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“DISCOVER BUDDHISM IN SRI LANKA” | 05 NIGHTS 06 DAYS

Begin an exploration through the intricate layers of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

Embark on a journey of discovery through the rich tapestry of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. From ancient temples steeped in history to serene meditation retreats, immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of the island. Explore the sacred city of Anuradhapura, home to the revered Bodhi Tree, believed to be a descendant of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Wander through the tranquil grounds of the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, where a relic of the Buddha’s tooth is enshrined. Experience the vibrant rituals and ceremonies that bring Buddhism to life in Sri Lanka’s temples, and engage with local monks to gain insight into the profound teachings of the Buddha. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or simply curious about Buddhism, Sri Lanka offers a captivating journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening.

  • Included

    Accommodation
    All parking and highway charges where applicable
    All Taxes
    Assistant at the Airport
    Breakfast & Dinner
    English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    Mineral Water on Tour
    Transfers by private AC vehicles
  • Not Included

    Lunch
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Day 1: AIRPORT - NEGOMBO

Ayubowan! (May you live long).

Upon your arrival at Colombo International Airport in Sri Lanka, you will be welcomed and assisted by a representative of Adithya Lanka Holidays.

Afterward, you'll head to your hotel near the airport in NEGOMBO, a picturesque coastal city just 20 minutes away. Here, you can unwind, relax, and overcome any jet lag. Negombo, a vibrant blend of cultures, offers an array of experiences. If you're up for it, your chauffeur guide can introduce you to the city's intriguing sights and landmarks, or you might opt for a tranquil boat ride along the historic Dutch Canal. Or, you can simply soak up the sun on the renowned golden sands of Negombo Beach.

  • Included Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Negombo
  • Highlights: Embark on a guided city tour of Negombo.
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Day 2: NEGOMBO – ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast, embark on a visit to the ANURADHAPURA (UNESCO World Heritage) is the cradle of glorious Sinhalese Buddhist civilization and the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. Due to its ruins and living heritages, UNESCO named it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 under the name of The Sacred City of Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura (UNESCO World Heritage) is the cradle of the glorious Sinhalese Buddhist civilization and the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. Due to its ruins and living heritages, UNESCO named it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 under the name of The Sacred City of Anuradhapura.

In the evening, we suggest you visit MIHINTALE TEMPLE, nestled atop a sacred hill in Sri Lanka, which is revered as the birthplace of Buddhism in the country.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Anuradhapura
  • Highlights:
      • Embark on a guided city tour of Anuradhapura historical site
      • Visit Mihinthale Temple
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Day 3: ANURADHAPURA–POLONNARUWA-DAMBULLA

After breakfast, embark on a journey to POLONNARUWA, an Ancient City that was the second capital of Sri Lanka for three centuries between the 11th to 13th centuries. Due to its archeological prominence and ancient technological superiority, UNESCO declared Polonnaruwa as a World Heritage in 1982 under the name of Ancient City of Polonnaruwa. One of the key Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Sri Lanka.

 

In the evening proceed

In the afternoon, proceed to DAMBULLA ROCK CAVE TEMPLE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, that features ancient rock caves adorned with magnificent Buddhist murals and over 150 statues, offering a profound spiritual and cultural experience.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Dambulla
  • Highlights:
      • Embark on a guided city tour of Polonnaruwa historical site
      • Visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
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Day 4: DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA - KANDY

Early morning, around 5:00 a.m., embark to Sigiriya to climb the SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS and Palace built by King Kashyapa during the reign of 473 – 495 which is standing majestically 660 feet straight up. Today Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of the most famous Archeological Treasure and UNESCO named Sigiriya Rock as a World Heritage in 1982 under the name “Ancient City of Sigiriya Sri Lanka”

Afterward, return to your hotel for breakfast, check out, and then proceed to KANDY, nestled amidst lush hills in Sri Lanka, which is a cultural gem renowned for its sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, vibrant markets, and picturesque surroundings.

In the evening visit THE TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC. One of the most venerated Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha an object of veneration for Buddhists. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO World Heritage site partly due to the temple.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Kandy
  • Highlights:
      • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
      • Visit The Temple of The Sacred Tooth Relic.
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Day 5: KANDY - COLOMBO

After breakfast, commence a city tour and shopping in Kandy.

Afterward, proceed to KELANIYA BUDDHIST TEMPLE one of the most venerated Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka.  This sacred temple dates to the time before the chronologically recorded history of Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the place where Buddha visited Sri Lanka. Recommended place to visit during Buddhist Pilgrimage tour in Sri Lanka.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Colombo
  • Highlights:
      • Embark on a guided city tour and shopping of Kandy
      • Visit Kalaniya Temple
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Day 6: COLOMBO - AIRPORT

After breakfast, start your day with a guided half-day city tour of COLOMBO. Visit the iconic Gangaramaya Temple, Independence Square, and explore the bustling Pettah Market. Afterward, we suggest you do some last-minute shopping and take a trip to the beautiful Galle Face Green, a seaside promenade where you can enjoy a leisurely walk and stunning Indian Ocean views.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast
  • Highlights:
      • Embark on a guided city tour and shopping of Colombo

As your Sri Lankan journey concludes, our chauffeur guide will accompany you to the airport, bidding you farewell. Remember, every end is a new beginning. Treasure the memories, landscapes, and warm encounters. May Sri Lanka's vibrant colors, rich culture, and serene beauty stay with you always. Until we meet again.

Ayubowan!

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Every place and every smile in Sri Lanka holds a unique story waiting to be discovered. We have a wealth of experiences to share with you, so join us on our journey to this island paradise!

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