Ancient Capital A World Heritage Site
Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites
in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the kingdom's first
rulers mainly King Parakramabahu the great 1 (12 th
Century). This city flourished with
vast classical buildings, parks, museums, sanctuaries, schools and hospitals.
Known as the sea of King Parakrama Bahu is an amazing construction a gigantic reservoir of
five separate reservoirs connected by narrow channels, ancient remarkable technology and
irrigation systems. This enabled farmers to cultivate vegetables during all the seasons
promoting prosperity and healthy lifestyles in the community. It is surrounded by forests, a
sanctuary for wild elephants. The Angammedilla National Park close by is a sanctuary for
the animals and a botanist’s paradise with rare flora and fauna. The visitor is transported
to a wonderful natual environment promoting good health, happiness and well being.
Day-04 Sacred City of Kandy –Senkadagalapura UNESCO world Heritage Site
Early morning visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic
Breakfast at the