Sri Lanka Tour 06
Package code: PTLK 06
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days, Colombo 1N+ Sigiriya 1N+ Minneriya 1N+ Kandy 1N+ Colombo 1N+ Nigombo 1N
Day 01 Arrival Colombo
Arrival, meets, greet and proceed to Colombo, over nights stay at Hotel.
Day 02 Colombo-Polonnaruwa
After breakfast make city tour of Negombo. Visit the remaining of the Dutch period, a Buddhist temple and a Catholic church. See a fishing village, the fish market, and the bazaar. Leave for visit Polonnaruwa (a World Heritage Site), the second capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya where the splendid statues of the Budda in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures are carved out of rock, Audience Hall, Lotus Bath, statue of king Parakumbahu and Parakrama Samudraya - a lake built by King Parakumbahu. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, Lankathilake, Watadage, Galpotha, Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.  Overnight stay at Cultural Triangle Area.

 

Day 03 Sigiriya-Minneriya National Park
After breakfast proceed to climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). It’s also known as the Lion Rock, because of the large sculpture of a Lion, at the entrance to the rock fortress.  Afternoon make a jeep safari at Minneriya national park to see the wildlife. Overnight stay at Cultural Triangle.

Day 04 Dambulla-Matale-Kandy
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Dambulla rock temple built by King Wlagambahu, in the 1st Century B.C. it is a world heritage site, and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples.  The complex of five cave caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters. Leave for Kandy. En route at Matale visit a Hindu temple, a batik factory and a spice garden. See how the different spices grown and processed in Sri Lanka. Kandy was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, and the hill capital. Kandy is also the venue for annual perehera, a pagent with over 150 elephants, dance troops, etc., parading the city.  Visit the temple of the tooth relic, lake, upper lake, Kandy Market area. In the evening witness a cultural dance show featuring traditional sri Lankan dances including fire dancing. Overnight stay in Kandy.

 

Day 05 Kandy-Colombo
Breakfast at hotel. Visit royal botanical gardens in Peradeniya and proceed to visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. See the elephants in nature, being fed, working & bathing in the near by river. Make a city tour of Colombo. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and Buddhist temple, residential areas where you can find the stately homes of affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China. Thereafter, do a shopping tour of Colombo
Stay overnight at the hotel in Colombo.

 

Day 06 Colombo-Negombo
After breakfast leave for Negombo.  relax by the beach & Stay overnight at the hotel in Negombo.

Day 07 Negombo-Airport

 After breakfast at leisure and thereafter transfer to airport for onward flight.
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