Heritage Tour

Heritage Tour

Heritage Tour - 6 Nights 7 Days

Day 01

Arrive at Bandaranaike International airport. A representative from Sinha Travels will accompany you to the hotel in Negombo.

Negombo

Negombo is situated by the shores of a lagoon by the same name once has been a trading port for Portugese and Dutch and is an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the airport. Attractions in the city are the fishing village, old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villagers. The 100km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who want to see the country from a different perspective.

Dinner and night at the hotel…………………………

Day 2

After breakfast transfer to Dambulla rock cave temple

 

Major attractions of the city includes, the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Asia, Ibbankatuwa Ancient burial ground lies five kilometers before the Dambulla town and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest. The dedicated economic center

Transfer to the sacred city of Anuradhapura

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel   …………………………

 

Day 3

After breakfast, visit the sacred city of Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura

The sacred city of Anuradhapura is a UNESCO declared world heritage site. It was an ancient capital in Sri Lanka, from the 6 th century BC to 10th Century AD, it has been famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization.. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²).

Transfer to pollonnaruwa

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Pollonnaruwa  …………………………

Day 4

After breakfast, visit the historical city of Pollonnnaruwa

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. This is a UNESCO declared world heritage site. The Parakrama Samudraya, Miineriya tank, Minneriya national park which holds the great garthering of elephants are interesting sites to visit. In addition, the Gal Viharaya, which depicts the creative skill of the ancient craftsmen on live rock.

 

Transfer to Sigiriya

Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Sigiriya …………………………

 

 

 

Day 5

After breakfast, visit the Sigiriya rock fortress

Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and castle/palace ruin situated in the North central province of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. It is a popular tourist destination, also known for its ancient paintings (frescos). Sigiraya was built during the reign of King Kassapa I (AD 477 – 495), and it is one of the UNESCO declared World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

Transfer to Kandy

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy …………………………

Day 6

After breakfast, visit the Temple of the sacred tooth relic

The city of Kandy is a UNESCO declared world heritage site. Kandy-a major tourist destination-is also known as the last kingdom of Sri Lanka. Nestled in the hills at an altitude of 488 m, it is located at a distance of 115 km from Colombo. Kandy is famous for the Kandy Perahara-a huge cultural pageant that takes place in the month of July or August. It is one of the most colorful pageants of the world. Thousands of drummers and dancers accompanying a parade of caparisoned elephants perform in the streets of Kandy. In addition, you can visit the Royal botanical garden, Gadaladeniya, Embekke, Lankathilake temples, the cultural dance show and many gem and jewellery, batik, silk shops.

Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned elephants found in the jungle. As of 2008, there are about 84 elephants.

Transfer to Colombo

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel   …………………………

Day 7

After breakfast, Colombo city Tour

The name "Colombo", first introduced by the Portuguese in 1505, is believed to be derived from the classical Sinhalese name Kolon thota, meaning "port on the river Kelani".Today, Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri lanka. Home to all trades, the old parliament, purposely built hotels, religious sites, schools, and universities. The Administrative capital is at Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, it is a few miles away from Colombo. Many gem shops, tea and spice shops, Handicrafts, Branded clothes and many recreational paths made for the health conscious souls is an interesting phase in Colombo.

Dinner and transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake

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