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Culture Walk – 7 Nights/ 8 Days

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Day 01 – Arrival in Sri Lanka – Sigiriya

Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be welcome warmly by an agent from Silver Wings Tours. Then you will be escorted to your vehicle to begin the tour.

Sigiriya is a historical and cultural site in Sri Lanka. You will climb Lion Rock in Sigiriya which is a rock fortress built by ancient King Kashyapa. There are lot of attractions in Lion rock such as frescos, king’s ancient garden and many more. Lion Rock is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Overnight stay at hotel in Sigiriya

Day 02- Sigiriya – Anuradhapura – Sigiriya

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Anuradhapura the sacred city. Anuradhapura is the first kingdom of ancient kings’ era in Sri Lanka which is rich in cultural heritage.

En route you will climb Ritigala mountain. Ritigala is a strict natural reserve. There was an ancient Buddhist monastery within the forest. History of the monastery and the mountain range in Ritigala date back to 1st century BCE.

Then you will visit cultural sites of Anuradhapura such as Jaya Sri Maha bodhi the oldest human planted tree in the world and was planted from a southern branch of the ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’ at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attended Enlightenment. You will visit several more ancient temples too.

Next destination will be the sacred city ‘Mihinthale’. This is the place where king Devanampiyatissa met Arahat Mahinda Thero who introduced Buddhism to Sri Lanka after 236 years of the Buddha Parinirvana.

Comeback to Sigiriya and stay overnight in Sigiriya.

Day 03- Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Polonnaruwa the sacred city. Polonnaruwa is the second kingdom of ancient kings’ era in Sri Lanka which also rich in cultural heritage. This city also a UNESCO world heritage site. You will visit several places which related to Sri Lankan culture and history.

You will visit Madirigiya Vatadage in the afternoon which is a place with ruins of ancient monastery. History of this monastery goes back to the pre-Christian times.

Comeback to Sigiriya and stay overnight in Sigiriya.

Day 04 – Sigiriya- Kandy

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to Kandy. En route you will visit Cave Temple in Dambulla. There is a huge gold color Lord Buddha’s statue and lot of ancient paintings in several caves related to Buddhism can be seen here. Then you will visit Nalanda Gedige and Mathale Alu Vihare which are another two ancient temples.

Kandy is the last kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka. This city is rich in cultural heritage. Sri Lankan cultural dances are one of the most amazing things you can see in Kandy.  You have the opportunity to see Sri Lankan art such as bathik, gems and wood carving.

Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.

Day 05 – Kandy – Sri Padha

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will visit The Sacred Temple of the tooth as well as three ancient temples in Kandy named Gadoladeniya, Embekka and Lankathilaka.

Then you will travel to Sri Padha. Buddhists believe that the footmark on the Sri Padha Mountain is a footmark of Gauthama Buddha.  During his 3rd visit to Sri Lanka for Kelaniya 2580 years ago he has kept the imprint of his left foot.

The pilgrim season to the Sri Padha begins annually on the full moon poya day of December and ends on the Vesak full mood poya day of May.

After taking a rest at the hotel, you will climb Sri Padha at night. You will be able to see sunrise from Sri Padha early morning. This is very beautiful scenery since you will be staying on mountain peak above clouds.

Day 06 –Sri Padha

Leisure day after a long climb.

Day 07- Sri Padha – Colombo

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Colombo. Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. You will visit Gangarama temple, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Independence Square, Old Parliament of Sri Lanka, Lotus Tower and Lotus Pond Theater and several more places.

Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo.

Day 8- Departure

Agent from Silver Wings Tours will drop you to the Airport.

Sri Lanka tourist board approved guide will stay with you for the whole tour. We always make sure your safety first. Our experienced friendly guides will make your journey more enjoyable and memorable.

Lunch for the whole tour will be taking at local restaurants and dinner can take at the hotel or local restaurant as per your wish.