06 Days Culture & Heritage Tour

Airport to Anuradhapura

After arrival welcome by our English-speaking chauffeur guide and, drive to Anuradhapura and vist Anuradhapura ancient city.

Overnight at Anuradhapura.

The Anuradhapura Kingdom named for its capital city, was the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka and Sinhalese people. Founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC, the kingdom’s authority extended throughout the country, although several independent areas emerged from time to time, which grew more numerous towards the end of the kingdom. Nonetheless, the king of Anuradhapura was seen as the supreme ruler of the country throughout the Anuradhapura period. Buddhism played a strong role in the Anuradhapura period, influencing its culture, laws, and methods of governance. Society and culture were revolutionized when the faith was introduced during the reign of King DevanampiyaTissa; this cultural change was further strengthened by the arrival of the Tooth Relic of the Buddha in Sri Lanka and the patronage extended by her rulers.

Anuradhapura to Sigiriya

After Breakfast, drive to Sigiriya, on the way visit Mihintale ancient city. And later climb Ritigala mountain later diver to Hotel.

Overnight at Sigiriya. 

Ritigala mountain: At 766 m (2,513 ft) above sea level, and 600 m (2,000 ft) above the surrounding plains, Ritigala is the highest mountain in northern Sri Lanka. The modern name Ritigala is derived from the ancient name AriṭṭhaPabbata (Dreadful Mountain), mentioned in the Mahavamsa.

Its elevation is higher than the other main tourist attractions of the north central plains, namely Sigiriya, Dambulla and Mihintale. The significance of this topographical feature lies in the abrupt sheerness of the massif, its wooded slopes and wet microclimate at the summit. During the North East monsoon (December to February), Ritigala experiences the highest rainfall (125 cm) of entire dry zone.

The wet micro climate at Ritigala is a singular occurrence in the north central plains, the ancient Sri Lanka’s “WeweBandi Rata” meaning “the land of rainwater reservoirs” in Sinhalese.

Sigiriya

After Breakfast drive to Polonnaruwa to Polonnaruwa ancient city

On the way farms Lunch (typical Village Style Cooking by handpicking your own vegetables from our organic vegetable farm and partake in cooking with our own Chefs dressed as village folk. You can interact with the chefs from picking of vegetables in the organic garden to cooking them and tasting the curries at the end of class).

Evening Minneriya or Kaudulla Eco nation parks 4×4 safari according to Elephant’s availability.

Overnight at Sigiriya.

Minneriya National Park: This national park is located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Clean forest encompasses the ponds and contains many animals, but activity watching is usually inadequate – except for the amazing periodic members of monsters (Elephant) . The ‘gathering’ occurs in Minneriya during the month of September and October, when more than 300 monsters come together on the bed of Minneriya.

Sigiriya to Kandy

Earlier morning Sigiriya Rock before sun become rough which is good for pictures and climbing to the top.

Back to hotel for breakfast and drive to Kandy on the way Visit Cave Temple Dambulla, Nalanda Gedige, Mathale Spice garden (only for visit) & Hindu temple later Kandy City tour and Evening Gem museum and workshop.

Overnight at Kandy.

Cave Temple Dambulla: cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area.

Spice Garden Spice and Herbal Garden you can learn of their medicinal healing properties and how to use them in your day to day needs. Used worldwide in many medicines, the healing powers of spices have been respected from the time of the Pharaohs and Chinese Dynasties, while our herbs are used in Ayurvedic concoctions.

Sri DaladaMaligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.

Kandy

After breakfast drive to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya (Kandy) Later Visit Bahirawakanda Temple, Kandy view point and City tour. Evening View the traditional Kandyan Cultural dance Performance and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri DaladaMaligawa).

Overnight at Kandy.

Kandy to Airport

Morning Shopping at Kandy and on the way airport visit Tea Factory.

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