Natural Cultural Tour
Duration : 07 Days
Destinations Covered :Arrival - Colombo - Polonnaruwa -
Habarana - Sigiriya - Kandy - Departure
01 : Colombo
Our representative would greet you in Colombo airport. You would be
escorted to hotel where you would take rest and have lunch.You can spend
rest of the day as you desire. Watching the ocean from the beach is very
Day 02 : Colombo
Move on for a sightseeing tour of Colombo. Meander through the commercial
and city centre area which is famous as the Fort, erected by the Portuguese
in the 16th century. Highlight of the tour is visit to the bustling and
colourful markets of Pettah. Another stop is the National Museum known for
its intriguing collection of lovely antiques and art of Srilanka. Drive past
Independence Square, Town Hall, the B.M.I.C.H (International Convention
Centre) and Cinnamon gardens residential area. Also tour the Zoological
gardens at Dehiwala.
Day 03 : Colombo - Polonnaruwa
Take breakfast. Drive to Habarana. En route you would see fascinating
villages and small towns. On way stop at Polonnaruwa. Watch the charm of
mediaeval Sri Lanka at Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa served the Sri Lankan kings
as a 'country residence' from the 7th century. Within the contours of the
Royal Citadel are the remnants of the King's palace, the Council Chamber and
the Royal Bath. The Buddha images at the Gal Vihara or the Rock Temple are
wonderful examples of stone sculpture. Parakrama Samudra or the Sea of
Parakrama is a colossal man made irrigation reservoir.
We drive on to Dambulla where we tour the Dambulla Rock Temple. The temple
holds a magnificent gallery of Buddha images. Wall and ceiling paintings are
not seen anywhere else in the Island. It is a complex of five cave temples
with its origin harking back to the Anuradhapura period (1st century BC).
However due to refurbishments undertaken by various rulers over the past two
thousand years what now remains is mostly work done in the Kandyan period
04 : Sigiriya
Have a leisurely breakfast. Now journey to Sigiriya, which owes its glory
to the vision of King Kashyapa. The monarch erected this 'Palace in the Sky'
in the 5th century AD. On the top of the Sigiriya rock (meaning the 'Lion
Rock') are the remnants of a large palace, which is the earliest surviving
royal building in Sri Lanka. The palace has several chambers and a bathing
pond. In a pocket of the giant rock are the celebrated paintings of 5th
century. The Mirror Wall, which had been exposed to elements for more than
fifteen centuries still has some of the original sheen. This archaeological
site has been declared a World Heritage Site. Leave for Kandy.
Day 05 : Kandy
After having breakfast go on a guided tour of Kandy. Kandy was a bastion of
the Sinhala kings. It is a charming city which offers a living record of its
magnificent past. Attractions in Kandy include the Dalada Maligawa, the
temple housing the sacrosanct Tooth Relic of the Buddha. Kandy Lake
increases the charm of the City. Also tour the Market Place, an art &
crafts show room. Soak in interesting view of the Kandy Lake and its
environs. Also visit the Botanical Gardens. Kandiyan dances are also popular
attraction in Kandy.
Leave for Colombo. After taking some rest at the hotel, you would be
transferred to airport for your departure.