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Religious/Cultural Tour (7 Days, 6 Nights)

Religious/Cultural Tour (7 Days, 6 Nights)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 5 people
Destination(s): Sri Lanka  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Pilgrimage/Spirituality  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1400 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Meeting and assist at Airport arrival (BIA) Relax and 1st Night at Negeombo. Negombo has to be one of the quirkiest places in Sri Lanka, as a glimpse of its history and architecture reveals. It was once the island’s premier spice town. Recommended for Christian Religious tours.

Day 2: Morning leave for Bentota, before visiting the famous religious places in Colombo - Lunch at Bentota. Shopping - Can be arrangement on your request. Afternoon leaving to Galle religious places on route The most popular day excursion from Tangalla is to the stunning Rock Temple of Mulkirigala, 20km to the north. You ascend the rock steps to reach a series of natural caves with numerous wall paintings and Buddha statues.

Day 3: Morning leave for Tangalle, On route South-coast religious places visit. Lunch at Tangalle and shopping (on your request) Visit famous religious places in Tissamaharama & Kataragama. Night at Tissamaharama.Kataragama a popular pilgrimage destination frequented by adherents of all religions in Sri Lanka. Kataragama is a place where religious tolerance can be seen at its best.

It is a place where all ethnic groups, religions and cultures meet in deepest respect to one another and in complete harmony. The Hindus, the Buddhists, the Muslims and the Veddahs all claim to preserve the "original" traditions of Kataragama. Even during the times of strife and conflict in other parts of the country, Kataragama preserves racial and religious harmony.

Day 4: Morning leave to NuwaraEliya, Visiting religious places on route and around NuwaraEliya. Lunch at N’eliya - Shopping. Evening Departure to Kandy. NuwaraEliya-situated in the central mountains at an altitude of over 6000 feets-is the premier hill resort of Sri Lanka. Overlooked by Mt. Piduratalagala, the highest peak of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya's literal meaning is the City Of Light.

Day 5: Morning cover other places in Kandy city. On route to Sigiriya (Rock Fortress) and thier temples. Lunch at Sigiriya. Afternoon leave for Polonnaurwa and visiting religous temples. Night at Polonnaurwa. Kandy has a rich history. It was originally known as Senkadagala pura after a hermit named Senkada who lived there. Many of Sinhalese people call it Mahanuwara meaning the Great City. The name Kandy was derived by the colonial rulers from the word Kanda in Sinhala, meaning a hill.

Kandy was the stronghold of the Sinhalese kings, who promoted and protected the local culture until the city fell to the British in 1815. The Temple of Tooth: Also known as Dalda Maligawa, Here, one of the Buddha's teeth is kept. The temple was built in the 17th century. There are many Buddhist temples surrounding Kandy. Famous among them are Malwaththa and Asgiri temples located on the shores of the lake.

Sigriya is Sri Lanka's most recognizable landmark and has been declared as a World Heritage Site. Built in the 5 century AD, this magnificent complex of geometrically laid gardens, pools, fountains as well as oldest surviving murals of maidens was palace of the King Kasyapa. The Complex consists of the central rock, rising 200 meters above the surrounding plain, and the two rectangular precincts on the east (90 hectares) and the west (40 hectares), surrounded by two moats and three ramparts.

Day 6: Morning leave for Habarana Visiting Buddhist temples on route. Lunch at Habarana. Afternoon leave Anuradhapura. Night at Anuradhapura.Anuradhapura is an ancient city, Anuradhapura was established in 4th century BC. It was the first capital of Sri Lanka and ancient historical city similar to the Egypt era. remained so until 8th century AD. Anuradhapura is an archaeologist's delight and contains several monuments of historical importance.

The city is considered very sacred by the Buddhists and is home to the largest dagobas in Sri Lanka. A dagoba is a dome enshrining sacred relics or the bodily remains of the Buddha, or articles used by Him like the alms bowl and other objects of veneration. It is built in different sizes on a pedestal with a spire on top crowned with a pinnacle.

Day 7: Morning leave for Kurunegala Visit Religous places and relax few hours go back to Airport (BIA).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

This tour depend on the expect hotels and accommodation with other facility, please negotiate with us for the confirmation.

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