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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Kandy – Matale(Hindu Temple) – Dambulla Caves – Sigiriya Rock – Pollonaruwa – Minneriya National Park(wildlife safari) – Anuradhapura – Puttalam(Salt) – Chilaw(Hindu Temple).

Negombo - Kandy - Dambulla - Sigiriya - Pollonaruwa - Anuradhapura Tour

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Day 1

Negombo / Pinnawala / Kandy

Early morning at 6:30, We leave for Kandy, On the route we stop at a Pineapple garden, after this visit we proceed to the Elephant Orphange in Pinnawala. Around 9:15 start the feeding time, The Baby Elephants getting their milk, Around 10:00 the Elephants going for a bath in the river. After this visit we proceed to the Elephant riding place, there you can ride on a Elephants back through the jungle. We proceed to Kandy, The name Kandy is derived from the Sinhalese. (The Portuguese shortened this to "Candea", using the name for both the kingdom and its capital Senkadagalapura. In Sinhala, Kandy is called Maha Nuvara, meaning "Great City" or "Capital", although this is most often shortened to Nuvara). We will visit a spice and herbal garden. After we visit the spice garden we proceed to the Botanical garden, After we visit the Botanical garden we proceed and visit the Kandy Temple, Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth. After this visit we proceed and visit the gem museum, see a batic factory, silk factory. Witness a Kandyan Dance Performance by night, We stay the night in Kandy at the ThiLanka Hotel.

Day 2

Kandy / Matale / Dambulla / Sigiriya / Giritale

After breakfast we drive to Matale. In Matale we will visit a big Hindu Temple. After we visit the Temple we proceed to the Dambulla Caves. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses. After we visit the Dambulla caves we proceed to the Sigiriya Rock we climbing the rock and after we are back from the top we proceed to Giritale where you stay the night in the Giritale Hotel.

Day 3

Giritale / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya / Giritale

After breakfast we drive to Polonnaruwa, The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. Sri Lanka's medieval capital (11th - 12th Century AD) is a well-preserved city of ancient dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statues. The majestic King's Council Chamber, the Lotus Bath, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, the Gal Viharaya (rock temple) and the statue of one of Polonnaruwa's great kings, Parakramabahu, are a few of this capital's memorable sights. After we visit Polonnaruwa we proceed to Minneriya. In Minneriya we start the Wildlife Safari in the Minneriya National Park, we drive back to Giritale where we stay in the Giritale Hotel.

Day 4

Giritale / Anuradhapura / Puttalam / Chilaw

After breakfast we Proceed to Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 kmĀ²). We wil visit the Sri Maha Bodhi An offshoot of the historical Bodhi tree under which Buddha became enlightened was planted in Anuradhapura in 288 BC, Abhayagiri Dagaba, This is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage towns and extensive ruins in the world. Ruwanwelisaya Stupa is considered a marvel for its architectural qualities.Thuparamaya Collarbone of Buddha is enshrined in the chetiya of Thuparamaya. It is the first dagaba built in Sri Lanka. Lovamahapaya Also known as Brazen Palace Lovamahapaya is a complex which was once a structure of its own class. Jetavanaramaya This is the largest stupa in Sri Lanka. It was the third largest structure in the ancient world. Mirisaveti Stupa It was built by King Dutugamunu after defeating King Elara. A legend associates it with the relics of Lord Buddha. Lankarama This is a stupa constructed by King Valagamba in an ancient place. After we visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura we proceed to Puttalam. In Puttalam we visit a big salt factory, after this we proceed via chilaw back to your hotel.

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