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Sri Lanka Itinerary 9 (6 Nights / 7 Days)
Anuradhapura 1N - Jaffna 1N - Trincomalee 1N - Kandy 1N - Katharagama 1N - Colombo 1 N
- Private AC Car
- Luxury accommodations
- 24x07 dedicated service
- Personal expenses
- Cost due to any natural/political/medical crisis
- Meals not mentioned in package
Day 01: Colombo – Chilaw - Anuradhapura (Approx. : 210km & 5 1 /2 hrs – 6 hrs)
Arrive by () at (). Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. The Green Holiday Centre Representative will page you by your name.
Thereafter you will be assisted to the Car park / Coach Park to begin you journey as per the booked itinerary with the English Speaking Guide
Our local Representative will meet you. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Coach Park to begin your journey as per the itinerary.
Visit Munneswaram & Manavari Temple IN Chilaw
The capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and are hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagobas are the Ruvanveliseya dating back to the 2nd Century B.C. and is 300 feet in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370 feet and the Thuparama Dagoba is enshrined with the collarbone of the Buddha. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world.
Anuradhapura is a “World Heritage Site”
Dinner and overnight stay at Anuradhapura
Day 02: Anuradhapura – Jaffna (Approx : 205km & 4 – 4 ½ hrs)
After early Breakfast leave to Mannar.
Visit Thirukethiswaram Temple.
Thirukethiswaram Temple is an ancient Hindu temple in Manthota, about seven miles north of the Mannar Town. According to legend, it was at this ancient temple that Kethu Bhagavan worshipped Lord Siva. Hence the shrine acquired the name of Thiruketheeswaram.This temple dedicated to the worship of the God Siva has been the most venerated for centuries and the holy waters of the Palavi Tank by its side are venerated in the sacred hymns of two great Saivite saints, Thirugnana Sambandhar and Sundarar, who lived in the 7th and 8th Centuries respectively. This is one of the five main kovils scattered around the country
dedicated to God Siva.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Jaffna
Day 03: Jaffna – Trincomalee (Approx : 240km & 5 hrs)
Leave hotel after early breakfast at hotel and Visit Nallur Kandasamy Temple &
Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil or Nallur Murugan Kovil ( நல்லூர் கந்தசுவாமி
ககாவில்) is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna District. It stands in the town of Nallur. The presiding deity is Lord Murugan in the form of the holy Vel. The idol of the Nallur Devi or goddess was given to the temple in the 10th century CE by the Chola queen Sembiyan Mahadevi, in the style of Sembian bronzes
Proceed to Trincomalee. Evening Visit Thiru Koneswaram Temple.
Thiru Koneswaram temple
Thirukoneswaram is a Hindu temple which is located in the town Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. It is dedicated to main deity in Shaivism namely Lord Siva and is one of the five ancient Sivan temples around the island.The Koneswaram temple is believed to have been a major religious shrine since before the arrival of Prince Vijaya 2500 years ago. Many inscriptions found in the surrounding area speak of Indian Pallava, Chola and even Pandya kings making contributions to the upkeep of the temple indicating an origin in antiquity. Local legend has it that it was renovated by a Tamil Chola king from South India named Kulakottan. This temple is one of the four important Saivite temple connected to the revival of Hinduism in Sri Lanka
Trinco Hot well
Dinner and overnight stay at - Trincomalee
Day 04: Trincomalee – Dambulla – Kandy (Approx : 190km & 4 – 4 ½ hrs )
Early breakfast and leave to Kandy.
En route visit Dambulla Rock Temple. Golden Budha Statue.
Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage
Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 km east
of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.
The hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy - the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy
Day 05: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya- Kataragama (Approx. :220km & 5 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, According to the ancient stories, Ramboda is a area, where
the forces of Rama's gather to fight against King Ravana. This temple was built by the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka and dedicated to Hanuman. This temple houses for 16 feel height statue of Hanuman.
Seetha Amman Temple
The kidnapping of Sita by Ravana (was King of Lanka) - meant that Ravana had to hide Sita in several locations. The Seetha Amman temple was named after the wife, Sitadevi, of Lord Rama. The structure was built on one of the exact sites where the demon king Ravana held Sita as his captive, in the Ashoka Forests of the region. It is believed that the Lordess used the stream by the temple and meditated by the rocks along the stream.
Visit Kataragama Temple in the Evening.
Kataragama temple -In Kataragama, Sri Lanka, is a Hindu and Buddhist temple complex
dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragama deviyo. It is one of the few
religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the majoritySinhala Buddhists, minority Hindu Tamils, Muslims and the indigenous Vedda people.It is a collection of modest shrines, of which the one dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragama deviyo is the most important. For most of the past millennia, it was a jungle shrine very difficult to access, but currently is accessible by an all-weather road. Almost all the shrines— and the nearby Kiri Vehera— are managed by Buddhists, apart from shrines dedicated to Tevayani, Shiva (Siva) and the Muslim mosque. Up until the 1940s a majority of the pilgrims were TamilHindus from Sri Lanka and South India, who undertook an arduous pilgrimage on foot. Since then most pilgrims tend to be Sinhala Buddhists, and cult of Kataragama deviyo has become the most popular amongst the Sinhalese People.
Dinner and overnight stay at Katharagama.
Day 06 : Katharagama – Galle – Colombo (Approx : 325km & 6 hrs)
Proceed to Galle
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.
Proceed to City tour & Shopping in Colombo
Colombo - a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Dinner and overnight stay at Colombo
Day 07 : Colombo – Airport (Approx. : 40km & 45 hrs)
Levae to Airport for Departure