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Home > Package Tours > Buddhist Spiritual Tours > Buddhism & Ancient Glory

Buddhism & Ancient Glory

Tour Code : BST/BAG/1060

Duration : 7 Days - 6 Nights Tour

Tour Highlights

  • 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
  • Colombo City Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival - Air Port to Anuradhapura

NegomboArrival at Bandaranayeke International Ari Port and transfer to Hotel in Anuradhapura for two nights

Dinner & Overnight stay at a Hotel in Anuradhapure

Day 02 : Anuradhapura

KelaniyaAfter 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.

Dinner & Overnight stay at the same hotel in Anuradhapura

Day 03 : Anuradhapura To Dambulla

KelaniyaAfter breakfast leave for Dambulle for two nights and en-route visit Aukene Buddha & Ritigale 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

Dinner & overnight stay at a Hotel in Dambulle

Day 04 : Dambulle / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla

KelaniyaAfter breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa -UNISCO World Heritage site and cycle through the ruined Kingdom. Polonnaruwe-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


Dinner & overnight stay at the same Hotel in Dambulle.

Day 05 : Dambulle To Kandy

KelaniyaAfter 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.

Dinner & over night stay at a hotel in Kandy

Day 06 : Kandy

KelaniyaAfter 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

Dinner & overnight stay at the same Hotel in Kandy

Day 07 : Departure: Kandy / Colombo / Airport

KelaniyaAfter 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 Ktunayake (according to your flight time) for the departure.

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Tour Includes

  • Accommodation on HB basis (breakfast & dinner) 
  • Transportation in an A/C Car (Up to 02 Pax) / A/C Micro van (03 - 06 Pax)/A/C Mini coach (06-12Pax)
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Entrance tickets & fee for all activities mentioned above
  • Government Taxes.

Tour Excludes

  • Tips and porterage.
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Lunch & Beverages
  • Flights & Visas
  • Early check-in & Early checkout charges
  • Optional Activities
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