7N/8D Buddhist Pilgrims SriLanka Tour

7 Night & 8 Days ( Colombo to Cost Valid 6 Pax Travelling Tougher only )

7N/8D Buddhist Pilgrims SriLanka  Tour 7N/8D Buddhist Pilgrims SriLanka  Tour

Sri Lanka is a diverse destination with an amazing range of experiences for such a small island. The recorded history of the Island dates back 2500 years when an exiled prince from north India drifted into the shores of Sri Lanka to establish the first known civilisation here.
For a small island, Sri Lanka can boast of a diverse landscape of golden beaches, rolling hills, forests and lush tea plantations.
The Cultural Triangle comprises a succession of ancient capitals and Buddhist sites where intricate carvings and towering stone monuments are scattered throughout the forests. Huge man-made lakes, tanks, have kept the area irrigated for millennia and continue to provide water for both the paddy fields and thirsty wild elephant that regularly leave the shelter of the jungle to drink. The busy lakeside city of Kandy still attracts thousands of devotees to the Temple of the Tooth, while the island’s rich colonial legacy can be seen in Nuwara Eliya - the tea-growing country where the golf course has been challenging players for over a century - and fortified Galle where the Portuguese walls defend Dutch churches and the former homes of British merchants.
Diverse flora and fauna thrive in the plains, wetlands and rainforests, often protected in the national parks scattered throughout the island. Wild elephants are frequently sighted in the parks while the forests and scrub of Yala National Park provide a habitat for one of the world’s densest leopard populations.

DAY 01-    AIRPORT- COLOMBO        
Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by our representatives of Travel Gyani Online  Holidays and transferred to Colombo.
Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Located on the west coast, it is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern and colonial impressions. Colombo has wildly varying architecture that span centuries and depict various styles. Many colonial buildings influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British exist alongside structures built in Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Indian and Contemporary architectural styles. No other place is this more evident in the heart of the city the Fort area. Colombo also boasts many shopping malls and department stores that offer brand name clothing at highly discounted prices. Therefore, it has become an important shopping destination among tourists.
City Tour: While on your city tour in Colombo you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, National Museum, Twin World Trade Center towers, Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Independence Hall at Independence Square, and prominent Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian places of worship. (Entrance fees to sites not included). For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc.Overnight stay at Hotel

DAY 02-    COLOMBO –ANURADHAPURA             
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hotel.
Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies on the banks of the historic Malvathu River. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²). Anuradhapura is also significant in Hindu legend as the fabled capital of the Asura King Ravana in the Ramayana.
City tour: You will be able to explore the tallest brick built stupas of the ancient world. Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayagiri and JetawanaDagabas constituted the central edifices of the monasteries, Mahavihara, AbayagiriVihara and Jetavanarama respectively. Sri Mahabodhi the sacred tree shrine of the Mahaviharaya, planted in the 3rd Century BC still remains its vitality and receives veneration of the Buddhist world all year around. Visit the ThuparamaDagaba, the historical Stupa built by King Devanampiyatissa. It has been converted in to a circular Chaitya Shrine ( Vatadage). Visit the Twin Ponds and the Isurumuniya. (Entrance fees to sites not included)Overnight stay at Hotel

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hotel
Dambulla is one of the ancient cities of Sri Lanka. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest. Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site near Dambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site found in Dambulla. Dambulla along with nearby Sigiriya and Habarana form a cluster of tourist area within it.  
City tour: Your city tour will commence with the visit to one of the wonders of the ancient world -the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. It is also a UNESCO world Heritage site. Sigiriya Rock was once an ancient Castle used both as a palace and a fortress and was created by the great King Kasyapa. The magnificent rock fortress of Sigiriya is visible for miles from all directions and dominates the surrounding plain. The Sigiriya Complex consists of the central rock, which arises abruptly 200 meters above the surrounding plain with the two rectangular precincts on the east and the west. The rock is surrounded by two wide moats, where crocodiles were introduced in ancient times and three ramparts. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are still exquisitely beautiful.
 Your next destination will be the Dambulla Cave Temples. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple compound in Sri Lanka. There are above 80 chronicle caves around this location. The most prominent allures are advanced over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are depicted to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses. (Entrance fees to sites not included). Additional tours wildlife tours can be added to the tour. Costs will be extra.Overnight stay at Hotel
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hotel
Polonnaruwa, which became the capital of Sri Lanka following the decline of Anuradhapura, was to witness the Sinhalese Buddhist civilization reaching to its greater heights. The vast irrigation network with reservoirs that look like natural in-land seas provided opportunities for sustained epic scales in rice cultivation, during the reign of king Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 A.D). At this time, Sri Lanka became known as the Granary of the Orient. As if the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura (437BC-845AD), didn't quench your thirst for other side of the world, here we are in Polonnaruwa, the second capital (846 AD-1302 AD) of Sri Lanka, which in its prime was protected by 6 km of strong encircling walls. Strategically it commanded all the crossings over the longest & largest river of the island, River Mahaweli. Polonnaruwa's extensive & well-preserved ruins offer a fascinating snapshot of ancient Sri Lanka, including some of the finest monuments.
City Tour: While on your city tour you will visit many Ruins of royal castles and Buddhist temples: Royal Palace Group, The Quadrangle, the PolonnaruwaVatadage, (circular relic house), Shiva Devale (Hindu temple), The AlahanaPirivena, RankotVihara, Lankatilake, KiriVihara, Gal Vihara, PotugalVihara. (Entrance fees to sites not included)
Overnight stay at Hotel
DAY 05-SIGIRIYA –KANDY             
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hotel
Your next visit will be to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which is a paradise for nature lovers. This beautiful flower Eden is restored with over 300 different varieties of orchids, other spices, medicinal plants and Palm trees. Every year more than 1.2 million people are enchanted by the beauty of these 147 acre flower gardens.
The real evidence of the richness will be affirmed by your visit to the Gem Museum. Sri Lanka produces the finest quality of gems in the world. Semi-precious gems, the sapphires of Sri Lanka, which are very exclusive and comes in shades of blue, red, green, white etc.  

