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Anuradhapura / Polonnaruwa
The Anuradhapura Kingdom was the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka. Founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC, the kingdom's authority extended throughout the country, although several independent areas emerged from time to time, which grew more numerous towards the end of the kingdom.The famous paintings and structures at the Ruwanwelisaya, Jetavana stupas, and other large stupas; large buildings like the Lovamahapaya; and religious works (like the numerous Buddha statues) are landmarks demonstrating the Anuradhapura period's advancement in sculpting.
Sights: Sri Maha Bodhi, Lovamahapaya (Brazen Palace), Kala Weva, Ruwanveli Seya Dagoba, Thuparama Dagoba, Lankarama Dagoba, Abhayagiriya Monastery Complex, Samadhi Buddha Statue and Isurumuniya Temple.
Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. But King Parakramabahu at his reign that is considered the Golden Age of Polonnaruwa. Trade and agriculture flourished under the patronage of the king, who was so adamant that no drop of water falling from the heavens was to be wasted and each was to be used toward the development of the land. The greatest of these systems is the Parakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama. The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa was completely self-sufficient during King Parakramabahu's reign.
Sights: Gal Vihara, Vatadage, Lankathilaka, Sandakadapahana, Parakrama Samudraya, Minneriya National Park,
Dinner and Overnight at Polonnaruwa.
Sigiriya / Dambulla
Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. This site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock.
Major attractions of the area include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka. The area also boasts the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Na Uyana Aranya.
Sights: Sigiriya Lion Rock, Dambulla Rangiri Dambulu Temple.
Dinner and Overnight at Habarana or Sigiriya.
Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Sights: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Temple of Tooth, Kandy City Tour, Cultural Dance & Visit nearby Cultural Places.
Dinner and Overnight at Kandy
Beach and Departure
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