KINGDOMS OF CEYLON

  • 4 days & 3 nights

  • 1ST NOV 2020 – 30TH APR 2021

Itinerary

Day -1

DAY-1 (Approx. 4 h 30 min Travelling time)

Arrival at Bandaranayake International Air Port.

Meet & Greet By Let’s See Asia Representative at the Arrival Lobby.

Proceed to Anuradhapura. The 1st Capital of Sri Lanka in 380BC

En -route Visit Dambadeniya Temple, Panduwasnuwara & Yapahuwa Rock Kingdom

Upon Arrival to Anuradhapura in the evening Visit Few sacred Places Such as Ruwanweliseya & Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

Check in To Hotel. Dinner & Overnight Stay at Anuradhapura Hotel as you selected

Day -2

DAY-2 (Approx. 3 h 30 min Travelling time)

Breakfast at Hotel.

Visit other sacred places in Anuradhapura.

Proceed to Polonnaruwa. En-route visit Aukana statue.

Upon arrival to Polonnaruwa, explore the ancient city.

Check in to Polonnaruwa Hotel as you selected.Dinner & Overnight stay at Polonnaruwa Hotel

Day -3

DAY-3 (Approx. 3 h 30min Travelling time)

Breakfast at Hotel

Proceed to Sigiriya . Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Explore it  

Thereafter proceed to Kandy. En-route visit Spice garden and gain knowledge of Sri Lankan Spices

After arrival to Kandy visit Temple of the scared tooth.

Later witness a traditional cultural show performed by upcountry dancers.

Check In to Kandy Hotel as you selected. Dinner & overnight stay at Kandy.

Day-4

DAY-4 (Approx. 3h 30 min Travelling time)

Breakfast at Hotel.

After breakfast continue Kandy City tour.

End of  city tour ,visit Embekke temple & Gadaladeniya temple.

Transfer to Colombo.

THIS PROGRAM CAN BE SLIGHTLY CHANGED, AS PER  YOUR ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIME.

 

End of Services !

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CINNAMON LODGE HABARANA

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MAHAWELI REACH -KANDY

5

FOREST ROCK GARDEN -ANURADHPURA

4

SOROWWA RESORT -HABARANA

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RANDHOLI RESORT & SPA -KANDY

4

LAKE FOREST HOTEL- ANURADHAPURA

3

CASSANDRA CULTURE RESORT -SIGIRYA

3

MOUNT BLUE - KANDY

3

HERITAGE HOTEL -ANURADHAPURA

Overview

DAMBADENIYA

Dambadeniya is the third kingdom of Sri Lanka that became significant due to the Sacred Tooth Relic that was placed here during the rule of King Vijayabahu III in the 13th Century. It was initially used as a fortification, built on a rock, which was protected by a moat, marsh, ramparts and royal gardens. Vijayabahu’s successor was his son, King Parakramabahu the II who ruled till 1270. King Parakramabahu was known to be a genius and it was during his reign that the Dambadeniya Kingdom flourished.

PANDUWASNUWARA

Paduwasnuwara is one of the four centers of Wayamba Cultural quadrangle of the Central Cultural Fund. The history of the city runs back to 12th Century A.D. When the Indian invaders captured the temple of the tooth relic from the Yapahuwa Kingdom and took it to India. It was King Parakramabahu that fought for it and brought it back to Sri Lanka. The King decided to set up his temporary Kingdom in Panduwasnuwara which was around the 12th century. The Panduwasnuwara site is surrounded by ruins and buildings that covers over 20 hectares

YAPAHUWA

Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between Kurunegala and Anuradhapura was built around a huge granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands. In 1272, 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

ANURADHAPURA 

1st capital of Sri Lanka in 380BC .The ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia’s most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas (brick stupas), ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka. Today, several of the sites remain in use as holy places and temples; frequent ceremonies give Anuradhapura a vibrancy that’s a sharp contrast to the museum-like ambience at Polonnaruwa

AUKANA TEMPLE

One of Sri Lanka’s most perfect and elegant statues, the Aukana Buddha lies to the west of the large Kala Wewa tank near Anuradhapura. The creation of both the temple and the tank (reservoir) is attributed to King Dhatusena in the 5th century. The statue stands 12m-high and is completely free-standing, carved from a single rock. 

POLONNARUWA 

Built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, Polonnaruwa is a listed World Heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya, and four statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock.

SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS

Sigiriya 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.

KANDY /CULTURAL DANCE SHOW

Kandy is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

EMBEKKE TEMPLE

Embekka Devalaya was built by the King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era in Sri Lanka. The devalaya is dedicated to Kataragama deviyo. A local deity called Devatha Bandara is also worshiped at this site

GADALADENIYA TEMPLE

Gadaladeniya Temple in Sri Lanka is an old monastery built over a rock in Diggala in the district of Kandy. According to an inscription carved into the walls the temple was built in 1344 AD by King Buwanekabahu the fourth. The temple was designed by the South Indian architect Ganesvarachchari in a design similar to South Indian architecture.

Quotation on request basis . Please fill the booking form and send us .  

Inclusions for the rate

  • Accommodation in standard rooms on half board basis at hotels specified or of similar standard.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from pick up at airport to drop off Colombo.
  • Entrance fees and visits as per the itinerary.
  • Service of  National Guide/Chauffer - Guide

Value added services

 

  •  Bottled water during the tour.
  • 01 SIM Card on arrival with 2 GB data.
  • ODEL shopping discount vouchers.
  • Gift Souvenirs.

Exclusions for the rate

  • Visa fees – US$ 45.00 apply
  • Entrance fees to sites not specified above.
  •  “X mas” & “New Year” Gala Dinner Supplement
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips and Porterage
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally.
  • Visits to wild life parks will be at client's own risk. 
  • Jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours).

Hotel rules & Regulations

The official check-in time at all hotels will be 1400hrs.

The official check-out time at all hotels will be 1200hrs.

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