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4 Days 3 nights tours - PACKAGE 04

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CEYLON HERITAGE - SR34

DAY 01 - Airport to Anuradhapura

One of the first and most thriving industries in ancient Sri Lanka was pottery. There existed a caste specifically for potters in Sri Lanka’s caste system of government. There were potters with skill and imagination everywhere in the nation. You won’t miss the pottery that was made in several of the settlements. You will go to a traditional pottery village and discover the various trade secrets associated with this art form. The most incredible will be creating your own pot with clay and conventional machinery. Remember to put your name on the pot you’re taking home.

A well-known Buddhist temple and center of culture, the Gangaramaya Temple is situated in Colombo, Sri Lanka.   It was built in the nineteenth century and has an amazing blend of Chinese and Thai architectural elements with traditional Sri Lankan architecture. The temple provides a peaceful haven in the middle of the busy metropolis and is home to a sizable collection of Buddhist relics. It is renowned for its yearly NavamPerahera celebration, which features a vivid and colorful procession of religious figures.

Visit Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s first capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anuradhapura was formerly a prosperous monastic city that produced a remarkable civilization and distinctive culture. This vanished metropolis was found in the 19th century by British explorers. See a number of historically and archaeologically significant locations in Anuradhapura, including the Sacred Bo-Tree (Sri Maha Bodhi), the right branch of the secret Bodhi tree, which is where Buddha attained enlightenment, and Ruwanweliseya, one of the world’s oldest known historical trees, which was constructed by King Dutugemunu. You’ll be astounded to experience royalty and spirituality combined on this historical voyage.

 

DAY 02 - Anuradhapura to Dambulla

Unforgettable architecture, steeped in history and culture. Built over a thousand years ago by a king hiding from the reckoning of his patricide, Sigiriya (or the “Lion’s Rock”) is a historical site that was once both an ancient castle and impenetrable fortress, with symmetrical water gardens.

Your trek up the rock will take you past timeworn paintings of the king’s concubines, and past a gateway guarded by the remains of a giant lion statue that gave the rock its name. You’ll have to climb up around 1,200 steps to reach the top. Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic attractions, and is definitely not to be missed.

A village tour in Sri Lanka offers a glimpse into the country’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Visitors can explore traditional villages, interact with friendly locals, and experience authentic Sri Lankan life. The tour typically includes visits to local markets, paddy fields, and artisan workshops, providing insight into traditional crafts like pottery and weaving. It’s a unique opportunity to savor delicious local cuisine, witness cultural performances, and appreciate the serene, picturesque landscapes that make Sri Lanka so enchanting.

An engaging and exotic hour of plays, drumming, and folk dancing. Sri Lanka boasts a rich past in terms of cultural pursuits. You could catch a peek of what was formerly used for blessings, healing, and amusement. The fire walk is the last but certainly not the least—it might be the most unforgettable of all. If the intense drumming inspires you to walk to the stage and join the artists, that’s not surprising.

 

DAY 03 - Dambulla to Polonnaruwa

Visit polonnaruwa the second capital of srilanka from 1070 A.D to to 1235 A.D. polonnaruwa is also a UNESCO world heritage city. You will be able to see the ruins of royal palace king Parakramabahu, Audience hall, the statue of king Parakramabahu, Watadage , Galpotha , Parakramasamudraya witch was built by King Parakramabahu 1 , covers an area of 5940 acres and the elegant lotus pond was built in 12th century. There are also famous monuments of worship such as the Gal Viharayawich has 4 magnificent carved Buddha statues, KiriVehara (the remains of a former Temple of the tooth Relic) and Shiva Temple. 

 

Minneriya National Park Safari is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, water buffalo, crocodiles, and deer. The park is also home to a large number of birds, including peacocks, eagles, and pelicans.

The park is home to an estimated 250 elephants, which gather in large herds during the dry season (May to October). The largest of these herds can number over 500 elephants. The elephants come to the park to drink from the Minneriya tank, a large reservoir that was built in the 3rd century BC.

Minneriya National Park is a truly unforgettable experience. With its large elephant herds, abundant wildlife, and stunning scenery, it is a must-see for any visitor to Sri Lanka.

 

DAY 04 - Transfer to Airport

In Sri Lanka, hot air ballooning is an amazing experience that takes you over the island’s verdant landscapes. Offering breathtaking vistas of hazy mountains, historic temples, and immaculate lakes, it offers a special and tranquil opportunity to take in the scenic beauty and rich cultural legacy of this alluring South Asian location..

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