Heritage culture - Priyo





Day 01 - Negombo

 Your tour guide will be waiting for you on arrival at Colombo International Airport and from there you will take to your Hotel in Negombo. After a tour of Negombo you can relax and enjoy the rest of your evening.

 Overnight at Negombo.

Day 02 - Anuradhapura

 After breakfast leave for Anuradhpura En route visit to Elephant orphaning pinnawala, Elephant rock Kurunagala and Yapahuwa Rock Fortress Known as one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between Kurunagala and Anuradhapura was built around a huge granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands.In1272, King Bhuvenakabahu transferred the capital from Polonnaruwa to Yapahuwa in the face of Dravidian invasions from South India, bringing the Sacred Tooth Relic with him. Following the death of King Bhuvenakabahu in 1284, the Pandyans of South India invaded Sri Lanka once again, and succeeded in capturing Sacred Tooth Relic. Following its capture, Yapahuwa was largely abandoned and inhabited by Buddhist monks and religious ascetics.

 Overnight at Anuradhapura.

Day 03 - Dambulla

 After breakfast visit to Anuradhapura archeological city. Was known as the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka. 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 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. After complete proceed to Dambulla En route visiting to UNESCO World Heritage listed, DambullaGolden cave temple complex.

 Overnight at Dambulla.

Day 04 - Dambulla

 After breakfast visit to Girithele wild life mecum to study about the wild life in Sri Lanka.Thereafter proceed to Minneriya for Safari. Minneriya National Park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in dry season

 Overnight at Dambulla.

Day 05 - Dambulla

 After breakfast visiting to the lion' rock segiriya. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477-495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure Sigiri the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka. After lunch proceed to bird watching and safari tour to Kawdulla national park. Kaudulla National Park is a national park on the island of Sri Lanka located 197 kilometers (122 mi) away from the largest city, Colombo. It was designated a national park on April 1 2002 becoming the 15th such area on the island. Along with Minneriya and Girithale BirdLife International have identified Kaudulla as an Important Bird Area. Historically Kaudulla was one of the 16 irrigation tanks built by King Mahasen. Following a period of abandonment it was reconstructed in 1959. It now attracts and supports a variety of plant and animal life, including large mammals, fish and reptiles.

 Overnight at Dambulla

Day 06 - Kandy

 After lunch proceed to elephant ride or village tour then drive to Kandy. En route visit to the spicy garden at Mathele to see the different spices and visit to mathele ancient temple. Check in to the hotel and visit to Canadian cultural dancing show in the evening and visiting to temple of tooth relic.

 Overnight at Kandy.

Day 07 - NuwaraEliya

 After breakfast proceed to NuwaraEliya, this drive takes around two and a half hours through the scenic country side. En route visit toPerediniya royal botanical garden,Rambodda water falls&sribaktha hanuman temple. After check in to the hotel take a tour of the colonial town of NuwaraEliya. Have a brief insight into how the world famous Ceylon Tea is created at a tea factory and plantation site.

 Overnight at NuwaraEliya.

Day 08 - NuwaraEliya

 After breakfast proceed to Horton Plains and commence walking inside the Park. Horton plains national park is undoubtedly one of the worlds best nature reserves. The park is also home to a wide variety of flora and 24 species of mammal such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. For bird enthusiasts, there 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds. The Plains also feature many interesting attractions such as Bakers Falls, Chimmini Pool and the famous World End. On completion return to hotel & overnight at NuwaraEliya.

Day 09 - Yala

 After breakfast, head towards the Yala. En route, visit to dowe ancient temple, rawana waterfalls, ella gap and nature walk to little adams peak. Little Adams Peak whether considering the word Little it is named after the sacred Adams Peak (Sri Pada where the foot print of Lord Buddha is preserved) regarding the similarity between the two mountains. Therefore the mountain was called as Little Adams Peak. After completing, drive to Yala

 Overnight at Yala.

Day 10 - Yala

 After an early breakfast, proceed on a full day safari tour at the world famous Yala National Park. It has the highest density of Leopards in the world, and also home to Elephants, Crocodiles, and dozens of birds.

 Overnight at Yala.

Day 11 - Sinharaja

 After breakfast leave for Sinharaja. Check into hotel and afternoon walk through the Sinharaja Rainforest, Sri Lanka's last remaining rainforest and home to most of the island's endemic birdlife.

 Overnight at Sinharaja.

Day 12 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 After breakfast, head towards the beautiful beaches in Mirissa/Hikkaduwa. Leisure in the beach and overnight at Mirissa/Hikkaduwa.

Day 13 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 Wails and Dolphin watching in early morning. Visit to sea turtles conversation project in the evening.

 Overnight at Mirissa/Hikkaduwa.

Day 14 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 Leisure in the beach.

 Overnight at Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

Day 15

 Transfer to Colombo International Airport for your onward flight.

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