Cultural Triangle Tour

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Duration

7 Nights 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Sri Lanka boasts a written history of 2,500 years, and it is supported by a trail of impressive ancient ruins dating back to prehistory. In turn, her people value their heritage, and Sri Lankan culture is born out of legendary stories and awe-inspiring monuments. Doubtlessly, all cultural tours in Sri Lanka include at least one Sri Lankan historical site.

Sri Lankan heritage and cultural tours focus mainly on “the cultural triangle.” The cultural triangle connects three ancient world heritage cities, namely Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy. The cultural triangle has thousands of rural villages where authentic Sri Lankan culture mingles with many more mini heritage sites.

Highlights

  • Negombo
  • Anuradhapura
  • Ritigala
  • Sigiriya
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Matale
  • Kandy
  • Colombo

<span> Day 1 </span> Airport - Negombo

Welcome to the breathtaking lovely paradise of Sri Lanka. Our team representative will pick you from the Colombo International Airport (CMB). Then proceed to Negombo. You can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax.

<span> Day 2 </span> Negombo - Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka is a popular tourist city of great cultural significance in the world. The area, now a World Heritage Site, has been the center of Buddhism in Theravada for many generations. Many of the Buddhist temples and monasteries, magnificent palaces, pavilions, gardens, bathing ponds, and gigantic reservoir structures, all of which are works of art in their own right, maybe seen for the first time in this well-planned pre-Christian city. The city of Anuradhapura has a plethora of unique attractions. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweli Maha Seya, Jethawanaramaya Monastery, Thuparamaya, Abhayagiri Viharaya, Archaeological Museum, Rathna Prasada, Lovamahapaya, Samadhi Buddha Statue, Isurumuniya, The Royal Gardens, Kuttam Pokuna, Avukana Buddha Statue are the famous attractions in Anuradhapura. Not only that but also you can see so many rivers and temples.

<span> Day 3 </span> Anuradhapura - Sigiriya

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya. En route visit Mihinthale and Ritigala Monastry. The tale of Anuradhapura begins at Mihintale. It is the place where a little-known Sri Lankan king (Tissa, one who is loved by gods) embraced Buddhism and changed the kingdom of Anuradhapura and Sri Lanka forever. The place became to be revered and eventually developed into a Buddhist monastery. Today it is a place full of ruins, legends, and faith. Ruins of a monastery complex peek out from a dense forest that spreads over a hill crowned by a huge boulder. It is believed that enlightened Mahinda appeared on top of this boulder and met King Tissa in 3rd century BCE.
Ritigala forest monastery is the remnants of an old Buddhist monastery may be seen on top of this mountain. In addition to the ruins themselves, rock inscriptions were uncovered inside the monastery that dates back to the first century BC. Ritigala is the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka’s northern region, rising to 766 meters above sea level and around 600 meters above the surrounding flat plain.

<span> Day 4 </span> Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

Fourth day after early breakfast, you will proceed to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s greatest examples of ancient architecture, showcases ageless Sri Lankan ingenuity in the shape of fortified moats and beautiful water gardens with sophisticated irrigation systems typical of our early kings.

Afternoon, you will be escort to Polonnaruwa Ancient City. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka. Today, it is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a huge archaeological site (122 hectares) with perhaps Sri Lanka’s most impressive artifacts and ruins. The ruins of Polonnaruwa are popular for their blend of Anuradhapura and South Indian architecture. This is because the ancient inhabitants of Polonnaruwa were a mix of Buddhist and Hindu elite. Citadel of Polonnaruwa , Rock Temple in Polonnaruwa UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Sacred Quadrangle, Parakrama Samudra, Nissanka’s Lotus Pavillion, Statue of Parakramabahu or Pulasthi are the some of famous attractions in Polonnaruwa.

<span> Day 5 </span> Sigiriya - Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En route visit Dambulla golden rock cave temple and Mathale Alu Vihara Rock Cave Temple and Nalanda Gedige. Dambulla Cave Temple is unarguably the most famous tourist attraction in Dambulla. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple is home to the best-preserved cave complex in Sri Lanka.

Mathale Alu Voiharaya Rock Cave temple holds great historical importance as the place where Tripitaka (Buddhist doctrines) was documented on palm leaves by priests in the 3rd Century A.D. Records say that 500 academic monks congregated at Aluvihare Rock temple to perform the arduous task of first reciting the doctrines and agreeing on a suitable version before transcription. The entire transcription was designed as books made of ola leaves, locally known as ‘puskola poth.’ Then after visit Nalanda gedige. Nalanda Gedige is a fascinating and remarkable archaeological site in Sri Lanka, During that old period, it was considered a center where ancient Sinhalese had used it to acknowledge the time throughout the island. The survey department of Sri Lanka also has proved that this location is precisely in the middle of the island.

Evening, you will be able to enjoy a cultural show in Kandy.

<span> Day 6 </span> Kandy - Colombo

Early Morning, you will be taken to Temple of the Tooth Relic. This temple houses the venerated left canine Tooth of the Buddha. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. Thousands of pilgrims regularly visit Kandy in memory of Buddha, which gives the city a religious atmosphere. Each year, an annual procession known as the “Sri Dalada Perahera” attracts thousands of both local and foreign visitors to the temple (usually held in July or August). After that, you will be able to enjoy a city tour and you will be taken to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. The gardens are home to over
4000 separate types of plants, known to be among the largest in Asia. The highlight is the
impressive array of Orchid and the majestic line of palm trees. In addition to a variety of flowering
plant species, there is also a wide array of medicinal plants and herbs that can be found around the
gardens during your stroll.

Evening, you will be able to enjoy a Colombo City Tour. Colombo in Sri Lanka; you must have already heard about this fascinating capital of the jewel of the Indian Ocean. You can visit Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, National Museum of Colombo, Independence Memorial Hall, Beira Lake, Seema Malakaya, Dutch Period Museum, Old Parliament Building, World Trade Center, Pettah Floating Market, and many more places.

<span> Day 7 </span> Departure

After experiencing the highlights
of Sri Lanka, our driver will pick up you and drive you to Negombo to fly back home.

  •  6 nights’ accommodation on BB basis at above mentioned hotels.
  •  Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels.
  •  Transport by air-conditioned vehicle (Van).
  •  Service of an English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
  •  Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips.
  •  All parking and highway chargers.
  •  Fuel & local insurance for the vehicle.
  •  Welcoming and paging in Airport.
  •  All current taxes.
  •  Lunch and Dinner.
  •  Any entrance fee and activity cost not mentioned in inclusions.
  •  Gratuities (recommended)
  •  Any others expenses not mentioned in Inclusions section

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