Morning leave for Anuradhapura via Puttalam. Have lunch at Anuradhapura following sightseeing of the Ancient City. Depending on the available time visit Mihinthale. Dinner and overnight stay at Anuradhapura.
Anuradhapura was one of the most significant ancient capital cities of Sri Lanka. Also accredited a UNESCO word heritage, Anuradhapura is rich in cultural, historical and religious elements. With many ruins that emphasizes the Sri Lankan historical splendors as well as religious values, Anuradhapura is an astonishing city for those who enjoy indigenous cultures.
Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.
Leave to Wilpattu early morning. Enjoy a picnic Lunch at Wilpattu and proceed to Habarana for dinner and overnight stay.
The largest national park in Sri Lanka is known for its natural lakes, and unspoiled flora and fauna. Wilpattu consists of about 60 rainwater filled “Villus”. With a land mass of over 131 hectares and a large variety of flora & fauna, the best times to visit Wilpattu are during February and October. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard population.
Morning proceed to Kandy visiting Sigiriya Rock fortress en-route. Following lunch, visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and Temples in and around Kandy. Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy
Sigiriya has been accredited as a UNESCO world heritage site, due to the splendid historical and cultural value it upholds. Sigiriya has so much experience to offer as it is considered to be one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning in Sri Lanka and also the most visited historic site. Through the finding of archeological experiments, Sigiriya is also referred to as the 8th world wonder.
Attracting over 2 million visitors every year, the Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is located in the heart of Kandy. Renowned for a wide variety of Orchids, Spices, Medicinal plants and Palm trees the botanical garden is equally famous among tourist and locals. Spreading across 147 acres the Royal botanical gardens goes way back in history to the era of kings.
Surrounded by misty hills, Kandy is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. Being the last capital of Sri Lanka Kandy hold much significance for its’ famous tea and ancient places of cultural and religious value. Kandy has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site, and the temple of the sacred tooth relic holds major significance.
Morning leave to Arugambay down the east coast and stop by Mahiyangana. Dinner and overnight Stay at Arugambay.
Mahiyangana is known for its’ historical and religious values. Buddhist history denotes that the Gautama Buddha has visited Mahiyanga on a full moon poya day in January. Mahiynaga is also the home for Sri Lankan historical natives the Veddas.
Spend the whole day at Arugambay enjoying the Sun and Beach. Overnight stay at Arugambay.
Arugam Bay is located in the south eastern coast of Sri Lanka. It is one of the main unspoiled beaches in the island also considered the surfing capital. Arugambay receives many local and foreign visitors during the year for beach sports, such as surfing, diving and snorkeling, as well as for the fun filled beach parties.
Proceed to Udawala National Park in the morning via Monaragala wellawaya. Dinner and Overnight stay at Udawalawa.
Udawalawa National Park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir. Udawalawa is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan Elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.
Proceed to Colombo in the afternoon visiting Rathnapura en-route. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel Clarion