This tour is Ideal for the travelers who like to travel on their own or if they are here for more than two weeks in Sri Lanka. This is the difficult part to travel and see all the places with public transport so you can go with a driver for 4 or 5 days and from Kandy onwards go by bus and train.
Day 1. Negombo-Anuradhapura.
Start from Negombo on the way passing through Roofing tile factory area and proceed to Marawila and this is the batik born area in the Dutch period visit a batik factory and see how they do the locally designed batik and then by the road stop at a coconut plantation to see the toddy tapping and then through Chilaw city to Puttalam and then proceeds to Anuradhapura, check in to the accommodation. After a rest at 3pm start the city tour of ancient city (This is the 1st ancient Capital of Sri Lanka, 3rd century B.C to 10th century A.D). Visit Sri maha bodhi ( The oldest tree in the world with a written history and it is a sapling from the original tree which the Buddha attained enlightenment under it), The brazen palace, Ruwanveli seya dagoba (The biggest dagoba in Sri Lanka), Thuparama dagoba (oldest dagoba built in the 3rd century B.C,and the right color borne of Buddha is deposited), Lankarama dagoba, Elephant pond, Abhayagiriya monastery complex, World famous Samadhi Buddha statue, Twin ponds, The finest stone carving and the meaning of the Moonstone, The guard stone , Jethavanarama dagoba and museum and Isurumuniya temple (Stone carving of the Sri Lankan Romeo & Juliet). After visiting the city back to the accommodation.
Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.
Day 2. Anuradhapura-Sigiriya.
In the morning 8.00am start after breakfast proceed to Mihintale.Visit Mihintale monastery complex built in the 3rd century B.C, (The place where Buddhism was established for the first time in sri lanka), Ruins of an Ancient hospital, Refectory hall, Lion pond, Cobra pond, Ambastale, and Mihindu cave and then proceed to Aukana to see the highest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, this was built in one piece of granite 13 meters in height built in the 5th century A.D. This statue was built by King Datusena while he was building the gigantic reservoir called Kala wewa. After visiting Aukana then proceed to Sigiriya.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya.
Day 3. Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa.
In the morning after breakfast Visit Polonnaruwa ancient city (10th-12th century A.D), The modern meuseum,parakrama Samudra (Gigantic reservoir made by king Parakrama the great), Statue of king Parakrama, Library shrine, Palace of king Parakramabahu, The council chamber, The kumara Pokuna (pond used by royal family with the water flowing system), Shiva temple, Thuparama shrine room and the glittering statues, Atadage,Hetadage, Vatadage, Stone book, Rankoth Vehera, Alahana monastery complex, Gal Vihare (Master piece of stone carving), Thivanka image house, Lotus pond and drive towards Habarana for safari in Minneriya national park to see the famous wild elephant gathering and in the evening proceed to Sigiriya.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya.
Day 4. Sigiriya-Dambulla- Kandy. Start 7.00 am
early in the morning proceeding to Sigiriya. Climb Sigiriya rock fortress built in the 5th century A.D by king Kasyapa who was a patricide(Sigiriya Claimed as the 8th wonder in the world), see the water garden, bolder garden, world famous Paintings, Mirror wall, Lion's paws, The swimming pool on top and back to accommodation and have breakfast, after breakfast proceed to Dambulla and visit Dambulla cave temples (Built by king Walagamba in the 1st century B.C with 22000 square feet’s of ceiling paintings and lot of different statues. After visiting the temple through Matale visiting a herbal garden and Matale Aluvihare temple proceed to Kandy and drop you to your accommodation and end the tour.
The whole tour is conducted with a guide who will explain all the archeological sites and the proud history of Sri Lanka.
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