Exotic Leisure Tours
Exotic Leisure Tours

DISCOVER THE BEST OF SRI LANKA INCLUDING TIRNCOMALEE


DAY 01 - ARRIVAL / DAMBULLA

On arrival met by a guide of Exotic Leisure Tours and transfer to Dambulla.

Dambulla – is a vast isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century BC. The cave of Dambulla sheltered the king Walagsmba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found on the Island.


Over Night- stay in Dambulla


DAY 02 - SIGIRIYA / ANURADHAPURA

After Breakfast Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress.

Anuradhapura – is the most celebrated of Sri Lanka's ancient ruined cities. The city's greatest treasures are its dagabas constructed of small sun-dried bricks and hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagabas are the Ruvanveli which dates back to the 2nd century BC and is 300ft in diameters, the Jetawanarama is 370ft and the Thuparama which enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha. The City's most renowned relic is the sacred B0- 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 historic tree in the world.


Sigiriya – is an ancient rock fortress and ruins of castle, which was once the home to king kassapa. The entrance to the original fortress was through the mount of lion, however the ravages of time has resulted with only a part of the massive paws remaining today. A testament to ancient artistry and architectural ingenuity – Sigiriya has many attractions to its visitors. Its garden (boulder, water & terraced), its artistry (the world renown frescos), the mirror wall and the dramatic history linked to the constructions of the Lion Rock. An original lost city. Sigiriya is a must see in any visit to the Cultural Triangle.


Over Night- stay in Dambulla


DAY 03 - POLONNARUWA / TRINCOMALEE

After Breakfast leave to Trincomalee en-route Excursion to Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa – the capital of Sri Lanka from 11th – 13th Century contains some splendid and spectacular statues. Lankatileke, Tivanka and Thuparama are most beactuitful and largest shrine ruins and Tivanka has the best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankot Vihara and kiriwehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihae – a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues are example of Sinhalese stone carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique creation of the Sri Lankan artists.


Trincomalee – is a major port city Eastern Province, Sri lanka and lies on the east coast of the island, about 113 miles south of Jaffna. It is also the administrative capital of Eastern Province Sri Lanka. It has a population of 99,135.The city is built on a peninsula which divides the inner and outer harbor overlooking the Kottiyar Bay, Trincomalee is one of the main centers of Tamil speaking culture on the island. The city is home to the famous ancient Koneswaram Temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai from which its Anglicized name is derived, and has been a sea port that has played a major role in the maritime and international trading history of Sri Lanka. It is referred to as Gokanna in Palior Gokarna in Sanskrit.


Over Night- stay in Trincomalee


DAY 04 - TRINCOMALEE EXCURSION

Trincomalee Excursion

The Konesvaram temple – with a recorded history from the 3rd century CE and legends attesting to classical antiquity attracted pilgrims from all parts of India. The Koṇesvaram shrine itself was demolished in 1622 by the Portuguese (who called it the Temple of a Thousand Colums and who fortified the heights with the materials derived from its destruction. Some of the artifacts from the demolished temple were kept in the Lisbon Museum including the stone inscription by Kulakottan (Kunakottan). It has an emblem including two fish and is engraved with a prophesy stating that, after the 16th century, westerners with different eye colours will rule the country for 500 years and, at the end of it, rule will revert back to Vadugus. The Hindu Temples was also documented in several late medieval texts such as the Konesar Kalvettuand the Dakshina Kailasa Puranam.


Over Night- stay in Trincomalee


DAY 05 - MATALE / KANDY

After Breakfast Leave for Kandy en-route visit Matale spice gardens.

Matale – see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.


Kandy – Which was the last independent kingdom of the Singhhalese kings, is the most important place for the present Buddhist becase it is the final resting place of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Kandy is also the one of the most beautiful cities of Sri Lanka with it's picturesque lake built by it's last king, it's devales the oldest the natha devale belonging to the 14th century and the palace of the last king of Kandy which are presently the districts court and the archaeological museum.


Over Night- stay in Trincomalee


DAY 06 – KANDY EXCURSION

After breakfast visit Peradeniya botanical gardens

Peradeniya Botanical Garden – 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world.


Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.


Over Night- stay in Cinnamon Citadel / Mahawali Reach


DAY 07 – PINNAWALA / COLOMBO

After Breakfast leave to Colombo en-route visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.


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


Over Night- stay in Cinnamon Colombo


DAY 08 – DEPATURE

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