Cultural Triangle Weekend
3 days Cultural Triangle Tour is designed for those travelers who have limited time period and want to visit Sri Lanka’s culture & Heritage cities. Tour Leave after your placement on Friday.
On the way to Habarana, you may proceed to visit Dambulla Rock Temple which is Constructed during the years of 89-77 BC under the reign of King Vattagamni Abhaya also known as King Valagamba is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Habarana is a popular tourist destination for safari lovers as it is the starting point for safaris in the nearby Habarana jungle and the Minneriya sanctuary which is heavily populated by elephants. Elephant back riding is also an attraction in this small city. Habarana is situated nearby to the ancient rock fortress and castle/palace ruin of Sigiriya and is situated on the main road from Colombo to Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa. The population of the city is expected to be in the area of 5000–10,000.
The area has some of the best hotels in the country and the greenery and wild life has added value, making the location attractive for tourists.
After having breakfast early morning trip to Polonnaruwa, Kings ruled the central plains of Sri Lanka from Polonnaruwa 800 years ago, when it was a thriving commercial and religious centre. The glories of that age can be found in the archaeological treasures that still give a pretty good idea of how the city looked in its heyday. You’ll find the archaeological park a delight to explore, with hundreds of ancient structures – tombs and temples, statues and stupas – in a compact core. The Quadrangle alone is worth the trip.
Lunch at on the way to Habarana,
Safari @ 2.30Pm minneriya, eco park or Kawudulla,
Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. Minneriya National Park is reported as the Largest known wild Asian Elephant Gathering at one place in the World. Minneriya National Park Elephants gathered.
Back to Accommodation for Dinner
After having packed your bags and some lovely breakfast we will head out from the hotel to climb the Famous Rock. Sigiriya is famous for its palace ruins on top of a massive 200 meter high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures. The rock itself is a lava plug left over from an ancient long extinct volcano. It is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescoes), which are similar to those found at Ajanta Caves in India. It is generally agreed, however, that the Sigiriya Frescoes exhibit a uniquely Sri Lankan style.
Spice garden and spa Visit, Enjoy the Sri Lanka’s world renowned spices at their source. Visit a spice garden, where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age old industry of spice production, which attracted many a European and Asian merchants to the ports of ancient Sri Lanka.
after a busy weekend packed with adventure and culture what a best way to relax with a full body Massage. The full body massages are a more effective way of eliminating issues like obesity, body aches & pains while providing for general rejuvenation. Ayurvedic oils used in these massages invoke a sense of wellbeing as muscles are allowed to relax in the process.
Back to our accommodation for the next day placement.