(Tour code: GST CT1 3D)
This tour package is basically focusing on cover the cities under the cultural triangle 3 days and 2 overnight. As the fastest and best way of for travelers who wanted to get the Ancient cultural experience in the shortest duration.
We would recommend this trip to anyone who has the interest to experience in History, ancient culture, religious monuments and has reasonably good fitness level for walk and hiking.
Colombo city (Capital)
Katunayake – Near Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) – upon your pre-confirmation
Time: 5.30 am (Fixed)
Colombo city (Capital)
Katunayake – Near Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB)
Dambulla city – Upon your pre-confirmation
Time: 10.00 pm (Latest)
Upon your pre-confirmation, our company representative or the Driver/guide will meet you at your place at 5.30 am and will start drive for Yapahuwa.
On route will stop for 30 minutes in a convenience restaurant to have breakfast, tea/coffee, and refreshment before the first visit Yapahuwa Kingdom.
Yapahuwa Rock is an isolated rock designed as fortress and Kingdom with a history back to the 13th Century AD. Yapahuwa was a Sri Lanka’s forth ancient capital and home to the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha. ‘Yapahuwa Lion’ stone sculpture and other archaeological ruins are the most remarkable masterwork remain an ornamental stairway that conducted the royal palace. This visit will be about 2 hours visit including hiking the second stage of the rock u to the summit.
After Yapahuwa visit proceeds to Anuradhapura about another 2 hours. Before entering the Anuradhapura Secret ancient city you can stop in a restaurant for lunch and refreshment.
Anuradhapura was the base of glorious Sinhalese civilization back to 5th cent. BC to 10th cent. AD. The pride of place in Anuradhapura was taken by the ancient Stupas, magnificent rock carvings and Reservoirs shows the marvels of ancient civil engineering, were built having taken into the account the effects of lightning on high rise constructions, among numerous other engineering factors. Anuradhapura ancient city visit will take about 4 hrs through the most important monuments and ruined city. After the ancient city visit, Your driver will take you to your accommodation just a short drive from Anuradhapura Ancient city. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver guide will take you for suitable outside restaurant upon your choice.
After morning hotel breakfast start drive for Mihintale rock temple at 8.00 am (About 30 minutes drive from Anuradhapura).
Mihintale is the place where Buddhism was introduced officially to Sri Lanka on a Poson (June) Full Moon day in the year of 247 BC. Since then Mihintale was the first ever monastery complex in Sri Lanka. There are many interesting places to be seen from the foot of the hill up to the summit and you will see the beautiful panoramic view as well. Mihintale visit will take about 1 1/2 hours up to the rock summit.
After the visit, Mihintale drives for Polonnaruwa (Aprx. 3 hrs. drive from Mihintale) on the route you can stop for Lunch.
Polonnaruwa is the second ancient Kingdom and the capital of Sri Lanka from 1017 A.D. to 1235 A.D. The Golden Age of Polonnaruwa under the reign of King Parakramabahu the Great at 12th century AD and explore remains of greatest feats of the past. Take time to see the remains of ancient stupas, shrines, palaces, buildings, monasteries, tanks and parks, each one narrating its own story of a glorious past. Polonnaruwa ancient city visit will take about 4 hrs through the most important monuments and ruined city. After visiting the ancient city. Your driver will take you to your accommodation just a short drive from Polonnaruwa Ancient city. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver guide will take you for suitable outside restaurant upon your choice.
After morning hotel breakfast starts drive for Sigiriya at 8.00 am (About 1 1/2 drive from Polonnaruwa).
The Sigiriya (Lion Rock) is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, by King Kashyapa in (477-495 AD). The Path through the levels of gardens, boulders, Stone stairways come to the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure is evident today of the lion’s mouth through many local and foreign visitors to admire the beauty of this magnificent citadel. Sigiriya Rock hike visit will take about 2 hrs. After visiting Sigiriya stop for Lunch and refreshment. Then drive for Dambulla another 30 minutes.
Dambulla Rock temple was influenced by King Walagamba during the 1st Century B.C. There are about 90 reported caves in the surrounding and main 5 cave shrines the paintings are done on the ceiling and walls. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess. Also, you can see the new temple with a large Golden Buddha statue at the lower part. Dambulla caves temple visit will take about 1 1/2 hours visit as the last visit of your tour. and drive back to Colombo about 4 hours drive.
Genuine Lanka Holiday & Tours PVT (LTD)
Gampaha, Sri Lanka.