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Anuradhapura/ Yapahuwa Tour

Number of Days : 2Day Tour

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Tour Price : Tour Price : Rs.8,900 /= per person. Price includes : Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast and Sharing Basis. Transport in A/C vehicle + Services of a guide. Sightseeing as per the itinerary Price does not include : All entrance ticket fees for sites and places of interest Cost of Extra meals. Expenses of personal nature such as, beverages, Laundry, Telephone, fax, email and internet charges Personal gratitude or tips

Description : Tour Price : Rs.8,900 /= per person. Price includes : Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast and Sharing Basis. Transport in A/C vehicle + Services of a guide. Sightseeing as per the itinerary Price does not include : All entrance ticket fees for sites and places of interest Cost of Extra meals. Expenses of personal nature such as, beverages, Laundry, Telephone, fax, email and internet charges Personal gratitude or tips

Day 01
  • Colombo / Anuradhapura - 210 KM - 5 Hours

    *Leave from Colombo for Anuradhapura.
    *Reach Yapahuwa 12th century kingdom, still famous for its stone carving of a lion. Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between Kurunagala and Anuradhapurawas built around a huge granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands.
    In 1272, King Bhuvenakabahu transferred the capital from Polonnaruwa to Yapahuwa in the face of Dravidian invasions from South India, bringing theSacred Tooth Relic with him. Following the death of King Bhuvenakabahu in 1284, the Pandyans of South India invaded Sri Lanka once again, and succeeded in capturing Sacred Tooth Relic. Following its capture, Yapahuwa was largely abandoned and inhabited by Buddhist monks and religious ascetics.
    *Lunch (Own Arrangements).
    *There after proceed to visit Kalawewa, Aukana Buddha Statue.
    The Avukana statue is a standing statue of the Buddha near Kekirawa inNorth Central Sri Lanka. The statue, which has a height of more than 40 feet (12 m), has been carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. It depicts a variation of the Abhaya mudra, and the closely worn robe is elaborately carved. Constructed during the reign of Dhatusena, it may have been made as a result of a competition between a master and a pupil. Avukana statue is one of the best examples of a standing statue constructed in ancient Sri Lanka. It is now a popular tourist attraction in the country.
    *Continue journey to Anuradhapura.
    *Visit Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanweliseya
    Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred Fig tree inAnuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the southern branch from the historical Bodhi tree Sri Maha Bodhi at Bodh Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was planted in 288 BC,[and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. Today it is one of the most sacred relics of theBuddhists in Sri Lanka and respected by Buddhists all over the world.
    The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became lord of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elara, was defeated. It is also known as Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya, Suvarnamali Mahaceti(in Pali) and Rathnamali Dagaba
    * Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mihintale

Day 02
  • Anuradhapura/ Colombo

    *Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to visit Mihintale.
    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.
    *Proceed to Anuradhapura and commence sightseeing in Ancient City of Anuradhapura (Isurumuniya, Thuparamaya, Jethavanaramaya, Ancient Stone Bridge, Kuttam Pokuna, Samadhi Buddha Statue, Eth pokuna, Bath Oruwa)
    Isurumuniya is a Buddhist temple situated near to the Tisawewa (Tisa tank). There are four carvings of special interest in this Viharaya. They are the Isurumuniya Lovers, Elephant Pond and the Royal Family.
    Thuparamaya is a dagoba in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist sacred place of veneration Mahinda Thera, an envoy sent by King Ashoka himself introduced TheravadaBuddhism and also chetiya worship to Sri Lanka. At his request King Devanampiyatissa built Thuparamaya in which was enshrined the collarbone of theBuddha. It is considered to be the first dagaba built in Sri Lanka following the introduction of Buddhism.
    The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa, located in the ruins of Jetavana Monastery in the sacred world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. King Mahasena (273301 AD) initiated the construction of the stupa following the destruction of Mahavihara. His son Maghavanna I completed the construction of the stupa.
    One of the best specimen of bathing tanks or pools in ancient Sri Lanka is the pair of pools known as Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds/Pools). The said pair of pools were built by the Sinhalese in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura. These are considered one of the significant achievements in the field of hydrological engineering and outstanding architectural and artistic creations of the ancient Sinhalese.
    The Samadhi Statue is a statue situated at Mahamevnāwa Park inAnuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The Buddha is depicted in the position of theDhyana Mudra, the posture of meditation associated with his first Enlightenment, also called Nirvana. Whether the Buddha's Enlightenment was the experience technically called Samadhi, or some other phenomenon, may depend upon the philosophical allegiance of the believer.
    *Lunch at Anuradhapura (Own arrangements) Continue sightseeing (Mention above)
    *After that Commence return journey to Colombo
    *Arrive in Colombo

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