9 Days 8 Nights Pilgrimage Tour in Sri Lanka
You will take off to the ancient kindom of Sri Lanka. On there you will get to observe several historical remains.
Over Night Stay At Habarana
Mihinthala is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.
After that Visit Polonnaruwa the second capital of Sri Lanka from 1017 A.D 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, the Galpotha, Parakrama Samudraya (Sea of Parakrama) which was built by King Parakramabahu I, covers an area of 5940 acres and the elegant Lotus pond was built in 12th century.
On day four you can climb & explore the “Lion’s Rock” in Sigiriya. After you will visit Minneriya National Park you can see lot of elephants. and this is a best place to place to observe the elephants that come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants, painted storks, open-bills, Pelicans and many other species of waders)
Over Night Stay at Habarana
Visit Dambulla Rock Temple built by King Walagambahu during the 1st Century B.C. Dambulla is a UENESCO world heritage site. Later you will begin your journey to the hill capital of Kandy. En route you can visit Ayurvedic Herbal Garden.
Overnight you will stay at Kandy
Next day morning you will visit most ancient temples in Sri Lanka. The Devalaya in Embekka is dedicated to the worship of Mahasen, popularly known as Katharagama Deviyo. The Drummers' Hall that has drawn the attention of visitors to the site, due to the splendid wood carvings of its ornate pillars and its high pitched roof
The Lankatilaka temple history runs back to the Gampola Kingdom era. King Buwanekabahu IV has built this temple in 1344 AD. The King's Chief Ministers Senalankadhikara was entrusted to carry out the construction work of this temple.
Gadaladeniya Temple is located at Pilimathalawa, Kandy. When you are driving from Colombo to Kandy, Gadaladeniaya temple road is at your right hand side. After taking that turn from Pilimathalawa, you have to travel another 2 km. The famous Embekke Devalaya and Lanka Thilaka Viharaya also located close by.
Dinner & Over Night Stay at Kandy
After the breakfast you will visit the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic. Later you head towards the beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya where you come across several water falls on the way. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit Tea Plantation & Tea Factory
Dinner & Over Night Stay at Nuwara Eliya
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.
Transfer to Colombo Enroute Visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara after thaYou may take a city tour of Colombo
Overnight Stay at Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel
Visit Gangarama Temple
Transfer to Departure