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Buddhist Temple Tour Programme
15 DAYS/14 NIGHTS
 
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Day 01
Meet & assist on arrival. Transfer to hotel in Colombo for overnight stay.
 
Tours in Sri Lanka_Tooth Relic Kandy
Day 02
After breakfast leave for Kelaniya, visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihare, one of the three places, Lord Buddha visited. In the 3rd Century BC, a King built a city around the existing Dagoba. Murals adorn the inner walls of the temple, where a large recumbent image of the Buddha lies. An annual perahera smaller than the Kandy perahera is held during January. Kelaniya is
declared a sacred area. Also visit Depaduttaramaya, Colomboís oldest temple, Paramananda Purana Viharaya, Issipatanaramaya. Back at hotel in the evening for dinner & overnight stay.
 
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Day 03
After breakfast leave for Yapahuwa, en-route visit Ridigama Vihare , a temple worth while for itís art treasures, including an ivory paneled door frame & Padeniya temple, which is special due to itís 28 carved wooden pillars & doorway. It also has a library housed in an ancient clay building. Yapahuwa fortress is a massive 100 m rock & was the seat of King Bhuvanekabahu 1
(1272 Ė 84), itís main feature is the stone ornamental stairway with carvings. The temple of the tooth, a cave temple are finely preserved. Proceed to Anuradhapura, check in at hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
 
Tours in Sri Lanka_Tooth Relic Kandy
Day 04
After breakfast full day city tour of Anuradhapura, visit the oldest documented tree in the world (Bo tree), the Brazen Palace, once a nine storied monastery with a bronze roof, the Thuparama, Jetawanarama, Abeygiriya, Samadi Buddha statue, Isurumuni rock temple,Ruwanveliseya etc.. Later visit Mihintale, known as the cradle of Buddhism, In year 247
BC, Buddhism was introduced here by Arahat Mahinda to King Devanampiyatissa . a granite staircase of 1840 leads to the summit of the rock, Among the ruins are Ė Ambastala Dagaba, in which the relics of Mahinda are enshrined, two inscribed stone tablets carry engravings of rules in respect of the administration of the monastery. Maha seya dagaba, enshrines a hair relic of Lord Buddha. Evening return to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
 
Tours in Sri Lanka_Tooth Relic Kandy
Day 05
After breakfast leave for Dambulla, en-route visit Aukana Buddha statue, hewn out of living rock, 12m tall & considered the best piece of sculpture in Asia & 1500 years old. Proceed to Dambulla rock temple, originally built by King Valagambahu in the 1st Century BC, houses the biggest collection of Buddha statues in one place. Some of the statues are rock-cut, a 14m
recumbent Buddha is housed in one cave. Some of the Buddhist frescoes are over 2000 yrs old. Proceed to Sigiriya, dinner & overnight at hotel.
 
Tours in Sri Lanka_Tooth Relic Kandy
Day 06
After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital in the 11th Cen AD. City tour includes a visit to Medirigiriya Watadage built on a rock in the 7th Cen.AD. Visit Gal Vihare Complex, the finest rock cut Buddha statues are found here. Also visit Lankatileke temple, Thivanka Image house, Watadage complex & Kiri Vehera. Back at hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
 
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Day 07
After breakfast, leave for Kandy, en-route visit Alu Vihare Rock Monastery is one of the most important cultural sites in the island. For it was here in the 1st Cen.BC, that the Buddhist doctrines comprising the Tripitakaya along with the commentaries were first transcribed by 500 scholarly monks & the doctrines were written in Pali language on Ola leaves. Proceed to Kandy.
Check in at hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
 
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Day 08
After breakfast, visit Bodimalu Vihare, 100 years old, with 24 benedictions drawn on the walls.

Degaldoruwa, a cave temple with interesting paintings and Buddha statues, & also of interest are Embekke, Gadaladeniya. & Lankatileke Vihare. Evening with an escort explore the Temple of the Tooth, the most venerated place
for the Buddhists all over the world. Evening dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
 
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Day 09
After breakfast, leave for Bandarawela via Nuwara Eliya. Evening at leisure. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
 
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