Sri Lankan Cultural Tour Itinerary 806 views

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Cities
Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kandy
Number of days
4 days
Day
1

Visiting 8 sacred sites in Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura photo
Located in the North Central Province, the city of Anuradhapura acts as a cradle to the Sinhalese Buddhist civilization because of its rich history. Anuradhapura, played a key role . . .
Isuruminiya Temple  photo
Yet another temple with exceptional stone carvings to see. The Isurumuniya lovers, the Horseman, the Elephant Pond and the Royal Family are the most popular artifacts admired by ma . . .
Lovamahapaya  photo
Lovamahapaya is a building situated between Ruwanweliseya and Sri Maha Bodhiya. This is located in the city of Anuradhapura. The building was a huge nine storied, with a height of . . .
Sri Maha Bodhiya photo
he Sri Maha Bodhiya is a sacred fig tree, the right-wing branch is said to be the one under which the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. This sacred tree was brought from India an . . .
Mirisawetiya Sthupa photo
The Mirisawetiya Sthupa is a large Buddhist shrine located in the Ancient City of Anuradhapura. It is one of the “Atamasthana”, 8 sacred places located in and around th . . .
Ruwanweliseya Stupa photo
The Stupa is one of the world’s tallest monuments and it is about 350 ft high. This is one of the top sacred places of Buddhists. This temple construction was started by King . . .
Thuparamaya photo
This is the first stupa to be built after introducing Buddhism to Sri Lanka. It was built during the reigning of King Devamnampiyatissa (247-207 BC), in accordance to the instructi . . .
Lankaramaya  photo
Lankaramaya is an ancient stupa built in the holy city of Anuradhapura by King Walagamba. A stark white stupa, Lankaramya is surrounded by several concentric stone pillars which ha . . .
Abhayagiri Stupa  photo
Abhayagiri temple is one of the oldest shrines and is known as the second tallest monuments in Sri Lanka. This Stupa was constructed by King Valagamba. The massive Stupa is the mai . . .
Samadhi Buddha Statue photo
This is the Lord Buddha statue made of a special kind of marble known as the dolomite marble. The eyes are fitted with crystals and they seem to be deep and sparkly. This size of t . . .
Twin Ponds (Kuttam Pokuna) photo
Also known as ‘Kuttam Pokuna’, twin ponds stands evidencing a great accomplishment that is based on the field of hydrological engineering with excellent form of structu . . .
Jetavanarama Stupa photo
This temple is published as one of the sacred pilgrimage places in this island. It was constructed on the ground, may be illustrating us how Mahinda Maha Thero gave sermons on Budd . . .
Day
2

Proceed Polonnaruwa

Thivanka Image House photo
Built by King Parakramabahu, the large image of Lord Buddha has been curved in 3 places in this image house and this has been given the name ‘thivanka’ that literally m . . .
Gal Viharaya photo
The important feature of this temple is the four rock relief statues of the Lord Buddha, which have been carved into the face of a large granite rock. Gal viharaya was built by Kin . . .
Madirigiriya Vatadage photo
This place is located in the middle of a dry zone forest area. The ancient characters that are imprinted on the bricks and the stone carvings indicate a long history on Madirigiriy . . .
Polonnaruwa photo
As one of the most visited cultural tourist attractions of the country Polonnaruwa, situated in the North Central Province, is one amongst the eight UNESCO World heritage sites in . . .
Polonnaruwa Vatadage photo
This structure can be described as the ultimate development of ancient architecture. The uniqueness of this building is that it is supported by the use of a roof and in turn, the r . . .
Day
3

Proceed to Dambulla. Start climbing the Sigiriya Lion rock early morning.

Sigiriya Lion Rock photo
The Sigiriya lion rock is a much revered and widely visited natural monument in the north central part of the country. This ancient rock fortress of King Kashyapa, now stands evide . . .
Dambulla photo
Dambulla, is situated in the Matale district of the Central province, which is famously known for its agriculture with it popularity bending towards vegetable distribution. It's po . . .
Dambulla Golden Cave Temple photo
The largest and best-preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka, is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. There are at least 80 caves in the surrounding area and major . . .
Day
4

Proceed to Kandy

Temple of the sacred tooth relic photo
The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy which is said to house the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha is another revered place for devotees. Tourists have much to see at this beautiful tem . . .
Kandy photo
Kandy is a highly populous city in the center of the country with some interesting attractions that are worth a visit. The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy which is said to house the s . . .
Gadaladeniya Temple photo
This is an ancient temple situated in the area of Pilimithalawa, Kandy. It is known to be the largest rock temple in Sri Lanka. The temple was built by King Bhuvanekabahu IV in 134 . . .
Lankathilaka Viharaya photo
The Lankathilaka Vihara located in Hivarapitiya, is otherwise known as the Blue temple. This is a wonderful structure that has been entirely built on an uneven rock and the size so . . .
Embekka Devalaya photo
This is the temple built by King Vikramabahu III and is the best place in Sri Lanka to see the finest wood carvings. The woodworks are some of the best examples of Sinhalese art an . . .

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