 In the evening you will witness a traditional cultural dance show. (Entrance fees to sites not included
Overnight stay at Hotel
DAY 06 KANDY     -BENTOTA         
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hotel
NuwaraEliya (City of Lights), blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of NuwaraEliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. It is also known as “Little England”, which was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create NuwaraEliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club with its hunting pictures, trophies and strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, horse race course, etc., all remind you of  “England”.
City tour: During the city tour in NuwaraEliya you will visit the main attractions of the town which include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. You can also visit a working tea factory where the slow-growing tea bushes of this highland region produce some of the world's finest Orange Pekoe tea. You can also add SeethaEliya and Haggala Gardens. SeethaEliya is a temple which was mentioned in the famous epic Ramayana. Haggala is a temperate hill-country garden where languid low-country lotus and water lily float in their serene loveliness. (Entrance fees to sites not included)
Overnight stay at Hotel
DAY 07BENTOTA         
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hotel
Bentota is the city of the Golden Beaches. You will be able to relax and feel the spirit of the sea and the warmth of the soft sand.
The day is divided in between swimming in the water and bathing in the sun. Bentota provides the perfect turf for unfurled vacation at the beach. While enjoying the sun, sea and sand the water sports lovers can enroll themselves in various water sports bringing in the unique pleasure of this locale.
City tour: On your city tour you will enjoy a boat ride along the Madhu River. It is a scenic tour relaxing and interesting while passing many islets forested with mangroves and experience the natural rhythms as well. If you are looking for more exclusive experience visit the turtle hatchery too. The Turtle Hatchery is the prime turtle nesting site which was open by the Wild life Protection Society in 1981.
Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. (Entrance fees to sites not included)Overnight stay at Hotel .
DAY 8BENTOTA – AIRPORT                  
After Breakfast you will be transferred to Airport for your departure flight back to Nepal

    Colombo Berjaya Mount Royal
    Anuradhapura Miridiya lake
    Sigiriya/Dambulla Grand kalundawe
    Kandy     Sandriyana Lake
    Bentota Marina Bentota

Above packages include:
*    Meet & assistance at the Airport.
*    Double /Triple /Single sharing Accommodation.
*    07 Breakfast at the hotel
*    Ecursion to polonaruwa from Sigiriya.
*    Excursion to Nuwara Eliya enroute  bentota from kandy.
*    Excursion to Minhitala and Aukana buddha statue from Anuradhapura
*    Transfers on private basis in A/C vehicle with English speaking chauffeur guide.
*    City tour & visiting of sites in cities where the clients are spending the night.
*    All related government taxes.



Visa and Return Air Fare

Entrance Fees Cost: Per Person (SAARC Passport Holders)    
Anuradhapura: Sightseeing ($25)
Dambulla/Sigiriya: Sigiriya Rock ($15), Cave Temple ($15)
Kandy: Elephant Orphanage($6), Temple of the Tooth($8), Cultural  Show($5), Royal Botanical Garden ($13)
Nuwara Eliya: Hakgala Botanical Garden ($10)
Bentota: Madhu River Ride ($8) & Turtle Hatchery ($5)
Colombo: National Museum ($5),) Gangaramaya Temple ($2

Passport and Return Air ticket

NPR - 44000

price per person

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