7 Day Tour
Polonnaruwa is second in importance as royal city to Anuradhapura. In the 11th Century the capital was moved from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa, as it was hoped that this new kingdom in such an inaccessible area would be better protected from the notorious raids from the Indian Sub-Continent. As a result Polonnaruwa became a splendid kingdom and capital. During the reigns of king Parakrama Bahu the Great (1153 – 1186) and his successor Nissanka Malla 1187 – 1196 the Singhalese kingdom reached its last golden age, of which the splendour of its buildings and palaces the impressive irrigation system with artificial lakes, tanks and channels give clear evidence.
Met on arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport by our English speaking guide and transferred to Kandalama, for overnight stay at Amaya Lake Resort,
Morning visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, one of Asia’s important archaeological sites dating from prehistoric times built in the 5th Century, with Ramparts, Moats, Gateways, a Palace on top of a 200 meter rock with well known Frescoes, Water Gardens, Boulder Gardens are the oldest surviving historic gardens in Asia. Then leave to visit Namal Uyana, Aukana, Saseruwa and return to hotel for dinner & over night.
After breakfast leave to Anuradhapura, visit the first Capital of Sri Lanka, 5th Century BC, a major religious center consists of a citadel surrounded by several large Buddhist monastic complexes and man made lakes, The three colossal stupas are of the same order of magnitude as the pyramids of Egypt, then leave to Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism. Return to Hotel for dinner / overnight.
After Breakfast leave to Dambulla, visit the largest Cave Temple in South Asia, best known for its well preserved paintings for more than 2000 years. Then leave to Kandy, en-route visit a Spice Garden, Matale Aluvihare Temple, check in at Swiss Residence Hotel. Evening visit the Temple of the Tooth and a Cultural pageant performed by well reputed Dancers and Drummers, return to hotel for overnight .
Morning, visit the Tea Museum at Hantana and leave to Nuware Eliya, through lush green carpet Tea Plantations, Water Falls, etc., en-route visit a Tea Plantation and a working tea factory, visit Sita Eliya. Check in at Alpine hotel / The Heritage hotel for dinner and over night.
After breakfast, leave to Colombo via , Kitulgala, Colombo city tour, Dinner and over night at Galadari Hotel.
Check out from Hotel and leave to Airport in time for departure,