Sri Lanka | Pilgrim Tours

OVERVIEW

Tour Code SLPG 002
No.of pax Min 2 Pax
Period of Operation Throughout the year
Duration 06 days / 05 nights
Route Negombo - Dambulla - Anuradapura - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Colombo

ITINERARY IN BRIEF


DAY 1 ARRIVE in Katunayake - Negombo - Overnight (-/-/D)
DAY 2 Dambulla - Anuradapura - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 3 Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 4 Dambulla - Kandy - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 5 Kandy - Colombo - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 6 Transfer to Airport (B/-/D)

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

Day 1: Meet and Greet at the Airport. Transfer to the Hotel in Negombo.


Dinner and over night stay in Negombo/ Marawila at Ranweli Beach Hotel or similar.


Day 2: After breakfast, proceed to Anuradhapura.


Visit JayasriMahaBodhiya, Jethawanaramaya , Samadhi Pilimaya, RuwanweliSaaya.




Anuradhapura is for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. With the introduction of Buddhism, a great building era began in Anuradhapura and stunning city walls, Buddhist temples and many other admirable constructions were carried out.

Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla at Hotel Thilanka or similar


Day 3: After Breakfast, proceed to Polonnaruwa.


Visit the Galviharaya and other monuments.




Polonnaruwa was an ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site. During King Parakramabahu?s reign, it was considered the Golden Era of Polonnaruwa. During this King?s reign, the trade and agriculture flourished and constructed many irrigations systems to preserve all the water for cultivation. This King was famous for the saying ? No drop of water falling from the heavens was to be wasted? and he actually put together colossal reservoirs such as Parakrama Sanudraya or the Sea of Parakrama. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the country.

The 10th century capital of Sri Lanka at Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of the Sinhalese, which is about 15km drive. Here there are many Buddhist relics and ruins dating from a thousand years ago when Sinhalese culture reached its zenith. Polonnaruwa flourished in the 12th century after the decision was made to move the capital from Anuradhapura so it was further away from the incursions from southern India. We visit many of the temples, palaces, hugesdagobas (Buddhist stupas) and remarkable Buddhist sculptures

Dinner and overnight Stay in Dambulla at the same Hotel.


Day 04:- After Breakfast visit Dhambulla Cave Temple.

The Cave Temple in Dhambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. There are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area, This is situated 148 km east of Colombo. There is a recumbent Buddha carved out of living rock, some 14m long.


Then proceed to Kandy


Kandy

Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic and receive blessing by a Buddhist monks

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings and it is a UNESCO world heritage site due to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Kandy is located on a small lake and we spend time in and around the town. We will visit the Temple of the Tooth, which houses Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic. The Tooth of Buddha was taken from the funeral pyre in 543 BC and only found its way to Sri Lanka in the 4th century AD. There are literally hundreds of worshippers who visit the temple each day and in July/August the most spectacular ceremony takes place. Some of our trips in July/August should coincide with the Kandy festival, but the exact dates, decided by priests (depending on the auspicious time), are not known until 5 months prior to the event. We drive to a beautiful viewpoint to get a great view of Kandy and its environs that are overlooked by a huge Buddha Statute.


Kandy Shopping for Gems, Jewelry and Handicrafts in the evening.


Dinner and overnight Stay In Kandy at Hotel Amaya Hills or similar .



Day 5: After Breakfast, proceed to Colombo.

Visit Gangarama Temple

Colombo city tour with shopping for Handicraft and Ceramic Porcelain.


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Services Include:

- Private A/C vehicle with German speaking Guide during the entire tour
- English speaking experience guide
- 4 Star Hotels with Dinner and Breakfast.
- Transfers from Airport to Hotel and back
- Entrance fees ? Anuradapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Cave Temple and the Temple of Tooth Relic.


Services not Include:-

- International airfare & Visa
- Early check-in or Late check-out
- Meals not mention in the package
- Expenses of personal nature