(This information is provided directly by the driver and is not edited by this website.)
Those who interesting to visit Buddhist site like below can contact me.
• Anuradhapure Ancient Kingdom-UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Mihintale Ancient Buddhist Monastery
• Aukene Buddha Statue
• Ritigala Forest ancient Buddhist Monastery
• Polonnaruwe Ancient Kingdom-UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Dambulle cave Temple -UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Matale Alu viharaye
• Kanday Tooth Relic Temple
• Meditation Program & learning about Buddhism
• Keleniye Temple
Personally until tour come to end I will be your driver and guide.
Fully Air-conditioned Luxury Car or Minivan with passengers’ insurance coverage.
Fuel / free Wi-Fi / driver food and accommodation / parking fees / tour guide entrance tickets/ Unlimited kilometer according to tour itinerary.
Accommodation/ Entrance tickets for all activities mentioned above/Tips and porterage /Expenses of a personal nature/ food and Beverages Flights & Visas /Early check-in & Early checkout charges Activities charges
Day 1: Air Port to Anuradhapura
Arrival at Bandaranayeka International Ari Port and transfer to Hotel in Anuradhapura for two nights
Night 1: Anuradhapure
Day 2: After breakfast visit ancient Anuradhapura City. Anuradhapura is an UNESCO World Heritage Site; Sri Lanka’s first capital, the greatest monastic city of the ancient world, dates back from the 4thc.BC to 11th c AD, ruled by more than 100 Sri Lankan kings. The World Heritage Site of Anuradhapura consists of a large number of sacred Buddhist sites including dagobas (gigantic dome-like structures), monasteries, palaces and the ancient Bo Tree, grown from the original tree in Budda Gaya under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.
Evening visit Mihintale-The cradle of Buddhism of Sri Lanka. Just 13 kms away Mihintale, one of Sri Lanka’s most significant religious sites, where Buddhism originated on the island in 247 BC. Today it is very popular with Buddhist pilgrims and tourist, the complex consists of rocks caves, ponds and stupas. First monastery of Sri Lanka and the world’s first declared sanctuary; Mihintale’s ancient, spiritual ruins can leave you in awe.
Night 2: Anuradhapure
Day 3: Anuradhapura To Dambulla
After breakfast leave for Dambulla for two nights and en-route visit Aukena Buddha & Ritigala ancient Forest Buddhist Monastery
Aukene Buddha; One of Sri Lanka’s most perfect and elegant statues, built in 5th c AD, lies to the west of the large Kala Wewa tank.The statue stands 12m high, carved from a single rock and is completely free standing. The nearby Kala Wewa tank is an excellent place to stop off and have a picnic with a most satisfying view
The Ritigala Buddhist Monastery nestles deep inside the Ritigala Strict Nature Reserve, is the partially excavated ruins of an extensive Buddhist Monastery, dates back 7th to 10th c AD. Walking around the beautiful ruins does certainly give you a feeling of adventures in search of mythical pasts; it is easy to imagine yourself as Indiana Jones whilst clambering
Night 3: Dambulla
Day 4: Dambulla / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla
After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa -UNISCO World Heritage site and cycle through the ruined Kingdom. Polonnaruwa-the second kingdom of Ancient Sinhalese , became Sri Lanka’s royal medieval capital in 10th c AD and remained the capital until the late 13th century. Today, the ancient city’s ruins remain in remarkably good nick; huge Palaces, Monastic complexes, Giant Stupas, Hospitals, Image Houses etc… The most impressive are the ancient sculptures of the Buddha at the Gal Viahara cut into Granite stone dating back to the middle of the 12th century
Night 4: Dambulla
Day 5: Dambulla To Kandy
After breakfast leave for Kandy for two nights. En route visit Cave Temple at Dambulla-UNESCO World Heritage site where large number of Buddha statues housed in 5 caves, including a 14-meter-long, colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the rock, the caves’ rock ceiling covered in one large sweep of colorful frescoes. It is the best place to see the classical Buddhist paintings & murals of the island.
Next visit the ancient Aluvihara cave temple, which is of great significance in the history of Buddhism. It was here that the oral teachings of the Buddha, the Tripitaka, were committed to writing for the first time in 3rd century AD. The language of these Buddhist scriptures, Pali, influenced the development of the Sinhala language. The Alulvihara temple consists of large caves with Buddha images and frescoes. Further in is a cave dedicated to Venerable Buddhagosa, a Buddhist monk, who spent several years in this cave documenting the doctrines of the Buddha in Pali. And evening see the Cultural Show in Kandy. At the Cultural Show, you can enjoy the Dancers & Drums of Traditional Artist with their magical Fire walking.
Night 5: Kandy
Day 6: Around Kandy
breakfast leave for sightseeing in Kandy city-UNESCO World Heritage site, the capital of hill country, was the last seat of Sinhalese kings who ceded power to the British in1815 after many battle with the western colonial forces, still remains much of its old world charm and traditions of the Sri Lankan life style
In the morning visit the sacred tooth relic temple of the Buddha. The temple, the most venerated place of Buddhist of Sri Lanka, was built in the 14th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic which was brought to the island in 4th c AD. The temple has decorative walls, a golden roof and fine woodwork. Religious services (pooja) with traditional music and drumming are held daily at dawn, mid-day and in the evening where guests can participate
Evening meet a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and learn about Therevade Buddhism practice in Sri Lanka. Here you‘ll be engaged with a short Meditation Program and a Dhamme discussion as well
Night 6: Kandy
Day 7: Departure: Kandy / Colombo / Airport
After breakfast leave for Colombo, En route visit Keleniye Rajamaha Viharaye ; one of the most sacred worshipping places of the Buddhists of Sri Lanka since it is a site made hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. The Chronicles records that the original Dagoba at the temple, enshrined a gem-studded throne on which the Buddha sat and preached. This temple is also famous for its image of the reclining Buddha and paintings, which depict important events in the life of the Buddha and history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
Afterward visit Colombo City before leave for departure. Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, is a fascinating city with blend of East & West as well as a cozy mixture of past & present; the city is dotted with numerous interesting and important tourist attractions including colonial era buildings. The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Colombo National Museum, Old parliament, Independent Square, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Buddhist, Hindu Temples and Town Hall.
Evening leave for Air Port at Ktunayaka (according to your flight time) for the departure.
- Jagath Tours – Excellent guide and driver - Outstanding guide and driver - two for the price of one! Despite the ongoing economic crisis this month, Jagath navigated us across this beautiful country in great comfort and safety. We started our tour in… (read more...)
- Jagath Tours – Great tour ! — Thanks to Rohitha. - My wife and I have just completed a fantastic 12 day tour of Sri Lanka - made all the more fabulous thanks to our driver, guide, and now friend; Rohitha. We could not recommend him… (read more...)
- Jagath Tours – Great tour with Jaya (Jagath’s partner) - We had a great time in Sri Lanka with both Jagath and Jaya as our divers and guides. All was fantastic, well organised and proffecional. I can only recommend both. Jaya is so a cheerful… (read more...)
- Jagath Tours – Great driver and even better guide - Before going to Sri Lanka - my every trip was looking similar - buying flight tickets, renting a car(and driving on my own), going with plan with getting some news from internet and guide books… (read more...)
- Jagath Tours – The best driver and a Certified Guide! - I cannot emphasize enough what an excellent decision it was to choose Jagath as our driver. I usually plan my vacations myself and we picked Jagath because one of his itineraries looked very similar to… (read more...)