01 Day
Duration
Anuradhapura, Chilaw
Destination

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. 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.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bandaranayake International Airport, Negombo / Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 6:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
 WEAR  Comfortable clothing and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Transportation by A/C vehicle from pick up to drop off at airport/hotel
English speaking chauffeur guide throughout the tour
All the entrance tickets at the mentioned sites
Local Guide in Anuradhapura
Portage & service charge
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch throughout the tour
Expenses of a personal nature including telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc

 

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NEGOMBO / CHILAW / PUTTALAM / ANURADHAPURA

Pick you up at 6:30 Am, we leave for Anuradhapura via Chilaw and Puttalam. the first stop is in Chilaw, There is a saying that “Chilaw is famous for Crabs, Coconuts, and Coreas,” a testament to the influence of the Corea Family who hail from this town. Chilaw is famous for the nearby Munneswaram temple, which is visited by both Hindus as well as Buddhists. We proceed to Puttalam, Puttalam is a small but very populous town. Famous for salt and fishing, Puttalam is the home to one of Sri Lanka’s largest lagoons, also called Puttalam lagoon. We visit the salt factory.

After this visit we proceed to Anuradhapura, is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. 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). We wil visit the Sri Maha Bodhi An offshoot of the historical Bodhi tree under which Buddha became enlightened was planted in Anuradhapura in 288 BC, Abhayagiri Dagaba, This is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage towns and extensive ruins in the world. Ruwanwelisaya Stupa is considered a marvel for its architectural qualities.Thuparamaya Collarbone of Buddha is enshrined in the chetiya of Thuparamaya. It is the first dagaba built in Sri Lanka.Lovamahapaya Also known as Brazen Palace Lovamahapaya is a complex which was once a structure of its own class. Jetavanaramaya This is the largest stupa in Sri Lanka. It was the third largest structure in the ancient world. Mirisaveti Stupa It was built by King Dutugamunu after defeating King Elara. A legend associates it with the relics of Lord Buddha. LankaramaThis is a stupa constructed by King Valagamba in an ancient place. After this visit we go back to the hotel.

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Munneswaram Temple
Puttalam Salt Factory
Ruwanweliseya
Lowamahapaya
Abhayagiriya
Thuparamaya
Jethawanaramaya
Lankaramaya

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